Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Duvel Belgian Golden AleDuvel Belgian Golden Ale
7,976 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

Bros Score:
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 7,976 |  Reviews: 2,846
Photo of cleonile2000
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Kunstman
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Lukebell15
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Geiseman
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Snodman
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of KatAura
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of markgoodman10
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of JackStraw
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of maddog4never
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of kbrown
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Swonkie
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of colforbin73
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Dolfan907
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DWolf
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of twkirkby
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Labeorphile
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of ObiWanKushnobi
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of zachary80
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of PeetPP
2.54/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of
2.5/5  rDev -41.2%

You had this beer. Write a review.

Photo of DrYou
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ChuckGnarly
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of BarleyQuinn
3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Lively carbonation on a very slightly hazed bright-straw/light-gold colored beer. Head is massive, bubbly, creamy, bright-white, and has great retention. Big fluffy cap and collar. Nice notches of lacing.

Smell: Belgian yeast up front. Minor spiciness coupled with grass, some touches of earthy and hay, and a bright pale malt sweetness. Some hints of banana and alcohol as well. Some apple flesh and pear. Very bright and clean. Some nice floral elements as well.

Taste: Big powdery yeast drops some minor spiciness. Nice layer or ripe banana, Belgian spice, and grass/earth. Minor floral hopping. Malts are pale, slightly sweet, and dry. Very clean. Nice herbal component as well. Alcohol starts on the hidden side, but as the beer warms, it jumps out and becomes distracting. Apples and pears. Lots of flavor that blends well. Some phenols as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body with a lively carbonation. Slightly dry. Bubbly and clean.

Overall: Classic.

Despite my general dislike of Belgian yeast, this is a good beer. A true benchmark for the style, and the bar it sets is extremely high. Incredibly drinkable with enough flavor to be memorable.

 1,172 characters

Photo of Diethere
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,976 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.