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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

253 Ratings
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Ratings: 253
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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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

02-23-2013 15:30:26 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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dfillius

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

02-23-2013 02:37:13 | More by dfillius
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Nascartailgatefa

New York

4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 ml bottle into a pilsner glass. light head and good lacing. Pale amber color, hazt and ample carbonation. Slight citrus smell.

Crisp tast, slightly dry finish. Typical full mouthfeel for a Belgian brew. Overall a very good beer from my favorite class. On the pricey side from where i purchased, but would definitely drink again.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 00:52:10 | More by Nascartailgatefa
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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CheekyBroad

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

02-22-2013 01:13:45 | More by CheekyBroad
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev +2%

02-19-2013 01:20:58 | More by rab53
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-17-2013 18:33:46 | More by strongaf
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Ommegang - Duvel Rustica - 1pt 6fl oz

Look - Pours light golden with a bubbly, creamy head. Unfiltered with heavier carbonation.

Smell - Citrus and sweet, definitely coriander and lemon.

Taste - Coriander and lemon, smooth at first and ending with some zest. Carbonation minimal in terms of the taste.

Mouthfeel - Somewhat mild and dry, would not call it crisp or refreshing per se, actually ends warm in the belly, alcohol content is obvious.

Overall - Decent, not amazing but not horrible either. Not quite what I'd expected from this brew, wanted it to be more crisp but it faded too quickly.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 13:16:08 | More by JMScowcroft
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KajII

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

[Suggested Glassware: Trappist Glass]

The pour was a hazy yellow amber with an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head that reduced to a thin film and medium collar, with very good sheets of lacing.

The aroma was of a light grain malt, floral hops and a musty Belgian yeast with notes of citrus (lemon), green apple, pears and a touch of coriander.

The taste was mildly sweet and very fruity from the get go and pretty much lasted throughout, progressing slightly with a bold yeast presence along with a spicy citrus taste towards the finish. The flavor hung around for a good long while following the swallow, with a nice citrus yeast taste that was complemented by a mellow alcohol warming sensation.

Mouthfeel was just past light in body with a mildly dry yet creamy texture and a carbonation that just went beyond mild in intensity.

Overall I have to say this brewer never seems to disappoint, and this is no exception. This beer is a fantastic representation of a Belgian Golden Ale with a great taste and superb drinkability...

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Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 23:50:06 | More by KajII
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zeff80

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured a cloudy, golden-yellow color with a one-finger, white head of foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - Fruity and yeasty with a bit of funkiness.

T - Nice spicy bite up front with a sweet caramel backbone. Good fruity sweetness, too.

M - Crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a very tasty Belgian-style ale. I forget how good Ommegang can be.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 00:10:11 | More by zeff80
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itchytasty

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

02-14-2013 22:59:09 | More by itchytasty
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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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andthevolcano

Delaware

4/5  rDev +2%

02-10-2013 02:10:19 | More by andthevolcano
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2%

02-09-2013 20:01:06 | More by LambicPentameter
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ajdemma

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2%

02-09-2013 02:25:05 | More by ajdemma
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from champagne bottle into a perfect pint glass.

Pours clear golden, completely see through. Some white on top. Yeast in the nose more than anything else. Gritty malt too. Clean taste, flash of citrus that vanishes and evolves into a forceful hop. Mild, but full of flavor. Really good ale, flavorful and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 14:11:26 | More by KTCamm
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Full coverage of yeasty matter covers the entire bottom of the bomber. Pale lemon brass coloring shows a bit of light misty haze and a moderae dense and nimble rise of carbonaiton bubbles. Chalky white head is milky and creamy on the surface, sits a finger high, and stays nicely. Love the pale coloring, misty haze and strong carbonation presence as well lengthy stay of head retention. Heavy stratified ring lacing encircles the glass. Second pour showed a even dense nature, pea soup consistency of suspended yeasty matter. mmmm.

S: Fresh pale grains, a hint of lemon peel and good deal of yeasty indications. Soft orange and nobel flowers are ever so slight but supportive. Fresh greenery.

T: Flavor was grainy, musky and yeasty. The yeasty nature is truely the highlight here. Musky lemon and flowers. Tart and dry, bready with some wheat hints. Some orange, very crisp, with some noble flowery hops and some fresh greenery, hay and spiciness upon warming.

M: Crisp, bubbly, tight, tart, and dry with warming yeastiness. Bready.

O: Overall dry, tart with an empowering yeastiness and noble fresh green hopping. Pale malts, pale colored and an excellent tribute to a classic. You really have to appreciate ommegangs clean brewing technique and musky yeasty nature to thier beers. A sure rated A beer in my eyes per style.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 00:20:36 | More by beerthulhu
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huysmans

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-03-2013 00:25:08 | More by huysmans
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Amerikon

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

02-01-2013 07:38:08 | More by Amerikon
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-01-2013 06:07:13 | More by SocalKicks
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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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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: This was a slightly hazy golden straw color. It was served to me with a medium sized, uneven, frothy cap.

s: Pepper and clove from the yeast plus grassy, lemony hops and some graininess.

t: Dry overall. A wonderful mix of light pears and grains up front with grassy lemons and peppery yeast at the end.

m: Chewy with very active carbonation.

o: Just an awesome beer, as expected.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2013 21:05:37 | More by DIM
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dan027

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

01-28-2013 20:17:38 | More by dan027
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hlatimer266

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2%

01-27-2013 15:27:08 | More by hlatimer266
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prototypic

Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Duvel Rustica pours a very hazy yellow color. Looks a bit like straw. The haze is quite cloudy. Backlighting gives it a brighter, more yellow look. A soft, white head covers the top. It rises to about two fingers in height and held firm for quite a while. I’m not sure it will completely dissipate. Lacing was sticky and moderate. Looks good.

The nose is impressive. Belgian yeast is noted early. Smells delicious. It spices things up nicely. Pepper and clove are present. There are some fruity notes of apple and pear. It’s very earthy, grainy, and grassy throughout. The grassy hop scent is definitely noble hops. There might be a little musk in the house. A bit of lemon is noted late. It’s secondary. Alcohol is there, but doesn’t come through very strong at all. Smells good.

The flavor is every bit as good. It kicks off with a slightly sweet, malty flavor. Belgian yeast follows quickly and adds spicy flavors of clove and pepper. It’s extremely tasty. Apple and pear flavors blend well with the spicy notes. There’s a little lemon, as well. It is very earthy, grainy, and grassy throughout. There are some light musky notes, but they’re subtle. Noble hops are definitely in the mix and are extremely grassy and dry. Alcohol is blended very well. It seems much lighter than 8.5%.

Duvel Rustica has a body on the lighter side of medium. It feels a little too thin. Carbonation is light and soft. It has a pretty good feel, but it feels just a little light. Definitely easy drinking, especially for a bigger beer.

Brewery Ommegang did a nice job with Duvel Rustica. It’s not quite as good as Duvel, but it is impressive. I wouldn’t a little more body and perhaps a little less of a noble hop flavor. Small complaints though. This is really good stuff. Easy recommendation.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 04:07:16 | More by prototypic
Ommegang Duvel Rustica from Brewery Ommegang
88 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.