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


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RATINGS: 3870   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrettTaylor (546) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Had as a small tasting poured from bottle - will re-rate with more comments after opening full bottle. Pours a hazy golden cover with rich, thick, creamy white head. Aromas of spicy yeast and some malt. Complex taste of malt and spicy, somewhat bready. This is very very delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blastomorpha (14) - - DEC 29, 2014
Shiny golden clear with a white and thick head. I poured it in the glass leaving 1cm on the bottom of the bottle to avoid mixing the yeast with the beer while drinking as recommended. The aroma reminds me of zest and rust. Even if doing so, the taste is quite bitter at the end but pleasant and inviting for another sip, thanks to its carbonation also. Served chilled with this taste and fizziness it almost feels like a summer beer, despite being quite alchoolic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
felip989 (9) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 28, 2014 does not count
Served in a trappist glass. Beautiful. Golden with a persistent white foam. Bread, biscuit, lemon, yeast, coriander and bananas in aroma. Same in taste with light alcohol and spiciness. Finish is sour with a little bit of bitterness. Great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cluniac (19) - - DEC 28, 2014
Duvel is very easy to get everywhere in NL, and ive had it dozens of times the past 10 yrs living here. Aroma is good but nothing soecial stands out. Appearance is very yellow golden- which is ok but not spectacular. Im much more attracted to the darker and fuller tripel/quad beers. Taste is above avg- very drinkable. Palate is very acid for me, but after taste pleasant. Overall a solid ale, but nowhere near my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
metalspice (139) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2014
Lys gul og uklar med høyt hvitt skum med store bobler. Lukt av gress og banan. Smaken noe krydret banan med en besk bismak. Kullsyra treffer hardt med en gang, men forsvinner fort. Gjør meg muligens upopulær ved å påstå at dette ikke var et stort øl?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (39) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Les Grands Classiques ne se démodent pas et la raison à cela est simple : ils sont des phares dans leur style respectif. La Duvel n’a certes plus besoin de présentation. Sa robe dorée, sa légendaire effervescente ainsi que son collet généreux sont aujourd’hui des références de la signature belge. L’architecture irrégulière de la mousse est remarquable. Celle-ci se sculpte d’une façon si irrégulière et singulière qu’elle invoque ces après-midi d’été passés allongé sur le dos à contempler les cumulus dans le ciel. Nous avons envie de nommer chaque forme qui se dessine devant nous. Le nez est principalement composé de levures et de sucre. En bouche, la signature belge est aussi affirmée que la mousse: les levures, la légèreté, la pointe d’amertume sont tous des éléments que quiconque étant un tant soi peu attentif aux délices qu’offre une bière réussie saura reconnaître même à l’aveugle. Une bière qu’on ne se lasse d’admirer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (77) - POLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Po przelaniu do szkła utworzyła się postrzępiona, dość nietrwała piana, znikająca do małego krążka, barwa jasno-złota, dość klarowna, lekki osad drożdżowy na dnie butelki. Aromat z butelki wyraźnie dziki, belgijskie drożdże na pierwszym planie. Ze sniftera czuć więcej owoców, brzoskwiń, moreli, porzeczki, gumy balonowej, są oczywiście delikatne nuty stajenne, ale w przyjemnej proporcji. W smaku zaskakująco łagodnie. Fajna chlebowa słodowość o lekko słodkim profilu, owocowa i witbierowa rześkość z delikatną kwaskowością, kontrowane alkoholowo-chmielową goryczką, przyjemną, krótkotrwałą, do tego średnie nagazowanie i alkoholowe rozgrzewanie w przełyku. Smak alkoholu niewyczuwalny.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
spatenfan (31) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2014
What can I say, it’s Duvel, one of the greatest beers in the world. Spritzie, effervescent, and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mircoas (127) - ITALY - DEC 23, 2014
33cl @ bottle. Classica belgian strong. Dolce, buon aroma e ottimo rapporto qualità/prezzo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abcfan (748) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Good stuff. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma is lightly skunk/barnyard. Yeast notes are sweet. Bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tonypreto (128) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2014
330ml bottle poured into chalice. Great hoppy and yeasty aroma. Pours a light yellow gold with a rapidly dissipating head. Great watery mouthfeel with an excellent amount of carbonation. Flavor of slight hops and great yeast. A wonderful Belgian.

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