Duvel – 33cl
Praised and acclaimed by beer lovers worldwide, the flagship beer Duvel has always had a devilish link.
To celebrate the end of World War 1, the Flemish Moortgat brewery named their main 8.5% abv beer Victory Ale – a brew whose strength was described as “nen echten duvel” (a real devil in Dutch dialect). The claim stuck and was incorporated into the brewery’s name. In 1970 the recipie was alterered to change it from a Scottish-style red ale to counter the rise of lighter coloured Pils beers.
A classic, legendary Golden Ale, Duvel uses just Styrian Goldings and Saaz hops, a unique Duvel yeast and Pale barley malt.
Light blond with a rich white head and fine bubbles. Its bouquet is lively and displays element of citrus tending towards grapefruit. Subtle and fresh hop aromas are present as well. The flavour is beautifully balanced with a hint of spiciness. Thanks to its high carbonation, this beer has a wonderful roundness in the mouth, which is rounded off by a lingering, dry aftertaste.
About the Brand
The brewery Moortgat was founded in 1871 by Jan-Leonard Moortgat, who was descended from a family of Belgium brewers. It’s name acquired the Duvel prefix owing to the huge success of that brand.
Duvel is the strongest performing and best-known beer in their portfolio which also includes Vedett (launched in 1945), Chouffe (acquired in 2006), Liefmans (in 2008) and Brouwerij ‘t IJ (in 2015).
It now produces over 2 million hectolitres a year but continues to experiment with exciting lines in their new microbrewery.