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21st September 2020

The taste of gold: Duvel ‘World’s Best Pale Ale’ at the World Beer Awards – ‘Belgian Style strong’

  • Duvel Moortgat Brewery wins four medals at the World Beer Awards 2020
  • Duvel was once again voted ‘World’s Best Pale Ale – Belgian Style strong’
  • Cherry Chouffe was voted ‘Country Winner’ and was the highest scoring Belgian beer in the category ‘Red Beer/Flavoured’
  • Liefmans Goudenband received a silver medal in the category ‘Sour & Wild Beer/Oud Bruin’
  • Tripel d’Anvers won a silver award in the category ‘Pale Beer – Belgian Style Tripel’

London 2020: Duvel has once again been voted ‘World’s Best Pale Ale – Belgian Style strong’, after gaining the same award in 2018.

This makes Duvel the ‘Country Winner’ for Belgium, and awards were also won by Duvel Moortgat’s Cherry Chouffe, Liefmans Goudenband and De Koninck’s Tripel d’Anvers. 

Michel Moortgat, CEO of Duvel Moortgat, commented: “We are delighted that Duvel continues to perform so well at these prestigious awards, as well as some of our other beers, which are outstanding in their own categories. Alongside the awards, the Duvel labels are getting a fresh design, so our family, team, and brewers have many reasons to be proud, and we will raise a glass to celebrate with Duvel lovers worldwide.”

At the 2020 World Beer Awards, an international jury chose from over 2,200 beers from more than fifty countries, divided into nine different categories, based on their individuality and style. The jury conducted blind tastings and judged the beers in three different rounds. This year, because of the pandemic, the jury members were unable to come to the beers, so instead, the beers came to them. Entries were shipped to Europe, Asia, Canada and Brazil and the expert judges liaised via digital platforms.

Full information and all results are available on ­­

September 2020


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Duvel Moortgat is an independent family business with a distinctive focus on specialty beers. Duvel Moortgat encompasses 10 breweries: Duvel Brewery in Puurs, Achouffe Brewery in Houffalize, De Koninck Brewery in Antwerp, Liefmans Brewery in Oudenaarde, Bernard Brewery in the Czech Republic, Brewery Ommegang in New York, Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, Firestone Walker in California, Brewery ’t IJ in Amsterdam and Birrificio del Ducato in Italy. Most recently, the London-founded Kombucha Brewery JARR.