"A Duvel is still seen as the reference among more full-bodied ales. Its bouquet is lively and tickles the nose with an element of citrus which even tends towards grapefruit thanks to the use of only the highest-quality hop varieties. This is also reflected in the flavour, which is beautifully balanced with a hint of spiciness. Thanks to its high CO2 content, this beer has a wonderful roundness in the mouth. A Duvel is both the perfect thirst quencher and the ideal aperitif." —brewer
"Appearance: Cloudy (from escaped yeast) and pale. A grande creamy, chunky head adorns the top and sticks with great stay. The colour and head are perfection incarnate.
"Smell: Delicate spice, pepper and clean malt sweetness.
"Taste: Smooth and extremely creamy on the palate. A lively carbonation creates a light mouthfeel and crispness. Upfront flavours are bitter and sweet, with a lean on the sweet; distinct fruity malt esters, bold spiciness and rind-like twang that mellows and balances. Finishes slightly grain/dry with some residual spice and dextrin notes.
"Notes: Deceivingly seductive and powerful. It lures you with mesmerizing eye candy, then as the absolute refresher, then whacks the shite out of you with an 8.5% abv club. It's not called the 'Devil' for nothing. One of the best beers on the face of the Earth. Bow down to this god of beers." —Todd Alström, BeerAdvocate