1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

El Diablo Deluxe - Bullfrog Brewery

Not Rated.
El Diablo DeluxeEl Diablo Deluxe

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

85 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 85
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 20
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bullfrog Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: treyrab on 07-02-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 55 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BARFLYB
BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-30-2014 15:46:24 | More by BARFLYB
Photo of ThatsThatDude
ThatsThatDude

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-06-2014 18:00:23 | More by ThatsThatDude
Photo of a74gent
a74gent

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

11-17-2013 18:47:34 | More by a74gent
Photo of mendvicdog
mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

11-12-2013 15:20:19 | More by mendvicdog
Photo of duceswild
duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

11-12-2013 05:34:39 | More by duceswild
Photo of portia99
portia99

Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle shared by jlindros at a recent tasting. Poured into a Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary glass.

A - Pours very clear in the glass with a pale golden color. A finger of foamy white head lingers briefly and falls to leave a small collar.

S - Quite funky on the nose, sharp and a bit biting, rather fruity. Interesting ginger ale like aroma in there too. Overall - spicy, funky and tart.

T - Funky up front with nice barnyard aspects. A bit hoppy with a generous citrusy aspect as well - mostly oranges mixed in with the brett induced funkiness. Spicy with coriander and cloves showing thru.

M - Thinnish body, definitely lighter than medium with a mid level carbonation that is tingly/fizzy on the tongue.

O - Quite good wild ale. Very enjoyable. Nice spicy and noticeably hoppy character against the barnyard funk. Definitely would have this one again.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 23:46:21 | More by portia99
Photo of Photekut
Photekut

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

05-19-2013 01:40:36 | More by Photekut
Photo of rudzud
rudzud

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed with JLindros at his Birthday whale tasting last month. Reviewed from notes. 2009? vintage, #'d /467

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a clear golden hue with a one finger head that faded to leave a light blanket and good side lacing. Pretty solid considering the age.

S - Fair amount of wild brett funk, light fruits, fair amount of mustyness. A sign of things to come.

T - Ah, not really what I was expecting. LOTS of musty cellar notes, and nice funk. Very light fruit notes as well and faint spices.

M - Mouthfeel is sold, nice and sharper carbonation here.

O - Overall not sure what I was expecting with this one. Taste really did not do it for me, which was unfortunate. Still, glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 18:20:19 | More by rudzud
Photo of AlexFields
AlexFields

Tennessee

3.13/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Opened at TN whales tasting 3/16/2013. Thanks to Andy for sharing this.

Pours a bright almost neon orange with a huge bubbly off white head. Beautiful.

Smells very bretty, slightly tart, hints of orange and cardboard.

Taste is some brett but less than the nose, moderate amount of orange, touch of cardboard again, this is decent but far from great. Seems slightly oxidized.

Body is a little thin and a little undercarbed, not terrible but not good.

Decent beer, certainly drinkable, but pretty so-so. Was probably better fresh. Appearance is amazing though.

6.1/10

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 16:40:09 | More by AlexFields
Photo of liamt07
liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle shared by Sammy, 750ml into a tulip. Bottle 214/467.

Cork exploded out of this and just about put a hole through the ceiling, heads up. Dark browned orange body, 3-4 fingers of offwhite head. Great retention and lacing. Nose has coirander and orange peel at the forefront, light funk, oak and fruity malt notes. Nose is fairly pronounced. Taste is again coriander, orange/citrus peel initially, but a chalky drying yeast character that lasts well into the finish. High carbonation which overpowered the beer, chalky and bitterness doesn't fo well for the finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 18:14:57 | More by liamt07
Photo of Sammy
Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Capone's. A real funk experience, with some foaming. A fresh smell, A big soapy head on cloudy dark yellow body. Tartness really comes through at the end of the bottle, I liked the bitterness at that point. Funky aroma and taste, some leather belt.Above average mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 21:54:51 | More by Sammy
Photo of jlindros
jlindros

Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Shared at my Birthday whale tasting. I shared this one, thanks to JAXSON for sending me this one. Few years old by now.

