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Duvel Belgian Golden Ale | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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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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4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

330cl bottle with a best buy date of 03/2016 poured into my tulip...

A - Bright yellow as the sun, frothy one and a half finger head that quickly settles. Pretty nice lace retention as well

S - Lemon, green apple, lime, floral notes

T - Follows the nose to a tee. ABV is well hidden. Outstanding!

M - Light body, high carbonation, very smooth

O - Absolutely awesome. I can't believe I would bypass this all the time. I paired this with a nice sirloin and it complemented it perfectly. ABV isn't noticed much by me. Wonderful

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.08/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

L - very pale, good head retention
S - light hop, clean
T - this is a high alcohol beer, very dry on the palette, you immediately give this respect. I'm not going to have much of this unless I. Going to get wrecked. Memories of teenage years and ditches flood in.
M- well carbonated and dry, so dry
O - not really my cup of tea but I'm sure a fine lager

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.64/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a pint bottle, Bottle conditioned with long maturation. A standard Belgium Strong Pale Ale. Head was light and the taste lightly sweet and moderately hoppy. appearance was golden blonde. Medium body, mellow flavor, with a slightly sour aftertaste.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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

Aroma: Bready yeast

Appearance: Big white head lots of carbonation, hazy straw body.

Flavor: Slight fruity apple, bread, yeasty.

Mouthfeel: Light body with heavy carbonation which drys out your mouth quickly. Almost leaves a similar feeling like biting into a sour apple, kind of a tart dryness.

Overall: Great beer, clean and light with a nice alcohol warming at end, perfect San Diego winter beer, hot during day crispness and alcohol to warm you in the cool evening.

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1.25/5  rDev -70.6%

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3/5  rDev -29.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Duvel Belgian Golden Ale from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7,993 ratings
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