Brewery: Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Brewer Description: (from website) Duvel is a natural beer with a subtle bitterness, a refined flavour and a distinctive hop character. The unique brewing process, which takes 90 days, guarantees a pure character, delicate effervescence and a pleasant sweet taste of alcohol.
My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.78
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8
Intro: A 330ml bottle dated best before November 2015 and poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
Appearance: The beer poured a slightly hazy golden straw yellow colour with maybe just under a two finger creamy white head that dissipated slowly leaving nice stringy lacing.
Aroma: Main aromas of citrus lemon and banana with slight funk followed by some lighter grassy and flowery smells.
Taste: Starts with bitter, tart and slightly sour citrus lemon, pear and apple followed by banana and honey sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with high carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: Overall this was not a bad beer. But if I was to compare to others in this style, off the top of my head I do prefer both Delirium Tremens and La Chouffe before Duvel and unfortunately for Duvel, both of them are as widely available in Hong Kong.