Duvel Green

I’ve been a big fan of Duvel Golden Ale out of Belgium for quite a while now.  It’s one of the classic beers out there that is always a treat to drink.  It is with giddy excitement that I get to give you my review on Duvel’s newest offering in the States.  Duvel Green on draught.

I had the opportunity to give it a try at BXL Belgian Cafe in NYC last night during their launch party, and I’m here to tell you that I am hooked!  It’s a fantastic, light Belgian Ale with wonderful fruity finish.  Definitely different from the Classic ale.

And those differences run the gamut from subtle to extraordinary.  Classic Duvel is a double-fermented strong golden-style ale with a powerful ABV or around 8.5%.  Duvel Green is made with the same exact recipe, however, they stop after the first fermentation process which results in a lighter, crisper ale with a lower ABV of 6.8%.

Duvel has actually been making this brew for years.  Their brewing process allows for them to taste the beer after the first fermentation and they have been enjoying it for a while now.  So they have been bottling it and selling it, but only at the brewery.  Now it is available on draught, here in the States.  Give it a try!

My Rating: 9 out of 10.