Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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95
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7,914 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,914
Reviews:
2,830
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
11.45%
 
 
Wants:
467
Gots:
1,605
For Trade:
5
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2.95/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Was waiting a long time to try this beer and all I'm left with I'm dissapoinent.

Appearance - pale yellow somewhat cloudy with a lot of head

Smell - bread and yeast dominate the smell.

Taste - it starts out more like a sparking wine then finishes more like a triple.

Mouthfeel - high carbonation. Too much for a beer like this in my opinion. Not as 'chewy' as I expected.

Overall - for the cost I have had many Ales that would blow the doors off Duvel. For 15.00/4 pack I'm expecting much more.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden color with thick, rocky, everlasting white foam and lots of gorgeous Belgian lace. Aromas of husky whole grains, noble hops, black pepper, banana, very faint clove, bubble-gum, compost. Crisp and refreshing pils bill with notes of crackers, french bread, mildly tart and citrusy hops balance, lots more Belgian yeast notes here again including black licorice. Light body, high carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, well-concealed alcohol, lasting bittersweet aftertaste. One of the world’s most balanced beers. Eminently delicious. Near perfect.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

AH the infamous Duvel. Sad to say, I think this beer doesn't live up to its hype. It has wonderful pale straw color and an amazing belgian yeast aroma. However in the taste department I found this to be rather lacking. For me its was almost entirely yeast with very little malt. I would have enjoyed a more complex flavor. The feel was very smooth and 8.5% alcohol wasn't noticeable at all.

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,914 ratings.
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