Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into a chalice. Pours a slightly hazy, straw-gold with a small white head on top. Good retention, and there’s plenty of lace left behind. The nose is sharp with Belgian yeast, sour citrus, dry grass, coriander.
This one starts out really spritzy and a bit harsh. A massive amount of carbonation on the palate. Thankfully, though, this smooths out as I sip. Gets much more mellow and cleans itself up. A bit dry on the finish.
Wonderful balance on this one. Completely understand now why this one is rated so highly. Spice, tart yeast, lemon zest, dry crackers. Just a touch of alcohol rounds this one out. Man this is incredibly balanced! Nothing really overpowers here, but every flavor plays their part and adds to the whole. A spectacular beer.
This is a style I don’t drink very often as I haven’t had many that I really crave, but this one jumped to the top of this list. One I will revisit again and again.
allanmb (66) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light golden with aggressive head and very clear. Aromas of belgian yeast, biscuit, pepper and hint of banana. High carbonation and good mouth feel. Taste is of bitter hops with good malt balance and spice. Belgian yeast after taste with slight alcohol burn.
Trappis**d (34) - Dorset, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
OMG! I’ve had Duvel plenty of times in the past, but not had one for a while, Hail Mary it’s good stuff, golden loveliness with fluffy pure white head, gives a soft full flavour very moreish , entices you in through its golden gates
punkska101 (1519) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ trattoria La Scella A: alcohol, light spiciness App: clear golden thick white head great lacing. T/p: full body with sweet and medium long finish. Moderate high carbonation. O: didn’t rated it for some reason had it numerous time. A classic. Great texture.
hrabren (568) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 22, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating from afternoon of August 21st, 2013. Beertija in Zagreb. Clear golden, medium lasting white head. Banana and floral notes, mild aroma. Taste is spicy, alcohol, sweet and sour, citrus and yeast. Refreshing, drinkable and medium carbonized. A superb example of style.
ozzatoadisback (29) - ITALY - APR 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale golden, transparent (cloudy on final pour), some carbonation. White frothy head, nice persistence, some lacing. Aroma is slightly tart with citric notes (lemon rind), esters and a fresh grassy feel. Taste is sweet and slightly tart. Crackery foundation, citric notes, some fruity hints (peach?), refreshing grassy feel. Quick and dry finish. Very refreshing (expecially for an 8.5% ABV beer). Medium body, carbonation is very soft. Smooth. Overall this is an easy, refreshing and quite interesting beer
wojownik17 (58) - POLAND - APR 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Piwo w butelce 330 ml. Oszałamiająca butelka, diabelska. Oszałamiająca jest także piana, ekstremalnie gęsta, długo nie opada, jest wręcz elementem koniecznym smakowania tego piwa. Kolor jasno złoty, słoneczny. Wyczuwalne nuty korzenne. Cichy zabójca, bo to mocne piwo, aż 8,5%.
Oanest (2) - - APR 16, 2016 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Just one of the best beers in the world. You wouldn't sense the rather high alcohol content. Might be a bit intense if you're not used to Belgian beers.
vidmidia (244) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - APR 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dourada, cristalina. Espuma clara, fina e persistente. Aroma frutado e um pouco floral. Sabor adocicado indo a amargo, com acidez média e álcool presente. Notas de pera, damasco, baunilha e banana. Corposa.
Lawger (249) - SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours blonde and slightly cloudy. Belgo yeast, foam bananas and hay on the nose. For a big brand brew this is showing heaps of personality. The flavour is slightly short of the nose, but with very good drinkability. Nice finish, it’s got all the pieces.
Hopverdju (338) - BELGIUM - APR 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Helder blond bier met rijkelijke witte schuimkraag. Geur: Fruitige hopgeur, het wit van sinaasappel, wat moutzoetigheid. Smaak: bitterig en lichte moutzoetigheid, appel. Redelijk wat koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: droog bitterig. Een aangename klassieker.