Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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

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4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A – Just gorgeous. As good looking a beer as I have ever seen. A lovely gold/champagne color with a tall crisply white head, excellent retention, great lacing, incredible carbonation. Perfect.

S – A beautiful tart smell that combines apples and pears, a slight and musky hoppiness and an abundance of a yeasty smell as well. Just wonderful.

T – Oooohhh my good gosh. Glory be to Betsy. That is just so good. It’s perfect. It’s exactly what I had hoped for. Compulsively drinkable, tons of flavor, it’s like a dream on your taste buds. Sweet and tart pears, a lovely citrus lemon flavor and an intoxicating spicy/peppery/clovey yeast. Ahhh, so good. There is certainly some alcohol in the flavor but it is ingrained so well that it only contributes to the flavor and without it this beer would be lessened in its glory. So good.

M – The mouthfeel is beyond perfect. It’s a dream, a cloud, the carbonation makes it so light and airy and yet it lingers on the tongue. Highly carbonated, astonishingly drinkable.

O – This is one of my favorite beers of all time. It’s just so so drinkable, I don’t even want to put it down. It only gets better as it warms. It’s a mistake to drink this too cold too. I love this BSPA, it’s the best I’ve ever had.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

appearance: super foamy head, pale straw, golden shine in light, slight haze, chunky lacing

smell: very clean, almost metallic, faint aroma of hot dogs, slight sour

taste: a bit metallic, im still getting a little bit of hot dog/bologna from somewhere, leaves an alcoholic linger, sweet that turns sour quick

mouthfeel: turns creamy, finish is a bit sharp, slight alcohol burn, highly carbed belgian

overall: not super impressed, usually a fan of belgians, this is a bit less complex than i wanted, strong alcohol/metal taste without much hop or malt character

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

it poured a beautiful gold color the aromas are incredible the taste is even better even though they recommend the duvel glass i've found that a chalice works better at least for me the taste of the beer matches the aroma very hoppy and a big spicy yeast flavor a very well balanced beer it's worth the hype

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Where and when I first had this is lost forever in time. My last tasting was on tap at the Irish Pol, Philly, PA.

Straw yellow pour, clear and pale, a finger or two of foamy white head that recedes to a thin layer of bubbles; decent lacing. Pale malts in the nose, fruit esters, yeast, leafy hops. Similar taste, brready malts, Belgian yeast, apples, pears, light citrus twinge, grassy, leafy, bitter and can lean towards metallic. Medium body, medium carbonation, somewhat drying, and a boozy kick. Pretty standard fare here, often seen served in awkwardly large signature glasses with terrible artwork.

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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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