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:
#758
Reviews:
2,863
Ratings:
8,026
pDev:
11.76%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
Wants:
478
Gots:
1,664
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 8,026 |  Reviews: 2,863
Photo of detgfrsh
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 330ml bottle marked best by 12/2018. Straw color with a good two fingers of white foam. Citrus and yeast funk smell. Medium feel, good carbonation. Tastes of lemon, spice, and floral hops. Certainly good, but not my favorite in this style.

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Photo of devinr12
4.91/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I spent $8200 on this beer for my wedding. Think that explains how I feel.

However I'd like to forewarn there is a difference between bottle conditioned and biere conditioned. One tastes a lot better, I always forget which and it's hard to clarify. When you get the right one it's the best beer on earth.

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

I imagine this is the perfect example of a belgian strong pale ale, but somehow I like Piraat better. Can't say why, would have to try both at same time.

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Photo of SirFolmarv
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Maxpower086
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Colour is yellow gold with good head (to be poured slowly) and excellent carbonation. It smells of toasted cereals and baked barley. On the first taste, the toasted notes of cereals and barley really come in to fruition followed by a subtle hoppy malt and lemon grass. The finish is a lasting; smoothened and enrobed layers of malt.

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Photo of sdm9465
3.79/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Juice14
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BennyProfane
4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AAG
3.65/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Wow...frothy head...remains throughout...incredible lacing that persists like a beautiful cloud...citrus smell and taste, very pleasing all around. Drank it from the bottle in Bruges, Belgium,

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Photo of AfricanPete14
2.02/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

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

Photo of arr3388
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GratefulFC
3.81/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Flowery golden taste,

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Photo of Nyar
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice golden yellow with a thick white head. Very Belgian in flavor, delicious.

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Photo of careykevin
2.36/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SiepJones
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ichoosefiction
1.5/5  rDev -64.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of p5gdcdeluxe
3.74/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joharitaylor79
3.35/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chirdning
3.6/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750ml bottle into glass. Best by date is '06 2018'.
Clear golden colored body. Lots of pillowy white head. Good web lacing coverage in the glass.
Smell of citrus/lemon, along with apple/pear. Some yeast funk.
Taste is yeast esters, combined with cracker, lemon and apple/pear mid way, and sweet at the end.
Refreshing, light mouth feel. Good carbonation level.
Unlike most U.S. made beers; it shows its confident and well established brewing history with each sip. Where else does one find the billowy white head with each pour from the bottle. Not extremely complex aroma and tastes but extremely well done.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of staubot
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crisp pale, lively with bubbles and a Thick white Head the wont stop

Strong citrusy hops scent

Gives a good balance between hops and malts, light flavoured with a smooth spicy citrus

The volume of bubbles deceives as it does not feel over carbonated but rather a pleasant tingle.

Nice presentation and wonderful to sit down to and relax to. Overall excellent.

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Photo of cinderblocks
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dirtysleeves
4.87/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 8,026 ratings
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