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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

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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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

DrunkinYogi, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

campfirebrew, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of Vixie
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Vixie, Sep 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

PeteRiz, Sep 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Python574, Sep 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

st9647v3, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of cjgiant
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

cjgiant, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

clayrock81, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

JimmyFlatRock, Aug 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

BrandonOakes, Aug 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Stinger80OH, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Jennille, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

skaboom420, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an Ommegang flute glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with nice active carbonation. Fine two finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of bready malt with apple and pear juice, Belgian and saison yeast and Belgian spicing. Flavor begins with excellent apple, pear and light stone fruit, mildy estery, sweet malt; semi sweet a fruit forward. Transitions to a drier lightly hopped finish with clove and Belgian spicing. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Slightly light flavored in the finish, but start and middle have excellently balanced semisweet fruit, malt and yeast. A top notch domestic Belgian strong pale. Another home run from Ommegang.

LiquidAmber, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

gpblackgt, Jul 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

thefluker, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of OWSLEY069
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lightly hazy pale yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, crisp candy sugar, and slightly floral. In the taste, sweet to dry candy sugar with a nice floral roundness. A mellow hop bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry floral presence and earthy hop in the aftertaste. Quite Duvel like, but a bit fresher, so what is there not to like?

OWSLEY069, Jul 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

bennettj1087, Jul 10, 2013
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3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured a dark yellow with a big cap of foam floating above. The head fell very quickly. The pale bread-like malt mixes with hints of Belgian yeast. The palate has more to it. Orange rind, apple, earthy and spicy yeast. Earthy tones are there. The malt is sweeter than I would have expected, perhaps a tad too sweet. The bitterness at the end does help to balance it. The mouthfeel is light, but a little heavier than it should be. Overall a nice stab at the style, but could use some refinement on the malt side.

BeardedBoffin, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

CDCNAM, Jul 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

morrowd3, Jul 01, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

beerist, Jul 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

craigdb, Jun 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

JC333, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

AdamElb, Jun 25, 2013
Ommegang Duvel Rustica from Brewery Ommegang
88 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.