Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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95
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7,944 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,944
Reviews:
2,841
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
11.45%
 
 
Wants:
469
Gots:
1,624
For Trade:
5
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Slightly hazy straw-yellow in color. Forms a moderate sized bubbly head that the has very good retention and leaves lots of lacing on the way down.

S: Green apple, a little biscuit, dry cider, and some very mild yeasty phenols.

T: Clean and crisp. Tart green apples and some pale malt. A bit of yeastiness and some light noble hops. A sharp hit of yeasty phenols then a bit of alcohol on the finish.

M: Clean, crisp and tart. Some alcoholic heat on the finish. Mild bitterness. Aggressive carbonation.

O: I guess this is the standard bearer for the style and about as good as it gets when it comes to Belgian Pale Ales. A very fine beer indeed.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Belgium beer at it's finest. Duvel which used to be Victory beer is a top notch brew. Carbonation is the beers only downfall IMO it pours a great head and is one of the finest tasting Belgium ales out there. That said it bloats you with the carbonation.

If your looking to get into Belgium beers, start here.

Bottom Line: World Class beer!

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

25.4oz bottle with no date

Looks a lot like champagne. Pale yellow with a big white sudsy head. Smell is corn, wheat, a little clove and spice, and a touch of hops. Taste is full of zest: crisp corn and grain, with a bite of alcohol and lemon zest. There's an aftertaste not unlike champagne. Coriander and clove are present as well. Taste is very full and flavorful until it warms, when it becomes acrid, acidic, and somewhat unpleasant. Also troubling is a lack of hops. They're there, but barely noticeable in the back. Alcohol is hidden well, it's maybe a tad overcarbonated.

Great tasting beer but became hard to finish. If I had it again I would choose the smaller bottle.

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"All '5's' should be rare." It is my opinion that this beer deserves all 5's. Taste is ABSOLUTELY subjective. Mine tells me that this one is 5's all the way around. I buy one for people who haven't had tried it any chance that I get. I love it to no end; haven't had one in months, yet think about it almost every day. I am glad to have been introduced to this beer. I drink a lot of alcohol. But this is magic in a bottle.

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