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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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Reviews by ZethOfTheNorth:
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bought for $12.99, poured into Hill Farmstead tulip.

A: As others have noted, very weak on the head, especially for the style and extra-especially for a beer with the word "Duvel" in its title. Not nearly the carbonation activity of its parent beer and hazier.

S: Interesting and refined. White wine-like. Some bubblegum from the yeast. Clean.

T: Quite good, though I like a little sweetness in this style and that's not quite there. Some green grapes and apples. A little booze and bubblegum. Quite saisonish.

M: Thin and undercarbed. A disappointment. Really dry back end.

O: As much as I wanted not to like Duvel Rustica because of the carbonation/head issues, the subtleties of the taste and smell kept me interested enough to jam through a whole 750. Almost a saison hybrid.

Would I buy this again? Given the higher price point and my clear preference for Duvel or Moinette Blonde, probably not.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 15:31:46 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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Ommegang Duvel Rustica from Brewery Ommegang
88 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.