Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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95
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7,904 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
Ratings:
7,904
Reviews:
2,820
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
11.45%
 
 
Wants:
462
Gots:
1,599
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 7,904 |  Reviews: 2,820
Photo of siebevl
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Deltoro
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of those beers that makes you wonder why you drink other things. Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Absolutely gorgeous thick creamy head and great lacing. Fragrant sweet smell. Lovel sweet spice taste. Nicely refreshing. Great beer!

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Photo of Curt3
4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mishi_d
3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Estria
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EmeraldMist
4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look - Clear pale gold, two fingers of bright white head, great retention, no lacing.
Aroma - Slightly musty, spicy, lots of yeast.
Taste - Unripened pear, faint grass, thin but delicious bready malt, loads of spice throughout, white pepper, clove, spices bring a refreshing bitterness, yeast has a strong presence. Alcohol has a gentle warmth towards the end and goes perfect with the spice. Finishes dry.
Feel - Medium bodied, loads of fine bubbles, dry finish with soft alcohol warmth.

Overall - Complex, balanced, drinkable, delicious. The world is a better place with this beer in it.

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Photo of yuno
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of williamphelps
4.84/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thick foamy head that only very slowly recedes but never vanishes. Lovely lacing like a wedding dress. Aroma of overripe banana, pineapple, mango, sourdough bread, hop, lemon mirengue pie, vanilla cake with cream cheese icing; quite intense, rich, dessert. Palate of lemon, banana cream pie, pineapple upside down cake, into a solid warming and rich alcohol flavor and feeling (8.5%!), hops of pine needles, lemon, grapefruit balanced perfectly with sourdough, doughy goodness. Light texture, comforting efferscence. Pros huge into flavor, body, and experience yet balanced and refreshing. Went great with beer but also great alone. Cons boozy do not super sessionable. 97/100.

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Photo of Casey_L
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gemini6
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmorris15
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ColtE
4.88/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dankabier1
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmphillips88
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Docksidebars
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dobroblues
3.43/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Bujon
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In the same vicinity as the Delirium Tremens.

Very similar to look at, crystal clear pale blonde brew with decent foamage at its crown.

Not sure there is a massive Aroma to speak of, I genuinely can't pick anything out, seems to nullify itself.

The taste is definitely on the fruity side, and the 8.5% abv is noticed, but not excessively so. The aftertaste is gone in a flash, and this is a very easy to drink brew.

I think I find it difficult to call this a top top brew due to it's availability and very cheap price. Just over 1 euro for a 330ml bottle, and stocked everywhere in Northern Europe.

That aside, it is a decent beer, and was certainly my first experience of a true none draft Belgian Beer.

Overall just Very Good.

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Photo of BrendanHurley
4.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Appearance: So perfect and precise, they had to make their own style tulip glass. Beautiful large head with a golden yellow and visible carbonation rising from the center. Has a similar appearance to champange.
Smell: Dominated by spice and alcohol on the front and followed by a mild fruitIness followed by bitterness. Very refreshing finish and a complex character for scent
Taste: A combination of bitter hoppiness matched with a mild fruity and refreshing dry finish. An incredible hybrid between a Beligen pale ale and close to champagne like. One of my favorite combination of flavors.
Feel: Crisp and carbonated but takes it time through your mouth. A great natural feel that is very easy to drink but has all of the complexities of a full bodied beer.
Overall: An all-time classic and blue print for how all beers should be. This has always been one of my favorites since first sip. You can say you lived without drinking many beers, but not this one. Duvel is a beer that all beer drinkers deserve to drink at some point in their life.

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Photo of Can_has_beer
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcflorian
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mandrilo
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,904 ratings.
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