Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Duvel Belgian Golden AleDuvel Belgian Golden Ale
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4.25/5
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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:
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#767
Reviews:
2,863
Ratings:
8,035
pDev:
11.76%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
Wants:
479
Gots:
1,668
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 8,035 |  Reviews: 2,863
Photo of huthuty
4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Yellow, hazy, giant stubborn head
Smells brightly of pepper and tons of sweet malt
Tastes extremely smooth for the style, tastes like licorice and pepper, with some citrus
Overall my favorite Belgian style ale thus far

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Photo of phatsmackey
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dawon
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SimplySinister
3.32/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured standard size bottle into pint glass. Straw colored and transparent. Gorgeous snow white 3 finger head without an aggressive pour. Supernatural retention. Unbelievable lacing. Moderate to high carbonation.

S- Hops. Yeast. Maybe lemon/ citrus/ something? Maybe? I'm not exactly sure and this isn't my first time having this beer.

T - Strong and lingering but pungent and enjoyable. Weird beer in the best way possible.

M - Not clean, not crisp. Lingering- in a good way.

D - Duvel is one of the prettiest beers I've ever seen poured. Bar none. It is a supermodel beer. It is also definitely drinkable. Unfortunately, that's where my love affair with Duvel ends.. It's a good beer but I don't think it's an amazing beer. Sure, it is totally unique and high strength and for that it gets points. With that being said, if I'm drinking for enjoyment, there are other offerings that I enjoy more. It's a little overrated.

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Photo of tyjohnson55
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yannis77
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.32/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

**
10/19/17

I know I've rated this before, but lost it somewhere on a previous spreadsheet. Here goes again.

Bottle to snifter.

LOOK: Light yellow; big foamy head.
AROMA: belgian yeast, esters, touch of citrus, touch of banana
TASTE: balance of hop and malt, touch of banana with the yeasty flavors.
FEEL: thin body, but a sturdy head keeps it creamy, excellent carbonation.

A classic. I think I can appreciate this more now. Still not my type of beer, but you can notice attributes here that are similar to great heavier belgians.

**

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Photo of willcumbie
3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ChristineHeubusch
3.81/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.89/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mattvr
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dandy14
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dazka
3.91/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Metalsnota
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of insouciantx
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bshefftz
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pohr10
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WormGod
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.71/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moreandfaster1987
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

it appeared fairly cloudy with a very golden straw color. Smell of malts with some peppery notes. creamy smoothiness with a pile of carbonation. At first it's a little bitter but a small amount of sweetness creeps in with some light bready maltiness that shows off some of that Belgian yeast that finishes fairly dry. This is a world class beer that is easily drinkable so beware.

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Photo of Bajengurkan
4.76/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of mizzydawg
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tsotsi
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Really rate this beer, super strong, super taste, super cold. Whats not to like?

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 8,035 ratings