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

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RATINGS: 3642   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Incubus1981 (12) - Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2005
Absolutely gorgeous in the glass. Big, long-lasting white head with beautiful lacing atop a golden body. Aroma is a round, fruity sweetness with notes of apple, banana, peach, grapes, floral hops, light malt, and hints of spice. Flavor is wonderfully sweet but balanced without much bitter kick and has all the same notes as the nose but with more prominent malt flavor. Very smooth, very drinkable. Easy to drink more than one despite its relatively high alcohol content.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SlamBam (1) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2005 does not count
Excellent beer, can be drunk anywhere and anytime. Its quite refreshing, and does not have a overwhelming sweet alcohol taste, like Rochefort nr. 10. Perfect beer...

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mmanthe (12) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2005
The perfect beer. I lived in Belgium and have tried all 450+ that I know of, and this is the best. Light body, full flavor, nice fruity aroma and crisp tart finish, with an estery yeasty note of the alcohol.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hateh2s (5) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2006 does not count
The most accomplished mass produced beer on the planet. Great clarity colour aroma flavour. Consistently excellent despite expansion of the brewery.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LLee (21) - Brandon, Mississippi, USA - AUG 18, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2006 What can I say about this beer, except that it is fine. The only bad thing about it, I have to go to New Orleans, I cant get it in Mississippi because of good ole boy redneck politics...

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sjano (3) - Phoenix, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2006 does not count
what beer is there better than Duvel? This beer is the Most imported to usa with the highest alcohol of all Belgian beers and it is i consider 3 beers in 1. LIVING beer unpasurnized makes a big differences!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lordsidius (3) - runnemede, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2007 does not count
Duvel was, in a way, my first foray into drinking Craft brews, and Id have to say that i dont think i could have started with a better brew. Duvel is a very well-balanced brew, with a pretty much none existant maltyness. Its has a semi-sweet flavour,in the palate, very nicely complimented by its light hoppyness. For being my very first sampling of a "craft" brew i was immediately impressed, and satisfied, and have since gone on to trying more and more beers, but i can always enjoy a nice glass of duvel.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hungries (1) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2007 does not count
One of the most perfect alcohol beverages on Earth! Lovely effervescence unmatched by any other beer. Sweet malt and citrus with perfectly balanced hops. Second to none.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
machfive55 (355) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2008
My favorite beer, which is why Im giving a perfect rating here. I love Duvel. Good solid carb, nice hop profile with spicey, citrusy yeast notes. A well balanced beer that drinks like champagne.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
aperritano (1) - San Francisco, USA - MAY 31, 2008 does not count
This probably one of the best beers in existence. It sets the bar high for others with its rich distinct taste.


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