Satan Gold - Brouwerij De Block bvba
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4.5/5 rDev +25.3%
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.
11-07-2006 03:51:11 | More by mwalters
4.45/5 rDev +24%
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.
05-13-2005 15:35:06 | More by scruffwhor
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
4.35/5 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
4.33/5 rDev +20.6%
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.
01-25-2006 02:53:20 | More by allengarvin
4.3/5 rDev +19.8%
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...
07-06-2008 17:50:23 | More by dsa7783
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
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
4.2/5 rDev +17%
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").
06-29-2007 04:32:43 | More by Chrisdoff
4.13/5 rDev +15%
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.
10-17-2006 01:09:07 | More by beertastegood
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
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
4.03/5 rDev +12.3%
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.
10-22-2009 03:00:52 | More by CHickman
4/5 rDev +11.4%
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.
08-10-2005 23:44:54 | More by putnam
3.98/5 rDev +10.9%
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.
05-11-2008 07:48:19 | More by skeetermoses
3.98/5 rDev +10.9%
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!
(had to say it!)
06-30-2004 10:39:13 | More by feloniousmonk
3.95/5 rDev +10%
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.
03-23-2008 02:45:54 | More by BeerAngel
Satan Gold from Brouwerij De Block bvba
82 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.