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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
4.25/5
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8,010 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:
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:
#763
Reviews:
2,857
Ratings:
8,010
pDev:
11.76%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
Wants:
476
Gots:
1,656
Trade:
5
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Photo of Jeff_El_Jefe
4.84/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - poured into tulip. looks bright and refreshing. about 2 inches of head
S - floral, citrus smell
T - very nice taste. not very bitter. slightly sweet
F - strong, but not overwhelming in the mouth. feels really carbonated
O - delicious beer. my idea of a perfect summer beer

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Photo of eberesford
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle - pours with a magnificent white frorhy head that leaves rich lacing. Aroma: bread, banana, peppery, slightly sour. Flavour: Banana, pepper, coriander. Hugely rich and complex yet not overwhelming in the mouth.

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Photo of sunsjammer
4.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

in a bottle dated 06-2018

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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
3.72/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Review: 330ml Bottle of Duvel: ABV: 8.5%

Like the cutesy small stubby brown bottle, with the well known Duvel brand. Ideally to be drank in a tulip glass as all good Belgian ales should be, but I am not a connoisseur just a regular beer dude so an ordinary beer glass will just have to do. Sorry!

Got a massive head on pour, gee whiz a very big frothy head!

Good bit of carbonation, nice creamy white top, took a while to settle.

Colour was cloudy orange, doesn’t look great at all, looks shit in fact.

Head collapses and dies.

Some good lacing……..

On the nose has that usual Belgian ale smell, wheat, the yeast, the coriander, floral hops, fruits of lemon and banana. A very typical Belgian!

A very strong intense smell, really powerful stuff on the nose….which is too be welcomed as I usually smell fuck all from my beers, lol!

On the taste I found it very strong, with a sour taste, very bitter aftertaste and can definitely feel the beer. Yeast and firm hop bitterness. Very strong, got a powerful kick, alright.

Didn’t initially like it at all, but in the end I liked it, took a while for my taste buds to get to enjoy this beer. Found it a slow burner and not bad overall.

Wow, I was buzzing after the two. The 8.5% definitely kicks in.

Nice, I like it, strong to drink, but it does the business in the end.
Have a few of these and you are off your head!!!

One of the strongest I have had in a while.

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Photo of mollykats
4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of frasergrove
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budlum
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wmcgar01
3.28/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vidblain
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shortbox81
4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gandres
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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Photo of Uzivra26
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ArnoldStotzer
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Castolo
2.1/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of ntomich
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dudecandle
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JAes
4.62/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BJB13
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of dvmin98
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of clager
3/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Th3Sh4d0w
4.77/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of saboliver
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
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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Photo of Tcsox
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Willgooding35
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Darandos
3.74/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 8,010 ratings
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