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

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RATINGS: 4232   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.


Brew42's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brew42 (62) - - AUG 26, 2013
Pours golden color with some slight haze with awhite head that hangs around. I was expecting it to be hazier and when I saw how clear it was I was worried it would be light on flavor. Smells floral and fruity Tastes- Malty and citrusy with a hint of tropical fruit. Very little bitterness. Citrusy aftertaste. Mouthfeel- crisp and light. Goes down smooth. Overall a really really good Belgian pale ale and easy to find so give it a try


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ectuohy27 (949) - ESTONIA - MAY 1, 2016
A Belgian classic for a reason--ok, it’s a bit rough and hoppy, but that adds complexity. otherwise a rich brew of lemon zest and lively yeast

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arseniq33 (53) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2016
D’une bouteille à une tulipe. La bière est dorée et trouble, avec un large col blanc et mousseux. Il est possible de voir la forte carbonatation. Au nez, classique belge : bananes, poivre, citron, céréales, levure. En bouche, la même chose. L’acidité du citron laisse cependant place à un goût beaucoup plus mielleux. La carbonatation est très forte, et la finale très sèche.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allanmb (70) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2016
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.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Trappis**d (34) - Dorset, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (1536) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hrabren (568) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 22, 2016
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ozzatoadisback (31) - ITALY - APR 21, 2016
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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wojownik17 (64) - POLAND - APR 18, 2016
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%.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Oanest (2) - - APR 16, 2016 does not count
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vidmidia (244) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - APR 16, 2016
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.


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