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:
7,930
Reviews:
2,837
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
11.45%
 
 
Wants:
470
Gots:
1,620
For Trade:
5
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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served out of a 33cl Bottle in to a Duvel tulip glass.

A: Straw yellow, brilliantly clear for a bottle conditioned beer. Huge, luscious white head with a tornado of carbonation.

S: Sweet, crisp with some phenols. Comes together nicely.

T: Dry with a very clean, crisp finish. Slight sweetness from the abv and Belgian yeast give it the perfect amount of balance. Extremely refreshing despite abv.

M: Very effervescent, high carbonation. Makes the beer (too) easy to drink. Each sip only makes you thirstier for more.

O: This is a beer in a style all of its own and extremely unique. Extremely pale, very high carbonation, high abv, and the balance of the Duvel yeast make this beer in a league of its own. IT is also the experience of drinking it out of the proper Duvel glass that enhances it as well. We all know the best beer is more then just the beer, but the entire experience. Well done.

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Purchased at the LCBO for $3.65/330ml bottle. Served at 8deg C in a challis.

A- Opened with a mighty pop and a TON of head.

S- Bready yeasty yummy good blend.

T- Way overpowered by the carbonation. WAY too young to drink now.

M- Way too carbonated. Hints of yeast and mild malts are not even close to being combined yet.

O- Not bad but needs time for sure in the cellar. Will revise my rating in a couple of years.

Food Pairing

This very young effort pairs well with... Sushi. Like pizza, sushi is adaptable and ready for your own touches.... I tried spicy tuna homemade rolls.

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A golden hue, almost cloudy, with lots of foamy head. The scent is very yeasty, almost musty.
The taste is much sweeter, even a little citrus-like. A lighter flavor than what you might expect, masking the 8.5% ABV.

A little hoppiness comes through on the tip of the tongue on aftertaste. Maybe even a bit of "metallic-ness" on the back of the tongue (like a wine aged in copper rather than oak).

Drinking the Duvel with home-made Belgian fries: perfect!

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,930 ratings.
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