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Ommegang Duvel Rustica - Brewery Ommegang

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Ommegang Duvel RusticaOmmegang Duvel Rustica

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BA SCORE
88
very good

255 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 23
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kendo on 10-20-2012)
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Kendo

New York

4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml caged-and-corked bottle, says it was packaged on 8/30/12. Consumed on 10/20/12.

A: Cork is removed with a soft "pop." Poured into a (what else?) Duvel tulip. Body is golden but then in natural light it turns more pale yellow. Small white head on top leaves some splotchy lace on the glass.

S: Bread-doughy malt, some spice and fruit - think ripe green apples - in the nose. Hint of lemon. Some funkiness becoming more evident as it warms.

T: Nicely balanced between what seems to be yeasty fruitiness, spice and bitterness. Finishes with a touch of peppery spice and then alcohol heat. Lemony bitterness coats the palate and lingers into the aftertaste, offsetting the otherwise malty, yeasty and spicy flavors.

M: Slightly less than medium in heft. Not as softly or fizzily (is that a word?) carbonated as the better Belgians, but the carbonation is far from harsh - in fact, it's possibly a bit too modest; it gives a slightly oily impression, though the fine-bubbled carbonation is noted on the lips.

D: Very good. Would like to do the "Pepsi Challenge" with this beer and "regular" Duvel to see what differences there are. Going from memory, this one seems to be a solid approximation of Duvel.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 21:42:30 | More by Kendo
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Ommegang Duvel Rustica from Brewery Ommegang
88 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.