Thirsty Thursday: A Belgian Duuel

That’s right. It’s not a typo. We’re drinkin’ a Duuel. Two Us.

When I chose this beer for this week’s Thirsty Thursday, I had a pretty good idea what to expect. Something light colored, maybe a little on the bitter side.

I was right, but I found out some surprising facts about this brew.

Duuel

Duuel

This Belgian ale came in the holiday gift pack courtesy of Dave Brooks. Yep, we’re still going through them. And they are all delicious. Check out some of the past Brooks selections, here and here.

Anyway, this beer is pretty much right up Feaston’s alley. It’s light, without a strong hoppy flavor and has a slight sweet taste right up front.

Duuel is sort of like Stella Artois, you know, that fancy beer that people get in the special glass at the bar. That’s delicious, too.

Here’s the one thing that really surprised me about Duuel. It’s alcohol content. It’s a heavyweight, coming in at 8.5 percent alcohol. To put that in perspective, Bud Light has about 4 percent. I wrote this post just before dinner and I drank the bottle, it gave my head a little spin.

It was fun. (Michelle was not all that amused.)

Here’s the bottom line. If you like domestic beers — Budweiser, Miller, etc. — you will probably like this brew. It’s along the same lines.

Or, as the official description on the bottle puts it:

Four generations of the Moortgat family have brought together Pilsner malts, Bohemian hops, and a unique yeast strain to create this blah, blah, blah …

Give it a shot. It’s good. Cheers.

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