Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Duvel Belgian Golden AleDuvel Belgian Golden Ale
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4.25/5
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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:
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:
#759
Reviews:
2,862
Ratings:
8,025
pDev:
11.76%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
Wants:
478
Gots:
1,665
Trade:
5
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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

330ml stubby into wine glass (due to the abscence of a snifter)

A: cloudy golden straw color with a fantastic head of chunky white foam. Looks great and the head won't die.

S: the other reviews don't lie juicy fruit on the nose. Lots of apple almost like cider. Good yeasty smell like a bread starter. A bit of alcohol on the nose but it makes it smell like white wine. The apple smell is so strong I can smell it a foot from the glass.

T: sweet, more cidery apple flavor with great yeast flavor. Same as the nose, but it has more to it than that. It finishes a little bitter but not overpowering. Really good. It finishes good and dry like brut.

M: smooth and devilshly good. Lighter body than expected almost like a lager but the carbonation gives it a very champagne like mouthfeel but thicker. Like a lager. Wonderful.

O: no wonder it is called one of the worlds best beers. This is great. Not much else I can say really but ohh hell yeah.

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S: I'm picking up a lot of smells here: clove, apple notes. The smell is very refreshing.

T: The taste is similar to how the beer smells. There's hints of clove and banana, some spices, and a bit of orange. It also has this apple cider-type flavor amongst all the flavors. The bitterness is very mild.

M: Light bodied, and the carbonation draws out the flavors. The carbonation really makes this beer stand out.

O: This is a perfect beer. It's very tasty and refreshing. It's a really good Belgian Golden.

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 8,025 ratings
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