Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

7,901 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: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

i had rated this lower previously, but for some reason (maybe because i just drank a KWAK?)this just tastes so superior. from the color to the lacing to the taste, this product just seems so satisfying. great color of straw yellow, nice balanced taste, great taste with a strong ABV (pure happiness). definitely an easy one to drink through the night.

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

Best before 09/2014. Poured into a St. Bernardus goblet.

Mammoth fluffy white head with a crystalline bubbling effect at the surface wearing on a hazy honeyed gold color. Slabs of lace coating and layering about the walls of the glass. Epic-looking beer.

Big bursting yeast note filling up the nose with tart lemon, apple, chewy crumb bread, wet hay, and white grape juice. Faint, but stern, hop element with a spicy tone. Coupling that with a subtle booze note makes for a wonderfully potent aroma.

Bready and spicy with dusty pepper and light coriander notes. Smarting smack from the alcohol denotes clout. Fermented lemon rind and floral notes grace the palate amidst other fruity esters. Banana/clove, pineapple, quinine, and pear also make appearances.

Full and starch-thick for the style. Medium-to-high carbonation with a satisfying feel. Booze is a cross to bear.

Exceptional beer. Astounding complexity and a big drink in itself. Most people would say something like "I don't get back to this one often enough." I would agree with that.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured a gorgeous cloudy yellow with a three finger fluffy white head that kept expanding for minutes after the pour. Truly a gorgeous beer. Scents of barnyard funk, sour notes, lemon zest, cirtus, and very slight bit of banana. A complex nose, predicting the flavor to come, and being quite appealing on it's own. Taste is complex, with flavors of pilnser malt, citrus, fruitiness, graininess, moderate hop bitterness, spiciness and a bit of malt sweetness. The finish is dry as is the aftertaste. There is also a flavor in the after taste that reminds me of burnt marshmallows. There is a lot going on in the flavor, it's quite complex and combines in an excellent way. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A good, easy to drink and refreshing mouthfeel, hiding the ABV quite well. Overall this is an excellent beer. It has a complex nose and flavor, it looks fantastic, it has a wonderful, fluffy head and an excellent mouthfeel. I enjoy it now far more than I did a year ago when I first tried it. Duvel is truly a world class beer and well worth drinking.

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,901 ratings.
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