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:
7,914
Reviews:
2,830
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
11.45%
 
 
Wants:
467
Gots:
1,605
For Trade:
5
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Photo of BixbyW
4.57/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SkylerShores
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AleSan
3.68/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XeroD
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VashonGuy
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveCash
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eldoctorador
3.25/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aijoo423
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of PJCarnell
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bombelsky
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass is dark yellow and cloudy. Appears huge and frothy foam which last until the end and it is accompanied by very good lacing. Plenty of malty notes, grains and hay. Some peaches, yeasty-spicy phenols (cloves) and nice amount of floral hops. Very citric. Flavor follows all scents. Well balanced and dry. Very fresh. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Creamy later watery. Long dry finish with strong bitterness at the end. Some spiciness, maybe grittiness. Perfectly warms a throat. High alcohol grade well covered.

Fantastic beer.

Best before: 11.2017

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Photo of ellswrth
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RichieRich1812
4.77/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FredGaudreault32
4.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked 2 of these at my local liquor store for $3.55 each. Comes in a good looking old-style stubby bottle. Pours hazy with a HUGE pillowy head. And when I say HUGE, I'm not kidding.This is BY FAR the biggest head I've seen on a beer so far, and it lasts for a very long time, which adds to the experience in my opinion. The taste is just what you expect from a belgian golden. Taste reminds me of apples for some reason, which is a good thing since I love apples. In my opinon, you haven't drunk beer until you drank Duvel. A great, great beer!

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Photo of matthewrdale
3.56/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brbrocc
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zrroot
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hip_Hop_Hooray
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wanderingpints
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of matcris
4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'm two feet away from the glass and I'm getting some nice fruity esters. White grape, pears, and green apple or apple cider are the three prominent notes. A touch of the farm yard scent, as well. The beer is a very hazy golden apricot up to the light with a ton of tiny bubbles rising and a monster whipped egg white head that lasts and clings to the glass in like soap. In the flavor, white wine like, loads of green apple, a little funky, pears for days. The feel is medium body, dry, and an Alka-seltzer like carbonation effect. First time having this. Really an enjoyable experience for me.

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Photo of 1ale_man
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is one fine beer!! Poured from 12oz. bottle into a tulip glass.
Color of gold and clear with very slight haze.
Smells of grain and yeast. Reminds me of feed barrels in my grandfathers barn and bread.
Taste is awesome! Can taste apples, grain, yeast and hay. Sorta funky in a very good way.
As for feel++very carbonated/fizzy, but good.
This is a great beer! I will buy again as a treat to my self.
Wish it were less expensive at $15 for 4 pack.
Great, great beer!!!

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Photo of redgorillabreath
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'll avoid redundancy, considering the number of reviews already here.

To me, this is very, very refined for the style. Nothing is present that doesn't belong or required. The yeast certainly carries the day.

I prefer my beer/ale not too cold, and opened a 750ml bottle at 60F. It gushed. The other bottle which was refrigerated at ~42F did not. Not a complaint, just a commentary on the degree of carbonation. Cheers!

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Photo of zordy
3.55/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sam_The_Elder
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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