Duvel Barrel Aged 2017 (Bourbon)

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

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Beer aged in oak bourbon barrels - The captivating taste evolution is due to two important factors. The oak barrel, charred on the inside, delivers smoky and vanilla flavours. The wood is infused with the original bourbon, which delivers sensational flavour development with caramel notes. - 6 months barrel aged - Barrel material American oak. Four Roses and Buffalo Trace barrels. 24.875 bottles.

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3.9
RichTheVillan (8550) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2018
Bottle at the Head of Steam during hipster number juan stag do; clear dark amber pour with a thin white head, aroma has red fruits and bourbon, taste has nicely balanced Belgian yeast action along with bourbon.

3.9
Sebilinz (2784) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 7, 2018
Bottle. Amber body with white head. Aroma is bourbon fruits citrus woods. Taste is fruity citrus wood barrel leather. Aftertaste is nice balanced with some alcohol.

4.1
Saeglopur (2474) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - FEB 4, 2018
Score: 8 / 4 / 8 / 4 / 17

From bottle at BKL 2018.
Copper, clear body, with a medium, creamy, lacing, light yellow head.
Aroma of bourbon, wood, dried fruits, caramel, cocoa, dark fruits, moderate citrus.
Tastes similar, pretty smooth, only subtle booze, with more citrus.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes medium dry, wooden, citric, a bit warm, with moderate bourbon.

Very tasty. Really smooth to drink, especially for the ABV, which is greatly hidden. The bourbon is very well integrated, leaving room for a lot of diversity, like quite a lot of citric notes. Even better than the regular Duvels in my opinion, while pretty different, more like a great Barley Wine.

4.2
barry_batser (20) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2018
I had a bottle at home after finishing my exams. Pours a beautiful dark amber colour with a medium sized white head. It tastes pleasantly sweet and had clear tones of oak wood and bourbon.

4.3
Holmen2 (4391) - NORWAY - JAN 29, 2018
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 29.01.18. Shiny clear golden. White head and lacing. Excellenty complex aroma of bourbon, hops and rasins. Even more complex taste, of bourbon, peach, hops, rasins, dates and grapes. Very good!

5
GunterMagic (1) - - JAN 20, 2018 does not count
Duval is always a good beer but this is a Fantastic beer. Nice colour and beautiful tast. So smooth it need a good cigar with it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
The_Osprey (9910) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2018
December 2017 - Tasting at One Canada Square. Bottle shared with big thanks to Kenny. As 'Duvel Barrel Aged 2017 - Bourbon', 'Batch #1 2017". Golden orange, still and clear, foamy off-white head leaves dotted lacing. Aroma is airy, minty, some woody bourbon and vanilla. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is very vanilla-forward, creamy, malted milk, quite sweet with a woody alcoholic finish. Pretty tasty. (7-4-8-4-15=3.8)

3.8
nathanvc (891) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2018
75cl bottle. Batch 2. Thanks to Kenny for sharing his bottle!
Pours clear dark golden with a frothy, lasting, off-white head. The aroma contains bourbon, vanilla, calvados, apples & pears, hops & herbs, citrus, some oak & caramel. It tastes light fruity sweet with already some apparent bourbon, then light to medium hoppy bitter with spicy notes; dry, hoppy, woody finish and warming bourbon alcohol. Full body, slick texture, soft carbonation. I'd take this over a regular Duvel anytime!

4
madmitch76 (26850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2018
18th December 2017
T42 Christmas Bottleshare. Clear burnished gold beer, good cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry, decent fine carbonation. Smooth malts spring a nice light creamy sweetness. Good tangy fruits. The bourbon is persistent but light and integrates really well. Bourbon soaked fruits. Smooth semi dry finish brings a modest bourbon spice. Hugely drinkable.

3.7
mR_fr0g (14241) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2017
Bottle shared on Level 42, Christmas tasting 18/12/2017. Many thanks! A clear deep orange coloured pour with a loose white head. Aroma is raw wood, balsa,green , spicy oak , calvedos. Flavour is composed of woody, slightly musty grape, semi sweet, brown sugars. , musty grape. Palate is semi sweet, woody tannin, frothy carboantion, . Lingering spicy wood.


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