Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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95
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7,901 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,901
Reviews:
2,818
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
11.45%
 
 
Wants:
462
Gots:
1,599
For Trade:
5
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Duvel pours a clear light gold into the glass with a moderate fizzy head on top. The long lasting foam leaves lines and spots of lace on the glass. A steady stream of bubbles rise to the surface from the bottom of my tulip glass.

The aroma is fruity with notes of apple and pear. yeastty bread, light spice and grass are also present.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is soft and pillowy with strong carbonation. The flavor is much like the aroma, fruity with bready malt. It begins with light fruit flavors of apple and pear. Quickly, spicy notes of white pepper or rye blend with some wheat. It finishes with some grassy bitterness and a little tartness. Once gone the apple and spice lingers on the palate.

This is a delicious beer with each sip. Flavors blend perfectly together. Drink it fresh.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: thin gold with a tint of orange, fairly large seafoam head with lots of rising carbonation.
S: apples and grass. thin scent
T: such an interesting flavor. it's actually quite similar to 3 monts. difficult to describe. biere de garde. mildly sweet and sour, grass and honey. apple juice
M: smooth, juice like, light to medium body
O: Rather nice but a bit overrated.

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Pours foam like a Hefe. The Head sticks around for a while.
The first sip was fruity, Lots of CO2. In the next sip I only tasted the sweetness of the 8.5%.
Not really a beer. Too much alcohol. Very hard to drink. Makes you sleepy due to the high ABV.
Overrated and overpriced.
I rather drink a Spaten Optimator if I want a bock beer.

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
4.28 out of 5 based on 7,901 ratings.
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