Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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95
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7,902 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,902
Reviews:
2,819
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
11.45%
 
 
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462
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1,599
For Trade:
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Served a hazy light yellow with a thin off-white head. Good retention from the minimal head that was there.

S - Some subtle Belgian yeast, weather, lemon.

T - More Belgian style yeast, citrus lemon, wheat, corn. Pretty mild.

D - Good carbonation and a light body.

O - Light, citrusy and a Belgian delight.

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

Duvel, which translates in Flemish as Devil, is one of my all time favorite Belgian blonde ales. Its flavor, color, name, availability, and ease of drinking makes it almost perfect.

A - Golden, with tall a bubbly head

S - Sweet, floral, fruity

T - Crisp, refreshing, sweet, and tasty

M - Not too overpowering, bubbly

O - Like I said, my go to blonde. Having visited Belgium 5 times I just cannot seem to find a better replacement.

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330mL bottle poured into a tulip

A golden yellow color with a huge, fluffy white cap. Slow to recede, clingy lace and huge sip marks. Tons of visible carbonation.

The nose is of grassy, earthy hops and mild fruit (apples and pears) with some white pepper and doughy yeast in the background.

Smooth and crisp as it rolls onto the palate. Some fruitiness up from with some clean malt and doughy yeast through the middle. A touch of spice yields to earthy and grassy hops. A mild bitterness with a bit of a grainy flavor lingers.

Light bodied, crisp, smooth, and dry.

This is pretty much the landmark example of the style. Smooth and crisp with a punch of flavor. Nothing overly complex. Simple and restrained.

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,902 ratings.
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