Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Duvel Belgian Golden AleDuvel Belgian Golden Ale
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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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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I tried this in a class about fungi and i rather enjoyed it. There was a large white head that stuck to the edge of the cup as I drank. It was a murky, golden beer which had smells that were fruity and even a bit spicy. It was dry and had a light mouth feel as well.

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4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome head, immaculate white and pale yellow cloudy colour, with a torrent of bubbles that helps mantain the huge head for what feels like ages. Yeasty aromas, very Belgian.
A well worked taste, not very light and the alcohol is there but you nearly do not feel it, which leaves a memorable mouthfeel, you have to try it.

An awesome beer for 1,89 € here, quite worth it.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.72/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The gentlest of pours undoubtedly yields a still impressive white fizzy head. It fades lazily leaving a crater in the center. The color is a brilliant gold, even in low light; cloudy but not completely so. Lace is pretty much a solid sheet of tiny white bubbles, a promising beginning.

Tart and sweet aromas fume from this one, with no alcohol tones whatsoever. Banana and yeast are the most discernible flavors, while modest mandarin orange and clove aromas come and go. A sweet white wine character comes to mind as well.

Alcohol is evident in the flavor, but more as a phantom warmth as opposed to twang; the way it should be. It starts with a full dose of yeast and begins to take on a pleasant sour tone before the finish. The aftertaste is soft and clean, with no real dryness.

It's heavier than it looks, yet so easy to drink. The carbonation is sharp enough that you've gotta sip it though. Solid beer, as it's sterling reputation suggests.

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4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a fluffy two finger pure white head. Pillows of foam are bountiful. In my Duvel tulip, I can see 15-20 streams of carbonation billowing to the top. Color of the beer is a bright straw yellow. Little to no cloudiness, just clear perfection. The lacing seems to last forever. World Class.

S: Fruit galore. Apple peel, pears, bananas. Whifts of spicy hops, bubblegum, breadcrumbs assault the senses.

T: So many flavors but in all the complexity, balance. Light fruit, minerals, sourdough bread. Finishes tart with some barnyard funk. Buttery sweet, its hard to even compete.

M: The tartness from the citrus tones invigorates your palate with an almost acrid jolt. Full bodied, I'm trying to understand how such a 'Lager-esque' type beer can provide such depth and fullness. Leaves your palate crisp and clean.

O: This beer is juicy. Like biting into a malt, hop stuffed granny smith apple, flavor abounds. The legend of Duvel has existed before me and will continue when I'm gone.

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4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip.

I get a nice lacey, white 2.5 finger, frothy head that takes a minute or so to settle down. A white lacing stays throughout they drink.

I get a spicy pepper nose with that citrus Belgium undertone and a black dark fruit whiff.

This brew has a bright, spicy, citrus, pepper, beginning that leads way to a crisp yeasty middle and fresh tangy fruit. I get a pepper and Belgium yeast aftertaste with a nice blend of subtly malts.

What a wonderfully balanced brew in the traditional Belgium style that has a nice warming of alcohol that doesn't overpower. Good malt and hops blended together in this beer give way to a nice creamy beer that you wont forget.


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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 90.1% out of 100 with 7,964 ratings
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