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Pisgah Red Devil - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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Pisgah Red Devil
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88
very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.32%
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
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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Photo of marvin213
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brown with a definitive red tinge, it's only darker than I expected. An aggressive pour from Pisgah growler to my big ol Karmeliet goblet froths nicely and appealingly. I'm excited!

It smells like brown Belgian raspberries--no more, no less. I hold the nose bar especially high for fruit brews, but this one's solid. It tastes great...and, quite frankly, it's less filling than you'd expect from so dark a brown. It's got a nice, light mouthfeel that's all of Belgian, light, raspberry, and brown. The fruit takes a backseat really, though it seems to temper the other flavors. It's really a great, neat beer--I've really beer had one like it. It's NB Frambozen with Belgian yeast. That Belgian touch adds a crispness that really is refreshing while the (warmer) raspberry feel teeters on pucker. I do get a sharp sort of bitter aftertaste, but I might blame the growler. Big thanks to Papa El (prolly the only 69-year-old Asheville native willing to scoop up some Pisgah winners before visiting me in Charlotte)! I selfishly wish they'd bottle more (of everything), but I'm pretty certain they don't care! :-)

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Photo of blackie
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: served up in a standard pint, Red Devil is a murky pinkish-red in color, sporting a modest white head with only a thin layer retained

s: sweet cherry aromas held above a wheat body, delicately tart raspberry, fruit and clean malt in good balance, hops mostly out of the way - aged and papery, slight yeast note - perhaps adding a belgian touch

m: carbonation medium-high and a bit prickly, the wheat base keeps things on the light side

t: clean, full wheaty base, loads of cherry with some mild tartness in the finish, slightly sweet in the middle, cherry pie filling, raspberry flavors not as present as the cherry, the light malt base makes a good structure - thinning the sugars while keeping the fruit out front, light yeasty edge, grassy aged hops

d:a very good fruit beer but not outstanding, tasty and readily drinkable for a higher abv fruit beer

the Pisgah website lists this at 9 percent - full pint at Mellow Mushroom, Asheville

Photo of Deuane
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
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 36 ratings.