Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Duvel Belgian Golden AleDuvel Belgian Golden Ale
BA SCORE
4.25/5
7,974 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#738
Reviews:
2,846
Ratings:
7,974
pDev:
11.53%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
Wants:
470
Gots:
1,640
Trade:
5
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750 mL bottle poured to tulip
Sight: very light amber, bright yellowish, medium off white foam, hazy
Smell: fragrant, fruity, nice aroma
Taste: very good, balance - medium to high bitterness
Mouthfeel: very good, long follow through, bitter after tast
Overall: excellent beer, repeat, look for yes

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750ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

Looks damn good with three fingers of stark white, fine foam plastered over a lively and clear golden body. The head is long lasting and has fantastic lacing that stacks up like shaving cream on the side of the tulip.

The nose is moderate in strength with light white grape and fresh lemon aromas over yeast and spice. Taste is dry and clean and is in line with the nose. Balanced and refined it finishes dry and slightly tart. Mouth feel is crisp then frothy, with fairly high carbonation that brings a bit of bite before finishing smooth.

Recommended, even if Belgian beers aren't your thing.

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Medium bodied, slightly prickly.

Delicious.

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,974 ratings
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