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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 4213   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.

A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


paintyouup824's rating

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
paintyouup824 (13) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Well what can I say? Duvel is so highly rated, but just does not fit my taste. The beer is good, don’t get me wrong, but does not blow me away as a king of beers. The aroma was great with a moderate yeasty kind of a doughy smell to it. A hint of honey was also detected and lasted all the way through the drink. The look and appearance is what really amazed me about the beer as it had a frothy fully lasting white head to it, and looked as if it were dancing in the glass. The golden hue was sparkling all the way down to the bottom and was clear as can be. Once I tasted it, it struck me with a heavy acidic flavor both in the beginning and the end. The yeast comes through with a hint of citrus and a long finishing flavor that lingers on the plate. Almost like a slight metallic finishing flavor to it. It had a light dry body that fizzed in my mouth. Again it seemed to have a bit of a metallic aftermath to it. A beer that would be good in paring with food, but not one I would chug. It does have some nice refreshment value to it. A beer that is to be celebrated and enjoyed, however, not an everyday type of beer I would consider. Drink on.


3.7
bbaird (21) - - NOV 21, 2017
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX ---Rate via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
jorgeheleno (8) - - NOV 20, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2017 Cerveza fuerte. Se siente fuerte el alcohol. Encaje belga característico. Amargor marcado. Color dorado. Me gusta mucho más la Delirium Tremens.

4.1
tomandoaltura (345) - - NOV 19, 2017
Apariencia: pajizo translúcido (aprox. 3 SRM). Cabeza blanca con buena retención y buen encaje. Nariz: notas de albaricoque, uvas blancas y especias; ligeros lúpulos florales Boca: ingreso delicado y vivaz con ligero sabor a especias; amargor medio (35 IBU aprox.); retrogusto herbal; final seco; cuerpo ligero-medio; buena carbonatación

4.1
barry_batser (6) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2017 Bottle at home. Pours a golden colour with a thick white head. It tastes very bitter and strong with a little bit of fruitiness to it. Certainly not a boring beer. You either love it or hate it.

2
dzenkalpic (86) - TURKEY - NOV 14, 2017
Kesif alkol kokusu, orta seviye asitlik , bolca aroma ve oldukça fazla alkol tadı.

3.7
JNyberg (3) - - NOV 11, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2017 Typisk belgisk i arom. Jästig, Torr med påtaglig och ihållande beska. Kolsyran gör sig påmind till en början.

2
jansjoerd (0) - - NOV 11, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2017 Huiswerk voor de #gruttepier masterclass.. lekker moutig volle schuimkraag en een lang hangend bitter

3.4
Maracuja05 (1766) - Mainz, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2017
22-09-17 // bottle at Petit Belge, Wiesbaden. Belgian classic. Malt Forward Body, moderate alcohol booze, some sweet bread with belgian caracter and a moderate hop bitterness.

4
DraftAromas7 (21) - SERBIA - NOV 3, 2017
Very good Belgian beer. Seasonally speaking, I prefer to drink this beer from October to March. Underestimated in my country (Serbia), yet pretty available. Colour: lear yellow, with thick white head. Intense fruity scent, with a bit more alcoholic taste. Light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness.

4.1
Daboch (172) - Gdansk, POLAND - OCT 29, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2017 Pięknie prezentujące się piwo, w kolorze jasnego złota, klarowne z czapą białej piany. Aromat kwiatowy, owocowy. W smaku lekko słodowo, kwiaty, trochę trawy, lekko kwaskowe. Finisz lekko wytrawny. Zdradliwie pijalne


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 453
A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5