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Devil's Hearth - Bethlehem Brew Works

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Devil's Hearth
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85
very good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bethlehem Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: francisweizen on 03-24-2003)
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Reviews by Mudawg:
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Mudawg, Jun 20, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of tempest
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%

On-tap at the brewpub

Like their tripel, I find this to be a nice, but too clean Belgian ale. There's sweet pils and light toffee malts. Mild phenols come in around the edges, but there's no real esters or hops. It's like this is a blank canvass of a Belgian. Nice, pleasant, drinkable, but boring. This beer needs some zing.

tempest, Mar 08, 2008
Photo of st9647v3
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

st9647v3, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of jwc215
3.2/5  rDev -15.6%

From growler purchased the evening before.

It pours amber gold with a thin white head that disappears to a small fizzy patch.

The smell is of spiced bread, some fruitiness with a touch of alcohol.

The taste is of mildly spiced yeast. Sweet, grainy, almost honeyish malt. Watery thinness comes in and out. A touch of alcohol and fruitiness. A touch of drying hops (though remains fairly sweet) in the finish.

It a bit too thin, with a rather abrupt finish. It just seems to lack the character of a Belgian, though it tries. The spiciness is almost lost. I can't say that it's bad, but pretty bland for the style. Not as dry as expected, and the flavors seem muted. I remember it being a tad better when absolutely fresh, but given that the growler was less than 24 hours old, it should still hold up. Still, wasn't overly impressed by tasting I had, and this confirms it. Drinkable, with something to it, but falls short of anything much beyond average.

jwc215, Mar 08, 2007
Photo of hopdog
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%

On tap at the Bethlehem Brew Works.

Poured a medium and lightly hazy golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of oranges, yeast, floral and some spices. Tastes of oranges/citrus, spices and also had a very light vanilla in the finish.

Notes from 3/4/07

hopdog, Nov 25, 2008
Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%

Sampled at Bethlehem Brew Works on Friday 11th February, 2006.

Pale golden body with a thin wispy white head that remained thin but never broke though. Looked a little weak in the hefty glass Goblet. Strange nose, lager malts and a Pilsner like quality with some spices in the background. The tastes have a thin strata of mixed spices that run through the body start to finish. Pale malts and dry hops. Cloves are detectable in a Wit like middle with a soft sweetness, honey like, which balances nicely with pilsner malts but feels strangely confused at times. Thin feel but the finely dissolved carbonation lends a smooth creamy texture to the feel on the tongue. I remember the very creamy feel this one had.

A little too thin and it feels like it doesn’t really know what style it wants to be, but apart form the identity crisis this is a nice enough brew nonetheless.

TheLongBeachBum, Feb 21, 2006
Photo of George2744
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

George2744, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%

This beer poured out as a clear looking yellow color. The head was pretty good looking, leaving a scattered lacing. The smell of the beer has a lively hop aroma to it and some Beligan yeast too. The taste of the beer wasn't too bad, plenty of citrus and yeast on the taste buds. The mouthfeel of this beer was pretty smooth. Overall not a big brew!

Knapp85, Jul 20, 2011
Photo of francisweizen
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%

A pretty good Belgian style brew from Fegley and co. This beer poured a dark yellow colour with a minimal head from the 64 ounce growler that I purchased at the brewery. The aroma was of sugar, belgian spices, hops and malt. The taste was a bit dry, hoppy, and floral...later on spices made a big impact on the flavor. The mouthfeel for this brew was sharp, crisp, and smooth. Very nice! The drinkability was very good as well as this is a beer that is not too complicated.
A nice brew from BBW!
Cheers!,
F.

francisweizen, Mar 24, 2003
Photo of AlexJ
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured a pale straw-yellow with a tight white head w/ excellent retention and extensive lace. Strong aromas of coriander, clove, heather, candi sugars, and yeast, quite sweet overall. Taste is like the aroma with the addition of honey, light citrus, and mild but flavorful hops. Alcohol not evident but warming. Very good beer, I had 2 of them (and an ESB first) and was totally buzzed. I was poured a pint, but suspected that it is usually served in a smaller, more appropriate vessel like a flute or goblet.

AlexJ, Dec 09, 2004
Photo of CreightonSM
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

CreightonSM, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

BeerForMuscle, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of XanderCruz
4/5  rDev +5.5%

XanderCruz, Jan 06, 2012
Devil's Hearth from Bethlehem Brew Works
85 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.