Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

7,929 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2000

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pint glass (all I had at the time).

A: Pours a very pretty golden yellow, almost totally clear. There is lots of carbonation, and a huge white head.

S: Belgian yeast, a little sweet/fruity, Pilsner malts.

T: Sour and a little acetic at first but fades into nice crisp, light, fruity yeast flavor with the pilsner malts. It is a bit minerally. Better as warms, less off flavors, but mineral flavor increases.

M: Light as expected. Not much aftertaste at all, and finishes pretty dry. Only a bit of alcohol presence.

O: Man, this just didn't do it for me. The malt aroma just reminds me of cheap beer and I just couldn't get over it. It did get a little better as it warmed up some (or as I got used to it) but didn't meet my expectations. But I'll try it again and see if I have a different experience.

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

An excellent high quality brew. Beautiful pour, a nice golden color. I usually do not have the pallet awareness for it, but I did also taste a apple-like flavor.

Goes down nice and smooth. Although a bit pricey, it is a great brew for just about any occasion.

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

Appearance - Clear, golden color with a white bubbly head, just like you might expect a classic beer photo to appear.

Smell - Lemony sweet smell that includes a hint of fresh cut wheat. A tinge of alcohol lingers in the aroma. A classic sweet and sour food combination comes to mind. Curious smell that brings you back out of interest, but not one that I would seek out.

Taste - Refreshing and bold, this beer has hints of banana that balance the more citrusy flavors. Not to degrade this one, but it tastes like you wish many of the American pilsners would, even if a different style.

Mouthfeel - This one is surprisingly thick, given the clarity in appearance. It is similar in MF to a Trappist Dark Ale. The full body seems to match the banana hints in the taste. Great balance of carbonation helps make the thick MF.

Overall - exceptional. This was my first Belgian Strong Pale Ale. I was skeptical at first b/c I have high regard for Belgian Strong Darks. In fact, this one outperforms most darks in both complexity and taste.

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,929 ratings.
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