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Satan Gold - Brouwerij De Block bvba

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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
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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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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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-16-2012 15:22:06 | More by kjkinsey
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educorgan

Portugal

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

01-14-2012 01:28:33 | More by educorgan
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6string

Germany

3/5  rDev -16.4%

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

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-16-2011 04:32:34 | More by fizzyted
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RollTide05

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

12-08-2011 16:02:40 | More by RollTide05
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-30-2011 16:59:13 | More by brandoman63
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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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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.4%

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

Australia

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-20-2011 15:35:04 | More by mungus
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skypup

Germany

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 10:42:29 | More by skypup
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heygeebee

Australia

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden straw colour, one finger head that goes too quickly.

(very) Restrained Belgian yeast aromas.

Taste of orange peel, mandarins, no evident alcohol. Flavour does not really linger as it should.

Mouthfeel a bit thin for style.

All in all OK. but a bit bland.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 12:19:09 | More by heygeebee
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dgilks

Australia

3.33/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 11:09:36 | More by dgilks
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atigerlife

Hawaii

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2011 23:53:35 | More by atigerlife
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2010 10:32:04 | More by lacqueredmouse
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xylophonica

Australia

3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a chalice.

A - Cloudy amber colour beer with a good finger-worth of soft pillowy head. Excellent head retention and solid lacing.

S - Hops and grass. Touch of malt and wheat.

T - Slightly bitter at first but with a mellow off-set from the creamy head. Strong phenolic hit. Light malt flavours come through with a sweet aftertaste. Different; but in a good way.

M - Very sweet and sour owing to the combination of bitterness from the brew and the sweetness from the head.

D - An odd drink but definitely enjoyable. Wouldn't mind a few more to try and truly define the qualities of this beer.

The combination of sweet and sour here is somewhat unusual so this is definitely a beer worth trying. Slightly different take on the BSPA formula but with all the usual qualities you associate with the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2010 09:24:53 | More by xylophonica
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roddwolff

Mexico

3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2010 15:14:17 | More by roddwolff
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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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CHickman

New York

4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2009 03:00:52 | More by CHickman
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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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TheSarge

Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Satan Gold pours with a good two finger thick head of bright white, and has a golden body, with a mild chill haze look.

The aroma is a mixture of citrusy and white wine like characteristics; perhaps, even a powdery candied sugar fragrance is here too.

The taste is sweet up front with a slightly sour note of hops, but gives way to a sugary bubble gum like finish.

Mouth feel wise, this has a fullness of oily hops and the bite of a good amount of carbonation. This follows through with an alcohol warming feeling.

This is a pretty good Belgian beer. I'd liken it to Duvel, thought this beer I believe is harder to come by.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2009 15:10:47 | More by TheSarge
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Cs1987

Australia

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Gold (duh), 1 finger of head which reduced.

Smell - Sweet fruits, rather lacking in spices.

Taste - Very sweet - definitely too sweet for the style. Lacking in the complexity I expect from Belgian Strong Pale Ales.

Mouthfeel - Texture and carbonation both good.

Drinkability - Very drinkable considering the high alcohol content.

Overall - After trying the excellent Satan Red, this was a disappointment. It isn't a very good representation of the style. Try Duvel instead.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2009 10:39:14 | More by Cs1987
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thirdeye11

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Presentation: Drank this at New Amsterdam bar in Dallas, TX. Poured from 12oz bottle into a Chimay chalice glass.

A: This beer pours a murky goldish/brown tending more towards the gold, but strangely murky for the style. I didn't mind it so much, but it was not the most attractive beer I've ever seen. I did not pour it, so the head was only a thin layer on top that stuck around most of the session.

S: Smell is nothing substantial and has no stand out notes, but it was slightly fruity and refreshing.

T: A lot sweeter than I expected. I do like sweetness though so it didn't bother me too much. It was slightly too sweet for even me though which brought its score down. I prefer to be able to pick out what fruit a beer reminds me of, but this one was tough to discern. I liked it better when cold.

M: Crisp, slightly creamy, and nicely carbonated. No complaints here.

D: I found myself enjoying this a lot at first, but as it warmed it got worse. Something I don't typically find with Belgian style ales. I could only drink one of these in a row, but maybe 2 in a night.

Overall given the price and availability factor I might seek this out again. It was a decent representation of Belgian beers, but certainly not up to par with other Belgian breweries or even some top American brewers of Belgian styles. Worth trying though.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2009 14:47:47 | More by thirdeye11
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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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paco1029384756

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden color with one finger of white head.

Scent is light, slightly sour, and sweet with sugars and yeast. Nothing complex, but a fine example of that a Belgian Strong Pale Ale should smell like.

Taste of yeast and sugars again, not bad, but there is some room for improvement. Finishes with some marshmallow and more sugars.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2008 01:11:53 | More by paco1029384756
Satan Gold from Brouwerij De Block bvba
82 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.