Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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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:
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: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this beer because is was a 4 pack that was packaged with a tulip Duvel glass for a great price. This is a Belgium with more hops bite but still has some great fruit flavors. It also has a huge white head that retains all the way to the bottom of the glass. The fruit is more on the apple side and less orange then other Belgians Ales I have had.

It hides the 8.5 AVB well and to me is actually a beer I would enjoy on a Summer day. This is one to keep stocked.

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4.78/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Bright gold, cloudy. A thick and creamy head with great head retention.

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.

This is one of those memorable beers. Once you have had a Duvel you will remember it.

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Light and golden with heavy champagne bubbles and some massive spatter like a horror show crime scene.

Smells of banana, yeast, white pepper, and flowers.

Tastes mimic the nose with a spicy finish and green apple fade.

Mouthfeel is light, alcohol is well masked, and bubbles are champagne-like.

I typically don't dig much on many Belgians and yeasty beers piss me off. This happened to avoid pissing me off, though the headache that often results from these beers is creeping in.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

A-pale golden color, remarkably clear. A monster head with fantastic retention and lacing. Staying power. Good carbonation.

S-Very mild fruit and flower scents mixed with a hint of alcohol.
Wine-like.

T-It's mild, flavors driven with fruit and light spices.

M-Head, body, and carbonation in harmony. Nice. This is 8.5 that feels like silk.

O-Not an everyday ale for me, but a great brew.

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Picked up a 4-pack with a glass gift set. I cleaned the glass and poured from one of the bottles (the freshness date was indiscernible to due lack of ink and rubbing) to the Duvel tulip. The beer pours a huge 3 finger white head with excellent retention and lacing. The head slowly fades. Beer is a perfectly clear and bright straw color. Excellent appearance. The aroma is that of a crisp fruity character: pear, mild banana, apple. Hints of spicy hops. Very nice. The flavor is even more impressive with such complex character and ultimate balance. Again light fruity character as found in the nose with pairs perfectly with a tart bready flavor. Mild bitterness works very well with the citrus tart. Full bodied and crisp and clean. Overall, a supreme beer, instantly one of my favorites. Highly recommended.

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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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