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Brewed by Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat

Puurs, Antwerpen, Belgium

Style:  Belgian Strong Ale

8.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Back in 1871, the first generation of the Moortgat family was already producing beer with their exacting craftsmanship, unfailing patience and above all, lots of love. Duvel is a 100% pure and natural beer, with no additives or preservatives. And you can taste the difference immediately. Its surprisingly high alcohol content (8.5%), huge, creamy head, delicate effervescence and silky smooth mouth feel is what distinguishes Duvel from other Belgian beers. With its subtly bitter bite and delicate aroma, Duvel holds a unique position within the rich Belgian beer tradition. After bottling, the beer continues to ferment for a fortnight in the warm cellars of the brewery. Finally, the beer is chilled for 6 weeks in the cold cellars. This extra long maturing process is unique and contributes to the exquisite flavour and pure aroma of Duvel.

ID: 10 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Most noted beer attributes

black currant 50%
banana 50%
raspberry 50%
pear 50%
walnut 50%
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Overall Rank89
Overall Percentile99.8
Style Rank14 of 1216
Style Percentile98.8
Lowest Score1.0
Highest Score5.0
Average Score4.071
Weighted Score4.052
Standard Deviation0.578

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  • FISHINGFAST 685 reviews
    rated 4.1 1 year ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Be careful when poring this one it’s makes a massive foamy white head. The aroma is of sweet yeast and of malt. The mouthfeel is creamy and the taste is clean.A very good Belgium beer.

  • TREBORIUS 308 reviews
    rated 4.2 3 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    A nice shimmery golden pour, with a huge rocky snow white head which takes forever to recede. There is a lot of yeast, and funk in the aroma to go along with the grains and floral hops. Thin and champagny mouthfeel. Flavor is malty with notes of honey, and finishes with a funky yeasty taste.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.5 4 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Taps clear topaz with a fairly thick eggshell head. Aroma presents pomme and fresh malt notes. Flavor delivers strong malty, pomme and yeast tones plus not-so-subtle resiny hops. Mouthfeel features fair body, peppy fizz, and a fruity and hoppy finish. Duvel ya wanna have some?

  • MARTINSANDERS 361 reviews
    rated 4.2 5 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Bottle. Colour – medium gold, very hazy, very generous white foamy head that lasts (and lasts and lasts….). Aroma – yeast, light fruits, citrus, spices, grains. Mouthfeel – light bodied, highly carbonated. Flavour – citrus, grains, and yeast. Well balanced between the sweet and the bitter aspects of beer.

  • SCOREN75 14 reviews
    rated 4.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    This is a really nice beer. If you are a fan of the Belgium styles you MUST try this! Has nice floral and fruit notes at the nose and has a lovely color and head when poured. I can hammer a good amount of these back in a session and the ABV is nothing to shake a stick at either. It'll do the job :) More? Yes, please!

  • RICHSBEER 1807 reviews
    rated 3.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    pour a very cloudy yellow, with a nice head that hangs around for a while. has a nice fruity aroma. Very smooth flavor a little fruity and grassy but definitely tasty. This is an excellent beer to drink with a meal.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    One of my favorites, although not too special in taste. Just love the foam head. Somwhat darker clear yellow with some CO2. Great bitter taste, lasting long.

  • MRHANGOVER 126 reviews
    rated 4.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Duvel has it all. When served in the original Duvel glass with the enormous foam head on top of it completes it. When tasted you'll experience a hoppy bitterness with a powerful aftertaste with it.

  • SHREWS824 218 reviews
    rated 4.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Clear straw yellow/gold color with a very thick, soapy, white head with both large and small bubbles. Head retetnion was excellent with lots of lacing. Tons of bubbles rising to the top. Very clean smelling. Some lemony citrus hops with some bready malts. Smells nice and fruity all around. Very fresh. No real alcohol notes stand out. Balanced nicely. At the end, some spice or peppery notes made an appearnace. A slight lemony flavor with a touch of alcohol. Even detecting a "green" apple flavor. Very well balanced and prominent. The alcohol is rather favoriable and light. Medium mouthfeel. Dry, crisp and smooth with some light alcohol warmth and bite. Covers the palate admirably and evenly. Well... this beer is really good, however I didn't flip for it like some seem to. I am more than happy to drink it and it is very well balanced. Personally, I don't want to drink it continuously. I could have a few. With the high ABV, one might have to watch themselves with this. It does come in a cool little bottle though.

  • MONTEE11 95 reviews
    rated 4.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 10

    Easy to drink. Citrus, bready, a little sour. Noticed some plum and lavender in the nose this time- ( maybe I have been longing for some good beer from Begique.) bright golden pour. Price not bad there will be more of this in stock! Creamy- fluffy head and mouthfeel to go along. Just makes me get motivated for a inventory stock up of Orval-- Nice!

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