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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

259 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 24
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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flagmantho

Washington

3.35/5  rDev -14.8%

Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: light golden hue with a very light haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy white foam with a decent retention and a nice lace. Not bad.

Smell: sweet malt with a pear and apple character, along with a light chalkiness and a hint of phenolic bubblegum aroma. I like a BSPA with a little bit of character like this.

Taste: again, quite sweet; almost sickly sweet. That phenolic character sticks around a bit too much, bringing the experience down for me. It's not terrible, but I don't love this beer.

Mouthfeel: medium body and a good carbonation leave a nice, creamy mouthfeel. Good stuff.

Overall: something about the flavor here just doesn't work for me. The aroma was nice, but the balance goes out the window with the flavor. I like both Ommegang and Duvel, but this beer just didn't turn out quite right, at least for my palate.

11-26-2012 01:40:29 | More by flagmantho
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sneaks2210

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-24-2012 20:38:13 | More by sneaks2210
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Oboogie

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

11-24-2012 14:47:45 | More by Oboogie
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

11-23-2012 22:20:28 | More by kjkinsey
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-22-2012 23:40:44 | More by thebouch01
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Dope

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

A: Pours a hazy golden with a touch of orange in there. Big foamy white head. Fades slowly, leaving nice foamy islands behind. Decent tufts of fluffy lacing but nothing amazing.

S: Pretty wheaty aroma. Lots of lemons and oranges and bananas. Spicy black pepper as well. Has a nice grainy and yeasty aroma too.

T: Grassy with lots of citrus up front. Turns into a nice yeasty bread flavor with bananas. More grass and then quite spicy with black pepper towards the finish. Finishes very peppery.

M: Medium bodied, slick and spicy.

O: A nice BSPA, unfortunately I don't think it quite makes it up to normal Duvel standards. Still tasty, well balanced and complex. Just doesn't pull it all together quite as well as the original. Still, a unique variant that I was glad to have drank.

11-22-2012 04:26:17 | More by Dope
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-20-2012 02:55:19 | More by GennyCreamAle
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-19-2012 17:59:38 | More by goblue3509
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Maseitz

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

11-19-2012 00:27:37 | More by Maseitz
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +3.1%

Appearance: golden yellow in color with a one finger head that falls to a spotty surface foam.

Smell: grass and some bitterness comes through to the nose.

Taste: grass, hay, some lemon zest, a hint of honey, and a bit of yeast flavors are the main flavor components.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp from start to finish. Short lived aftertaste.

Overall: a very easy to drink beer. Nice flavors and very refreshing. You can get a sense of both Ommegang and Duvel presence in this beer. Worth finding this one.

11-18-2012 18:49:14 | More by Gavage
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Stumpy29er

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-17-2012 10:14:18 | More by Stumpy29er
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

11-16-2012 04:43:50 | More by mdillon86
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avalon07

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a yellowish color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Average lacing.

S: A sharp aroma of yeast, fruit, and a surprising amount of malt.

T: Tasted of light fruit (lemon, etc), a decent amount of malt, Belgian yeast, and fruity esters. This is one of those flavors that actually gets better as you go along. Well-balanced and tasty.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Duvel Rustica is a solid, likable, and ultimately drinkable beer. Slightly different (though I can't say exactly how) than your typical BSPA, but worth a shot.

11-15-2012 14:18:28 | More by avalon07
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IL_PLAY_RAGS

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

11-15-2012 03:10:14 | More by IL_PLAY_RAGS
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WYVYRN527

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-14-2012 06:14:08 | More by WYVYRN527
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cwd

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-12-2012 23:04:59 | More by cwd
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

11-12-2012 07:51:56 | More by HumphreyLee
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%

750mL bottle poured into a tulip

A golden yellow color with a fluffy white head that rose two+ fingers to fill the glass. A good amount of active carbonation. The nose is of soft floral hops, grass, and bubble gum. Light bready notes, hay, and honey round out the profile. On the palate, noble hops up front with bubble gum through the middle with a subtle spice. Doughy yeast sweeps in with grass and floral qualities before a semi-dry finish. Some hints of pear and apple skins poke through as it warms. Light bodied with sturdy carbonation. Dry finish, crisp with some lingering grass/earth notes. This is a fine golden ale reminiscent of its brother, but with obvious nods to American ingredients. Highly enjoyable.