Pours a light fizzy big airy head, bit of lacing, clear golden orange nectar color

Nose nice wild Brett funk, golden Belgian malts, light stone fruit, applely, some horsehair funk.

Taste brings a weird funk, not really what i was expecting, straw, dank cellar dusty box like tast, light golden Belgian malts, light fruity pear like flavor as well, hint spices like coriander.

Mouth is lighter bodied, effervescent carb.

Overall not bad, not as funky as I expected, but decent.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 17:45:52 | More by jlindros
Photo of DmanGTR
DmanGTR

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

01-29-2013 00:51:11 | More by DmanGTR
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

01-09-2013 22:50:51 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
Photo of BeerThursdays
BeerThursdays

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

01-03-2013 04:34:46 | More by BeerThursdays
Photo of acurtis
acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-01-2013 16:40:45 | More by acurtis
Photo of JAHMUR
JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

12-06-2012 22:31:22 | More by JAHMUR
Photo of jzeilinger
jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks to Captain Red Beard for this one.

A - Pours an opaque light orange color with a foamy and creamy looking white head. No carbonation. Looks really murky.

S - Barnyard funk, sour, straw, white grapes, apples, light colored fruit.

T - Light funk, white grapes, a little floral, jasmine (?), light spicy, brett, bready, slightly earthy, wet blanket, lingering spicy clove, land bitter lemon bitterness.

M - Light medium to heavy light body, leaves a coating of spicy tang lemon bitterness in the mouth.

O - This beer is underrated. Totally magnificent after aging for a few years.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 05:46:20 | More by jzeilinger
Photo of thagr81us
thagr81us

South Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to the BA who sent me this one awhile back as a part of a get well package after my accident! Shared this one during the One Year Anniversary of My Wreck Tasting! Bottle #114 of 467! Served from bottle into a Crooked Stave ‘Crooked Line’ tulip. Poured yellow-orange with a two finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, funk, sour, horseblanket, fruit, and citrus. The flavor was of sweet malt, funk, earth, earth funk, horseblanket, and fruit. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. I went into this one really expecting quite a bit, however I was a good bit let down. The funk aspect going on here really dominated every aspect of this beer. Usually this is a good thing, but there really wasn’t too much else going on to help balance this out. Also it was a little bit weak as well. Worth trying and glad that I did, but definitely not the highlight of the tasting.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 11:44:06 | More by thagr81us
Photo of aasher
aasher

Indiana

3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was shared by thagr81us at the Charlotte Tasting 2012. Thanks Calton!

This one pours a light bodied polished told in color with a slight white lacing around the glass. The nose is light. All I can pick up are light brett and hibiscus. The flavors are consist of a lot of brett, lavendar, hibiscus, and and funk. It is subtly sour. This beer drinks like a Belgian pale with loads of brett with floral components. It's ok. This beer could've peaked a couple years ago but we'd never know. It's impossible to tell how agressive this was or what it used to be. I'm glad I could try it.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 02:31:26 | More by aasher
Photo of t0rin0
t0rin0

California

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

09-09-2012 21:10:53 | More by t0rin0
Photo of millerbuffoon
millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-01-2012 02:48:34 | More by millerbuffoon
Photo of DaveHack
DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-30-2012 23:14:08 | More by DaveHack
Photo of seeswo
seeswo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-03-2012 04:25:18 | More by seeswo
Photo of cpetrone84
cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cork pops out hard, slow gusher, have glasses ready. Pour is transparent light golden orange with tons of fluffy white head. The nose has a ton of hop and fruity brett aromas, Very citrusy and perfumy with a light floral presence. The flavor is great, very dry and bright citrus fruits, perfumy and lightly floral hop. Peppery spice underneath with more grapefruit and citrus in the finish. The body is medium, extremely dry finish and subtle but assertive carbonation. Flavors are very bright, well balanced and integrated with a heavy hop/brett taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 00:39:19 | More by cpetrone84
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
El Diablo Deluxe from Bullfrog Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.