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
User Ratings & Reviews
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Goldy-blonde in color with a sticky white head. Lacing galore. Proper glassware.

Straw-like yeast, lemon rind, white grape, macadamia, and very light bosc pear. Winey like a pinot grigio.

Recognizable Duvel yeastiness and big booze, but with an almost farmhouse slant. More straw and light pomme and pilsner-like malts. Mostly dry. The finish is exceptionally dry. Notes of bitter almond and light citrus. Exceptionally potent, if that's your thing. Dance-y carbonation creates a bushiness. Body is above medium. Drinkability is half-decent. Would be bonus if it had more of an estery quality.

A really nice BSPA. A nice blend of Ommegang BPA and Duvel with a hint of Hennepin (obviously not actually blended). A satisfying one-timer. No real need to promise to revisit.

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 ml bottle into a pilsner glass. light head and good lacing. Pale amber color, hazt and ample carbonation. Slight citrus smell.

Crisp tast, slightly dry finish. Typical full mouthfeel for a Belgian brew. Overall a very good beer from my favorite class. On the pricey side from where i purchased, but would definitely drink again.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Ommegang - Duvel Rustica - 1pt 6fl oz

Look - Pours light golden with a bubbly, creamy head. Unfiltered with heavier carbonation.

Smell - Citrus and sweet, definitely coriander and lemon.

Taste - Coriander and lemon, smooth at first and ending with some zest. Carbonation minimal in terms of the taste.

Mouthfeel - Somewhat mild and dry, would not call it crisp or refreshing per se, actually ends warm in the belly, alcohol content is obvious.

Overall - Decent, not amazing but not horrible either. Not quite what I'd expected from this brew, wanted it to be more crisp but it faded too quickly.

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3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

[Suggested Glassware: Trappist Glass]

The pour was a hazy yellow amber with an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head that reduced to a thin film and medium collar, with very good sheets of lacing.

The aroma was of a light grain malt, floral hops and a musty Belgian yeast with notes of citrus (lemon), green apple, pears and a touch of coriander.

The taste was mildly sweet and very fruity from the get go and pretty much lasted throughout, progressing slightly with a bold yeast presence along with a spicy citrus taste towards the finish. The flavor hung around for a good long while following the swallow, with a nice citrus yeast taste that was complemented by a mellow alcohol warming sensation.

Mouthfeel was just past light in body with a mildly dry yet creamy texture and a carbonation that just went beyond mild in intensity.

Overall I have to say this brewer never seems to disappoint, and this is no exception. This beer is a fantastic representation of a Belgian Golden Ale with a great taste and superb drinkability...

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4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured a cloudy, golden-yellow color with a one-finger, white head of foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - Fruity and yeasty with a bit of funkiness.

T - Nice spicy bite up front with a sweet caramel backbone. Good fruity sweetness, too.

M - Crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a very tasty Belgian-style ale. I forget how good Ommegang can be.

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4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from champagne bottle into a perfect pint glass.

Pours clear golden, completely see through. Some white on top. Yeast in the nose more than anything else. Gritty malt too. Clean taste, flash of citrus that vanishes and evolves into a forceful hop. Mild, but full of flavor. Really good ale, flavorful and drinkable.

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4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Full coverage of yeasty matter covers the entire bottom of the bomber. Pale lemon brass coloring shows a bit of light misty haze and a moderae dense and nimble rise of carbonaiton bubbles. Chalky white head is milky and creamy on the surface, sits a finger high, and stays nicely. Love the pale coloring, misty haze and strong carbonation presence as well lengthy stay of head retention. Heavy stratified ring lacing encircles the glass. Second pour showed a even dense nature, pea soup consistency of suspended yeasty matter. mmmm.

S: Fresh pale grains, a hint of lemon peel and good deal of yeasty indications. Soft orange and nobel flowers are ever so slight but supportive. Fresh greenery.

T: Flavor was grainy, musky and yeasty. The yeasty nature is truely the highlight here. Musky lemon and flowers. Tart and dry, bready with some wheat hints. Some orange, very crisp, with some noble flowery hops and some fresh greenery, hay and spiciness upon warming.

M: Crisp, bubbly, tight, tart, and dry with warming yeastiness. Bready.

O: Overall dry, tart with an empowering yeastiness and noble fresh green hopping. Pale malts, pale colored and an excellent tribute to a classic. You really have to appreciate ommegangs clean brewing technique and musky yeasty nature to thier beers. A sure rated A beer in my eyes per style.

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