El Diablo Deluxe | Bullfrog Brewery

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El Diablo DeluxeEl Diablo Deluxe

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Bullfrog Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by treyrab on 07-02-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of yourefragile
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle, numbered 418/467. Cork is removed easily, with a strong pop and immediately foams out of the bottle and is caught by my snifter.

Beer pours a clear golden orange color with strong carbonation supporting a massive frothy white head with long lasting retention and impressive Belgian style lacing. Aroma is strong blend of citrus, florals, funk and very dry. Yeast, orange, citrus rind, coriander, mild barn and funk from the brett. Right now this beer is lacking any real tart or sour character, which wasn't really expected and isn't a problem for this IMO. Front of the palate is covered in earthy, dirty barnyard funk and brett. Middle of the palate onward provides and sweeter and slightly bitter yeasty and floral notes. Finish ends with sweet citric (orange) flavors. Body is medium thick and softly carbonated, with a pleasantly dry finish that is balanced between citric and earthy flavors again. Overall, a very smooth, balanced and complex wild, without being remotely sour or tart, just plenty of brett funk. Like someone else mentioned, sort of reminds me of a funky imperial wit, but more wild than wit. Not the "best" Bullfrog wild or most interesting, but tasting very nice fresh and should age nicely.

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Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 4/9/10 notes. Had at a local DC tasting thanks to Edgar, thanks man!

a - Pours a murky golden color with a hint of orange, 2 inches of white head and light carbonation.

s - Smells of citrus fruit, brett, yeast, and spices.

t - Tastes very heavily of spices. Also tastes of brett, citrus, and floral or earhty malts.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - A nice beer. I was expecting it to be sour, but it really wasn't at all. Would like to try again sometime.

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Photo of koopa
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up at the release this past Friday. It was nice to see another fine gathering of beer lovers!

Appearance: Pours straw yellow with a 1 finger white crown that displays moderate retention and decent lace.

Smell: Loads of soft, young, classic Bullfrog brett over notes of orange, coriander, and a hint of sweet malt. Mainly a young brett yeast bomb.

Taste: Same as nose. Moderate tartness...the citric qualities cut it down. The orange and soft brett work well together. I can't help but think "Wild Wit" when I drink this.

Mouthfeel: Heavy side of light bodied with fairly nice carbonation. A decent job on the mouthfeel albeit a tad light.

Drinkability: If you are into a young brett bomb then this is the icon of sessionable. If you are not, this one will miss the mark for you.

I liked this one much better than the original El Rojo Diablo and while I'm not sure where this one is heading after aging, I think its drinking really well now.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared by schen9303. Poured from a corked and caged bottle into a Duchess oversized wine glass.

A: After a brief struggle with the cork, a pleasant hiss erupts and the beer rushes towards the top. Pour yields a massive 3 finger fluffy white head with great retention. Beer is a clear, golden orange that reveals copious amounts of carbonation. Lacing is thick and frothy with great stick. An amazing looking beer all-around.

S: Flower petals, orange peel, coriander, and other spices. Yeasty in parts but not an overwhelmingly fragrant nose. Funky in parts with hints of oak and woodiness.

T: What's surprising here is that there's no hint of tartness or sour at all. Instead, there's a huge funk, earth, and dirt presence upfront. Yeasty bitterness and flower petal in the back from the middle onward. Orange peel freshness provides some nice overtones throughout. Finish is lip smackingly dry woodiness with no aftertaste.

M: Light to medium bodied, well carbonated but not overly so. Smooth and robust in the mouth without being too much. Finish is dry with no aftertaste.

D: This beer really grew on me through the whole experience and I see it as having a good amount of potential to develop into something fantastic. As is though, probably not well characterized as a sour though the orange is minutely present. Great looking beer with a fantastic feel though and the complexity is definitely there. Just not the intense experience I was expecting.

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Photo of treyrab
4.47/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for opening one of these at the release today y'all! The bottle popped open with little effort with a nice pop. Poured into numerous Bullfrog serving glasses.

A: Poured a nice, rather clear, yellow with a nice white head. The head was rather large and about two fingers. Some nice carbonation flowing throughout.

S: Really wonderful. One of the best displays of straight Brett C I have ever experienced. The amount of wet hay and barnyard really cleared my sinuses! Tons of funk and light fruits (orange and pineapple) that blend well with a nice peppery spice.

T: Again, the Brett C is predominant and extremely funky. Light and tart, Brett, and a nice dose of orange and light fruits. The carbonation is pretty spot on and makes this very drinkable.

Overall, this is one insanely funky beer. A job well done!

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