Ommegang Duvel Rustica - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by ZethOfTheNorth:
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
More User Reviews:
3.85/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. The beer is hazy gold color with bleached white minimal head after even a fairly aggressive pour.
Aroma is mild with bready yeast, some sweet malt and some spicy and earthy hops.
First sip reveals an average to light body with fine rolling carbonation.
Flavor is similar to the nose with some caramel malt and a little musty funk mixed in for fun.
The hops give the same earthy and spicy notes as he nose advertised, I dont get any booze which is nice since it is a bigger beer.
Very easy to drink and worth trying as it is interesting and fairly complex without being messy.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2014 03:18:36 | More by sulldaddy
Ommegang Duvel Rustica from Brewery Ommegang
88 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.