Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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95
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,942
Reviews:
2,840
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
11.45%
 
 
Wants:
469
Gots:
1,624
For Trade:
5
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3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a stubby bottle, $4.99 from New Seasons Market, Portland OR. Down the side of a curvedish pint glass.
Good head cool sudsy active retention. It really wants to stick to the side of the glass.
Smells like fruit- banana, spice, sweetness and light booze.
Really balanced taste- sweetness and alcohol, spice and light and dark fruit. Some significant caramelly taste.
Exquisitely carbonated, very active but the actual feel of the beer is somewhat syrupy. This was freezer cold to start with and warmed up quickly due to it being in the 90s but curiously I only noticed the syrupiness after it warmed a bit. My perception of syrupiness may have been affected by the increasinly obvious sweet taste.
Not worth the price

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

Appearance: cloudy yellow gold, a nice head. nice coronation streaming from the bottom.

Smell: nice clean belgian, esters and yeast.

taste: nice yeasty esters. nice green apple and grass. citrus, nicely balanced and very drinkable

mouthful: very carbonated, but very pleasant

overall: really refreshing and balanced. The esters and Belgian yeast are right there. its very light with green apple and grass. delicious

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

Pours a clear, pale gold with a big, billowy white head. The foam settles over time and creates irregular patterns on the glass. Aroma is sweet with Belgian pale malt, honey, and a hint of pepper and coriander or other light spices. The pale malt is really the showcase here, as it becomes more prominent as it warms. A big bouquet of bready malt and spicy yeast bursts from the suds. Flavors start sweet and go tart, flirting with metallic, coppery, before going bitter. The bitterness is a mix of malt and hops, as I get the pungent Belgian malt and the flowery, somewhat musky hops. I'm guessing of the noble variety. It starts very dry when sweet, but balances out towards the finish, although it is towards the dry end of the spectrum. The feel is very balanced as well. At times I thought it was watery, but then thought it was heavier on the tongue. I guess waffling between the two suggests this is about as balanced as you can get.

What can I say? This is Duvel, the epitome of Belgian pale beers. It's complex, it's thirst quenching, it's spicy and exotic. I could drink this all day, whether it's summer or winter. It's a great beer I will be going back to for years to come.

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,942 ratings.
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