overall
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98
style
Brewed by Duvel Moortgat
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Davros IX (58) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2017
It looked great in the glass and had a fantastic aroma, but for me the carbonation was just too much! There was a good flavour lurking somewhere, but the intense gassiness to the beer dominated everything. I struggled to finish and this is not a beer that I need to repeat.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tometclo (252) - Paris, FRANCE - FEB 4, 2017
Mousse blanche laissant de la dentelle sur le verre, bire jaune lgrement trouble, Armes levures, banane, agrumes. A la dgustation bien avant le fruit, on ressent lamertume particulire cette bire reconnaissable, puis on avance sur une scheresse au palais. Lalcool ne saperoit pas, une jolie ralisation qui ne fait pas partie de mes prfres. Cependant je reconnais les qualits originales de la Duvel. 33 Cl Hypermarchs en France

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathryne (16) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2017
Strong, traditional belgian ale. Well brewed, and full taste start to finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
balwanekfigo (27) - POLAND - JAN 30, 2017
grass, alcohol,, pale, clear, hazy, rocky head, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light sweetness, medium body, thin feel, slick feel, fizzy, long finish,

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (1138) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2017
Large 750ml bottle consumed with commonshawn after receiving it as a gift on Christmas. Straw golden color with a clear, filtered lean. Cloudy on the second glass. Healthy white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, a little funk, and citrus (lemon?). Taste has a nice cereal grain and grass quality with an herbal spice and funk you expect from a Belgian offering. Theres a citrus characteristic and comfortable amount of sweetness. One of the old stand-bys when youre craving a Belgian tripel or strong pale ale. Maybe a slight metallic note at the finish but very smooth and drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixer006 (44) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 25, 2017
Pours bright yellow big white fluffy head which lasts. Sweet and clean tastes nothing near the stated abv. One of the best.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
axl (712) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2017
330ml bottle. Clear golden with two finger fluffy white head. Aroma is belgo yeast, warming alcohol, orange, sweet citrus and herbal hops. Taste is sweet malts, belgo yeast, herbal hops, orange peel and citrus. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation and warm malty sftertaste with soft orange hoppiness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tgrtnr (37) - Augsburg, Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2017
Duvel - the Belgian original. Unique bright yellow colour. Nice foamy white head. Lemon and cereal aroma. Bittersweet taste, but less bitter than a Chimay Blanche or La Trappe Tripel. Aftertaste not intense. Strong carbonation, which fits really well to this beer. Overall, very nice Tripel.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarrelTamer11 (10) - Escalon, California, USA - JAN 21, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2017 Translucent gold, huge white pillowy head and amazing lacing all the way down the glass. Apples, pears, bananas, spice, mild alcohol & funk on the nose...pure Belgian delight, Love it! Sweet malt & honey followed by ester fruitiness and a mild bitter hop & alcohol bite at the end. Dry finish. Mouth Feel reminiscent of champagne. Love this one!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcnielsen (3342) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2017
Bottle. Pours a light golden color with big white head. Fresh straw, yeast, hay, malty aromas. Yeasty, straw, slight booze, ester flavors. Classic belgian beer, just killer. I need to buy this more often!


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