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.