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Belgian Devil (Brew House Rarities) - Flying Dog Brewery

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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mendvicdog on 08-02-2013)
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

09-21-2013 00:58:02 | More by aszatk01
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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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dtivp

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

09-15-2013 15:05:29 | More by dtivp
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mtalley999

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

09-15-2013 01:21:00 | More by mtalley999
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Evoforen

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

09-14-2013 16:46:03 | More by Evoforen
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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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kjmass

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

09-07-2013 21:36:57 | More by kjmass
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abrodsky

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +14%

09-06-2013 23:08:46 | More by abrodsky
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Titans77

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Golden Orange with a quarter finger of white head that vanished. A good lace of bubbles around the top of the glass.

S - Slight bit of hops, and Belgium yeast quality. Pine and orange are the aroma I get. But there isn't much here...

T - Big banana and some pine and citrus. It is actually much better than I was expecting after smelling.

M - It has medium to high carbonation, and goes down smooth. 8.5% abv? It drinks like water. Very solid mouthfeel.

O - It is missing something, but I cant put my finger on it. I think it needs more of a hop presence. Either way, 8/10 would recommend you pick it up if you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 23:34:31 | More by Titans77
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Jordan1985rec

Maryland

2/5  rDev -43%

09-02-2013 21:02:58 | More by Jordan1985rec
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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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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +14%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: into a tulip, hazy deep gold with an off-white head two-fingers high that slimmed quickly into a slight film

S: orchard fruits abound, maybe some hints of prickly spice, vague floral notes in the background

T: spiced fruits, like peach and pear, apple and pineapple; juicy sugars and holiday spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove

M: fuzzy, spicy, medium bodied, moderate carbonation

O: a nice take on the Belgian ale, with lots of juiciness and spice - if you're expecting a dubbel, this may be off-base, as to me it was more of a strong pale Belgian ale

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 00:31:47 | More by Greywulfken
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jfmorey

Virginia

2.85/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Whole Foods in Vienna, VA.

Looks very good, a little cloudy yellow with a generous head of fine bubbles.

Smell is mainly Belgian yeast

Taste begins with the funk of Belgian yeast (which I like), followed by pine and grapefruit hops, and an acrid, alcohol aftertaste. These never come together and remain in conflict to the end. Belgian styles are an adventure, but this is one I can do without.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2013 20:37:32 | More by jfmorey
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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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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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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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jacewg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +14%

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

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

08-16-2013 23:56:54 | More by huysmans
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jryanj927

Maryland

3/5  rDev -14.5%

08-16-2013 22:45:15 | More by jryanj927
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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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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: orange side of gold, not completely clear, but not hazy. No head.
S: apple and, i wouldn't trust this as normal, but I smell a little coconut. It's probably a weird combination with the aromas from the bar's kitchen.
T/M: I get apple with a little bit of banana, combining into an apricot notes. Very subtle pine flavor if I let the beer linger a little before swallowing. Also get a bit carbonation on the tongue, but little to no pull or dryness from hops. A slight alcohol burn comes in late.
O: tastes a little more on the cider-ish side to me. The flavor is ok for a fruit beer, and the alcohol content is noticeable. Not a bad beer, just not what I expected from a "Belgian", more of a fruit/vege beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2013 22:34:28 | More by cjgiant
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VincentFrey

Maryland

3.06/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Served from a corked 750ml bottle. There is no way this is a dubbel.

Appearance: Thick but quickly dissipating head. Tinges of foam hang around the edges, inviting in a nice way. A cloudy orange with hints of paler yellow. Looks like a Belgian, but wish there was more head retention or lacing.

Smell: Eh. Belgian yeast spice but that's about it. A little, maybe, heat? Otherwise just very boring. No real malt or hop notes to speak of, and as the 7th review here, it can't be that old!

Taste: I'm not a fan of generically labeled "belgians", but this is pretty solid. Perhaps a bit thin, but the malt backbone really covers the 8.5%. Hops mostly come on the back, and seem oddly English. Not looking up what's included here, but it's got a weird Belgian / English combination going that I can dig. Definite heat at the end of the throat.

Mouthfeel: Very thin. Disappears somewhat quickly except for some sugariness around the lips and spicing in the cheeks.

Overall: This tastes good, but it doesn't hit a lot of sweet spots. Worth a try at least.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 23:12:59 | More by VincentFrey
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-12-2013 17:00:41 | More by nmann08
Belgian Devil (Brew House Rarities) from Flying Dog Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.