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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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kayres (810) - , Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Hazy golden. Thin white head. Applely aroma. Sweet lemony, banana and a bit of wheat. Finishes a bit winey ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2013
Corked bottle and served in Duvel snifter: Pours a deep clean golden hue with a lasting fizzy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of banana, clove, grains of paradise, biscuit, honey and caramel with grassy and slightly spicy hops. There is a bit of plastic-ish vapour but nothing off putting. The taste is initially quite Belgian with fruity and grainy overtones and a touch of herbal notes. Earthy and woody dry before the spicy finish. Seems more boozy that the ABV lets on, I would have guessed 10+ for this. I did expected more farmhouse notes as well. The mouth feel is sharp and aggressive, a tad minerally and band-aid too. Overall it is okay but I honestly am a tad disappointed considering how much I love Duvel and like Ommegang. Reminds me how I was disappointed in the Brasserie d’Achouffe and Ommegang collaboration beer as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
2013-04-19. Hazy golden yellow body with a modest white head. 3++ Sort of musty grassy lemony aroma. Flavour is similar, dry, lightly alcoholic throughout, grassy, floral, vaguely funky. Average plus palate. Finishes quite dry and alcoholic. Decent but doesn’t really make me want a second bottle. Bottle from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22692) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Hazy straw, thin to moderate white foamy head, little lacing.   Sweaty barnish aroma, slight pale breadiness.   Also has a dank floral note to it as well.   Very bright breadiness on the tongue.   Seems to be very dank, have a dull floral aspect, with a strong bright pale breadiness aspect.   Comes across as a little mealy, American like.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Seems to finish like a bastardised version of a Belgian Golden.   Could stand to be more floral.   As is decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1607) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Poured from a a cold bottle. Golden slight haze, medium white head. Slight citrus and clove smell. light alcohol and clove flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (5453) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Pours hazy gold into a tulip. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to mottle surface. Sweet caramel and dough aromas. Sweet hay and sourdough upfront turning to soured bitter earth in the lasting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Poured very pale with a small head. Aroma was yeast and phenolic with some spiciness. Doesn’t finish very clean on the palate. Lingers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (9876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Draft at Craft Ale House. Pours gold with white head and lively carbonation. Nose is hopcitrus, funky yeasty esters. Tastes dry, effervescent, with hops and citrus up front and late mild funk and yeasty florals.

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