Ommegang Duvel Rustica - Brewery Ommegang
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3.84/5 rDev -2.3%
Served in a proper Duvel tulip, which I appreciate!
Hazy yellow-gold with a disappointingly small, creamy white head. Still, a fine looking beverage. Aromas of Belgian yeast, flowers, lemony citrus, pepper, fruity esters, and light dough. Peppery yeast flavor upfront, fruit, clove, a powdery sweetness, and some rustic citrus. Less refined and a little thinner than Duvel. Like the regular version, this is dangerously drinkable, though the overall aggressiveness (rusticity, if you will) leaves me wanting to just grab the classic instead.
06-22-2013 20:00:42 | More by wedge
4.31/5 rDev +9.7%
Appearance A copper orange with a slight haze the bottle sat long enough for yeast to settle so I assume the haze is normal head was rather small compared to Duvel
Smell very nice citrus and some yeast
Taste excellent not a clone of Duvel but very good in its on way notes of citrus yeast and alcohol
Mouthfeel high carbonation medium body
Overall A very good well crafted beer but I thought the cost was a bit high about the same as a Duvel. I don't think this is a world class beer its a domestic micro and made in the same state I live it should cost a little less
06-13-2013 20:10:58 | More by BeerTaster
4.11/5 rDev +4.6%
Picked up a single of this brew at my local establishment Civera's in Drexel Hill. Quite excited they've been supplying my favorite brewery lately. Lets see how this brew matches up.
Appearance: pours a copper yellow that is straw-like. Produced a nice head, but went away quickly, which was a mini disappointment. However it's makes up for it by displaying a nice lacing. I'm enjoying the haze however, as it is quite enjoyable to look at.
Smell: quite an overload of fruity esters and aromas. Pear, apples, lemon, and a slight hint of melon is very noticeable. Some nice spices are also hinted. Some yeast is also hired at. Quite a delicious aroma and well-balance of aromas.
Taste: first noticeable flavors are honey and roasted malts are apparent. Has a dry fruit-like flavor that becomes noticeable. Apple, pears and apricots are also observed. Actually quite a bit spicer than I expected. Actually quite acidic. Good, but a bit overbearing. I did enjoy the fruit zest.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Finishes dry and actually quite good.
Overall: coming into this I was quite excited. I'm a huge fan of this brewery. But this beer was good, just not a big "wow" factor. The overall acidic body was good, but something was missing. Maybe it just finished a little too dry. Oh we'll, but it was a good brew. I would probably have again if was on tap maybe (may offer a different experience). I would recommend to a friend. Cheers!
06-01-2013 00:49:24 | More by DMXLOX22
4.21/5 rDev +7.1%
A-pours a hazy yellow color with a nice white head with good retention
S-banana and a nice hoppy spiciness
T-More banana and spice with some white fruit in the finish, very well balanced
M-medium bodied and smooth and creamy
O-Very solid beer. Highly recommend
05-28-2013 23:54:01 | More by atr2605
4.23/5 rDev +7.6%
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 8/30/2012. Pours hazy and cloudy golden straw color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, clove, pepper, bread, wheat, floral, herbal, grass, light banana, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy ester notes with light-moderate malt. Taste of big lemon, pear, apple, clove, pepper, floral, grass, bread, wheat, light banana, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of lemon, light fruits, clove, pepper, wheat, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of fruity/spicy esters with moderate malt; with a great fruity/spicy ester balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a slightly slick and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent Belgian strong pale ale! Great balance and complexity of flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.
05-17-2013 04:23:16 | More by superspak
4.15/5 rDev +5.6%
750 mL bottle
I thought I gave it a good pour, but there's only a tiny head. The color resembles Duvel, but isn't quite there. It looks more like grapefruit juice or a wit with its cloudy, milky golden color. While it's pale, it's still opaque. With a good swirl, you get a thin lace, but you shouldn't have to do that.
The smell reminds me a lot of Duvel. There's a Belgian sugar sweetness combined with a green grapey scent.
Pretty good for the style. The green grapeyness is there, as well as some white pepper. Belgian sugar is faint, as is the hop presence. Alcohol is mostly present, but dominating, along with some orange peel.
Complex, like the beer it's recreating. Sweetness, spice, citrus, acid, savory, and tart. It's light in color, but medium bodied. There's a lot happening to the palate, but every sip ends with the bite of carbonation and a clean tongue ready for the next drink.
Not quite as world class as Duvel, but a really good try. It's a good sipping beer and the alcohol is tame despite the large ABV, but I'd go with the real thing and pick up an actual Duvel for about half the price.
05-14-2013 02:40:18 | More by RickS95
3.91/5 rDev -0.5%
22 ounce bomber poured into a snifter
a: hazy yellow/orange. lots of carbonation and appears to be a lot of yeast sediment.
s: sweet belgian yeast and phenol, bumble gum, pepper, slight citrus
t: very similar to the smell...yeast and phenol up front, pepper, clove, bumble gum
m: medium body, no hint of the alcohol
This is a very good attempt at a interpretation of Duvel. Very solid beer!
05-10-2013 00:33:53 | More by Shumania
4/5 rDev +1.8%
Appearance: Cloudy, golden yellow color with two fingers of head that fades slowly with a solid curtain of lace.
Aroma: Fairly light smelling, somewhat like a Hefewiezen. Light fruit notes, lemon and yeast
Taste: A quick flash of sweetness of the bat, then lots of chaulky malt, with layers of light, fruity hop bitterness. The finish goes out a touch metallic with some more chualkyness.
The Rest: Full bodied and yet refreshing, this beer has a nice depth, yet is somewhat fun and refreshing at the same time. Quite good.
05-03-2013 22:25:59 | More by curasowa
3.9/5 rDev -0.8%
Poured into a Chimay goblet from a 750ml bottle.
Pours a nice golden straw color with a slight haze to it. There is a nice thin white head that forms and dissipates quickly.
Aroma is delicious slight lemony notes with some nice vinous notes as well. A slight yeasty phenol is present in the aroma with some nice grainy bread notes. The yeast gives the brew a nice slight fruit (Apple) juice note.
Flavor is really nice. Starts off with some nice slight vinous and slightly fruity notes quickly followed by a nice earthy and bready grain note. Very delicious slight husky and funk notes are present with some slight grassy hops on the back end. The brew is really clean and each flavor is really well crafted. Pretty straight forward BPA. Nice grainy notes mixed in with some yeasty sweetness and a slight grassy note. Finishes dry and slightly sweet. Very nice. Mouthfeel is nice and fluffy.
Overall this is a solid BPA. I don't know why I pass up Ommegang brews so much sometimes their take on Belgian brews is awesome. There is a nice dryness to this brew with some good yeasty esters and nice bready notes.
05-02-2013 22:52:39 | More by JoEBoBpr
4.23/5 rDev +7.6%
(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer has a touch of haze to the deep lemon yellow body and a rocky snow white head that last for the full beer. There are microstrands of microbubbles directed toward the surface.
S- The cider note turns into a bring hop aroma that blends into a fruity ester finish.
T- The club soda taste has a touch of sweetness that leads to some nice yeasty esters that grow into a juicy fruit flavor. There is the classic ommagang yeast character to follow with a clean fruity dry lemon hop finish. A bright cider and clove note linger for just a moment after each sip.
M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a gentle fizz that compliments the spice phenol in the finish.
O- This is a very nice blend of yeast characters with bright hops in a very drinkable beer.
04-23-2013 16:59:33 | More by rhoadsrage
Ommegang Duvel Rustica from Brewery Ommegang
88 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.