Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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95
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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,946
Reviews:
2,841
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
11.45%
 
 
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469
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1,625
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked/caged bottle served in an oversized wineglass.

pours a slightly cloudy straw yellow with a creamy two fingers of white head; decent retention and nice lacing. pretty much the epitome of how a belgian strong pale ale should look.

aroma is a really nice bouquet of belgian yeast, citrus, banana, malts, and a touch of spice. flavor substantiates the aroma, with all the above-mentioned characteristics following through nicely. very tasty beer, and i'm not a big BSPA guy (although i'm starting to warm up to it)... has a dry finish... probably the measuring stick against which other belgian strong pales are judged, which is not to say it can't be (or isn't) surpassed. brooklyn local 1 might give it a run for its money... would like to stack it up against that, DT, mischief, maybe a few others in a tasting.

medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. creamy, crisp. pretty drinkable considering its 8.5% ABV. definitely a classic in its style.

original review on: 09-09-2010

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,946 ratings.
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