Satan Gold - Brouwerij De Block bvba
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Reviews by BeerRun13:
2.75/5 rDev -23.4%
Pours a clear golden color with a nice looking compact white head. Not much lacing.
Smells spicy and has a champagne like fruitiness.
Does have a fruity wine/champagne like flavor, but it almost has a rotten quality about it. I hope this is not a bad bottle.
Medium bodied and dry. Kind of a sour mouth puckering dryness.
Not to drinkable with the flavor going on like it is. Glad I only bought a single.
06-07-2006 23:51:43 | More by BeerRun13
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3.68/5 rDev +2.5%
A passive aggressive bastard served in a Duvel tulip at Nat Spill in Madison. Pours a clear goldenrod with huge fluffy white cumulous. French baguette dough aroma with tropical fruit, primarily pineapple, and some nice citric hops as it warms. Tastes crisp and clean. Malty with hints spice and sweet/sour fruit, i.e., unripe pineapple and kiwi. Finishes dry with some booze grassiness and tripel like hops. Body is medium with good carbonation. Enjoyable but subservient to Duvel and his Red brother.
06-20-2006 16:48:32 | More by DaPeculierDane
4.1/5 rDev +14.2%
11.2 ouncer that came in a 3 pack, has best before dating on the rear label of about a year from now, so we're looking pretty good...pours cloudy medium apricot amber, under an initially huge white head, that simmers down to an 1/8 of an inch film and leaves some islands of lacing. Whiffs of pepper, melon, citrus and Belgian yeast. This is a pleasant enough Belgian pale more pepper, some funk, tropical fruits and a crisp, bitingly dry finish. Nice enough to try another three pack. More better then respectable brew from Belgium
03-05-2007 22:56:54 | More by Billolick
3.75/5 rDev +4.5%
Pours a slightly hazy gold color. A nice shade of Apricot, wait make that caramel syrup coloring when held to the light. My sinuses are beseiged by allergies so I can not get any aroma! Killer off-white head that hangs around but dissipates with fractured lacing. Sweet mouthfeel with fruits immediately showing their presence. When frothed, this Belgian is like a citrus explosion! Orange, tangerine and grapefruit with the latter being dominant on the finish. Hops are light to medium and give a light balance to this sweet Belgian. I agree the bottle cap is killer and it will be archived for posterity. Cheers, Joe. P.S.= 10 minutes later this Belgian Ale crept up on me and totally kicked my buzz in!
04-03-2006 14:00:15 | More by ByTor2112
3.88/5 rDev +8.1%
Well, first off it's a great label. I opened this and made a good pour that gave a big fluffy head, but the retention was really weak. Erratic dancing bubbles that I can't stop looking at, a beautiful display, and a beautiful orange/yellow sunrise color. Hellish sheets of lace.
Wheat and hops come on strong to the nose, with a mild fruit/spice scent in back.
Taste: Good balance of earthy wheat, sweet malts and a subtle yeasty character. A little kickback in the aftertaste the reminds of grapefruit, sour enough to detract a little from the primary flavors. Maybe the bottle is too young? Exp. date on bottle is Oct. 20 '07. A more pronounced alcohol glow occurs as it warms.
Mouthfeel is zesty, tingly, though leans a little on the watery side.
A typical Belgian strong pale ale, not amazing but definitely on the good side of the scale. With such a seductive label you hope it's going to be the best pale ale you've ever had, but it's merely good...and good Belgian pale ale is good enough.
03-15-2006 16:00:54 | More by Metalmonk
3.63/5 rDev +1.1%
Translucent goldenrod with a supersized lacy, white froth.
Flour-spackled bread aroma, with traces of tropical fruits- especially kiwi and pineapple- and honey peeking out as it warms.
Begins with a crisp pale maltiness. Dryish off the bat. Whispers of tropical fruits, again, mostly pineapple and kiwi along with a dried apple suggestion. Breadier midway, and fuller feeling. The same flour notion from the aroma arrise again in the flavor. Draws to a close with alcohol-related graininess (though actually alcohol is well disguised), powdered sugar and whithered, leafy hops.
Medium bodied with a spritely carbonation. This is a decent, drinkable strong blonde ale. But Duvel has little to worry about when it comes to a battle of the Kings of Darkness.
10-13-2004 22:11:41 | More by cokes
4.35/5 rDev +21.2%
A - This clear brew is lemon yellow-gold with a huge four finger white-as-a-sheet head that looks really rocky and cratered. Lots of really nice lace coats the glass and reminds me of artificial snow and ice that covers the windows of a tiny Christmas village. Head retention is really long lasting, and a quick swirl builds is up quite a bit.
S - I smell lemon grass and seaweed along with an apple skin crab-apple note that is really unique. I'm thinking of crabapples and those big lumpy green things that fall from the trees...I have no idea what those are called, but this smells like them. Some pepper and saltine crackers round out the aromas.
