Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Duvel Belgian Golden AleDuvel Belgian Golden Ale
BA SCORE
4.25/5
7,976 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
Ranking:
#738
Reviews:
2,846
Ratings:
7,976
pDev:
11.53%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
Wants:
470
Gots:
1,641
Trade:
5
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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.

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