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Satan Gold - Brouwerij De Block bvba

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113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.72%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-16-2003

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Ratings: 113 | Reviews: 70
Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.04/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Slightly sour aroma, malty, fruity, peach, a little yeast. Satan Gold is a low-saturated, drunk easily, is delicate notes of yeast in the background. The taste is dominated by peach and bitter ending, which at the moment remains in the mouth.

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

A: Pours clear golden with strong rich small bubbles. The tall head is crystal white and quite creamy. Rich lacings. Looks way better than the Red.

S: Yeast and spice, kind of acidic Semi-sweet malt. Fruity; mainly citric notes. Smell is stronger than in the red one.

T: Sour, yeast and spices. Sweetness, but rather mild, from the malt. Almost dry and acidic; green apples, citric notes. Much drier and more acidic than the red.

M: Aftertaste is very long and sour. Body is on the medium side and carbonation is low.

O: Nice and sour. It lacked a little complexity in the taste compared to the smell and look. Not bad but it would probably have gotten a better grade if not compared side by side with the more complex-tasting red one.

Photo of Jwale73
3.31/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to NewBrewBB for the opportunity to try this beer. 750ml bottled served in a tulip. Pours an orange-gold hue with a hazy clarity. Head is one inch, bright white and eventually dissipates into a bubbly froth. Some textured swaths and slashes of lacing present during the tasting. Nose expresses candi sugar, lightly herbal/grassy notes and a suggestion of Belgian yeast. Taste is dull and herbal; almost a little vegetal. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a lively, almost coarse carbonation. Overall, not bad, but there are much better examples of the style out there.

Photo of dansmcd
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dull cloudy orange hue, under a small head with no retention.

S - Orange, mandarin, ginger, apple and honey.

T - Creamed honey, citrus peel and with ginger.

M - Light to medium body, moderate to high carbonation.

O - Pleasant enough Belgian ale with some character, sweetness and spice.

Photo of ZorPrime
4.38/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought this one in Brussels. Tasted in Quebec, Canada.

The beer color is golden yellow with a nice white head that looks like a cloud. It sticks quite well to the glass. The aroma is delicate... I get some floral hops with some herbs and spices. Visually, this one is quite carbonated. Taste presents notes of fruits (mainly apple), with a dry finish. Its very dry. Warms due to the alcohol. Carbonation is noticed in the mouth too.

Very well balanced beer if you ask me. The bitterness is in perfect equilibrium with the sugar. Very good taste. This is an excellent beer. I would say its pretty awesome according to my taste.

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours vibrant amber with a large, lasting, white head.
Nose shows doughy yeast, soft phenols, wheat and bready malt.
Flavours are more restricted, mostly consisting of doughy characters, some booze and apple notes. Quite sweet.
Needs more carbonation.

Photo of skypup
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from 2Be in Brugge, Belgium
Poured from a 33cl bottle into a Westmalle chalice.

A - Cloudy amber with thick and dense, pillowish head. Indefinite head retention

S – Slightly malty, hint of alcohol.

T – Distinctly malty and bitter, slight sweet carmel after tones.

M – Heavy on the tongue. Sweet mellows to a balance of sour and bitter aftertaste; relatively low carbonation.

D – I liked the bottle design, but I wasn’t as impressed by the contents. The alcohol content sets me off a bit. I wouldn’t drink more than one of these in a sitting.

Photo of heygeebee
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden straw colour, one finger head that goes too quickly.

(very) Restrained Belgian yeast aromas.

Taste of orange peel, mandarins, no evident alcohol. Flavour does not really linger as it should.

Mouthfeel a bit thin for style.

All in all OK. but a bit bland.

Photo of dgilks
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear golden colour with a moderate white head. Good head retention.

Mild apple aroma with light malt. Very clean.

Light malt. A touch of spice. Apple. Simple.

Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

A simple, soft BSPA with very simple flavours.

Photo of atigerlife
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear golden with a fluffy white head. Good lacing and good retention.

Aroma is fruity and spicey.

Taste is sweet, clove, malt and some citrus. Interesting.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and cleansing.

Overall, a decent enough beer. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear light golden colour, much like costume jewelry. Head is a pleasant frothy meringue of pure white that collapses in its own airy nothingness. Looks quite refined. Not bad overall.

Nose is pleasantly savoury, with a pleasant sprightly champagne character overarching everything else. Light dustiness and a refined sharp Belgian note. Quite a nice nose overall.

