Duvel Barrel Aged 2017 (Bourbon)

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


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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Starlord (2) - - SEP 18, 2017 does not count
Lack of complex taste. Quite sweet. The Bourbon flavours are nice and in balance. Overall a nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

PlutonowyMan (883) - Baardegem, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2017 Barwa klarowna, bursztynowa. Piana jest wysoka, puszysta i trwała. Aromat wytrawny, nieco kwaskowy i winny. Po lekkim ogrzaniu pojawiają się właściwe i pożądane nuty. Jest wanilia, delikatny akcent palonego drzewa, i minimalnie Bourbon. Smak jest dość złożony. Jest beczka, wanilia, są nuty Bourbon' u i akcenty winne. O ile wanilia jest bardzo wyraźną o tyle nuty spalonego drzewa lub też popiołowe są nieobecne. Akcenty kwaskowe mają charakter owocowy i naprzemiennie występują ze słodkimi czerwonymi owocami. Alkohol delikatnie rozgrzewa przełyk. Wysycenie średnie, podobnie jak ciało. Piwo jest gładkie, miękkie i zdradziecko pijalne.

Hopverdju (1495) - BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2017
Helder amberkleurig bier met witte schuimkraag. Geur: hout, zoetig, wat vanille. Smaak: zoetig, fruitig, appel, wat vanille, kruiden en peperkoek. Volmondig. Medium tot goede koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: licht zoet, ietwat alcoholisch, kruidig, kardemom. Lekker.

nutjes (1243) - Zwevegem, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2017
75cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bi�res te Dottenijs (in Famiflora). U: Helder amber-oranje met een witte schuimkraag. G: Vineus, alcohol, vanille en hout. S: Moutzoet met weinig bitterheid. Veel vanille, bourbon en licht vineus. Wat alcoholwarmte. M: Volmondig met medium carbonatie.

Banzale (357) - FRANCE - AUG 8, 2017
Bu avec Nutjes ! santé ! bouteille de 75 cl. verre TEKU 33 cl. couleur ambre avec de beau reflet bronze très limpide et belle brillance . Peu de mousse , collante sur les bord et dispatcher au dessus. Au nez : c’est le céréales le malts bien évidement ! sensation vineuse et liquoreux un peu de noisette et de vanille . ( a voir en bouche) En bouche : sensation vanille et un peu de muscade ( je trouve). maltée a souhait , la puissance du bourbon ce fait sentir . on ressent bien le fut . belle longueur un peu d’amertume très subtil . une fin de bouche un peu agressive et un carbonisation progressive . un barrel aged sympa

thomashoogendam (15) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2017
Essentially, this is incredibly gimmicky, and the pricetag isn’t really worth it. 25 euros is overpriced. Take that aside though, and you’re left with quite an interesting beer. Not the most amazing beer to see, it still has a nice appereance in the glas, with a subtle bourbon-like color to it. Can’t help but wonder if coloring agents were added, I don’t think so. The aroma is packed with bourbony aspects; vanilla, wood, honey. But under it you find that sparkly citrusy essence of a Duvel. Some will find this appealing, other won’t. I personally really enjoyed it. The taste is really quite the same, with a very interesing play between Duvel citrusy bitterness and bourbon sweetness. The alcohol there, but definitely not overpowering. It’s warming, soothing. The finish leaves you with a lasting sweetness, soft bitters and is quite long. A bit refreshing even. Sure, it’s overpriced. Many barrelaged beers of better quality are lower priced. But, looking at the overal experience, sharing this bottle with my girlfriend and a beer-loving friend as a finish to a beertasting evening was quite amazing. If you get the change, and have some bucks, go for it.

kraddel (8890) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2017
sampled at bierpassie 2017. Pours clear, much darker than the regular duvel, but still blonde. SMell is intensely mineral ( why ?? ) very strong buttery bourbon notes. Taste is very intense bourbon. Pretty overkill, really. Mild bitterness in the back. Strong carbo. Not balanced. the bourbon I get ( strongly) tastes really good, but doesn’t really work with a beer like Duvel. I expected this prior to tasting, but was hoping to be proven wrong.

alexvdb (2) - - JUL 18, 2017 does not count
Very good taste, nice aroma. Has a nice vanilla touch. Absolutely must for every beer lover! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

markextrae (4485) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2017
From bottle, the classic duvel aged in bourbon barrels, noticed that the alcohol on this one is way higher compared to the regular duvel, another recipe? Or is there a lot of bourbon left in those barrels for this incrass? A deep honey golden pour with a white head with lot’s of carb, not as much as the regular but it’s there. A huge stone of sweetness of charred oak, vanilla and sweet bourbon hits the notes, mixed with orange fruit, peel, prune like notes, Dried apricots, charred oak, and just Some extra sweetness of the bourbon. The taste is full smooth and a big forward note of the bourbon. The carbonation is there without getting to alcoholic. Wonder why it is so expensive. But it Sire is tasty, didn’t expected a lot from this, seems i was wrong

JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2017
Huge, dense, light-yellow head, resistant, over bright orange-caramel coloured beer. Bourbon, alcohol, intense vanilla, cedarwood; sweet nose, enhanced by the alcohol. Sharpish caramel flavour, with lots of vanilla especially retronasal, cypress, ripe pears. Classical Duvel-flavour in the background, pretty dry still. Backthroat serious alcoholheat; good carbonation, certainly seen the barrel aging. Very slick to oily MF, at least medium bodied. Like it, even when - as usual with Duvel - it isn’t really very complex. Bourbon-vanilla is very prominent, I’m missing the smoked aromas announced. But I wonder what rectifies the €25 sale price. My guess: the packaging and the oompah made around it... 8/4/7/3/15

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