Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

7,960 Ratings
Duvel Belgian Golden AleDuvel Belgian Golden Ale

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2000

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Gorgeous as ever, the crystal clear yellow liquid is topped by a minimum of three fingers of frothy fine white foam. Bubbles cascade from the base of the glass in an endless stream

S - White bread, spritz of lemon rind, banana esters, stonefruit, Belgian yeast and some pepper.

T - Peppery and a bit tart. Bread and some citrus, plus nectarine and banana. Similar to the nose, but more yeast and spice.

M - Light and as-crisp-as-can-be. Sharp and stings the tongue a little in just the right way. Mellows out and rounds in the finish and is very pleasant.

O - A wonderful beer -- the classic light Belgian pale with lots of kick. Really fantastic.

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A: Pours a very hazy pale yellow, difficult to see through the glass at all despite the light color. The head pours very thick remaining at least 2-3 inches thick after dissipation.
S: A flavorful aroma of bread and hops. The smell is mild while still being extremely enticing.
T: This brew tastes of well cooked bread, with a sweet almost fruity taste. This taste is controlled with slight hints of a spicy earthy taste.
M: A strange mouth-feel that is nothing but delightful. The carbonation level is somewhat high but the slightly thick mouth feel really brings this beer into perfect equilibrium.
O: This is one of my favorite beers, if it is not my favorite it is definitely one of my favorite imports. Everything about this beer is just exceptional, the only downside is the price which is above average even for imports.

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,960 ratings.
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