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Satan Red - Brouwerij De Block bvba

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153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.57%

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Block bvba visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2003)
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Reviews by RBorsato:
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3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear bronze-ish gold with a nice low beige head, decent carbonation, and active when swirled. Malty and spicy aroma ... a bit smoky (uh oh :-)); A touch of plastic character. Malty and spicy flavors with hints of green apples and lots of yeasty character underneath. Medium-light bodied due to airy carbonation.

A bit too much plastic to buy ... pass. Not at all like Duvel or Hapkin.

Per BDB website: 17.7P

Best Before: 05/14/07
Tasted: 06/10/07

(11.2 oz. sleek light brown Euro-style bottle)

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2008 19:37:56 | More by RBorsato
More User Reviews:
Photo of mfnmbvp


4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, with the back label reading "best before end: 09. 56." I'm not sure if they're implying this beer is good until 2056, but whatever. I found this oddity on the shelf at the local Binny's. My first encounter with this beer and this brewery.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a deep dark burnt sienna orange with hues of brown. Cloudy, but no real sediment is visible. About two to three fingers of fluffy off-white head.

S - The smell is kind of light and subdued, but it hits it's mark for me. Some twiggyness, overripe green apples, mustiness, earthiness, some caramel malt, some creaminess. It's a very pleasant aroma.

T - Taste follows the nose - earthy leafy hop presence, caramel malt, twiggy, herbal, candied apple, fig, raisin, lightly grapey, and some earthy yeast presence.

M - Feel is crisp, creamy, clean, and dry on the finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Some dark fruits and caramel malt lingering on the finish.

Overall, a delicious Belgian style ale, one of the better ones I have had in recent memory. More malt forward than many of the others I've tried, but it's still very nice. I would definitely be interested in trying this again. Recommended.

Brouwerij De Block Satan Red ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 23:47:50 | More by mfnmbvp
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

3/5  rDev -16.9%

04-02-2014 22:47:46 | More by poskok
Photo of BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.99/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

330ml Bottle on 3rd Feb 2014 in Cambrinus, Brugge.

As the name suggests, this has a red hue to it's body colour, although it really has an orange amber beer. The head didn't hang around, it was beige when it was there.

Sweet fruits rule the nose and taste, mild apple feel with plenty of fizz in the body. Too pop like for me to be honest. I had this years ago and don't remember it being so heavily carbonated.

OK, but with so many great beers available in Belgium I'll not be buying a crate of this.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 12:06:09 | More by BlackHaddock
Photo of mlklein27


4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

02-21-2014 01:43:22 | More by mlklein27
Photo of Danjal


4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-04-2014 16:37:02 | More by Danjal
Photo of Hoppsbabo

United Kingdom (England)

4.15/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Large off-white head with a dull copper coloured body.

S: Belgian yeast - that poppy sherbet smell. Promises to be good.

T: Hints at metallic graininess. It's sharp, tastes of marzipan, strawberries, rhubarb and custard and prunes. Loads of nail varnish when I stick my nose into the glass. Almost dry.

O: Haven't had anything in a while and this was pretty decent. I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 13:53:17 | More by Hoppsbabo
Photo of russpowell


3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent bronze/orange with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Murks up as the bottle drains, great lacing & head retention

S: Figggyness, marmalade & perfumy hops

T: Much dryness, leafy hops, plums, pears & white grapes & a little apple pie up front. Boozeyness, candi sugar & leafy hops, plus pears & figs & juicy-fruit. Finishes dry, fruity & with woody hops, a touch of persimmon & pineapple as well

MF: Firm carbonation, medium bodied. Over carbonated for the style

This is alright, but proof that not everything coming of Belgium is a must buy. My other 3 bottles will get cellared at least 6 months, at least. Worth a try I suppose

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 01:56:32 | More by russpowell
Photo of klipper


3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-22-2013 05:11:50 | More by klipper
Photo of Birdlegs


3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-07-2013 00:39:10 | More by Birdlegs
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4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Head is fizzing out rather quick from its inch down to just a mild lace ring. Color is quite dark for a Belgium pale ale a rather deep orange color.
S - Smell is quite light and fruity with sweet malts and soft yeasts. Not very much hops.
T - Quite good has a mild bit of sour apple going but mostly candied sugar malts in the taste with some soft pear flavors. Very drinkable has no notable bite of its high gravity. Nice
M - Very smooth medium bodied at best but dangerously drinkable.

