Duvel is a natural beer with a subtle bitterness, a refined aroma and a pronounced hop character. The unique brewing process, which lasts about 90 days, guarantees pure style, delicate pearls and a pleasant alcohol-sweet taste.
A Duvel still counts as the reference among the heavier, blond beers. The bouquet is spicy and pungent in the nose with some citrus, which even tends slightly to grapefruit by using only the best noble hops. This can also be found in the taste, nicely balanced with a hint of spiciness. Thanks to the high CO2 content, the beer has a delicious roundness in the mouth. A Duvel is both the perfect thirst quencher and the ideal aperitif.
Brew for 90 days
After pure spring water, the main component of beer, barley is the most important raw material. Barley has to germinate in the malt house for five days, after which malt remains. The color of the malt and therefore also of the beer is determined by the temperature. Duvel gets its typical bitterness by adding different aromatic Slovenian and Czech hop varieties. We only use exclusive hops that are recognized for their consistent, excellent quality.
Duvel yeasts in vats for the first time, at 20 to 26 ° C. The brewer uses his own culture for this. The original yeast strain, which Albert Moortgat himself selected in the 1920s, comes from Scotland. After maturing in the bearing tanks, where the beer is cooled to -2 ° C, the drink is ready for bottling. By adding extra sugars and yeast, the beer is refermented again in the bottle. This takes place in the warm cellars (24 ° C) and lasts two weeks.
Afterwards, the beer ends up in cold cellars, where it matures and stabilizes for six weeks. This extra long maturation period is unique and contributes to Duvel’s refined taste and pure aroma.
A team of beer specialists checks the process daily by means of taste analyzes. Only when Duvel has reached its rich palette after 90 days can it leave the brewery.
Thanks to its surprisingly high alcohol volume (8.5%), its enormous head, fine pearls and silky mouthfeel, Duvel distinguishes itself clearly from other Belgian beers.