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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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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:
#753
Reviews:
2,852
Ratings:
7,993
pDev:
11.53%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
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472
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1,646
Trade:
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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had always heard so much about the magnificence of Duvel, I just had to score a bottle and give it a shot. Plus, it is one of the Beers of Fame, which I am on a quest to imbibe all off and review. Side poured with standard energy from the bottle into my regimental tulip glass.

Appearance - Pours a light straw yellow color with an absolutely, ridiculously massive soapy white four finger head that never really fully dissipates, always leaving some sort of head on top of the beer. Clings to the side of the glass like glue. One of the best presentations I've ever seen out of any beer style.

Smell - The yeastiness and breads are certainly present, along with a lot of different lighter fruits such as apples, white grapes, etc. Kind of smells like white wine in a sense. Very good on the nose.

Taste - Tastes like God loves you. The fruity esters sweep the palate and are followed by the crackers and breads towards the middle of the drink. A touch of bitter hoppy, a bit of pepper, very well balanced.

Mouthfeel - Big carbonation, light body, so smooth and easy to drink. I smashed the whole bottle by myself in short order, and besides the good feelings I had, I easily could have drank a lot more. Finishes just a touch bitter and with a hint of alcohol warmth. Awesome.

Overall - Are you kidding me? If you haven't had this beer, you need to go get it right now. Spectacular. Enough said.

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,993 ratings
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