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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (5578) - Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Str8 apple juice, sorry tastes just like the rest of them don’t know what to tell ya

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luvystypotables (1651) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Nice hint of citrus on the palate, great taste, hint of clove in the aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2013 A musty aroma combined with citrus notes. Pours an attractive, hazy yellow with no head and little lacing. The taste, to begin with, is a restrained fruity sweetness, followed with citrus notes and then a bready finish. Medium-light mouthfeel with crisp, yet moderate carbonation. A refreshing dry finish. Overall, I think this beer met the intent of the brewers. It has the charactereistics of a Belgian ale as well as the charteristics of a farmhouse ale. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15617) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3094) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle shared at Dadtoberfest. The aroma is sweet, earthy, pepper. The aroma was hazy gold, white head. The flavor was virtually the same. The finish was peppery, but a residual sweetness as well. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2593) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Draft. Bright golden color. Glowing. Smells slightly boozy, yeasty and bready. Taste s similar. Pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9005) - Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Draft at Dutch-s. Clear light golden with a medium white head with sporadic lacing. Nose is mildly spicy and herbal with some banana fruitiness. The flavor is much of the same with a bit of solvent toward the finish. I don’t like this as much as regular Duvel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2891) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Pale golden yellow pour, thin white head ... aroma of floral noble hops and spicy fruity yeast .... taste of sweet fruity yeast, caramel malts, spicy floral and noble hops .... has almost an identical flavor to duvel green ... finish is very dry fresh and hoppy with a lingering floral hop bite ... mouthfeel is crisp and little oily .. simple tasty with the abv hidden well

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (2585) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle from Decicco Ardsley. Hazy golden orange with ring. Mildly tart green apple and green leafy aroma with a hint of pineapple. Mildly fruity sweet with hint of vanilla and herbal medium bitter finish. Just okay. Certainly not "elegant." Fresh Malheur 10 is elegant. This is just okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2013
(sample at Wolpertinger 2013) gold with white head. Yeast and citrus hops aroma. Flavor is dry, fruity malt, citrus hops.

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