Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

7,944 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

For Trade:
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 7,944 |  Reviews: 2,841
Photo of jhm
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of NCStateAE
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of jsanmarco
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Tech_Savy
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of edeee
4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I just had a Duvel last night for the second time while at Euclid Hall, an atypical bar & kitchen in Denver. It is the best tasting beer that I've ever had, light, with tons of flavor. I like my beer high in alcohol, not to dark in color, not to bitter in taste, and not to heavy (as far as filling you up goes). This beer hit the mark for me on every level, with a super powerful intricate taste and sweet notes from beginning to end, absolutely amazing. Being a 'non-beer drinker for a while', mainly because I hate the taste of 'schwag' (bud light, pbr, coors light, etc..) beer so much, and that's all that my friends ever offer me. You can call me a beer drinker now, after having a good beer for the first time in a long time. Anyways, I decided to go online and see where I can buy this brand and I came across this website. I enjoyed this Duvel so much that I decided to join the website and write a review before going out to buy the beer. I guarantee that if you don't like bud light types of beer, you will LOVE this beer.

Ben Berman

 1,054 characters

Photo of bourbonbock
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured the 330 mL bottle into the supplied snifter glass with the beer meeting the head at the Duvel logo and was treated to the following.

A. This beer pours a hazy straw with generous amounts of fluffy and foamy white head. The head drops about 1/4 finger per minute and leaves behind nice lacing.

S. The smell is clean with a strong citrus, apple, and earth aromas. Very intriguing and not a typical beer aroma; very lagery.

T. The flavor hits the tongue and then dances around from the top, to the side, to the roof of the mouth, and then finally to the rear. A very sharp flavor of apple, citrus and pepper? and maybe some pineapple. Very unique.

M. This is a light bodied beer with quite the punch. Light and smooth on the tongue with little sticking around for the afterparty. Only a slight burn from the alcohol in the end.

This isn't my style of beer but it is definitely one of those that hits you and its the only beer that will suffice. I'm amazed that someone can turn some barley and flowers into a beverage like this.

 1,041 characters

Photo of ilovebeermorales
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Phillip_Collins1219
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of 4ster
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Cassie
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of jrfehon33
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Aklein111
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of daveshawley
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Perducci
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of jrohrbacher
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of smalenberg
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of KZE80
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of greenmonstah
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Gorgeous as ever, the crystal clear yellow liquid is topped by a minimum of three fingers of frothy fine white foam. Bubbles cascade from the base of the glass in an endless stream

S - White bread, spritz of lemon rind, banana esters, stonefruit, Belgian yeast and some pepper.

T - Peppery and a bit tart. Bread and some citrus, plus nectarine and banana. Similar to the nose, but more yeast and spice.

M - Light and as-crisp-as-can-be. Sharp and stings the tongue a little in just the right way. Mellows out and rounds in the finish and is very pleasant.

O - A wonderful beer -- the classic light Belgian pale with lots of kick. Really fantastic.

 655 characters

Photo of rangr514
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of BelgiumBob
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Beelzebier
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a very hazy pale yellow, difficult to see through the glass at all despite the light color. The head pours very thick remaining at least 2-3 inches thick after dissipation.
S: A flavorful aroma of bread and hops. The smell is mild while still being extremely enticing.
T: This brew tastes of well cooked bread, with a sweet almost fruity taste. This taste is controlled with slight hints of a spicy earthy taste.
M: A strange mouth-feel that is nothing but delightful. The carbonation level is somewhat high but the slightly thick mouth feel really brings this beer into perfect equilibrium.
O: This is one of my favorite beers, if it is not my favorite it is definitely one of my favorite imports. Everything about this beer is just exceptional, the only downside is the price which is above average even for imports.

 828 characters

Photo of SlaughteredWolf
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Tpsauer
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of slowdaddy
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,944 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.