Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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4.25/5
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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:
A Duvel is still seen as the reference among strong golden ales. Its bouquet is lively and tickles the nose with an element of citrus which even tends towards grapefruit thanks to the use of only the highest-quality hop varieties. This is also reflected in the flavour, which is beautifully balanced with a hint of spiciness. Thanks to its high CO2 content, this beer has a wonderful roundness in the mouth. A Duvel is both the perfect thirst quencher and the ideal aperitif.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#801
Reviews:
2,870
Ratings:
8,065
pDev:
11.76%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
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482
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1,689
Trade:
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Photo of npfreeman
3.87/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Marcgrams
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ptykozoon
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Straw yellow. Frothy head strong lacing.

Lemon, bread, spice notes.

Banana bread, belgian spices, lemon.

Light to medium bodied. ABV is deceiving. Dry sweet finish.

A classic.

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Photo of Davidstan
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Slight banana hint and nice citus upfront. 11.00 for a 4 pack is a turn off though.

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Photo of Rileford
4.9/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StuartChestnut
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RayCannata
3/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mithras
4.79/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JOBEERFB
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drh88
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Johnpaulzay1981
4.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent beer, tasty in every way, it's sneaky with the high 8.5 abv and is incredibly drinkable. Great head retention, lacing, hoppy with sweet and golden tones. Great body!

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Photo of Bennyduce86
4.87/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GIZ204
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ben1313
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Monoceros
4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cardfan212
4.01/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a glass. Split across two glasses.

Look - First glass was incredibly clear with a light golden color. Large fluffy white head with great retention. Second glass was much cloudier due to the yeast. Head was smaller and also shorter lived.

Smell - Almost nothing on the nose from the first glass. The second glass had a more funky malt smell.

Taste - The first glass was an amazingly balanced drink, malt forward with a mildly hoppy backend that works together as a cohesive whole. The second glass was similar with a bit more tang from the yeast.

Feel - The strong carbonation gives this wonderfully balanced beer a great lively character. Really feels good on the tongue.

Overall - A truly great beer, very neutral and balanced. Warmer is better than colder, and with yeast is better than without.

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Photo of shrimply_pibbles
3.86/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillNJ
3.13/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

not sure the attraction to this insanely expensive beer. tastes like skunked spaten to me.

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Photo of sisterofba
3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerucee
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice all around. At Claire's in San Antonio

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Photo of Antg8989
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Prime example of the style. Pours straw-light gold. Thick foamy white head with considerable lacing. Aroma is somewhat spicy with hints of banana/orange. Taste is similar and somewhat soapy. Just enough bitterness - highly carbonated and full in the mouth. Overall, very good.

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Photo of jrc1093
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of llamajuice
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Junior
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 8,065 ratings