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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23355) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty weak hoppy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21653) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2013
From notes. Bottle. Hazy golden yellow color, large white head with good retention. Aroma of citrus, banana, light clove. Taste is lightly spiced bitter and fruity. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Pale golden orange color with a big white head. Nice yeasty nose, plenty of pear and apple, some coriander spiciness, and a bready malt base. Hints of alcohol and citrus zest. The flavor is a little boozy and phenolic. Spicy, some coriander, and a bit of apple and pear ester. Somewhat chalky on the finish. Sweet bread, pale malt, and sugar. Meh at best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
Cloudy tan...certainly doesn’t have that Duvel head, aroma is appetizing, with sweet honey, some gentle spiciness, yeast complexity. The taste...I’m not sure this follows through. The orangey character is there but muted, the malts pushed more to the fore and are sweeter and the alcohol is Duvel-like but it doesn’t work as well with the hop dryness. Does not compare well to Duvel and only okay as a strong Belgian golden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (14663) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
750mL bottle, pours a clear blonde with a small white head. Aroma of cereal malts, crackers, some hoppy bite and Belgian yeast. Flavour brings out rustic farmhouse notes, a touch of banana, Belgian yeast and a hoppy bite. Really well-balanced, finishing on notes of cracker and a hoppy bite. Highly drinkable and thirst-quenching. I prefer this to regular Duvel. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14165) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
750 c&c from Half Time. Pours hazy gold with a creamy white head. Aroma is lightly fruity and hoppy. Med body. Flavor is grassy/herby with a little earthiness and light malt. finishes that way. Quite refreshing. Reminds of Duvel Green.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sparkling , yeast and citrus aroma. Medium body with a tingly texture and lively carbonation. Medium citrus sweet flavor with a medium citrus sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Draft. Medium white head, lightly hazed apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, straw, some alcohol/acetone. Taste is moderately sweet, straw, some honey, spicy, alcohol. Medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12192) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours hazy pale gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is pear and apple esters with citrus hops and biscuit malt. Flavor is malt forward with light hops and bitterness, fruity esters barnyard yeast and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a large frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of peach, stone fruits, corn and bready notes. The taste is herbal, bubblegum, cherries and stone fruits. Medium bodied with a slight lingering bitterness.

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