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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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (800) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14168) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2924) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 1, 2013
750ml bottle Pours slightly hazy hold with average, frothy white head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is oranges, straw, banana, biscuit and cookie malt, lemon, and cloves. Flavor is sweet malt forward with light fruit esters and floral hops and light herbs; lightly sweet finish. Light body and medium carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
Bouteille 750ml. De couleur dorée et voilée. Nez de levures fruitées (agrumes, léger de poires, notes de pommes et de bananes, traces de pêches), moyennement épicées (poivre doux, notes de clou de girofle) et aux notes terreuses, de pain, léger de houblon herbeux aux notes florales avec des traces de gomme balloune, d’alcool et de miel. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-élevé ainsi qu’une texture légèrement crémeuse aux notes croustillantes. Goût de levures fruitées (agrumes et zeste, léger de pommes vertes, traces de bananes), terreuses et moyen-léger épicées (clou de girofle, poivre) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de pain avec un léger goût de grains ainsi que des petites notes de miel. Parallèlement, l’on retrouve une moyenne amertume asséchante de houblon assez floral et moyennement herbeux avec un léger goût d’alcool réchauffant et ce jusqu’en finale. Post-goût moyen-long et sec, moyen-léger amer de houblon floral et herbeux avec un goût de levures fruitées (léger zeste de citron, pelures de poires), légèrement terreuses et aux notes épicées.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Tap at Busters. Slightly hazy yellow pour with a clingy pure white head. Nose is yeast and citrus. Soft and delicate. Smooth palate with just a touch of hop edge. Wonderful Belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (3328) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Interesting beer that combines characteristics of both breweries. A fruity sweetness that has lots of apples combined with a heavy triple like flavor with some light skunky grassy flavors. Interesting and I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agl108 (1066) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2013
On draft at Sharp Edge Brasserie. Poured hazy gold with white head. Flavor of lemony citrus, grass, cloves and a touch of pepper. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (1253) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Poured from a large bottle into a trappist style glass to drink. The beer was a lighter gold color with a slight hazy-sediment component, but mostly clear, with a good-sized foamy white head that had average retention, but very good cling and lacing. Its aroma had a lively fruity and floral blend with notes of grapes and apple, along with a lighter earthy-grainy mix, and a bit of yeast. The taste was quite good with a predominantly sweet fruit blend with fruity flavors, including apple, and a light citrus background, with a subtle grainy bitter finish. It had a lighter, fluffy, smoother body with a somewhat wet mouthfeel, and medium carbonation and fizz; the fairly high alcohol content was indiscernible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2014
I found this to be more full-bodied than Duvel, with more yeast, less hops and citrus, and overall not quite as refreshing. Still a nice offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Sample at beverage source, pours golden with fluffy white head. Aroma is spicy belgian yeast, very floral hops. Taste is much the same, very floral and bitter hops, belgian spice, dry finish, haven’t had duvel so I can’t rally compare, but this isn’t bad.

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