Satan Gold - Brouwerij De Block bvba

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Ratings: 114
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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-16-2003

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Photo of mwalters
4.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brought a case home before I relized that there was also a Satan Red. Anyway, pretty light hazy color with a smell that reminds me of Duvel. The taste is a little citrusy but very mellow and typical of a belgian ale. I like this quite a bit, but I can tell that I would be smashed if I drank these all night. The devil made me do it! Nice and fizzy in the mouth, but be careful pouring it, like many belgian ales, it can foam up. Great little beer with a fun label, would make a great gift and would be a fun beer to take to a party.

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 scruffwhor
4.36/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Before i even go into the taste of this particular beer.I'd like to state that this beer's logo is a great marketing logo, the devil enticing you to drink beer. Thats reason enough for me to drink this beer. Just kidding. Beer name aside, the overall flavor and mouthfeel was just oustanding. The alcoholic warmth blends well with the hoppy overtones . Even though this beer tasted great, the smell left much to be desired. To some up in one word, BLAND in comparison to the complex smells of other beers. But don't get me wrong, this beer is a MANDITORY try for any beer taster. If not for me, the logo will sell itself.

Photo of pmcadamis
4.35/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of allengarvin
4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chalice glass, this beer is a cloudy orange color with a light head. Aroma is spicy and rather fruity. Flavor, too, is quite fruity, with notes of grapefruit and tangerine. Lots of bitterness but low hop flavor. Tart at the end, with a little spicy alcohol warmth. Lot of carbonation, good mouthfeel.

Hoppier than most Belgian pale ales, this makes a nice aperitif.

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...

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 joshwlt
4.18/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Chrisdoff
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Start by buying the whole three pack, you'll be thankful that you did. Find a Belgium ale glass to accent the white lacy head that billows from the pour. A slightly cloudy golden color will emerge highlighted by thin trails of carbonation bubbles from the bottom rising to the head, giving it retention for a few minutes, residing into well-defined legs adhering to the wall of the glass. Give it a few seconds to open so that the spicy/ peppery aromas can rise to the top. Traces of some fruity character mingle with the aromas presented by the Belgium yeast strain. The first sip tingles the tongue and excites the taste buds starting with slightly metallic/ spicy flavors, turning into a toasted light wood and then fresh mango, and ending with a pepper essence on the back of the palette. The mouth feel is thin and effervescent, while being a nice every day drinker, it is an exceptional summer time quencher. Overall a nice example of a modern Belgium Strong Golden Ale expertly produced by the guys at De-Block Brewery. I recommend trying their whole line (especially the "Special 6").

Photo of beertastegood
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale, very clear gold with a gigantic fluffy head. Retention is excellent, lacing not so much.. Lots of fruitiness in the nose - pear/apple esters, along with cotton candy and a wlightly grainy maltiness. Very slight peppery esters in the background that become more prominent as it warms. Maybe a little citrus, orange/lemon?

The peppery phenols come through more in the flavor, they are very up front. The fruit follows close behind, with an acidic twang that reminds me of ripe green apples. Hop bitterness is about middle of the road for the style, neither understated nor overpowering. Hop flavor comes through towards the finish, and is more floral than spicy. Finishes with a nice balance, sweet but not cloyingly so.

Mouthfeel: Body is medium (good drinkability), carbonation high, no astringency...good.

Drinkability: Sneaky strong, very little noticeable ethanol.

Overall: a very enjoyable Belgian golden strong. The balance tends toward fruitiness without being overly harsh on the spiciness (like Chimay can be). Well done.

Photo of Billolick
4.12/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of vickersspitfire
4.07/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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, I’m definitely buying these again.

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 putnam
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Buttered caramel candy aromas naturally characterize the warm, vanilla and pepper scented bouquet. I gather from the clean golden color and aromas that this is a "precision" beer -- one made with a distinct goal in mind. Think graham-cracker flavored Duvel. Indeed the palate is big and bittersweet, with flavors of brandied white raisins and cocoa flavored bitterness. Intricately spicy. A good sedative.

