Ommegang Duvel Rustica - Brewery Ommegang
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4.63/5 rDev +17.8%
A “golden ale” most certainly in appearance; very light gold, yellow like color.
Unlike original Duvel, which is highly carbonated, the Duvel Rustica has soft/light carbonation. Also deceiving is the title of Belgian-style Golden Ale. The Duvel Rustica comes across more as a farmhouse saison due to the strong lemon-citrus aroma and taste. The yeast presence is quite balanced and perfectly blended.
Overall this is easily approachable, even to those unaccustomed to Belgian (yeasty) brews. The 8.5% tag is also deceiving.
12-28-2012 16:14:06 | More by ricchezza
4.5/5 rDev +14.5%
Appearance: It pours a beautiful golden color with an amazing thick, creamy white head that lasts
Smell: Wonderful fruity smell with pear notes and some grassiness
Taste: Fruity, sweet, malty, less dry than the standard Duvel. Herbal grassy flavors as well
Mouthfeel: High carbonation, but with fine bubbles, medium body
Overall: Interesting take on a classic. Not quite as good, but still an amazing brew. Would love to pick up more, and maybe in the future have a side by side with the original Duvel.
11-25-2013 02:48:26 | More by MadCat
4.49/5 rDev +14.2%
Poured from a bottle into a duvel glass.
A: Poured a hazy light honey color with about a finger of white head which dissipated quickly. Alot of carbonation. Gets darker as I got to the bottom of the bottle.
S: I smell alot of the yeast. I also smell very light citrus fruits, an apple and pear smell. Also getting the peppery clove smell.
T: The taste is alot like the smell, except im getting the sweeter malt backbone. Gets more peppery as I got to the bottom of the beer.
M: Full bodied. Its a pretty crisp beer and you can definitely feel the sweetness to the beer.
Overall it is a delicious beer. Tastes pretty similar to a duvel, which is what it is modeled after as it says on the back of the bottle.
01-30-2013 06:42:18 | More by Joshpu
Ommegang Duvel Rustica from Brewery Ommegang
88 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.