Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Duvel Belgian Golden AleDuvel Belgian Golden Ale
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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:
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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i had rated this lower previously, but for some reason (maybe because i just drank a KWAK?)this just tastes so superior. from the color to the lacing to the taste, this product just seems so satisfying. great color of straw yellow, nice balanced taste, great taste with a strong ABV (pure happiness). definitely an easy one to drink through the night.

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Best before 09/2014. Poured into a St. Bernardus goblet.

Mammoth fluffy white head with a crystalline bubbling effect at the surface wearing on a hazy honeyed gold color. Slabs of lace coating and layering about the walls of the glass. Epic-looking beer.

Big bursting yeast note filling up the nose with tart lemon, apple, chewy crumb bread, wet hay, and white grape juice. Faint, but stern, hop element with a spicy tone. Coupling that with a subtle booze note makes for a wonderfully potent aroma.

Bready and spicy with dusty pepper and light coriander notes. Smarting smack from the alcohol denotes clout. Fermented lemon rind and floral notes grace the palate amidst other fruity esters. Banana/clove, pineapple, quinine, and pear also make appearances.

Full and starch-thick for the style. Medium-to-high carbonation with a satisfying feel. Booze is a cross to bear.

Exceptional beer. Astounding complexity and a big drink in itself. Most people would say something like "I don't get back to this one often enough." I would agree with that.

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 8,027 ratings
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