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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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2.7
nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2013
The aroma is malty yeasty and cheesy. The appearance is cloudy gold with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is typical. Overall decent.

3.4
seymour (2045) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Sampled on tap at the 2nd annual Urban Chestnut Wolpertinger party in a dimple mug. It poured a cloudy light amber colour. Clean, grainy malt flavor balanced by a stronger than expected hops bitterness. Strong black pepper phenol and Belgian yeast aftertastes. Light body, moderate carbonation, thin mouthfeel. Some alcohol warmth. I expected to love this beer, but it was only good not great.

3.8
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Bomber into glass..clear orange pour...arona is spice and fresh air..taste is oronge spice malts..pretty impressive..like it alot and dibt usually go for this style

3.8
jmm635 (1009) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Pours hazy pale yellow with a large bubbly white head. Aroma of light malt, very earthy, and lots of yeast. Sweet fruity flavor, spicy yeast, light hop bitterness. Crisp, clean finish.

3.5
rocbyter (2124) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Light malt aroma with a crisp fruitiness. Clear golden color with a medium white head. Light beginning with a moderate sweet late middle that slowly fades to a mild bitterness in the finish.

3.4
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.

3.3
bnielsen13 (264) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Light yellow color with a white head. Sweet, malty, citrus aroma. Malty, hoppy, dry flavor. Pretty good.

3.6
Nephilium (1818) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Starts with an earthy aroma, pours a clear light yellow with a towering white head. The flavor is light, with earthy notes, more bitterness then I expected, and a touch of light fruit. Very light on the palate, with a lingering earthy bitterness. This is an interesting one, not sure I’ll pick it up regularly, but it’s a decent change of pace.

3.3
bp (922) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle: pours a light straw color with a foamy white head, aroma of citrus and spices, taste is spicy, malty, hoppy, with a dry finish

3.1
tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle split with Devin at Erawan. Pours cloudy gold with a little white head and lacing. Nose of sweet malts, bread and honey. Does not taste like 8.5% not as boozy as Duvel. Sweet malt and honey, mild citrus, some spice and funk from the yeast.


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