Duvel Single is a 6.8% ABV draught variant of Belgium's best selling specialty ale Duvel 8.5% ABV. The Single Fermentation refers to the fact that it undergoes just one fermentation process. This gives it a gentle hoppiness, a mild aroma, and a subtle, fruity bite.
Brewery Staff at Duvel Moortgat have enjoyed Duvel Single Fermentation 6.8% for decades and have traditionally cold filtered a small portion of this beer for sale, at a few select locations in Belgium, and more widely in the UK and USA.
Created by the Moortgat family, bottled Duvel is one of Belgium’s favorite ales. The secret of its success lies in using only best-quality ingredients, and in the well-balanced, very specific, complex brewing and refermentation process that takes over 90 days.
After brewing and first fermentation – which takes about 30 days – the beer is tasted by the brewmaster and his staff. At this stage this beer is called “single-fermented.” Typical Duvel flavors and aromas are already emerging, but the beer is lower in alcohol and carbonation, and the taste is slightly lighter and crisper.