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: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear at first, some yeast at the end. Colors is light gold, almost yellow. A huge frothy head almost overcame my tulip, and left behind fluffy lacing. There was still plenty of froth in the bottom of the glass after I finished.

Smell is Belgian yeast, fruity, clean and fresh with a hint of spice and zest.

Taste is wow, lightly peppery. Citrusy and yeasty, all flavors balanced and hitting the right notes.

Feels nicely carbonated, zesty, lemony tangy. An almost light body hides the 8.5% extremely well, as this is fun and easy to drink.

What a classic taste, and a classic beer. A must have. Though I have had it before, it's the first time in years, and I appreciate it more now then I did then.


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S: Strong yeast, sweet malts, pepper, spices, and lemons.

T: Sweet, fruity flavors. Fairly hoppy but not overly bitter. Pale malts that ballance the hops. Some mild pine and citrus notes.

M: Smooth texture, lively on the tongue.

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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