While I was at Costco a couple of weeks ago, I picked up a 750ml bottle of Duvel as I’d been wanting to try it for a while and the Costco price was too tempting to pass up.

Duvel is a highly rated Belgian Strong Pale Ale coming out of the Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat brewery in Belgium. It is a hefty 8.5% ABV and comes in both a single individual size and a large 750ml bottle. This beer looks like a crystal clear golden pilsner with a huge white head. It is massively carbonated, and the effervescence seems to last forever. The aromas of the Duvel are definitely Belgian. You can smell the yeast, along with honey, fruit, some floral aromas and a hint of peppery spiciness. As noted before, this is a highly carbonated beer that dances in the mouth. It is light, but much drier than many Belgians with a slightly bitter finish. There are flavors of good pilsner malt, spice, and some fruity esters. Different than many other Belgian ales, but worth seeking out. Duvel breaks the mold. and comes away with a fantastic beer that is worth every penny. Cheers!

[rating:4.5/5]

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