Taste is quite light, but has that pleasant Belgian yeast character drying the palate, and leaving a slightly roasted nut flavour. There's certainly not a huge amount on it, but it's pleasant enough, even though the back palate is slightly too sweet.

Not a bad beer all up. It's certainly very light and extremely drinkable, despite its ABV. I've had far better and far more complex Belgian ales, but this one is a pretty decent one.

Photo of xylophonica
3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a chalice.

A - Cloudy amber colour beer with a good finger-worth of soft pillowy head. Excellent head retention and solid lacing.

S - Hops and grass. Touch of malt and wheat.

T - Slightly bitter at first but with a mellow off-set from the creamy head. Strong phenolic hit. Light malt flavours come through with a sweet aftertaste. Different; but in a good way.

M - Very sweet and sour owing to the combination of bitterness from the brew and the sweetness from the head.

D - An odd drink but definitely enjoyable. Wouldn't mind a few more to try and truly define the qualities of this beer.

The combination of sweet and sour here is somewhat unusual so this is definitely a beer worth trying. Slightly different take on the BSPA formula but with all the usual qualities you associate with the style.

Photo of roddwolff
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured in a tulip glass. Look: Cloudy amber color, the foam looks like a creamy cloud, thin, and never disappeared, until i finish the beer, i like the logo. Smell: Smoky malt, alcohol and red apples. Taste: Banana, citrus hops, with some biscuity malts and alcohol at the end. Mouthfeel: Warm and fruity, high bitterness, creamy and robust body, medium carbonation and alcoholic sensation. Drinkability: It's good but Satan Red was better

Photo of Hopfist
3.12/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

This is a great beer, no dispute. There exists however, one trait that keeps this beer out of the higher echelon. It's distractingly, over-poweringly, unnecessarily sour. A little sourness is perfectly acceptable and even pleasant in many fine ales. Even moderate levels are fine if balanced with the right pH. I just found it too sour to focus on the malt, hop, or ethanol profiles. A shame too, because I would have loved to pour a bottle of Satan for some of my more "cough" conservative friends.

Photo of CHickman
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy light orange/gold with a 1 inch foamy white head; smells sweet and malty, with spices, yeast and orange peel coming through.

Tastes sweet overall, with a combo of malt, spices, citrus, coriander, and some yeast. It finishes dry with the malt and fruit lingering. The beer is smooth with very light carbonation and gets better as it warms. The alcohol comes through in a subtle way that is not overbearing, but allows the sweetness and malt to resurface.

A very good beer, which I enjoyed and recommend trying. Complex, but not overly complex.

Photo of jwinship83
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750 corked and caged with a weird cheap looking plastic cork. bottle says best before july 21, 2009. poured into my duvel tulip glass.

A- this one pours a golden colored body with a finger of brilliant white head. the head lasts for a while and leaves rings of lacing on the sides of my glass.

S- belgian yeast and spices. coriander and clove. a little bit of banana. pretty sweet smelling. reminds me of a tripel so far.

T- overly sweet. very tripel like, as with the smell. clove, banana, and coriander. lots of belgian yeast. its starting to sour at this point. not terrible yet.

M- thin and watery with a harshly high level of carbonation. tongue stinging. small heat from the alcohol on its way down.

D- i wish i had someone to split this bottle with, the whole thing was a little much. the off sour flavor and massive amount of sweetness makes this one i wont be coming back to. oh well, you cant win em all. i think its been misclassified and really belongs in the tripel catagory.

Photo of TheSarge
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Satan Gold pours with a good two finger thick head of bright white, and has a golden body, with a mild chill haze look.

The aroma is a mixture of citrusy and white wine like characteristics; perhaps, even a powdery candied sugar fragrance is here too.

The taste is sweet up front with a slightly sour note of hops, but gives way to a sugary bubble gum like finish.

Mouth feel wise, this has a fullness of oily hops and the bite of a good amount of carbonation. This follows through with an alcohol warming feeling.

This is a pretty good Belgian beer. I'd liken it to Duvel, thought this beer I believe is harder to come by.

Photo of Cs1987
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Gold (duh), 1 finger of head which reduced.

Smell - Sweet fruits, rather lacking in spices.

Taste - Very sweet - definitely too sweet for the style. Lacking in the complexity I expect from Belgian Strong Pale Ales.

Mouthfeel - Texture and carbonation both good.

Drinkability - Very drinkable considering the high alcohol content.

