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:
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:
#761
Reviews:
2,863
Ratings:
8,032
pDev:
11.76%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
Wants:
479
Gots:
1,666
Trade:
5
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Photo of MeLoynes
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Very solid offering. Always good!

A classic example of a good Belgian beer. I find the Belgian style too abv heavy for many occasions though!

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Photo of JacobusFavier23
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L-Two two and a half fingered THICK bubbly/frothy headed beer with a bubbly straw golden body.
S- I get grape, apple, pear, lemon zest, phenol, barley and malt. The smell is a crisp and immediate aroma. Very sour.
T- Biscuit, lemon, grape and apple. Very delicious. The flavor is honest, quick, and sharp. Extremely fresh
F- Medium bodied, pretty dry finish. Works well with the beer.
O- Extremely well crafted beer. Very champaign like. Delicious.

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Photo of Duncian
3.92/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of uu1
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 8,032 ratings