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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3.41/5 rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Bottled in 2009 and held by brewery and re-distributed, then bought in 2014. Amber/orange.
A- Pours the biggest bubbly foam head I've ever seen right out of the bottle.
S- Yeasty and sour. hoppy too. candied oranges. Wild.
T- Similar to the smell really. Some sour notes from the yeast action. The hops has really mellowed out. I hope others review this delayed/aged re-release because I don't think I'm doing it justice with this review. But it's a pretty exciting/interesting beer.
M- Very bubbly and fizzy in the mouth.
O- I thought about getting some hop devil (which I haven't had yet, though I loved V's Hop Fresh) to taste alongside this one but this beer stands on its own as completely unique from the original Hop Devil. It is indeed wild, and I'm glad I tried it.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2014 01:17:42 | More by trentbent
Wild Devil from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 622 ratings.