Overall a very well crafted fruity Beglium ale high in octane but easy enough to drink as a 6% IPA. Worth picking up if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 04:07:05 | More by DrDemento456
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North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from a 750ml bottle with a Best Before End date of "09.23". No year?

A - Reddish amber with good clarity and a small beige head of large bubbles that dissipates quickly.

S - Sweet and fruity with lots of grape and apple.

T - Lots of fruity aspects (especially apple and grape). Semi sweet with Belgian spice. Hints of bread and alcohol with a slight bitterness.

M - A moderate consistency with a lower than expected carbonation.

O - A varied mix of flavors that don't really seem to work together. Not bad but just OK.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 10:13:50 | More by GJ40
Photo of PeterVesti


3.5/5  rDev -3%

09-28-2013 15:09:28 | More by PeterVesti
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

09-06-2013 15:35:26 | More by jeiiVP
Photo of svanet01


3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a 33cl bottle into a pilsner glass (picked up the bottle from De Bierkoning Amsterdam)

First thing I noted was the carbonation, which fizzled down to the last drop. Not bad to see this in the style though, as it results into a lighter body.

Not much to smell, and only a hint of malt (I was assuming by that the "Red" in Satan Red was an indication of an amber, but I was mistaken).

Overall, I would drink again as a stronger session beer as it goes down fairly easy, although you'll probably regret it after a bit at 8.0% (might be better to opt for something with a little more character).

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 16:58:49 | More by svanet01
Photo of SGToliver


3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-23-2013 08:40:04 | More by SGToliver
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-04-2013 01:11:52 | More by Kmat10
Photo of impending


3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


33cl into a tulip. Pours a nearly transparent copper amber, minor white head, minor lacing.

Shares an over-ripe undefined sweetness, the kind found in apple cider minus the tart. Fruits that don't exist.

The flavor forsakes the level of sweetness and equals the meld of a dubbel and bsda, equal measures of both, equally respectful in both. A minor level of bitter in the finish, won't interfere with most foods. Medium smooth creamy mouthfeel.
no disrespect intended
but this does not finish with a hint of zinc
which most do when they smell like this

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 03:48:49 | More by impending
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3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got it in Hungary.

A - Perfect rose color,so beautiful! Lots of bubbles and huge huge foam,a bit darker,but mostly white.
S - Some fruits and malt. Nothing to much in it.
T/M - Highly warm beer. Strong bitter aftertaste. Touch of toffee malt,dark fruits,medium carbonation. Lots of sweetness in the taste.

O - This is special beer with special taste. I think that most people wont like it. Also,it is winter warmer,so this is not the good time to drink it,and to review it. So it is maybe a bit better then i review it.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 19:16:15 | More by djura
Photo of Sunnanek


3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm going to rewiev this one side by side with the Satan Gold, both poured in Orval Chalices and both classified as BSPA at 8.00% ABV. Here we go:

A: Pour is clear copper with small bubbles and a little light off-white head. No dissipations. Doesn't look as good as the Gold.

S: Malt and some faint yeast and spices, Semi-sweet malt, slightly roasted. Fruity; ripe red apples and pears. Smell is a bit more modest than in the gold one.

T: Rich Belgian yeast, some spices and lots of sweetness from the slightly roasted malt. Dark dried fruits, ripe bananas and red apples, even some red forest berries. Rich in taste. Sweeter and smoother than the gold.

M: Full smooth body, low carbonation. Aftertaste is drier and more acidic than the taste, but not very long.

O: Well, this one is nice and complex in taste, rather light in smell though. But I hold this to be a better beer than the gold one thanks to the complexity and smoothness.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 17:49:30 | More by Sunnanek
Photo of randylangford


3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-26-2013 23:20:39 | More by randylangford
Photo of harpus


3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-21-2013 19:33:13 | More by harpus
Photo of Fatehunter


3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Satan glass. Lots of head formed on a hellish red colored body.
The aroma is milled grain and barnyardish. Nice though.
The taste is more bitter than sweet in a good way. The Belgian yeast comes through in a pleasing manner.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It's a decent ale with the Belgian spin bring something special. Maybe not worth the price in the U.S. though.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 06:08:19 | More by Fatehunter
Photo of ZachKelly


3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-13-2013 01:57:40 | More by ZachKelly
Photo of Glebojad

4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-03-2013 19:09:57 | More by Glebojad
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Satan Red from Brouwerij De Block bvba
82 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.