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


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RATINGS: 4364   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reid (2397) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Ok I have decided to try a foray in to Belgian beers in the next few months, as I have overlooked them in my ratings..so heres a good start an old fav. Duvel.Love the bottle! Poured into a chalice its an attractive beer , after the fury of the pour is over..its light golden with livelly carbonation and a large frothy white head. Nice spicy coriander aroma..also bananas come to the fore..over ripe. Nice smooth malts followed lightning fast by the spiciness..then a long slow sugary finish..alcohol well hidden. Very nice on the tongue,,invigorating. Very drinkable for one so strong..I will buy this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pootzboy (1694) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2004
Poured a slightly hazey pale starw color with a miraculous chunky white head that lasts and lasts. Tons of effervescence from a bottle conditioned ale spirals up the glass sides. Aromas of lemon, pepper and dried bread. Starts with a shocking schwak of citrusy peppery power then the palate fills with complex spicy, nutty tastes then a clean dry finish wher the hops linger with the spicy aftertastes...WoW!! This is a pale, dry, balanced, bottle conditioned high strenght ale that delivers taste, refreshes and warms...pretty much sex in a bottle.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Veldy (65) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2004
A hint of wheat, but not the predominant flavor. I taste clove all over this beer. Dry [for a high gravity beer] and aromatic ... I love it. This is the first Belgian beer of gravity that I can actually claim that I really like. Most are too syrupy for human consumption. This beer is complex; the impact evolves for several minutes after taking a drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brownaler (592) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Has the appearance of a pilsner, but is unmistakably a Belgian Ale. Loads of fruit and flower dominate this beer. Could drink this beer the whole night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UNCCTF (541) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Bottled. Poured a very hazy golden with a white head that remained throughout. A fruity flavor that had a slight alcoholic bite. This was very sweet, but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (4007) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2004
Pale hazy body with an amazing effervescence that makes it look like champaign. Its white fluffy head is thick, dense and lasts until the end. Its fruity (citrus, pear), spicy and yeasty aroma hides the alcohol pretty well but lacks some strenght. Taste is frankly bitter. The mouthfeel ends in a long dry final. Although this is not the best from its category, it is still a very good example of Tripel. Great easily available beer...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2004
I liked Duvel, I purchased it in Luxembourg, like alot of my Belgian beers, It was more carbonated than I thought it would be, and had a very nice colour, A bit of an alcohol taste, but overall, a great beer! Try one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ilovetrappist (23) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2004
11.2 oz stubby bottle; poured into Duvel tulip glass. Cloudy, golden appearance with a good deal of carbonation. Great foamy, white head that dissapated slowly as I drank. Has a clovish, lemony aroma but a bit weak. Peppery, spicy taste as it first hits the tongue then the alcohol becomes apparent and finishes with a sweet and sour note, lemon and bananas. Not a dry palate on this one as I had expected. Overall I think this is a great beer and out of the ordinary for a Belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Ok, this is another beer that I think is overrated. Its not a bad beer, but it does not deserve the praise it receives on this site.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 2, 2004
bottled: had this one last night and i think once before in belgium. banana, lemon, wheat coriander...light and refreshing. finishes with a bit of tangy sour apple. with this much alcohol i was surprised it had this champagne feel and lightness. duvel means devil, must be a snake in the grass, watch out!!

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