Brewery Duvel Moortgat was founded in 1871 in a rather small town in Belgium. 150 years later, it is one of Belgium’s most prominent brewers with the iconic DUVEL brand as its flagship. To celebrate the 150 years milestone, in 2021 the brewery decided to create a little brother for Duvel. Duvel means Devil in Dutch dialect. The beer was called so because it has a punch to it which is said to come from the devil hiding in its high 8.5% alcohol content. The newly created beer has a lower alcohol percentage than its big brother, but it is no coincidence that it tops off at 6.66% (666 being the number of the devil): the devil hides in here as well! And if anyone should doubt it, the beer has been baptized DUVEL 6,66.
Duvel 6,66 is a powerful ale, both full-bodied and refreshing at the same time. Despite the evil moniker, the natural hazy and yellow appearance is heavenly beautiful. Duvel 6,66 has the typical Duvel punch but combines it with a soft and smooth mouthfeel. Its aroma is the result of a variety of hops, some of which are also used for dry-hopping. They give the beer a lively and fruity fragrance. The taste is both earthy and refreshingly fruity with clear hints of orange zest. Refermentation in the bottle results in a clearly recognizable use of Belgian yeast and a full body. Duvel 6.66 is an excellent, easy to drink Belgian blond ale with the characteristic Duvel punch. Heavenly fresh and fruity, devilishly strong and vigorous!
For the moment we have no details about import, but Duvel 6.66 will be available in Japan shortly!