Founders Devil Dancer - Founders Brewing Company
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4.13/5 rDev +5.9%
In a snifter the beer was a dark amber color with a thick off-white head. There was abundant lace.
Aroma of piney hops, and a little sweet malt.
Taste of pine and pine resins. A bit of bread.
0ily mouthfeel. Hoppy. I thought the 12% ABV was very well hidden. Still this is a beer to be sipped and savored.
10-20-2013 18:56:51 | More by lordofthewiens
2.95/5 rDev -24.4%
Pours a huge, dense, resiny, off-white head that has great lacing and is insanely persistent. Bright, citrus hop aroma with sweet malt behind that and....booze. It all combines to create a floral/medicinal bouquet that has a syrupy note to it. Burnt umber, clear color. Starts with a sweet malt, syrup-like mouthfeel, and warming booze. The hop bitterness starts to ease itself in, starting out like pine sap. Moves into a more poignant bitterness that is a little astringent. Lingering hop bitterness becomes like citrus rind, and then becomes pine-like as it sits on the tongue. As it lingers for awhile, there is finally a green hop-like flavor that comes out, but the astringent bitterness masks this.
Honestly, this isn't that great. It's surprisingly sweet and abrasively bitter. This is one of those biers that is bitter, but not really hoppy. It's also sweet, but not really malty. I like hops, and I like malt. But this is just the worst aspects of hops and malt. Then the booze is very noticeable. This isn't as refined as I expect from Founders; it's a bit crass. I don't want to finish this. I was hoping for something a la "Revelry" by Two Brothers, but this was a bust.
10-13-2013 00:44:45 | More by TheSSG
3.75/5 rDev -3.8%
Appearance - 4 - Aggressive pour, nice initial head, amber color, some lacing but no head retention
Smell - 4 - Nice smell but not really strong
Taste - 3.5 - Bitter, very malty aftertaste - it's almost like there's a treble and a bass - but no midrange - nothing in between the initial bitter hit and the end malt
Mouthfeel - 4.0 - nicely full bodied
Overall - 3.75 - kinda kills me not to give a higher rating to this Founders' bomb but I just can't. Wouldn't buy again but glad I tried it.
10-12-2013 00:14:39 | More by hopley
Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 3,923 ratings.