Ommegang Duvel Rustica - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by bigflatsbeerman:
3.53/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance - Good looking beer, if it looks like Duvel it gets me excited. From my recollection, the carbonation seems to me quite lower that Duvel. I poured a one finger head, and after holding the glass at a 45 degree angle tried a vigorous pour at the end. I am surprised at how small a head and it dissipates rather quicky. I have huge expectations for this beer and I'm getting a little worried.
Smell - Fruity with Belgian yeast (it's actually Ommegang's yeast).
Taste - I love Duvel, unfortunately this taste may be 3 steps down from that. It just seems flat and not as complex as Duvel. Sorry for all the comparisons.
Mouthfeel -Medium, I actually enjoy the high carbonation of Duvel and this is way down below that.
Overall - A decent beer, maybe my expectations were too high. I paid $15.99 for the 750 ml bottle so you know I had high expectations. I love Ommegang and Duvel both, but I'm sorry to say I would not buy this beer again.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2012 01:40:09 | More by bigflatsbeerman
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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.