DUVEL Duvel Belgian Strong Ale 1.5L 8.5%


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Duvel is a natural beer known for its subtle bitterness, refined flavour, and distinctive hop character. The unique process of refermentation in the bottle, followed by a long maturation, ensures a pure character with a delicate effervescence and a pleasant sweet taste of alcohol. This beer stands out with its high alcohol content, enormous head, fine effervescence, and a silky smooth feel in the mouth. Purchase online or in-store now.

Beer Type: Belgian Strong Golden Ale

ABV: 8.5%

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Duvel is not just any beer; it's a beer that has been crafted with passion and precision. This natural beer boasts a subtle bitterness, a refined flavour, and a distinctive hop character. The secret behind its unique taste lies in the refermentation process that takes place in the bottle, coupled with a prolonged maturation period. This guarantees a beer with a pure character, delicate effervescence, and a delightful sweet taste of alcohol.

The brewing process of Duvel is meticulous. It begins with pure spring water and barley, which is the primary ingredient. The barley germinates for five days in the malt house, leaving behind malt. The colour of the malt, and consequently the beer, is determined by the temperature during this process. To achieve its typical bitterness, Duvel incorporates various varieties of aromatic Slovenian and Czech hops, known for their consistent and superior quality.

The fermentation of Duvel is a two-step process. Initially, it ferments in tanks at temperatures ranging from 20 to 26°C using a unique yeast culture. This original yeast strain, selected by Albert Moortgat in the 1920s, has its roots in Scotland. After maturing in storage tanks where the beer is cooled to -2°C, it's ready for bottling. The addition of extra sugars and yeast triggers a second fermentation in the bottle, taking place in warm cellars at 24°C for two weeks. Following this, the beer is transferred to cold cellars for another six weeks of maturation. This extended maturation period is unparalleled and is pivotal in delivering the refined flavour and pure taste of Duvel.

Tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Golden hue with a robust, frothy head.
  • Aroma: Slightly fruity with hints of hops.
  • Flavour: Delicate balance of fruitiness and bitterness, with a dry, well-hopped profile and a slightly bitter aftertaste.
  • Mouthfeel: Silky smooth with fine effervescence.

The legacy of Duvel is further enriched by its surprisingly high alcohol content of 8.5%. Combined with its impressive head, fine bubbles, and smooth texture, Duvel distinctly sets itself apart from other Belgian beers.

For those seeking a beer that offers more than just a drink but an experience, Duvel is the perfect choice. Its rich history, combined with its unique brewing process, ensures a beer that is both classic and contemporary. So, whether you're a seasoned beer enthusiast or someone new to the world of beers, Duvel promises a taste that is unforgettable. Purchase online or in-store now.


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