Belgian Congo Pale Ale - Devils Backbone Brewing Company
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Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 30 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by pinotboy007:
3.7/5 rDev -1.9%
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
More User Reviews:
4.06/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A- pours a slightly hazy golden-straw color with a small fizzy white head that reduces to a small layer skimming the top, no lace
S- lots of fruity notes up front; banana taffy, pineapple juice, mango, fruit smoothie. There is also some grassy hop notes mixed in with some sweet raisin-bready malt, very interesting
T- the fruity notes follow in flavor with a big mango and banana kick. There are some Belgian characteristic yeast flavors with some fruity, musty notes. The fruitiness continues throughout and finishes slightly sweet and astringent with lingers of dry tropical fruit and grassy hops
M- medium body with moderate carbonation, slightly foamy mouthfeel with a crisp finish
O- this used to be labeled as a Belgian pale ale, now a Belgian IPA. I don't think that it tastes like either, but whatever it is I really enjoyed it. Huge fruity flavors makes this on a beef that I will surely go back to
Serving type: bottle
08-17-2013 21:45:09 | More by Treyliff
Belgian Congo Pale Ale from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.