11-12-2012 02:43:13 | More by ColForbinBC
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -7.1%

This beer poured out as a slightly hazy yellow color with a white head on top. The retention is good and so is the lacing. The smell of the beer gives off aromas of yeast and corn. The taste of the beer is malty, some subtle corn flavors as well as some yeast in there too, not much bitterness at all. The mouthfeel of the beer is nicely carbonated but smooth and creamy. Overall his beer was pretty good, love the artwork on the bottle.

11-12-2012 02:01:32 | More by Knapp85
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abrodsky

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Serving Type - 22oz caged and corked bottle

Appearance - Light golden tan, pineapple juice color. 1/2 inch head with some decent lacing.

Smell - Light floral hops, belgium yeasts, pale malts, some spices. Perfumy and peppery, slight farmhouse aroma. Some grapefruit and orange.

Taste - Sweet floral hops mixed with pale malts start this beer off. Orange, grapefruit and even some pineapple are main flavors. Spices are peppery, yeasts are sweet and tart. SLight alcohol is masked well. Has a farmhouse/grassy feel in each sip. Has a crisp apple flavor at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light, crisp and smooth. Hops and yeasts coat tounge with sweet fruits and sugars. Palate gets more of the same with some pale malts and peppery spices. The aftertaste is sweet, fruity and a little dry.

Overall - Honesty, this beer didnt remind me of duvel at all. Not Much carbination, not nearly as much pale malt profile. Its very fruity, sweet and hoppy. I dont get this beer at all. Its really a standard ommegang beer. Very nice and smooth, easy to drink and tastes great but, maybe putting duvel on the label can justify overcharging for this? Its a good beer, worth a drink but not what i was expecting. Take the duvel off the label, knock a few dollars off the price and id enjoy it more if that makes sense.

11-12-2012 00:56:34 | More by wvsabbath
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MadScientist

New York

4.28/5  rDev +8.9%

A: a slightly hazy golden beer with a creamy somewhat rocky white head, about a finger thick with good retention.

S: Peppery phenols and orange esters at moderate levels with the pepper note being a bit stronger than the fruit. There is a little bit of that floral hops aroma that combines with the alcohol to give it a low perfumey note. There is a moderately-low Pilsner malt aroma as well.

T: The taste is mostly spicey with some fruit, again peppery but a bit more lemon than orange for the fruit flavors. The hops seem to be giving it the citrus flavors but not that American style hops flavor. There is a touch of sweetness while the hops bitterness comes in at a moderate level making for a beer with a slight bitter balance. The finish is dry and the aftertaste is of citrus and a short lived hops bitterness. The spice sometimes seems a little clove-like but mostly black pepper.

M: Medium-light bodied with a moderately-high level of carbonation.

O: A very peppery Belgian Ale with a nice citrus influence.

11-11-2012 02:43:44 | More by MadScientist
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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

California

4.3/5  rDev +9.4%

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours golden with a medium white head, some soft lace, solid head retention.

S: Bready malt, floral grassy hops, earth.

T: Good overall pale malt flavour. Great earthy dry grassy hop character. Definitely has an American flair. Nice mix of flavours.

M: Medium-bodied, crisp biting carbonation, nice long hoppy aftertaste for the style.

O: Like a hoppy Duvel, great direct flavour. This is just a really good beer. Don't know why the 750 has to be $14 though.

11-11-2012 01:12:08 | More by Halcyondays
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jaidenjb

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-11-2012 00:37:05 | More by jaidenjb
Ommegang Duvel Rustica from Brewery Ommegang
88 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.