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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6863) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle I took to Dadtoberfest. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Soft grain, a touch of yeast, sweet grain and toast. Musk, medium bodied, toast, grain, a good bit of musk. A touch of earthy hops. Soft bitterness into the finish, a touch of musk, grain, toast. Tasty enough, but for the price I’d rather have three times as much Duvel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5850) - Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks good; light gold with white head. Smells spicy and doughy with sweet notes. Tastes like it smells with a hint of mild cherry menthol. Average on the palate. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - NOV 29, 2012
spice, grass, floral and yeasty nose. Good solid beer, slight astringency on the finish, but is fantastic with food.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Serving: Draft at Fire Works Leesburg. It pours a hazy light gold with a small white head. Spicy Belgian yeast nose with light bubble gum notes. The flavor leans towards the sweet side with lots of bubble gum. Light florals and a bit of grain emerge as it warms. Light to medium body with soft carbonation. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2070) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 3, 2012
On tap 4 oz. pour at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC. Clear, bright straw-yellow off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of fruit (apple, lemon, pear, citrus and melon), grain, funk, yeast, coriander, pepper, cloves and allspice. Taste of fruit, yeast, grain, funk, coriander, pepper, cloves and allspice. Medium/light body and medium/low carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1387) - Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2012
On tap: pour is cloudy light gold with a modest fine bubbled white head in.this tulip. Average to poor retention and light lacing is present here. The nose reveals sweet bread, cloves.and.spices, and a hint of.cinnamon. a fruitiness is present.in pear.and peach by my estimation. I think the nose is the highlight for me, because.this one.comes.across a little messy. Bitter, fruity, and sweet initially. There’s a hint of vinousness here, with more sweet bread and while there’s a Belgian side here I’m not impressed at all

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11093) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Hazy straw color with an white head. Aromas of citrus, grains, yeast, some bread, and lighter spices. Tastes of citrus, spices, and yeast. Body a tad thinner with the alcohol content hidden.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with an off-white head. Spice and malt aroma with light grass. Malt and spice flavor with light yeast and light fruitiness. Medium bodied. Bready maltlingers with yeast, spice, and fruitiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4174) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 28, 2013
750ml bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours cloudy golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, a lot of banana, some floral hops, and pale malts. Flavor about the same, with a nice blend of everything but a little too much banana. Average texture. A decent Belgian style beer.


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