Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Duvel Belgian Golden AleDuvel Belgian Golden Ale
8,035 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:
A Duvel is still seen as the reference among strong golden ales. Its bouquet is lively and tickles the nose with an element of citrus which even tends towards grapefruit thanks to the use of only the highest-quality hop varieties. This is also reflected in the flavour, which is beautifully balanced with a hint of spiciness. Thanks to its high CO2 content, this beer has a wonderful roundness in the mouth. A Duvel is both the perfect thirst quencher and the ideal aperitif.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2000

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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Stubby bottle best before 05 2014 into a Duvel twolip.
Beautiful golden color with a big white head. Lots of bubbles racing to the top. Splotchy lacing stays behind. Head sticks around for the ride.
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Has some spicy yeast to the taste. There is more going on that I can't really pick out, but I just know I like it. So smooth and crisp. Leaves a pleasant aftertaste.

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This is a perfect beer. Towering head poured into Duvel tulip, aroma is soft and sweet, hay and grass. Taste is caramel, butterscotch, bread. Absolutely delicious!

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 8,035 ratings