T - White pepper, lemon grass, seaweed (nori), and asparagus with lemon butter. This is salty and biting like cold sea-spray, and has some definite vegetable notes...predominately asparagus, but also bitter salad greens and lemon rind.
M - Medium bodied with a sugary and spicy midpalate that fades to a fairly dry and hoppy finish. Carbonation is mellow, but sort of prickly initially before disappearing in the finish.
D - This is good stuff. It's extremely unique and PEPPERY as hell. If you like bitter green salads with lemon vinaigrettes, then this is for you. I like this one a lot.
02-29-2008 16:11:23 | More by pmcadamis
2.75/5 rDev -23.4%
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.
01-08-2009 01:47:07 | More by elricorico
3.33/5 rDev -7.2%
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.
02-04-2012 23:37:48 | More by CrazyDavros
4.05/5 rDev +12.8%
This is a very nice, cloudy golden/brownish color that just looks like a good tasting Belgian ale, its has a very thin head when first poured into the glass( a snifter in this case) and quickly dissolves into a thin, broken white covering with some mild lacing around the edges there is some mild carbonation. It has a very mild sweet aroma to it; it reminded me of spiced apples and various other fruits. It has a sharp slightly tart taste when it first hits your tongue, nothing too strong. You can definitely taste the spices in this beer and the tartness gets a bit stronger in the aftertaste, but not a bad beer over all, Im definitely buying these again.
10-12-2007 03:08:09 | More by vickersspitfire
4.43/5 rDev +23.4%
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.
02-19-2012 13:01:17 | More by ZorPrime
4.22/5 rDev +17.5%
Ok so it was poured at one of my favorite bars into a Satan stem glass; had a yellow gold color wtih yeast streaming to the bottom, bubbly, and a white effervescent head. Smelled like light fruits, notes of apple and an almost wine-like alcohol was barely present. Tasted more bready with the yeast involved in the taste and effected the mouthfeel. This was just a fun brew because it was light and refreshing. Seemed a bit like apple cider because of the little bit of spice and moderate carbonation, and again a bit of a bready mouthfeel is added from the yeast so it wasn't too thin. Finishes a bit dry, but flavors linger. Tasty, and an easy drinker, cool label. This devil will sneak up on you with a decent almost undetectable abv too. The alcohol is just barely detected as a slight wine-like taste of fermented fruit. I really liked it, and totally suggest it; a nice surprise.
07-06-2008 06:24:49 | More by joshwlt
3.68/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
04-22-2011 23:53:35 | More by atigerlife
4.25/5 rDev +18.4%
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!
11-15-2008 04:44:41 | More by toolbrew
3.13/5 rDev -12.8%
Quickly fading off-white head mounts the light orange clear body. Shy aroma of herbal malts and flowery hops. Taste is yeasty, spicy (curacao) with notes of mildly sour apples and peaches. Rather thin-bodied with more 8% ABV noticeable. This is another unpretentious Duvel that doesn't quite come close to Moortgat's Lord of Darkness' beer.
03-08-2004 21:31:06 | More by Rastacouere
3.78/5 rDev +5.3%
Smell is of candy sugar, raising, plum, and grapefruit. Surprising that I really don't pick up any banana phenol. It seems as an undertone which is odd for the style.
Taste is sweet of candy sugar. Slight orange peel flavor. Hints of fruitiness such as grapefruit and raisin are throughout. Not strongly spiced like some other beers in the style. One thing that seems unique is the addition of a lot of candy sugar that seems to have changed the phenols.
Banana seems to come out more on the nose and mouth as the beer warms.
This beer really seems to have a unique approach to the style with a less spiced, sweeter beer.
Mouthfeel is slightly creamy bt lacks a the carbonation expected from the style.
Not a hard beer to drink by any means. A little unique and different for the style.
02-01-2008 01:25:09 | More by jasonjlewis
3.9/5 rDev +8.6%
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy pale golden color with a massive white head, which retains superbly. A thick scattering of lace adorns the glass walls. There is a profusion of fine, slow-rising bubbles.
Aroma: Clove and phenolic alcohols define the aroma. There are also earthy yeast notes, and a slight breadiness.
Taste: Opens with a slight malt sweetness, followed by bitter medicinal and grapefruit rind notes. As the taste progresses, there are notes of bitter apple peel and light fruit. The finish is dominated by a lingering medicinal bitterness and a mild clove spiciness. The alcohol content is very well concealed, befitting its name.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and full, pleasant, with a mild sting of carbonation.
Drinkability/notes: A strikingly complex ale, well-made, and a bit quirky.
Presentation: Packaged in an 11.2 ounce Euro-style brown glass longneck bottle, served in a standard pint tap glass.
09-24-2006 16:57:48 | More by Pegasus
3.88/5 rDev +8.1%
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
05-04-2010 15:14:17 | More by roddwolff
Satan Gold from Brouwerij De Block bvba
82 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.