tambrico (50) - New York, USA - OCT 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear straw color yellow (same color as jet fuel) with a mega-foamy head. Aroma of mostly yeast, a little citrusy. Taste is of yeast, with a little hop profile, but not much more. I’ve read that many people taste a lot of fruitiness in this beer, but I didn’t taste any at all. I’m not sure why. Mouthfeel is SUPER carbonated. I understand this is intentional, but it’s not my preference I suppose, as I felt it detracted from the beer. Again, it didn’t have many of the fruity flavors I was expecting and it didn’t really seem to have any complexity. It was just a slightly bitter yeastiness on the palate that faded pretty quickly and that was it. It wasn’t bad, but there was nothing really unique about it. This beer didn’t really stand out to me or impress me at all. Maybe I got a bad bottle?
ectuohy27 (951) - ESTONIA - MAY 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
Arseniq33 (53) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
allanmb (71) - 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 (1536) - 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 (570) - 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 (31) - 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 (74) - 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 (245) - 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.