Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

7,914 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

Been aging this for about a year, and if memory serves, it dried out nicely.

Pours a clear golden color with a nice fluffy white head and beautiful lacing.

Smells like fruit, alcohol, herbs, and grass.

Taste opens up with alcohol and fruit moving into a nice herbal character. Finishes very dry and a hint of fruits and herbs.

Mouthfeel is light and spritzy...pouring into a duvel glass flattens out the beer.

Overall, this is a fantastic beer. Dries out nicely with some age.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

BTW, This is a 1 1/2 year old Duvel...

A - Interesting. It begins very soapy and large. Then settles to a point and becomes very foamy. Lots of nice lacing too. Brew is clear with no cloudyness. Yellow with some whites and oranges, but not much.

S - Very spicy! YUM. Lots of cloves and ginger. Not your typical Belgian.

T - This brew is WAY out and very spicy for the style. Great unique flavors. Not as much Belgian Yeast as I wished for, but great flavors... Lots of lemon and grassy fruits.

M - Very mild heat. High carbonation. But, quite smooth none-the-less.

O - I was expecting one of the best beers I've ever had, Duvel delivered. Just short of outstanding... Highly recommended even at $4/330ml.

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,914 ratings.
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