Devil's Thumb
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Style:
Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Ranked #104
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
86
Ranked #14,119
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 9.93%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
25
From:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
 
United States
Avail:
Winter
Wants
  0
Gots
  2
SCORE
86
Very Good
Notes:
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 25
Photo of arizcards
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this when visiting with Da Boss Saturday afternoon...solid beer, dangerously drinkable. Belgian PA yeast strain used imparts typical esters found in BPA brews - try it if you are in the RB house!

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Photo of smcolw
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Near clear, greenish hued straw color. Good bar pour head that leaves a cross between blanket and web lace.

Mild aroma of a lightly hopped pale ale. Attractive but unremarkable.

This a subtle beer. It starts with a traditional pale taste, like the aroma. Then there's some light cream, Belgian yeast, and a floral hop that lasts long into the aftertaste. Thin bodied and adequately carbonated. There's also a bit of sourness in the aftertaste.

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Photo of spointon
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this one at the Orland Park RB on 1/10/2009.

A= This ale poured a fairly clear pale golden color with a 1" white head. A Fair amount of carbonation release present. Some decent lacing down the glass.

S= Malty sweetness combined with a pinch of yeasty Belgian funk. A slight note of citrus and phenolic-medicinal as well. Definite alcohol aromas present too.

T= Lots of pale malt/bakery sweetness and adjunct sugar up front with a nice spicy alcohol and yeast funk pop to level that sweetness off a bit. Nice dry finish.

MF= Lighter side of medium body. Carbonation provides crisp clean feel.

D= This is one of the best Belgian ales to come out of brewer Iain Wilson's brewhouse to date! Very enjoyable and dangerously drinkable.

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Devil's Thumb from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 25 ratings