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Brewed by Duvel Moortgat
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Four generations of the Moortgat family have brought together Pilsner malts, Bohemian hops, and a unique yeast strain to create this intense, aromatic and beguiling ale. This Belgian favourite is best enjoyed chilled (40 - 50 F) with discerning friends or good-looking strangers.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy deep golden color. Thick, lasting, creamy white head with foam that sits on top until your last sip. Sweet fruit aroma. Taste is sweet then fairly warm and spicy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (39955) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with huge chalk white head. Wheaty and yeasty/spiced aroma. Spiced flavour but also a soft mouthfeel givin the beer a nice soft balance. Alcohol is quite present and warming from start to finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (33990) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2002
Great beer - with a very yellow color and a good head.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25643) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
Bottled. Clear amber coloured with a solid and lasting white head. Spicy aroma with fruity and yeasty notes. Fruity flavour with notes of spices and yeast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 (Bottle 33 cl) Beautiful, huge and stable head. Hazy with lots of yeast in the aroma. Sweetish but never cloying. Very complex strong ale. Reminds me of spring in Antwerpen with all the bourgeois ladies sipping this at the cafés... 220493

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (24853) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2005
Bottled. Yellow colour, huge white foamy head, lacing. Fruitish malty aroma with hints of alcohol. Fruitish flavour with strong taste of alcohol. Sweetish aftertaste with a sting of alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (22988) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2002
Pale yellow, hazy and lively. Big yeasty, fruity aroma. Complex, spicy, funky and immensly complex. Also dangerously drinkable (Damn! Is that bottle already empty?) A world classic that has many followers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (22479) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2009
Bottle. Best before 2006. Pours a clear golden color with a large fst disappearing white head. Has a spicy yeasty malty aroma with hints of dark fruit and also some alcoholic hints. Sweetish malty spicy dark fruit flavor with some yeasty hints. Has a sweetish fruity dark fruit and caramel finish with some yeasty hints.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (21503) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2010
7th March 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Well carbonated. Flavoursome but not that fruity compared to a Tripel Karmeliet. Nice though!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (20866) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2008
What can you say about Duvel that has not yet been said. Decently hopped bitter brew that is very drinkable. Slight smoke in the finish, maybe a bit of orange peel in the flavor.


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