Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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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:
7,929
Reviews:
2,837
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
11.45%
 
 
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Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Reviewed on 5/24/16

Poured into a Delerium Tremens stemmed flute.

A - Pours a slightly cloudy orangey yellow with a huge white mousey billowing head. 4.5

S - Some champagne yeast aroma

T - Citrusy, grassy hops bitterness

MF - Medium body with a very dry finish.

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,929 ratings.
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