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Pisgah Red Devil - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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Pisgah Red Devil
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88
very good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pisgah Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: mikesgroove on 07-29-2007

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Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 15
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3.03/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 06/05/2009. Sampled from a growler at PPRBSG09. This beer pours a light reddish-pink with a small white head. The aroma is of light fruit and melon. The flavor is of sweet raspberries and wheat malt. I though this was kind of bland really, meh.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy, reddish-pink body with a small, fine, white head.

Smell: Vague pale maltiness and a waft of tart-smelling cherry juice, with only a minor backing of raspberries.

Taste: Light, brief maltiness then it's off to the tart cherries and raspberries, though as with the aroma, it's mostly cherries. A touch of sweetness emerges briefly, but eventually gives way to more tartness. Tiny pinch of spices. Finishes tart.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation. Slight syrupiness to the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: A reasonably pleasant interplay between the tart and sweet fruit components, but, for me, it leaned decidedly on the tart side of things. Decent overall.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler into pint glass on 4/29/09, courtesy of Deuane.

A - Poured an orange body with reddish hues and a bit of haze and half a finger of off-white head that quickly reduced to a patchy film and sparse amount of lace.

S - Apparent berry sweetness that focuses more on raspberry rather than cherry, although there are scant traces of tartness in the nose. Subtle spices and some Belgian candi sugar are also present.

T - Initial flavor is fresh berries and a mild clove spiciness. There is a faint cherry tartness in the middle, but Red Devil is largely a sweet affair with raspberry in the starring role.

M - Medium body, although kind of thin and watery, with moderate carbonation and a syrupy texture. Finish is sweet on the palate with just a hint of sourness.

D - Nothing amazing, but a pretty tasty fruit/Belgian hybrid beer with a pleasant berry presence.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 12/23/14.Pours into a chalice a deep burnt orange with a hint of red,a thinner pinkish colored head atop,quite alot of carbonation to it.Mild stone fruit and faint lactic sourness detected in the nose.Quite dry on the palate wich is nice,some of the lactic raspberry and light sourness from the cherries are there but not real huge,some mineral/fruit pit flavors underneath as well.It doesn't seem as big as it is,it has a sptritzy feel and i like the fact it's not overly sour or sweet,a nice beer.

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3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one from mikesgroove. Thanks again for the Pisgah growler!
Clear, light amber with a bit of a coppery red hue. Thin cap of off-white bubbles that showed some stickage and stuck around for quite a while. There was a constant stream of bubbles rising from the bottom of my tulip, helping support the collar and thin skim that lingered on the surface of the beer. The aroma was a little strange, but definitely grew on me as I worked through the growler. There was a spicy yeast aroma coupled with an earthy cherry character that stayed quite subtle. Some grassy notes as well. The flavour was very similar to the aroma, but a little more on the sweet side and with a hint of berry tartness. It finished with a bitter kick, making you want to go back for another sip to get the fruity sweetness back. Mild spiciness, reminiscent of coriander seed and cloves. Average carbonation, but with fine bubbles, medium bodied with a bit of dryness. Solid overall.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pisgah Red Devil, on tap at the Pisgah tasting room, 12/30/08. Served in a traditional American pint glass.

Appearance: A clear, reddish copper-colored body with tons of fast, medium-sized effervescence. The one finger white head that sits atop it when it arrives is bubbly, foamy, and fades relatively quickly into a sheen of spotty, erratic foam.

Aroma: Sweet cherries, faint but pleasant, with hints of pale malts and grassy, subtle hops. The earthiness of the hops melds with hints of green wood. Light and estery, though lacking in a few places.

Taste: Subtle hints of lighter fruits, mainly flourishes of strawberries, pears, cherries, capped with the faintest hint of raspberry (not anywhere near Hobo-esque, of course, which I had prior to this). It's crisp, replete with light malts, pils-like in most places. It's pleasant, and all the fruity notes are well-integrated.

Mouthfeel: Incredibly even and smooth while still being crisp and expressive. The effervescence is medium-sized, and the body itself is of thin-to-medium thickness.

Drinkability: No alcohol of which to speak, which is pleasant given the 8.0% and, truth be told, lack of relatively bold flavors beneath which such EtOH could hide. It's very Belgian-blonde like, on the whole - pale, fruity, and light. Not necessarily my favorite of theirs, though it is an interesting, solid, and enjoyable brew.

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4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Reddish tinted copper with a thin off-white head that reduced to a thin veil and left spotty lace.

S-Light, but pleasant, aroma. Very similar to those "mixed fruit" packets of jelly you get in diners!

T-Tart and sharp raspberry along with light, sweet caramel malt support. Pleasant bouncy fruit finish.

M-Medium body and quite tart with just enough residual sweetness to keep things in check.

D-Light raspberry fruit tartness with a killer smooth drinkability makes this one VERY stealthy. A most enjoyable fruit fueled brew!

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Pisgah Red Devil from Pisgah Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.