Golden Devil
HopCat

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Belgian Strong Pale Ale
ABV:
9.1%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.4 | pDev: 7.06%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
7
From:
HopCat
 
Michigan, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 7
Photo of AgentZero
2.96/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Orangish, yellow colored beer with a bit of a white head that faded to some random spots.

S - Smells a strange combination of yeast and tropical fruit, particularly pineapple. Doesn't really mix well with the brett, which is overly prominent with the odd tropical fruit notes.

T - Don't really like this one a whole lot. The tropical fruit and brett combination doesn't work for me. The yeast adds another bit of kick to it that with distinct flavors that don't really work.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a bit of a light sugary feel to it. Dryish finish.

O - Not a beer I cared for. Average.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Bob (klipper) for sharing this rarity. Served in a Hill Farmstead glass.

A - Quick-dissolving white foam settles to a thin ring, leaving a few tiny spots of lace. Hazy orange-peach body.

S - Passion fruit and other tropical flavors, pineapple brett, grapefruit, some toasted grains and yeast.

T - Taste is quite similar - almost drinks like tropical fruit punch but with a bit of Belgian yeast and bready malts. There's a bit of medicinal character in the finish.

M - Medium body, pleasant moderate carbonation, juicy texture, dry finish.

D - I found this beer strangely enjoyable. Apparently there's green tea in here, but I didn't really pick it out - the brett claussenii flavors seem to have overtaken almost everything else. Still, I dug this significantly more than the Triumph Secret Weapon we had next to it.

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Photo of Sean9689
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, Bob! Bottle into tulip.

A - Pours golden yellow color, white head, thin collar, wisps.

S - Funky, light tartness, bananas, light hops. The brett really takes over the there's a light Belgian yeast note in there too.

T - Belgian yeast, funk, and brett. Some light fruity sweetness and a hint of tartness. There's some nice complexity going on here, but I'm really not sure what to make of this beer. The alcohol is nice and subtle, and I would guess no where near 9%. Finish is sweet fruity yeast notes.

M - Light to medium body, good carbonation, dry finish.

O - I enjoyed my pour and that was about all I wanted from this one. It would be nice to see how this one develops down the road, but I think there was something like 60 bottles made.

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Golden Devil from HopCat
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 7 ratings