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Satan Gold - Brouwerij De Block bvba

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82
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104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of brinch
3/5  rDev -16.7%

brinch, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of PierceMyers
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

PierceMyers, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of Jwale73
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Jwale73, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of dansmcd
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

dansmcd, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of ZorPrime
4.43/5  rDev +23.1%
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.

ZorPrime, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

CrazyDavros, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +11.1%

kjkinsey, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of educorgan
4.5/5  rDev +25%

educorgan, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of 6string
3/5  rDev -16.7%

6string, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of fizzyted
4/5  rDev +11.1%

fizzyted, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of RollTide05
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

RollTide05, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

brandoman63, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of wtmcadams
1/5  rDev -72.2%

wtmcadams, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of cbnz
3/5  rDev -16.7%

cbnz, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of mungus
4/5  rDev +11.1%

mungus, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of skypup
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

skypup, Sep 11, 2011
Photo of heygeebee
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

heygeebee, Jun 27, 2011
Photo of dgilks
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

dgilks, Jun 27, 2011
Photo of atigerlife
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

atigerlife, Apr 23, 2011
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

lacqueredmouse, Sep 25, 2010
Photo of xylophonica
3.78/5  rDev +5%
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.

xylophonica, Jun 12, 2010
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

roddwolff, May 04, 2010
Photo of Hopfist
3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

Hopfist, Feb 07, 2010
Photo of CHickman
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

CHickman, Oct 22, 2009
Photo of jwinship83
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

jwinship83, Jul 03, 2009
Satan Gold from Brouwerij De Block bvba
82 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.