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Duvel Rustica Golden Ale is our long-anticipated collaboration with Duvel. Itís 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 Duvelís 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6339) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours cloudy golden with a modest white head and a aweet fruity aroma. There is a subdued light malt flavor with a dry bitter finish. Not quite the quality of Duvel, though still pretty tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jdskinns (194) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
On tap. Cloudy straw color with white head. Aroma is funk, yeast, banana, and straw. Taste is sweet, banana, lemon, hops, and light funk. Light bodies and very good. Very impressed with this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (779) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2013
750ml Bottle. 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... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerRevi

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (733) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 13, 2013
Hazy amber yellow pour with small off white head. Aroma of malts, yeast, caramel and spice. Taste of caramel, malts, yeast, peppery spice giving it a dry finish and a slight hop bitterness too. Low carbonation, a little cloying and just doesnt come all together very good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BadAprilia1000 (239) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy pale golden color. The head dissipates rather quickly unlike a Duvel. Aroma is pretty flat. Taste is of slight citrus and yeast. Very little hop notes. Mouthfeel is not as carbonated as a Duvel. Decent beer. Would Rather have either a Duvel or something different from Ommegang.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2310) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2013
On tap and snifter served at Lunar Brewing Co, showing a hazed, golden hue, silky, white foam to the head, and ribbons & spots of lacing. The aroma was Belgian yeast, esters & citrus as apple & lemon, light spice, a little tartness, and light sweetness. The flavor added a moderate, earthy bitterness & astringency, light to medium body, a bit of wateriness to the texture, but a decent effervescence that carried bitterness & dryness through the flavor, and to a crisp finale. Totally hidden alcohol presence. Not an altogether potent Belgian Golden Strong Ale, but tasty nonetheless.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mrthekidd (43) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Almost a perfect beer (honestly can't say what could make it better). One of the best aromas I have ever had on a beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palidor19 (2927) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2013
A combo beer of Belgian style and farmhouse funkiness. Some herbs with rosemary and basil. The beer is not very carbonated and has a strong sweet finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4178) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2013
The aroma is malty yeasty and cheesy. The appearance is cloudy gold with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is typical. Overall decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1396) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Sampled on tap at the 2nd annual Urban Chestnut Wolpertinger party in a dimple mug. It poured a cloudy light amber colour. Clean, grainy malt flavor balanced by a stronger than expected hops bitterness. Strong black pepper phenol and Belgian yeast aftertastes. Light body, moderate carbonation, thin mouthfeel. Some alcohol warmth. I expected to love this beer, but it was only good not great.


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