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Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Duvel Tripel Hop

OK, not really sure what the purpose of this beer actually IS, as it seems as though Ommegang has had an influence on Moortgat. As much as I love Ommegang, this is not an influence or input that is needed under ANY circumstances when you consider the superb, supremecy of Duvel. Extravagant presentation with thick, gold foil and corked & caged presentation with a fancy label. Close to @$20 for the chance to try this. The pour is interesting since on the first two pours into the Duvel tulip...

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...

Maredsous 6 – Blonde

11.2 oz single from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA in the same stubby bottle but with the updated label (added in the last couple of years). The kind of beer that has got lost in the American UBER-beer craze, but EXACTLY the kind of beer I would drink on a regular basis in Belgium on my umpteen trips there. Basically a "single" that drinks simply and with style. Mild gusher. Honey colored poured with a spotty head and a medium amount of head and retention. Nose and tastes give some simple yeast, a...

Maredsous 10 – Triple

Excellent presentation with a wonderfully, light, golden color and a massive, rocky, sticky respledent head. A lot of small bubbles make up the impressive head. Very reminiscent of Duvel to look at. Lots of alcohol in the nose and upfront in the taste. The dominant experience here for me was a apple like, clean dryness. Like a really crunchy Granny Smith. Don't get me wrong, there were no apples in the taste, but a distinctive clean, sharp bite to the beer that I found delicious. Finish is...

Maredsous 8 – Dubbel

750 mL bottle, Green's, Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA, USA. Fantastically complex and layered beer, with it packing every ounce of its 8.00 % ABV. I love this "Brune" Belgian style as it reeks of "real" beer. Tasty, with a subtlety that belies its relatively high alcohol content, it truly warms the cockles of the heart. I find that the alcohol in this brew takes on a real, depth, like a complex after dinner liqueur it has the ability to satisfy from all angles - aroma, taste, complexity, warmth,...

Duvel

$13.90 for 330 mL, 4 pack, Arbor Beverage, Douglasville, GA. (Yes, I was ripped-off, but this is the first time in four years I have been able to buy this in the US, so give me a break). I drank Duvel for years in the UK before coming to the States four years ago, and today was a great day, when I cracked my first bottle since that time. God I forgot what a stunning brew this is. It seems to have everything in the perfect proportion. The color and the voluptuous head, the lemon and yeast...