RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Duvel Rustica Golden Ale is our long-anticipated collaboration with Duvel. Its 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 Duvels 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1727) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luvystypotables (1881) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Nice hint of citrus on the palate, great taste, hint of clove in the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (16812) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle pours a straw yellow hint of orange barely. White head carb bubbles flow freely from base of glass. Smell taste heavy yeast. Bit lemon. Alcohol is noticeable in taste and smell just behind the yeast. Bitter. Bit funky with soap taste. Not a bad beer fresh would do well in fall spring or summer just a bit off putting by the soap flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Draft @ 800 Three Fires. Sweet bready malt, Belgian yeast, and floral hops aroma. Clear gold with a small white head. Sweet fruity banana, musty, light spice flavor, and honey and alcohol flavor as it warmed. Medium body, soft carbonation

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Yatesed (37) - Blacklick, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Poured golden hue with light head, scent of citrus, ligh lemony taste with hint of earthy tones, very disappointed

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2013
This is close, but not quite there. Has some subtle off flavors that resemble stale plastic, soap, and wet dog. Other than that, it has some nice flavors of citrus, bubblegum, and alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 27, 2013
THOUGHTS: One of the best examples ever of how a yeast truly defines a beer ad its style. If it wasnt written all over the bottle, I never would have guessed it was based on Duvel . I guess it also proved a great base beer can make many great beers. This one proved that in another place and time Duvel might have been somewhere between a Saison and a cali-belgizue pale ale of cail-belgo tripel. SIMPLY BRILLIANT. Way softer carbonatoin thena true Duvel and less prolific head. Probably the best tasting beer I had, had in a few months. Hid alc fairly well, too. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy, light to medium yellow that at times looked almost slightly neon. It also had an average, white head that mostly diminished and left barely fair lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy light-colored bread, pale malt and cracker; light to moderate floral, perfume, herbal, and grassy hops; lighter citrus hops; heavy doughy, earthy and funky yeast; and other citrus. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and acidic, and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and bitter, and slightly sour with a fairly long duration. There was pale malt, lemon, cracker, light bread, grassy, herbal, perfume, floral hops, earthy and lightly funky yeast, cracker, spicy yeast and doughy yeast. The medium to full body was fort of creamy and then very dry with soft but tingly carbonation and a slightly astringent, lightly alcoholic and very dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6325) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Cloudy orangey gold, with a big white head. Smells clean, soapy (in a good way), and floral. Perhpas a tad grassy, too. Nice mix of grassy hops and subtle sweet malts. Dry, woody finish. I get some honey and other sweet flavors as it warms..Nice beer...

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