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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

252 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 252
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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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

11-10-2013 20:41:56 | More by sludgegnome
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vonnegut21

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

10-31-2013 18:43:24 | More by vonnegut21
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very nice beer indeed.
A golden color with a slight haze. A white smaller head lingers leaving spotted lacing.
The aroma is floral and grassy while the yeasty esters impart a fruity pear aroma.
Drinks dry and slightly bitter. The thing that I noticed most was that maybe it sat in some wine barrels because the driness reminds me of oak tannins while the yeast gives a fruity almost dry white wine taste.
It danced across my palate quite meekly but overall this was a fantastic beer. This will really throw those servers at Cape May BYO restaraunts for a loop, good forbid they open a corked beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2013 12:45:07 | More by micromaniac129
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

10-23-2013 23:17:06 | More by reitzbrewing
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-22-2013 03:32:38 | More by bismarksays
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PalatePilot

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-11-2013 15:21:52 | More by PalatePilot
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2%

10-07-2013 03:27:37 | More by TheBishopco
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moodyxc9

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-06-2013 16:38:00 | More by moodyxc9
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mattsucks

Ohio

3/5  rDev -23.5%

10-06-2013 15:50:07 | More by mattsucks
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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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rajendra82

Georgia

4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice brown bomber coming with cork and a wire cage. The silhouette of the devil and his goat on the artwork was a nice touch. I poured it into a Duvel tulip (of course), and the pale golden color of the original seemed intact, but the carbonation was not quite as lively as that of the urban Duvel. The aroma was very sweet, with banana, and honey, followed by a bit of barnyard funk. The taste was not too much like the original Duvel, as that beer is known for it's dryness and well hidden alcohol. This one was more sweet, with a lot of floral and herbal notes, and some saltine cracker like breadiness. The finish was quite a bit more Saison like, with some bright hops a blast of pepper and a touch of lemon. The alcohol content was also more readily apparent here. The body felt medium thick, and had a decent mouth coating action. This one was closer to Hennepin than Duvel, as the house yeast strain seemed to have made more of difference than anything else.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 04:49:34 | More by rajendra82
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-04-2013 01:36:32 | More by KJ2013
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NickBeery

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-03-2013 23:51:47 | More by NickBeery
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Zach122

Washington

4/5  rDev +2%

10-03-2013 04:38:35 | More by Zach122
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-01-2013 14:45:17 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

09-30-2013 18:17:51 | More by WVbeergeek
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SupremePie

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2%

09-29-2013 02:33:06 | More by SupremePie
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

09-21-2013 12:22:41 | More by DrunkinYogi
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campfirebrew

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

09-21-2013 03:25:51 | More by campfirebrew
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Vixie

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy yellow orange with a white head. Looks a bit like a cloudy version of Duvel with much less head. The head does linger a bit.

Has a floral outdoors smell to it. Reminds me a bit of a field of flowers, and freshly mowed grass. There is just a hint of fruit and pepper as well.

The taste reminds of of being outside on a farm, if that makes sense. It's floral and grassy and fruity with a hint of pine at the finish, likely due to the hops. It is all underlined by a bit of a fruitiness I associate with Belgian style beers, likely a result of the strain of yeast used. Leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Feel is ok, maybe a touch on the thin side.

Trying to review this beer on its own, rather than compare it to Duvel, but have to at least make mention of it. Had I had this beer not knowing what it is, likely would not have compared it to Duvel. It is heavier than Duvel, and not quite as drinkable. As a farmhouse beer, it's pretty good, it fits that style very well. To cpmare it to another beer, it is like a bit heavier version of Hennepin.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 02:03:21 | More by Vixie
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PeteRiz

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

09-16-2013 00:21:42 | More by PeteRiz
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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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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

08-21-2013 03:41:04 | More by st9647v3
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: golden with a light orange tint. Mildly hazy, carbonation visible and perhaps some sediment.

S: reminds me a little of some German pilsners, but more yeasty. Lemon notes, maybe a little orange.

T: it starts out to me like a more carbonated American lager, but quickly turns more like the beer it takes its name from. The tartness starts with a ruby-red grapefruit flavor, and ends with a very slight note of banana coming in. The longer lingering taste (see below) is reminiscent of tangerine. There is a note of alcohol content mid-to-late in the taste.

M: The carbonation plays on the tongue pretty much throughout. At the end, there is a coating of the tongue that, after a longer pause in drinking, tastes like a nice sweet tangerine or clementine (I'm not sure this might not have to do with what I had to eat with it)

O: a little more carbonated than I expected, and a little astray of my expectations. Very drinkable what complexity it has is quite subtle. It tastes like a decent session beer, but at 8.5%, it's best not to treat it as such.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 20:58:35 | More by cjgiant
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clayrock81

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear gold with one finger head and little bit of lace with good carbonation on top of an aroma that is spicy and comprised of fruity yeast esters that resemble "white" fruits like apple or pear and possible green grape skin and there's a touch of candi sugar as well. I found this beer to be easy to drink and light, mostly smooth, but the carbonation keeps things lively both on the tongue and adding a crispness to the finish. Throughout the beer I get fruit flavors like apple and pear and possible sweet fruits as well as some sugary sweetness (whether that's just from the fruit or candi sugar malt I'm not sure). Well balanced and not too sweet as the sweetness is kept in check thanks to both a minor sharp bitterness tahnks to carbonation/hops/spices and touches of dry/breadlike malt. Perhaps too sweet for some fans of this style, I found it to be an excellent beer as it hits all the fruit notes, has enough sweetness to keep me drinking and yet does not overdo it and has some dryness and spice to add complexity and balance.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 13:12:12 | More by clayrock81
Ommegang Duvel Rustica from Brewery Ommegang
88 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.