islay (771) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2006
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Cinnamon-spicy aroma, sweet like lemon candy. Classic Belgian ale as well as Hefeweizen-like scents. Pours a lovely, cloudy, light-orange gold color with huge, foamy white head. Shockingly strong alcohol taste, almost like a gin and orange juice mixed drink. Very tart. I can tell that there is a complexity of flavors buried in this brew, but the alcohol overpowers them. The bottle I tested was far overcarbonated; the beer overflowed badly when I popped the cap. The texture is fizzy on the tongue and fluffy in the mouth. The two most memorable things about this beer are its alcohol-dominated flavor and overcarbonation. These two factors add up to make Duvel quite a disappointment. At least it looks and smells good. I plan to give this beer another chance some day, but it’ll be awhile.
drycellom (1) - - DEC 9, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Een fris citrus biertje dat ondanks zijn beperkte alcoholpercentage er altijd aangenaam inhakt. Lest de dorst, behalve de dorst naar een tweede!
bgb1991 (47) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2013 Sour, tart and lemony aroma maybe a bit of pine in it as well. Very clear pour, great lacing. Creamy mouthfeel, sweet tastes of lemon tart, banana and an alcohol finish with some bitterness. A bit too carbonated. Great beer.
electrotype (131) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Citron et poivre peuvent grossièrement résumer l’expérience. Une senteur fraiche et accueillante se dégage de la bouteille. Une bière plutôt pétillante, extrêmement facile à boire et d’un goût cristallin. L’alcool est tellement bien caché que c’en est dangereux! Une bonne bière.
milo91hd (32) - Parabita, ITALY - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottiglia da 33 cl, colore oro intenso con una schiuma persistente, laroma richiama i frutti tropicali, al sapore attacca con un sapore di agrumi per finire secca, buona carbonazione
RW80 (104) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale hazy blond with a big white head. (In the original glass the head is huge.)
Aroma of sweet tropical fruits (banana) and honey and wheat.
Taste starts light acidic with crispy, peppery mouthfeel and finishing with some bitternes, good aftertaste. The alcohol is there but it rounds of the nice tastepalate.
medium body and carbonation.
This is quite a classic. And yes Moorgat have shown that it can be refined here and there with the triple hop. Also quite copied in style but most times not as refined as the original.
ScipioA (138) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2013 Nothing special to look at, yellow/orange with some foam on top. Fruity Belgian beer profile to the aroma, lots of bubblegum and banana hints. This fruitiness is joined by sweet sugary flavors and alcohol that vaporizes in your mouth. Great thick mouthfeel that sticks to your throat going down. Lively carbonation. All-around classic, and very easy to find.
sneakychi (14) - - DEC 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: citrus, hint of weizen like banana( and clove even?), belgian yeast rather sweet smelling.
Apperance: Pale, hazy with a big white head.
Taste: Nice! little bitter and a little sweet.
Palate: On the light side with a decent amount of CO2.
Planzo (5) - Gorgonzola, ITALY - DEC 4, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Pale hazy blond with a big white head. Aroma is very spicy, peppery, yeast, lemon. Taste is spicy, lot of lemon, yeast. Full body, dry with fizzy carbonation. Its 8,5% ABV is quite hidden. Unique, one of my favourite belgian golden ale.
Mikkell (12) - DENMARK - DEC 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light tastes of vanilla, citrus and banana. very light considering the alcohol percentage. great balance between bitter and sweet.
CanCrusher (408) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - DEC 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0, 33L. Slightly hazy, golden colour with lively visible carbonation and thick, fully lasting white head. Aroma of sweet tropical fruits (banana) and honey. Taste starts light acidic with crispy, peppery mouthfeel and finish moderate bitter with long lasting aftertaste. Typical representer of Belgian strong ale..