Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Duvel Belgian Golden AleDuvel Belgian Golden Ale
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4.25/5
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8,050 Ratings
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:
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#791
Reviews:
2,868
Ratings:
8,050
pDev:
11.76%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
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479
Gots:
1,677
Trade:
5
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Humulus85
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330ml into my Darkness snifter.

Holy shit that is a head. Towering, 4-finger head, from an "unhurried" pour. Moderate retention, but some of the most epic lacing I have ever seen. Poured a slightly cloudy straw yellow.

The nose is all belgian. Bright, floral, some banana, a little spicy and that classic yeast funk.

Clean and complex. A touch of citrus hops upfront. Kinda sweet kinda spicy middle. Banana bread? Grains and yeast in the finish. Very nice.

It's like drinking champagne. Super light and crisp with tons of tiny bubbles. Finishes so balanced and clean.

Overall I really like this. I've never actually had it before this tasting, but I know it's the gold standard for Belgian Strong Pales. Not cheap and I cant say I will be getting this regularly. I am intrigued to see what a year or two in the cellar would do for this brew. Recommended to any BA looking to dip their toes in the Belgian style of brewing. Cheers!

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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Photo of TwelveOunces
3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330mL poured into Duvel tulip

A- Crystal clear yellow with a monster three finger white head, a classy looker.
S- Slightly bitter, tons of pilsner tastes, a little sweet, almost as if theres honey in it. Slight hint of citrus
T- Citrus flavors up front, Followed by a slight bitterness and an alcohol aftertaste.
M- Lots of carbonation and a unique mouth feel. Somewhat easy to take down but leaves you with a lot of foam in your mouth.
O- I bought a few of these mainly because I wanted the glass that came with it and to cross Duvel off my list. Glad I tried it and its good under the right conditions but its just a try once beer for me.

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 8,050 ratings