Ommegang Duvel Rustica | Brewery Ommegang

Ommegang Duvel RusticaOmmegang Duvel Rustica
BA SCORE
82.2%
Liked This Beer
3.93 w/ 286 ratings
Ommegang Duvel RusticaOmmegang Duvel Rustica
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Duvel Rustica Golden Ale is our long-anticipated collaboration with Duvel. It's our first Belgian-style Golden Ale, a elegant ale noted for using simple ingredients to create complex flavors and aromas. We worked closely with Duvel on the recipe and processes, yet added our own signature notes. This Duvel collaboration created a fine ale, one with all the depth and breadth of Duvel's classic Belgian Golden Ale, along with rustic notes, including fruity esters from our yeast.

In keeping with our rustic farmstead roots, Rustica pours a golden hue, the aroma and flavor mixes maltiness and citrus from hops while the yeast produces notable fruitiness. The body is lean and rounded, while the finish offers dry warmth & firm hop bitterness.

Added by Kendo on 10-20-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
286
Liked:
235
Avg:
3.93/5
pDev:
11.45%
Alströms:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
22
Trade:
0
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked and caged 750ml into a Bruery tulip. The hue is a nice hazed gold. It's a bit more watery looking than Duvel. A nice 4/5 of an inch of head starts this out. It disapates but never disappears, no real lace to speak of.

Blood orange, white bread, grass and Belgian yeast dominate the smell. Strawberry candy finishes it. Very interesting. Not as much like Duvel as the text on the bottle would lead you to believe.

Pale malts and yeast start off the taste. Fresh mown lawn and citrus enter shortly after. The fruity candy smell doesn't manifest in the taste, though it is slightly sweet, more like a fresh baked country white bread. A yeasty, dry note with a hint of booze finishes this off.

This is more like the bastard sister of Duvel than it is an American recreation. I liked it more than I expected. I would encourage anyone who is a fan of the style to give this a go. Solid brew all the way through.

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4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer comes in a hazy gold color.

It has a huge Belgian yeast aroma with a similar Duvel aroma. It's a bit less fruity however, with some spice.

The taste has grape, breadiness, Belgian yeast, citrus, and spices.

The aftertaste however is of astringent bitterness and a bit of medicine. It tastes less fresh, champagne like, and clean as Duvel.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An interesting earthy and somewhat slightly spiced Belgian ale. Seems an odd marriage of Belgian style ales with a saison. Not sure if that is the goal for this beer, but that's what I get. It works, but it's a bit unusual. I can dig it though for what it is.

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

A: pours a bright and cloudy yellow with a small white head that fades somewhat quickly into a duvel tulip
S: smells of peppery yeast, a bit of grass, some citrus, and some pale malt
T: tastes of sweet and doughy malt, a bit of citrus and some fruity esters, slight grassyness and a bit of yeasty funk plus some spice. swallow brings a bit of fruity alcohol, some more funky yeast and more fruity esters
M: medium and smooth with soft bottle conditioned carbonation
O: very good. I haven't had Duvel in awhile but this is a pretty good beer. Good flavors and complexity plus it's very balanced.

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3.23/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours a very cloudy, very dark golden yellow color that's almost ripe banana brown.  Completely opaque and murky with a half finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin ring.  Minimal spotty lacing left behind.

Slightly earthy aroma with some farmhouse must, peppery spice, pale malt and estery light fruit notes.  Bready with the yeast being the strongest presence.  Not too rustic farmhouse like with lots of sweet apple and pear along with pepper, biscuit malt and crisp, grassy hops.

Medium bodied with tight carbonation and a crisp, earthy funk that lingers over the pale malts, earthy hops and estery fruit notes into a tart finish.  More complex than expected with a strong earthy barnyard funk presence.  Dry, earthy and tart followed by some resinous hop bitterness.  Grassy with some pine needle flavor followed by alcohol and light fruit sweetness.  Hints of apple, pear and light grape along with biscuit malt backbone.  A touch boozy and over carbonated with a weird combo of spice, funk and esters.  Kind of like wild farmhouse version of duvel but I prefer the cleaner flavor profile of the original.

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Ommegang Duvel Rustica from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 82.2% out of 100 with 286 ratings
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