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Belgian Devil (Brew House Rarities) - Flying Dog Brewery

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Belgian Devil (Brew House Rarities)Belgian Devil (Brew House Rarities)

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mendvicdog on 08-02-2013)
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Reviews by Snebbu:
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Snebbu

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Belgian Devil, part of Flying Dog's "brew house rarities," lives by the phrase "too weird to live, too rare to die." Does it live up to the hype? Starting my second glass of the 750 ML bottle and I'm feeling pretty damn good. Here's the tasting notes:

Appearance: Hazy orange color - light head.

Aroma: Grapefruit, herbal "yeasty" spices, light banana scent.

Taste: Hits you right away with spiciness of belgian yeast, followed by a mix between pear and pineapple. Sweet malty flavors typically associated with a belgian ale. Earthy hops carry throughout that do not overcome the beer, but are definitely noticeable.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation which ends in a smooth finish with a buttery feel at the end.

Overall: As Flying Dog says - "too weird to live, too rare to die." Complex flavors throughout starting with spicy pineapple and pear and ending with sweet flavors (while earthy hops carry throughout). One 750 ML bottle will put you to bed at night AND leave you satisfied. A good replacement for a sweet wine. Tongue tingles from beginning to end, while your tastebuds are asking for me. Leaves the mouth a bit confused but also happy.

Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 03:30:40 | More by Snebbu
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Belgian Devil (Brew House Rarities) from Flying Dog Brewery
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