Beer Notes #39

Duvel Groen Belgium 7.5%

Only in Belgium* could a 7% 255ml beer be seen as sessional. Dry, sating and pretty good, it knocked the edge off my hangover nicely. There was a marathon going on outside, but I belong in here with my people. It’s quite rare, apparently not often seen outside Belgium.

The friendly barman in Utrecht told me that this is known as little sister of big brother normal Duvel. It’s great stuff, a lot cleaner than the usual mighty Belgians but somehow it pulls it off. Beers with this light straw colour and this level of alcohol are normally terrible but here it gives a nice structure and no boozy chemical taste. Fun thing about being Euroside is trying the lesser known stable mates of big, well-known beers. Clearly this satisfies my apparent need to only blog about the obscure and not so good. 14/20

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