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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4450   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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4.7
neptho (3) - Escazu, COSTA RICA - JAN 11, 2007 does not count
This is the best beer I’ve had pleasure to enjoy in Costa Rica.. however, don’t be fooled: It’s an import! Well worth the $3 it cost, with nearly 9% alcohol, and no ’crappy’ aftertaste!

4.1
mazfln (116) - Florianópolis, BRAZIL - JAN 11, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2007 I’m in love with this Devil!!! It showed me that love at first sip is possible. The first time I drank Duvel I didn’t know what to expect, and I was blown away. Now I drink it regularly. This bier is beautiful to see. An amazing head, fluffy and with billions of tiny bubbles (quoting). The aroma is wonderful citrus. As it touches my tongue, I become a happier person. It is refreshing, fruity, citrousy, yeasty... The only person I know that didn’t like it was my girl, she said "I hate vinegar" as she tasted it. I think she is jealous...

4.5
MattKerr (25) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2007 A great golden colour, great bubbles in head, a true belgium master piece!!

4
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2007
330ml bottle, poured into Duvel Chalice. Pale golden with huge, rocky head that dissipates very slowly. Billions of tiny bubbles rise aggressively from the etched "D" at the bottom of the glass. Aroma of yeast, alcohol. and fruit. Complex flavor, with yeast, spice, and pepper. Dry, grainy finish. some hops and alcohol evident in the finish.

4.1
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2007
Appropriately poured into my Duvel chalice. First off, without taking my first drink, visually this is the best looking beer I’ve ever poured! Half the glass is huge, frothy, rocky head. The bottle pours perfectly into the glass, no room to spare. The carbonation being released from the inscribe "D" on the bottom of the glass leaves a steady stream of beautiful bubbles constantly rising to the top of the beer. Nice! Smell is yeasty with some alcohol and lemony zest. The mouthfeel is really smooth considering the carbonation that is prevalent. This is a really easy drinking, enjoyable beer. This is a very sessionable beer due to the taste and smoothnesss, but be careful it packs a punch and after a few of these you’ll definitely be feeling it. This has been a very pleasant surprise and something I’ll revisit quite often.

4.5
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2007
This beer is to be admired - widely available and still widely praised. Duvel taught me that beer had texture in addition to taste and aroma, and is a wonderful thing to behold. This beer pours a pale yellow with secondary fermantation providing plenty of cloud-like head (it towered 1 1/2" over the rim of my Chimay glass). Smell is slightly sweet and very aromatic. The taste is yeasty, spicy (cloves?), and wonderful. Mouthfeel of this beer is unique; it is so soft and smooth. Duvel is an awesome drinking experience.

4.6
paydirt (9) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2007 does not count
This is the beer that introduced me to the wide world of Belgian beers. Fantastic head and carbonation, great aroma and the clearest golden color. This is one of my top 5 beers. The fact that it’s so available now and so consistent in quality results in a lot of these going into my fridge, Because of the high alcohol and sugar content, it gives you a very euphoric buzz which always brings smiles. My wife and I call it "Happy Crack".

4.5
ch3cooh (1) - USA - JAN 8, 2007 does not count
Great beer. Has a fruity taste to it. Very drinkable. Be careful it has a lot of alcohol.

3.9
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2007
A huge rocky head forms over the intensly carbonated beer. The aroma is yeasty, fruity and the same goes for the taste. Very nicely balanced and dangerously drinkable.

3.7
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2007 The duvel; the classic huge-headed bready ale. Very refreshing with citrus and coriander notes in the aroma. Sharp, highly carbonated body. This is a great, consistent ale.


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