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Satan Gold - Brouwerij De Block bvba

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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Block bvba visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-16-2003)
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wtmcadams

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -72.1%

11-21-2011 20:15:24 | More by wtmcadams
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safaricook

Netherlands

2/5  rDev -44.3%

07-18-2012 20:22:28 | More by safaricook
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Bpvarona


2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

09-26-2012 09:31:35 | More by Bpvarona
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GuinnessSmurf

Missouri

2.65/5  rDev -26.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2004 18:49:45 | More by GuinnessSmurf
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elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2009 01:47:07 | More by elricorico
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BeerRun13

California

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2006 23:51:43 | More by BeerRun13
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HardTarget

Texas

2.83/5  rDev -21.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2006 03:30:27 | More by HardTarget
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Naerhu

Japan

2.9/5  rDev -19.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2003 15:46:10 | More by Naerhu
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brinch

Denmark

3/5  rDev -16.4%

04-27-2012 13:24:46 | More by brinch
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6string

Germany

3/5  rDev -16.4%

12-23-2011 12:05:51 | More by 6string
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-21-2011 06:15:52 | More by cbnz
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rao2100

Malaysia

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-02-2013 03:32:51 | More by rao2100
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Hipster

Oregon

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-04-2012 23:26:59 | More by Hipster
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thierrynantes

France

3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2007 10:27:02 | More by thierrynantes
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vurt

Oregon

3.05/5  rDev -15%
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.

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

Smell:
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.

Taste:
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.

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

Drinkability:
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2004 06:55:51 | More by vurt
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Hopfist

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -15%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2010 20:27:23 | More by Hopfist
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2006 11:17:10 | More by Gavage
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Rastacouere

Quebec (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2004 21:31:06 | More by Rastacouere
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paterlodie

Belgium

3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2005 18:27:36 | More by paterlodie
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Schooly

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
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...

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2006 01:28:02 | More by Schooly
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jwinship83

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2009 12:45:16 | More by jwinship83
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2007 19:44:16 | More by jdhilt
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.28/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 20:50:47 | More by Jwale73
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janubio

Spain

3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2007 20:12:38 | More by janubio
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.33/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 23:37:48 | More by CrazyDavros
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Satan Gold from Brouwerij De Block bvba
82 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.