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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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4.25/5
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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:
#753
Reviews:
2,852
Ratings:
7,991
pDev:
11.53%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
Wants:
472
Gots:
1,646
Trade:
5
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4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured to tulip
Sight: very light amber, bright yellowish, medium off white foam, hazy
Smell: fragrant, fruity, nice aroma
Taste: very good, balance - medium to high bitterness
Mouthfeel: very good, long follow through, bitter after tast
Overall: excellent beer, repeat, look for yes

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Best By 3/2018
750ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

Looks damn good with three fingers of stark white, fine foam plastered over a lively and clear golden body. The head is long lasting and has fantastic lacing that stacks up like shaving cream on the side of the tulip.

The nose is moderate in strength with light white grape and fresh lemon aromas over yeast and spice. Taste is dry and clean and is in line with the nose. Balanced and refined it finishes dry and slightly tart. Mouth feel is crisp then frothy, with fairly high carbonation that brings a bit of bite before finishing smooth.

Recommended, even if Belgian beers aren't your thing.

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4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Antique, 'old gold' appearance, with large thin bubbles in a frothy head. Very 'Belgian' nose, with sweet, spicy, yeasty aromas. There's rich fruitcake in there alongside the farmyard notes. Flavour complements the smell, with only a touch of bitterness offsetting the sweetness. Savouring a longer sip reveals some candied and sherbet flavours Too carbonated for my taste but not for the style.

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4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Just slightly hazed gold with a finger of white head that leaves decent lacing.

Lovely, skunky barnyard aroma that continues to the taste with a nice blasts of Belgian yeast and a slight black pepper.

Medium bodied, slightly prickly.

Delicious.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,991 ratings
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