Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Duvel Belgian Golden AleDuvel Belgian Golden Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Belgium
duvel.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,945
Reviews:
2,841
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
11.45%
 
 
Wants:
469
Gots:
1,624
For Trade:
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4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JAes
4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BJB13
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best By 3/2018
750ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

Looks damn good with three fingers of stark white, fine foam plastered over a lively and clear golden body. The head is long lasting and has fantastic lacing that stacks up like shaving cream on the side of the tulip.

The nose is moderate in strength with light white grape and fresh lemon aromas over yeast and spice. Taste is dry and clean and is in line with the nose. Balanced and refined it finishes dry and slightly tart. Mouth feel is crisp then frothy, with fairly high carbonation that brings a bit of bite before finishing smooth.

Recommended, even if Belgian beers aren't your thing.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of clager
3/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Th3Sh4d0w
4.77/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of saboliver
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Antique, 'old gold' appearance, with large thin bubbles in a frothy head. Very 'Belgian' nose, with sweet, spicy, yeasty aromas. There's rich fruitcake in there alongside the farmyard notes. Flavour complements the smell, with only a touch of bitterness offsetting the sweetness. Savouring a longer sip reveals some candied and sherbet flavours Too carbonated for my taste but not for the style.

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Photo of Tcsox
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Willgooding35
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Darandos
3.74/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thebeers
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Just slightly hazed gold with a finger of white head that leaves decent lacing.

Lovely, skunky barnyard aroma that continues to the taste with a nice blasts of Belgian yeast and a slight black pepper.

Medium bodied, slightly prickly.

Delicious.

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Photo of BergBeer
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kollan
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.74/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DutchGermanguy
4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Karenremom
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of al2913
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nace4
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IronLover
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Golden yellow in color. Started with a light haze that slowly dissipated leaving very good clarity. Poured with a huge, billowy, bright white foam that hung on to the bitter end. Sweet pilsner malt aromas with candy suger, floral hops, light peppery notes and touch of booze at the end. Medium light bodies with effervescent carbonation. Light creaminess beneath the aggressive carbonation followed by unmistakeable, pleasant, boozy warmth through the finish. Flavors of pilsner malt, sweet sugar, light under ripe banana, bready yeast and spicy pepper. Medium light bitterness through the middle tempers the sweetness fillowed by light floral hoppiness. Finished with some boozy warmth along with floral and peppery notes that linger a bit. Dangerously drinkable and refreshing considering the higher abv. A wide array of flavors, aromas and feel that combine perfectly.

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4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.79/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L- Pours a pale straw color with plenty of carbonation. A thick, white, bubbly head.
S- Hop and yeast, lemon.
T- Taste follows the nose. Yeast blends wonderfully with fruitness and spice. Hop is there, but not dominating. A nice little funk.
M- Complex taste that finishes dry. Quite pleasant.
O- Wonderful examole of the style.

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Photo of Robertas
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeaconWhite82
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite Belgian beers. Huge frothy head, pleasant smell. Taste is smooth and light. Does not have the extreme funky taste you get from some of the Belgian beers.

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Photo of GlennWB
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,945 ratings.
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