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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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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mendvicdog on 08-02-2013)
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metter98

New York

3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Good Beer, New York, NY

A: The beer is crystal clear golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high light beige head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the surface.
S: The smell is a little sweet and spicy with aromas of candi sugars and spicy yeast.
T: Much like the smell, the taste has initial flavors of spices that are followed by candi sugars and a bit of sweetness. No alcohol is noticeable in the taste.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't as sweet compared to some other beers in the style and both looks and tastes like a hybrid between a Dubbel and a Belgian String Pale Ale.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2013 22:39:43 | More by metter98
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-12-2013 17:00:41 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-03-2013 16:57:23 | More by acurtis
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An homage to the devilish Belgian Golden Ales that continue to inspire our brewers, this Belgian Devil has aromas of peach, pear, and apple along with slight hints of banana and spice from the Belgian yeast strain. Those aromas carry through in flavor, with pear, apple, and yeast phenols dominating. It has a light, subtly sweet malt backbone and subtle bitterness for balance.

8.5% ABV
27 IBUs
Pilsner and Carapils Specialty Malts
Northern Brewer, Saaz and Calypso Hops

Serving type: growler

08-02-2013 14:48:25 | More by mendvicdog
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Good Beer in New York, NY

A: Pours a clear medium golden yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation and hints of apricot highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a very thin film covering the remainder and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of spicy yeast, candi sugar sweetness, and lightly fruity malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of lightly fruity malts with a moderate amount of candi sugar sweetness. There is a light to moderate flavor of spiciness from the yeast and just a hint of bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: An interesting hybrid of Belgian styles - some aspects of a Dubbel and some aspects of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. That makes it less sweet than other Dubbels (which is what it is currently classified as) but slightly more interesting. I might enjoy seeing more beers with this hybrid style.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2013 12:48:30 | More by dbrauneis
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-20-2013 20:28:19 | More by Rhettroactive
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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Came plastic sealed with a T-Cork. How odd.

Appearance - Not a pop when pulled. Clear orange body. No head. Flat.

Smell - Pale malt. Yeasty. Some bubble gum.

Taste - Sweet. A little nutty. Bubble-gummy like a weizenbock. Booze.

Mouthfeel - Flat as ever. Medium heavy body and sweet.

Overall - Not exciting. Not even very good. And what the hell is with this cork? Explains why it's flat.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 01:50:31 | More by Alieniloquium
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.5%

09-23-2013 15:33:02 | More by ShanePB
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Pencible

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a hazy gold with moderate white head.
S: It smelled like funky horse blanket and earthy copper with some fresh hay.
T: It tasted like funky horse blanket and earthy copper, with some waxy hops and spicy Belgian yeast. It had a spicy and somewhat clean aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Ok body.
D: This was an ok Belgian pale ale, but the scent and taste and body left something to be desired. The finish was a little rough too, so it wasn't the easiest to drink. Not terrible but not high quality.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 02:22:27 | More by Pencible
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

10-24-2013 23:48:43 | More by Boone757
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +14%

08-30-2013 21:23:48 | More by AngusOg
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Holland

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

01-01-2014 19:24:43 | More by Holland
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

10-07-2013 15:42:22 | More by ShemRahBoo
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a corked & caged bomber into a Stone IRS glass.

A: Very murky Alka-Seltzer infused orange color with a nice 1-2 finger head that stuck around for a bit.

S: Not really that strong in the citrus orange sense... more like melted Orange Sherbet. Faint.

T: Pretty good, but ultimately one-dimensional. Besides the ever so faint grassiness, I didn't really get much of a Belgian yeast strain. Sort of like a cross between "Raging Bitch" and a pretty decent farmhouse saison.

M: Nice prickly carbonation and the sweetness was kept on the conservative side. Only a hint of lacing left on the glass.

O: I strong Belgian funk is your thing, look elsewhere. If you're just looking for a nice, malty farmhouse IPA, this may be your thing.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 22:18:00 | More by Chaney
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

09-01-2013 00:56:05 | More by Gatordaddy
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-03-2013 16:51:53 | More by IrishColonial
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

09-13-2013 20:00:06 | More by 2dogbrew
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bum732

Lesotho

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

08-03-2013 16:56:12 | More by bum732
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

12-28-2013 12:06:48 | More by Kirk
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +14%

08-17-2013 12:25:11 | More by jacewg
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

08-31-2013 20:20:57 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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bubseymour

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

09-29-2013 00:26:07 | More by bubseymour
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

09-29-2013 19:42:52 | More by Drknight
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bmur112

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

11-08-2013 15:03:41 | More by bmur112
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siege06nd

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-03-2013 16:58:03 | More by siege06nd
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Belgian Devil (Brew House Rarities) from Flying Dog Brewery
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