For drinkability I found it is crucial to serve this at 50 deg. F or warmer. When cold the gas and alcohol are a little bit punishing. Nice plump fruit joins it at a warmer temp. I drained my glass.

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: golden, indeed, and gifted with an enormous, fluffy white white resting comfortably atop the glass before slowly collapsing...
Citric sour, plus yeast and spice in the aroma, fitting ably a generic fill-in for a Belgian tripel, but, so far, so good...
Mmmmm, tasty, has the zing, has the zest, just not too much of it! Plenty of citric fruit in the taste, a good helping of spice, very tasty...though this will never unseat Duvel as cheif of Satanic Belgian blondes, sorry, no-one will, ever! As a tasty semi-tripel, though, this "isn't all that bad"...which is American upside-down vernacular for "pretty-good!"
Warm, glowing, fruity, tasty, has no problems, beerwise, has nothing but plusses, just doesn't compare to others in the style...Mmm, though, I do enjoy this!
Hail Satan!
(had to say it!)

Photo of BeerAngel
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a light golden hue with a modest head that dissipates to a thin layer and a thicker ring that holds a good ways through the consumption. The aroma consists of spices and a nice yeast ester that makes your mouth water. The taste mimics the aromas with more pronounced spicing and a slight carbonation bite. This beer has a lighter body and finishes just slightly dry. This solid offering has enough good qualities to make you want it again.

Photo of skeetermoses
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think this beer was a good one. It was golden, yet it had a smooth taste, this is definately a beer not to be consumed by an amature. I happen to think this is one of my try again beers. I do like it. and am very impressed with the packaging of the beer. This is definately a beer to buy for your satanic friends.

Photo of Frozensoul327
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thankfully, a better brew than it's "Red" Cousin. Poured out to a slightly hazy golden color with a ncie 1/4 inch head and pillar-like lacing around the glass. Nice. Aromas of malt and yeast fill the nose, along with the hint of sweetness that makes one think that a treat is in order. The taste is good, but still a bit of a let down; flavors of malt, sweet grain and sourness are all present, but too weak. If the flavor could kick up a notch and really be notable, this beer could almost compete with other Belgian such as Duvel. But it doesn't; so it can't. Mouthfeel was good, high carbonation prepared the palate for an array of flavors that failed to reach maturity. Perhaps this beer is best as a crossover brew for those wanting to see the entry way into what good Belgians can beer. Still, it's a good beer, and well made. Worth a try.

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

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.

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 acrawf6
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a very golden ale. head is white. This is a good belgium strong pale ale, but nothing really sticks from it. there are better. Taste and aftertaste is perhaps a little fruity, but nothing big. Small hints of the alcohol. Its a good beer, but if you have the choice, take the Satan Red. Its better.

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 Metalmonk
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of goodbyeohio
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

coolest cap in the beer biz on a 12oz'er.

pours crystal golden into a snifter, produces a cotton candy head with some intermittent lace monsters. yeasty nose with a lemon splash, belgian sweetness and the faintest dab of envelope glue. aerated mouthfeel and super-sweet lightly-malted, zero-hops belgian pale flavor. sweetness and lightness cancel each other out and provide for a pleasant drinking experience. faint pepper notes and something resembling raspberry syrup show up briefly in the flavor to add an almost-unique character.. still, pretty average but a beer that i really don't mind drinking.

far superior to satan red.

Photo of Toddv29424
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark golden color with a small to moderate sized head. Nice lacing on the glass. Smell is of fermented grapes like wine with lots of carbonation. The taste is similar to this... The start of the sip has relatively no taste but as it goes down it really emerges. There is definitely spicy hops involved and different types of fruit. Again grapes is the taste that really takes hold. The finish is really pleasant with a lingering sparkling sensation.

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Satan Gold from Brouwerij De Block bvba
82 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.