Pisgah Red Devil | Pisgah Brewing Co.

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Pisgah Red DevilPisgah Red Devil

Brewed by:
Pisgah Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mikesgroove on 07-29-2007

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.03/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 06/05/2009. Sampled from a growler at PPRBSG09. This beer pours a light reddish-pink with a small white head. The aroma is of light fruit and melon. The flavor is of sweet raspberries and wheat malt. I though this was kind of bland really, meh.

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Photo of Falcone
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of taospowder
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of kristougher
3.41/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of farrago
3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Large three finger head, pink tinged white, quite loose and evaporates rapidly, you can hear the bubbles sizzle, any lacing is a sheet which glides back into the glass after any swirling. Muscularly active and large bubbles visible everywhere in the glass, rose colored pink to orange, clear on the whole but not that shiny. There is a metallic, earthy quality to the nose which sometimes evokes tar or sun drenched apartment building rooftops, not funky but not something you encounter often, makes it hard for the cherry and raspberry to compete although they are fresh and juicy, honey mixed with sage and marjoram, just seems to be lacking in direction. Medium-bodied, softer mouth feel, the carbonation is steady, not fluffy nor prickly. The raspberry pie flavors segue to more strawberry and green apple than cherry, in any event they all have that Jolly Rancher sort of concentrated sugariness and less natural flow. Beet sugar, orange blossom, rose water and honey. But again that burnt rubber tire to tar aspect won’t shake loose. Bready towards the finish, pie crust. Needs harmony and to focus more on expression of the fruit.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy, reddish-pink body with a small, fine, white head.

Smell: Vague pale maltiness and a waft of tart-smelling cherry juice, with only a minor backing of raspberries.

Taste: Light, brief maltiness then it's off to the tart cherries and raspberries, though as with the aroma, it's mostly cherries. A touch of sweetness emerges briefly, but eventually gives way to more tartness. Tiny pinch of spices. Finishes tart.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation. Slight syrupiness to the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: A reasonably pleasant interplay between the tart and sweet fruit components, but, for me, it leaned decidedly on the tart side of things. Decent overall.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of AlexFields
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mbmiche
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brotherloco
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ffejherb
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler into pint glass on 4/29/09, courtesy of Deuane.

A - Poured an orange body with reddish hues and a bit of haze and half a finger of off-white head that quickly reduced to a patchy film and sparse amount of lace.

S - Apparent berry sweetness that focuses more on raspberry rather than cherry, although there are scant traces of tartness in the nose. Subtle spices and some Belgian candi sugar are also present.

T - Initial flavor is fresh berries and a mild clove spiciness. There is a faint cherry tartness in the middle, but Red Devil is largely a sweet affair with raspberry in the starring role.

M - Medium body, although kind of thin and watery, with moderate carbonation and a syrupy texture. Finish is sweet on the palate with just a hint of sourness.

D - Nothing amazing, but a pretty tasty fruit/Belgian hybrid beer with a pleasant berry presence.

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Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of dirtylou
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of mc4z
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of IrishColonial
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of napetry
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ncstateplaya
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of dsshuck
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oberon
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 12/23/14.Pours into a chalice a deep burnt orange with a hint of red,a thinner pinkish colored head atop,quite alot of carbonation to it.Mild stone fruit and faint lactic sourness detected in the nose.Quite dry on the palate wich is nice,some of the lactic raspberry and light sourness from the cherries are there but not real huge,some mineral/fruit pit flavors underneath as well.It doesn't seem as big as it is,it has a sptritzy feel and i like the fact it's not overly sour or sweet,a nice beer.

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Photo of ADTaber
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lob
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This little brew flirts heavily with Blushing Monk... yeah, it's almost *that* good.

Pours a nice ruby color with a frothy head that lingers, belgian yeast and berries in the nose and raspberries & cherries in the taste. As soon as the snow clears I'm heading back to the joint I bought my one bottle at - it's a damn good beer. Pick one up if you get a chance.


Also - how can a beer celebrating their 10th Anniversary be "rotating?"

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Pisgah Red Devil from Pisgah Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 52 ratings
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