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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Duvel Belgian Golden AleDuvel Belgian Golden Ale

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Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Duvel is still seen as the reference among strong golden ales. Its bouquet is lively and tickles the nose with an element of citrus which even tends towards grapefruit thanks to the use of only the highest-quality hop varieties. This is also reflected in the flavour, which is beautifully balanced with a hint of spiciness. Thanks to its high CO2 content, this beer has a wonderful roundness in the mouth. A Duvel is both the perfect thirst quencher and the ideal aperitif.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2000

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

330 ml stubby bottle (I love stubby bottles) poured into a strange short necked glass. Closest think to a proper tulip I could find.

A: Clear, bright, beautiful. Head fizzes out and announces it's presence. Beautiful retention. Crystal clear light golden color. Quite nice looking.

S: Yeast, wet/pale malts, white bread, spice, maybe a hint of a mustardy smell? Light, but good.

T: Delicious. Crispy, slightly tart, juicy fruits hit the palate. Very fine grain tastes follow. Banana, but not too strong. Yeast is balanced, not overpowering. I would love to try this with a year on the bottle. Apples and pears.

M: Crispy, with excellent carbonation. Very fizzy, but it works with this brew to produce a nice sensation on your palate. I like it.

O: Overall I am very happy with this beer, never having tried it. The ABV is not even noticeable in the taste. It is not the most complex beer ever, but it is extremely drinkable. You just want to keep sipping. Very good- 9.5/10

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Appearance. A golden yellow color with a thick white foam head which clung to the glass. Lots of carbonation. A nice coudiness after the pour, man does this look good.

Smell. The smell has some fruit and yeast with a touch of spice in the back ground.

Taste. It has a crisp slightly spiscy tast with some alcohol present on the finish. It is very balanced and easy to drink.

Mouthfeel. It has a light body with decent carbonation.

I really enjoyed this beer. This is only the second Belgian Strong Pale Ale ive tried and I can't imagine anything better.

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Poured from 330 ml bottle, colour is a light pale gold, with a large fluffy head that shows excellent retention and lacing. Active carbonation.

Smell is of crisp malt, a solid tart yeasty component, lot of dry mineral and musty esters. Some black pepper. Very fresh and interesting.

Taste has a solid fruity malt base with so definite citrus rind, Apples, grapefruit, underripe stone-fruit. Bitterness is moderate. Some dry yeast in the back with a nice complexity of grassy, mineral notes. Lovely with a dry, refreshing complexity. Finish is crisp, dry, lingeringly malty.

Mouthfeel has a lot of carbonation, bubbly and a very crisp refreshing body to it. Highly drinkable.

Really nice stuff, highly refreshing. Drinks insanely well for the ABV, and carries a nice complexity and flavour profile. Highly crisp and big on flavour, mostly dry malt and tart fruit. Recommend it.

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 8,007 ratings
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