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Satan Gold - Brouwerij De Block bvba

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Reviews: 70
Hads: 117
Avg: 3.62
pDev: 18.78%
Wants: 4
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
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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 GuinnessSmurf
2.64/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured this beer into a goblet style beer glass. Appearance is a yellow/gold with some slow bubbles that form a nice 1/4inch of foamy head. The smell is mostly a bourbon alcohol and some skunky wheat smells. Taste is very shallow. Mostly alcohol and syrupy malts. The body is slippery and full, but its not a taste that I needed to linger for too long on my tongue.

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Photo of elricorico
2.78/5  rDev -23.2%
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.

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Photo of BeerRun13
2.8/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of HardTarget
2.9/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle Inspection: Lists abv 8%, best before 2008/04/13 (sampled 2006/09/07)

Aroma: Spiked fruit, sourdough, and mild white pepper.

Appearance: Big sticky white head threatened to crest my tulip, but settled back to a very respectable finger floating on a dark yellow clear glass.

Flavor: Hard to draw out many flavors as the overall flavor is very mild. Main notes are white wine, light fruit, mild honey. A bit of a let down from the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Very firm carbonation level, at the edge of fizzy, champagne like. Dry finish, medium light body.

Overall Impression: The high carbonation level and white grape/wine flavor really put me off. I’m not a fan of champagne, and this was too close for comfort for me. It’s not bad, no serious flaws, just not my mug of beer. I took putnam’s advice and let it warm, which helped a bit.

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Photo of Naerhu
2.93/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

appearance: Golden and hazy with a huge white head.
aroma : sweet belgian type of smell.
taste: sweet, no bitterness, a weird husk like flavor. It is a long lasting flavor, not a good one though.
mouthfeel: medium creaminess, nothing special.
Drinkability: the wife liked it, I found it a chore to drink a whole bottle.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.03/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sorry but this following comment is in french :

Appearance : bière à la robe blond cuivré, belle mousse blanche tenant bien, dégagement gazeux important
Smell : nez de levure
Taste and mouthfeel : ronde en bouche, elle révéle des saveurs de houblon, notes herbacées, amertume équilibrée et prolongée
Drinkability : bière correcte mais sans plus, dans le style Belgian strong ale

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.04/5  rDev -16%
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.

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Photo of vurt
3.05/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Overall, this beer brings to mind Duvel, but a milder version. Like a lot of Gaussian Blur filter has been applied.

A very pale, straw-colored beer. The head is lush and pillowy, and leaves sticky lace on the glass.

If Stella Artois ever bottled a Bock, it would smell like this. (That isn't a compliment, BTW.) Malty-sweet and lager-like, with a superficial layer of spicy/yeasty character on top.

Plenty of fruit, like the aftertaste of a banana or a mouthful of dried fruit. Malt like a too-sweet maibock, yet ends up drier than expected. A bit of hay-like character at the finish which I don't like much.

Lively. Some weight to reflect the strength of the beer, and luscious carbonation.

A push. It's easier to drink than its alcohol content would lead me to believe, but the taste doesn't make me wish for the next sip.

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Photo of Gavage
3.09/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a clear yellowish orange color with a very short 1/4" head that falls to surface spots immediately, even though the pour was mildly agressive.

Smell: yeast, ripe fruits, and citrus are weak and mellow.

Taste: mild malt level, bold yeast tones, orange sweetness, hint of grapefruit tartness, and some green apples. Hints of pepper and mild bitterness round it out. Slightly dry throughout.

Mouthfeel: light to medium in body, as this seemed slightly watery for the style. Crisp at the start and finish. Yeast tones linger briefly into the aftertaste.

Drinkability: very average Belgian beer here. Finished the bottle, but had no yearnings for more of it.

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Photo of Hopfist
3.12/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

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Photo of Rastacouere
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of paterlodie
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best before 04-05-2005. Good poorout with nice and huge head thats not that thick but stays quiet well. Noce is very yeastaromatic; mostly spice and alcoholic. Litle malts there but in the background. Taste is very alcoholic, sweetmalty, spicy and going into a sweet aftertaste almost without any hops. Drinkable but nothing to talk about.

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Photo of Schooly
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best by "18/10/05". Is that Juneuary? :->

A: Pours golden with a haze that dissipated as it warmed Soapy 1 finger head that quickly disappears. Leaves some lacing after a swirl in the glass. Not the 2-finger plus head I've come to expect from this style.

S: Smells like the Brut I had at new years. Green apples, pears and dried green rasins. So far so good...

T: Honey and green apples up front finishing with a tart somewhat sour dryness I'm not used to or crazy about.

M: Somewhat bubbly and effervescent initally, but fades quickly, and goes down cleanly.

D: Alcohol presence is well hidden and is already catching up with me. Don't know if that sour taste will agree with me later.

The sour finish definitely detracted from the experience. Being past its best by date may have something to do with this...I'm not looking to have my other one soon and may trade it away (gotten in a 12-man case-swap). I wonder what this tastes like in its prime - although high ABV Belgians should keep for a while under proper conditions...

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Photo of jdhilt
3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From my notes 6/3/2007 pours a five-finger white head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Cloudy amber color. Citric nose. Good-strong carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor has some malt, hints of alcohol, slight sour finish. Best by Nov 17, 2008. €2.00 ($2.74) for a 330ml bottle from de Bier Tempel Brussels, Belgium.

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Photo of jwinship83
3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.31/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

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Photo of janubio
3.32/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A deep golden cloudy colour, big head, I thought it was going to overflow the glass, but it doesn't long much. Surprising, to me, aroma of tropical fruits, pineapple or maybe mango. Sweet flavour with an acid finish, mouth is of tropical fruits but not as much defined as in the nose. Some coriander touch. Just nice.

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Photo of buddyboy
3.34/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into chalice.

Color is deep golen hue, cloudy, with yeast present.

Aroma is not exciting, is sweetly alcoholic, and fruity.

The taste is quite good, citrus fruits and more alcoholic sweetness. Sour aftertaste though.

Medium body; nice carbonation.

Drinkability is below average because there is a long-lasting sour taste in my mouth after drinking this that I could do without.

This is overall a pretty good beer. Its citrusiness lends itself to being a nice summer evening drink.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.36/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

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Photo of dgilks
3.36/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer poured into the chalice clear light golden with a white frothy head which rose tall and fell slowly to coat the glass.

The aroma was earthy with a strong Belgian yeast presence which lent a spiciness to the beer. The aroma also contained a candylike character that was subtle and contained some malt presence.

The flavor was slightly sweet and malty with more candy character. The bittering was low in the beer and the balance was certainly toward the malt side of the equation. The flavor was earthy but with low hop character and slight Belgian yeast spiciness.

The finish was just almost dry with lasting candy flavors and slight spice into the aftertaste. The body was almost medium. The balance was sweeter than expected and the beer was not very complex at all. The 8% alcohol never comes into play and might sneak up on the unsuspecting but it does boost the drinkability of the brew.

11.2 ounce bottle, purchased at Green's in Atlanta for $3.25. Best before 2006/09/03.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of skypup
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of kimcgolf
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not a bad beer, but just reminded me of another Duvel wannabe. Poured from the bottle with to a golden color, with thick white pillowy head and good lacing. Aroma was the same doughy, fruity, malty notes found in many beers otrf this type, with taste that followed suit, although not real pronounced. Mouthfeel was somewhat spicy and chewy, and the finish was actually fairly smooth and warming. Not a bad beer all and all.

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Photo of dansmcd
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Satan Gold from Brouwerij De Block bvba
82 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.