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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
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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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Python574

New York

5/5  rDev +27.6%

09-10-2013 17:16:01 | More by Python574
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dqpryor

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.6%

02-24-2013 00:20:29 | More by dqpryor
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tneenan1

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +27.6%

06-09-2013 02:35:00 | More by tneenan1
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csustar001

New York

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

11-27-2012 11:22:40 | More by csustar001
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

12-17-2012 02:18:41 | More by kaelingirl
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craigdb

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

06-29-2013 19:37:55 | More by craigdb
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ricchezza

Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 16:14:06 | More by ricchezza
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Dwtucker90

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

02-11-2013 06:52:47 | More by Dwtucker90
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

04-12-2013 00:19:29 | More by PhillyStyle
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

05-02-2013 00:30:54 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

10-24-2012 16:06:50 | More by JohnK17
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abrodsky

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

11-12-2012 01:32:28 | More by abrodsky
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YieldToNothing

New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

04-15-2013 02:06:17 | More by YieldToNothing
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jonathaniler

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

10-05-2013 22:56:00 | More by jonathaniler
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dfillius

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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balinor

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

02-05-2014 01:26:09 | More by balinor
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MadCat

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 02:48:26 | More by MadCat
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MystikCelt

New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-23-2012 02:00:30 | More by MystikCelt
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BrandonOakes

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

08-02-2013 00:08:00 | More by BrandonOakes
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

11-11-2012 02:16:23 | More by bluesplit63
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-31-2013 23:59:54 | More by jfcaa193
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BeerNDoggerel

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-23-2012 03:38:45 | More by BeerNDoggerel
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Joshpu

California

4.49/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 06:42:18 | More by Joshpu
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a hazy straw yellow with a perfectly white head that stands an impressive three fingers and retains very well. Lacing clings to the glass in thin, broken, spidery rings.

S: Doughy and biscuity, slight graininess. Light herbal hop backing with a flash of lemon zest. Very yeasty. Clove and a soft fruitiness. Banana. Musty.

T: Yeasty from the beginning with a pleasant chalkiness, slight must, hints of banana, a bit of clove, and soft touches of white pepper. Playful fruity notes of pear and apple. Earthy, herbal hops assert themselves very briefly on the mid-palate. Fleeting spritz of lemon. Malts divulge tastes of honeyed dough with supporting flavors of grain and almond. The drying finish stays very yeast-driven and leaves a lingering impression of chalk, white pepper, bananas and cream, and a bit of dough and cracker.

M: Medium bodied. Very soft, round, and creamy. A slightly aggressive and fine-bubbled carbonation scrubs a bit and provides a crisp bite. Over the top smoothness. Alcohol is very well hidden, and only a ghost-like warmth hints at this beer's strength. This is an excellent mouthfeel.

O: It's been a while since I've had Duvel, and this beer makes me want to re-visit it very badly. Duvel Rustica mirrors the heavenly smoothness, balance of flavor, and sinful drinkability that makes its Belgian cousin shine. However, it is very much its own entity, and need not live in the shadow of its relative. Added layers of yeast complexity make it unique and even a bit saison-esque. This beer is a true standout.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 10:38:47 | More by ryan1788a5
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. White head, moderate retention, clear lacing with some suds, sticky and a bit oily. Slightly hazy, straw body. Aroma includes lemon peel, lemon rind, candi sugar, a nice saison-like wispyness and a nice spiciness. Coats the tongue nicely. Taste includes lemon, a nice grassy bitterness, some mild sweetness, some nice Ommegang yeast notes and really no alcohol taste. Interesting beer, kinda approaches the flavor of a saison but not quite. Any way you slice it, delicious in every way.

Serving type: on-tap

12-12-2012 06:35:33 | More by KickbacksSteve
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Ommegang Duvel Rustica from Brewery Ommegang
88 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.