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Belgian Congo Pale Ale - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: on 04-18-2009)
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Reviews by pinotboy007:
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pinotboy007

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had it first on tap at their brewing facility in Lexington, VA, where we also came away with a 6-pack.

A-Clear gold w/solid carbonation and a modest, soapy cap that reduced to nothing after two minutes or so.

S-Wonderful mix of Band Aid, citrus, some Kiwi and yeast. Splendid!

T-Crisp with a nice Belgian funk in there that's quite nice along with the malt and a grassy citrus taste. (It was better on tap at the brewery.) This could be our go-to brew for the cooler this summer. It's 90+ degrees right now and this is going down nicely with some shrimp.

M-Some nice creaminess but still refreshing all the same.

O-Worthy of your money this summer. If you're near Lexington, VA pick up a growler's worth.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 18:39:16 | More by pinotboy007
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Belgian Congo Pale Ale from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.