Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

7,928 Ratings
Duvel Belgian Golden AleDuvel Belgian Golden Ale

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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

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

Poured from 330 ml bottle into a Duvel tulip glass halfway up the Duvel label (proper pour, even on draft (single))

Appearance: Blonde in color with a nice creamy head after being poured with correct vigor. The lace clumps to the glass.

Smell: yeast, malty, sweet fruity smell!

Taste: A mix of flavors, but sooo good. Complex, spicy, funky and immensly complex.

Mouthfeel: Very creamy and tasty. Goes down very smoothly. The taste lingers on the tongue - in a good way. It can stay there forever as far as I'm concerned!

Overall: Oh so drinkable. One of my favorite Belgians. I've been drinking it for years and still get that 'Yup, this beer is still that good' feeling whenever I have it. The warmer the better too as with most Belgians.

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Poured into goblet

A: Poured a little cloudy and kind of a light orange color. Wonderful fingers worth of head that settles to a good layer of head with wonderful lacing front start to finish. Just a fantastic looking beer.

S: Smell is very sour with a mix of yeast, malt and a little tart fruit.

T: A wild mix of flavors here....There is a lot of tangy flavors here, mix of various citrus mixed with little sweet malt, a lot of yeast and a nice touch of hoppy bitterness. Good balance of flavors, sweet, bitter and tart.

M: Pretty lively carbonation that makes it crisp yet the ABV smooths everything out. Finish is on the dry side.

O: This is a fantastic beer worthy of a try... Fantasic mix over everything you would ever want in a beer... A must try.

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A-golden yellow color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-malty, yeasty, pepper, lemon

T-nice malt backbone with peppery spicy and citrus flavors and yeast notes, nice hop finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp mouthfeel

O-a classic Belgian golden ale with great flavor, a beer you can always enjoy

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A brew I've had many times over. This specific review was taken from notes mid summer-2012.

330ml brown Belgian style stubby bottle poured into a duvel tulip glass. Duvel has an elegant and classy white base label with Brilliant gold and devil red writing.

A - Semi cloudy straw color. Almost a glowing light golden color that sits beneath a frothy snow white head that's quite impressive. Slowly dissolves into a fluffy ring of lace.

S - fruity esters and hop spiciness That's all very citrus like. Remarkable Belgian yeast aroma.

T - Fruity notes of orange, apricots, and a good dose of lighter fruit esters. This belgian yeast strains are top notch in Duvel's flavor. Bready yeast pairs well with hints of biscuit malt. Hop notes are earthy in character providing a decent amount of spice in front of a dry finish.

M - fairly light medium body which is surprising reading the abv. It's a fairly easy drinking brew and very enjoyable. It's a bit of a hard mouthfeel at first given the alcohol spice, but settles quickly after for an enjoyable Belgian ale. Complex in the mouth.

O - Duvel is a pure Belgian classic. It's worth seeking out many times over. It's an incredibly well crafted ale from one of the most technological breweries on the planet. Read up on the methods and complexity it takes to brew this ale and you'll want to show your appreciation with buying a bottle. I promise you wont regret busting the top off one of these only to pour into some sort of crazy Belgian style brew glass of your choice.

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,928 ratings.
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