Wild Devil - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by zhanson88:
3.5/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Bottle dated 6/10/09. I was a bit pissed off when I got home and realized how old this beer was. The date on the bottle is tiny and barely readable, I wish I would have noticed it before I bought it (I did look). Even before opening it I feel like I need to find a fresher bottle to compare/contrast with this one. Oh well, my own fault I suppose....
Appearance: Wild Devil reminds me of the inside of a grapefruit....a nice blood-red/orange color with ungodly amounts of light tan head. Lacing remains abundant and chunky. This is a very attractive looking beer.
Smell: Even before my nose gets to the glass I smell bubblegum, and when it gets closer there's that funky, leathery smell of the Brett. Underneath that I get a bit of grapefruit, citrus and a little pine.
Taste: First off I get a lot of funk, as well as a pretty intense grapefruit sourness. On the back end I get a little citrus and piney hops, but not much.
Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Body is a little thin, but overall this is a very smooth beer. Drinkability is average, mostly because of the amount of sourness that comes through. One bomber was plenty for me.
Overall: I will be looking for a fresher Wild Devil to try. I feel like a fresher version would maybe tone down the sourness/funk and decrease the amount of hop degradation that has occurred in this one.
Serving type: bottle
10-12-2010 01:31:56 | More by zhanson88
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