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Azrael - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 2
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly called Gargamel.

(Beer added by: on 06-20-2009)
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Reviews by SlothB77:
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4.36/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle into 4 oz tasting flute

A: Pale golden tan color, with a fingernail of white soapy bubbles. Quite clear.

S: Floral aromatics are there, lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, grass, baked bread.

T: Very bready, orange, pineapple, crackers.

M: Very bitter, lots of bitters. Light-bodied, medium-high carbonation. Strong bitter aftertaste. I definitely notice that yolky egg flavor too.

O: I am a sucker for Belgian whites. I love bready, bitter beers and this doesn't disappoint.

SlothB77, Feb 12, 2013
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From the bottle to the glass, a clear light amber with a finger-half finger head. Very little lacing. Playfully active bubbles sparkling throughout.

A slight touch of pineapple notes in the scent, some other gentle floral and sweet herbal elements, but nothing distinguishable.

Nothing overpowering or prominent, and that's a little disappointing. The usual malt and wheat tastes are present, but... I don't know... I'm searching for some taste to build on, but it's not there. Inoffensive.

Feels quite lovely on the tongue, the carbonation is pleasing and somewhat soothing.

For something that's named after the angel of death, I was expecting something a little more... well, *more*. It's inoffensive, but it's just not impressing me. I'll pass on it in the future.

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A- served in a goblet, pours a clear and bright golden color with a small creamy white head, short retention leaves just a ring of foam after it settles

S- slightly phelonic yeast, big bready and doughy notes, floral aromas with a bit of light fruit

T- fruity notes of apple and pear, sweet Belgian yeast, honey, floral and herbal hop notes, sweet-yet-dry finish with just a bit of clean alcohol at the end

M- medium body and carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and finish, alcohol is barely noticeable. This drinks way too easily for an 8% beer

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A: A light straw color in the glass, very clear, and some light white head on top, that quickly dissipates.

S: A light pale biscuit aroma comes out right away. Slight fruit esters, and a touch of spice.

T: There we go. Malty and rich flavor, with notes of bread, dark fruits, spice, and caramel. The Belgian characters are there, but they are in balance with the malt profile. A touch boozy, but not enough that it detracts from the brew.

M: Medium in body with plenty of carbonation. There is a slight cling in the finish, pretty good.

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Azrael from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.