Duvel Draft

Having missed out on the first wave of this coming to Atlanta several months ago, I’ve managed to catch it about four times in the last few weeks – pleasing. On each occasion (The Fred, The Brick Store and Ormsby’s) the beer was served in the Duvel Green glass.
Appearance is a nice golden clarity with a billowing head, but the whole package seems a lot flimisier than regular Duvel. Much wispier head, and talthough the lace is good the retention is not great. Well carbonation, even feeling a little “fizzy” at times.
Lots of dry, light spice which seems to dominate the sweetness a little more than I was expecting. Very light drinking, and it’s a pity that the ABV isn’t a few notches lower; if it were it would be more drinkable.
There’s some light grassy notes (not exactly hop based but they do feel green) and nature to the beer too which added to the fresh, drinkability.
Impressed, and easily a beer that could become a springtime/summer favorite, but it probably won’t be around for long so I’ll get it whenever I can.

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04/03/2010
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 6.8 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 4.18
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