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Ommegang Duvel Rustica - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
88
very good

260 Ratings
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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 25
Gots: 13 | 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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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Python574, Sep 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

dqpryor, Feb 24, 2013
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

tneenan1, Jun 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

csustar001, Nov 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

kaelingirl, Dec 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

craigdb, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of ricchezza
4.63/5  rDev +17.8%
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.

ricchezza, Dec 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Dwtucker90, Feb 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

PhillyStyle, Apr 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

leprechaunandfatman, May 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

JohnK17, Oct 24, 2012
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abrodsky, Nov 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

YieldToNothing, Apr 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

jonathaniler, Oct 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

dfillius, Feb 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

balinor, Feb 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

MadCat, Nov 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

BrandonOakes, Aug 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

bluesplit63, Nov 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

jfcaa193, Dec 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

BeerNDoggerel, Dec 23, 2012
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4.49/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

Joshpu, Jan 30, 2013
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Ommegang Duvel Rustica from Brewery Ommegang
88 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.