Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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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:
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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Poured light golden hazy summer-straw colour, with a fluffy dreamy-white cotton wool head. If the different flavours were acting out a play on your tongue it would be truly Shakespearean: villainous spice, beautiful malt, godly yeast, funky, tangy, fruity and musty all in near-perfect balance. One of the timeless classics of the beer world...

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From 750 into large Riedel Bordeaux

Beautiful wet straw yellow.

Huge, thick, creamy/foamy head. Leaves a ton of foamy lacing.

Aroma: Big, broad, earthy, slightly herbal. Very pale-malty - Yum! Big Belgian yeast presence with pronounced yet subtle earthy/spicy/herbal hops.
Alcohol well hidden.

Palate: Big, round, creamy, piquant. Slightly herbal, but round. Spicy. Dry. Tons of beautiful pale malt, but not sweet.
Extended flavor shows beautiful touch of noble, earthy hops. Very long on the palate & a great finish.

One of the definitions of Great Beer!

I tell ya - this combination of a strong Belgian Pale Ale & hops is MAGIC!

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 8,026 ratings
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