Overall - After trying the excellent Satan Red, this was a disappointment. It isn't a very good representation of the style. Try Duvel instead.

Photo of thirdeye11
3.57/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Presentation: Drank this at New Amsterdam bar in Dallas, TX. Poured from 12oz bottle into a Chimay chalice glass.

A: This beer pours a murky goldish/brown tending more towards the gold, but strangely murky for the style. I didn't mind it so much, but it was not the most attractive beer I've ever seen. I did not pour it, so the head was only a thin layer on top that stuck around most of the session.

S: Smell is nothing substantial and has no stand out notes, but it was slightly fruity and refreshing.

T: A lot sweeter than I expected. I do like sweetness though so it didn't bother me too much. It was slightly too sweet for even me though which brought its score down. I prefer to be able to pick out what fruit a beer reminds me of, but this one was tough to discern. I liked it better when cold.

M: Crisp, slightly creamy, and nicely carbonated. No complaints here.

D: I found myself enjoying this a lot at first, but as it warmed it got worse. Something I don't typically find with Belgian style ales. I could only drink one of these in a row, but maybe 2 in a night.

Overall given the price and availability factor I might seek this out again. It was a decent representation of Belgian beers, but certainly not up to par with other Belgian breweries or even some top American brewers of Belgian styles. Worth trying though.

Photo of elricorico
2.78/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Hazy brownish gold with a thick foamy white head. Head is well retained. A good sheet of lacing is left as I drink. Bottle gushed when I cracked it costing me a small amount of the beer.

Smells of apple juice, almost exactly like the juice I had given to my daughter today. A little bit of Belgian yeast aroma, making it just a bit earthy.

A little bit of apple right at the front, then the flavour becomes a bit more citric. Solvent like alcohol mixes into the back half. A bit of woody funkiness throughout. It is an odd mix, one that doesn't really agree with my palate.

Body and carbonation are pretty normal for the style but there is a bit of filmy feeling left on the tongue wherever I taste the solvent liquor flavour.

Not the worst beer I've had, but not one I would suggest to anyone unless they've run out of Belgian brews to try.

Photo of paco1029384756
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden color with one finger of white head.

Scent is light, slightly sour, and sweet with sugars and yeast. Nothing complex, but a fine example of that a Belgian Strong Pale Ale should smell like.

Taste of yeast and sugars again, not bad, but there is some room for improvement. Finishes with some marshmallow and more sugars.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp.

Photo of toolbrew
4.23/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Chimay chalice. Pours a deep golden color. Thick fluffy/creamy head on top. Lots of carbonation. Excellent head retention.

Citrusy and hoppy aroma with some grains mixed in.

Sweet citrusy taste with a hop finish. Goes down very smoothly.

Light body that packs a punch. Leaves the hop flavor in the mouth, but it's subtle and well balanced.

Very drinkable beer. I initially purchased it for the bottlecap, but I'm so happy I did. Awesome brew!

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The name is clearly a knock-off of Duvel, but the beeer is just not quite as good. Pours golden with a huge initial head that fades to a cap. No lacing. Smells of sweet caramel malt, lots of adjunct sugar, and spiced fruit aromas- maybe pear preserves. The taste is sweeet and malty and with some grainy bitterness at the end. Somewhat simple and there is a fairly light finish. The maltiness is rounded out with candi sugar and the overall sweetness is relatively light and clean. The mouthfeel has a trace of stickiness. Interesting to try, but I'll stick with other Belgians.

Photo of Andreji
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Satan gold was one of the 'looks cheap' we bought at the selection in the mini carrefours throughout brussels.

but the beer wasn't all too disappointing. we had a lucky session in our hostel and quite enjoyed this burnt yellow pouring beer with a thick lasting head. the smell was very pleasant but not overly fantastic and the taste correlation was rather poor, in my opinion too sweet. full bodied and well carbonated. not too strong apparently but enjoyable, sessionable.

quite decent.

Photo of dsa7783
4.27/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Single, 11.2 oz bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors on Chrystie Street in Manhattan...
Pours a murky, dark-gold hue with slight carbonation... No head at all and very little lacing...
Sweet, golden aroma rendolent of green apples and spices...
Flavor was loaded with rich, candied sugars, ripe fruit, bananas, pears, and yeast...
Medium-bodied mouthfeel with a nice level of drinkability for an 8% ABV... Hardly any alcohol detected...
Recommended as a good depiction of the style...

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Satan Gold from Brouwerij De Block bvba
82 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.