Satan Red
Brouwerij De Block bvba

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Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Ranked #388
Ranked #42,050
3.61 | pDev: 14.4%
Brouwerij De Block bvba
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Photo of josanguapo
3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

En copa Grimbergen. Jugando a Wonder Boy Dragons Trap. Con queso pok. Perfil muy belga con notas a fruta confitada. Llena la boca y se bebe bastante bien, sin molestar el alcohol y sin llegar a sobresalir

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Photo of elnachooo
2.52/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Es una cerveza con una muy pequeña cabeza blanca. De cuerpo ligero y baja carbonatación. Del aroma se percibe pan y caramelo. Es dulce, opaca con un final afrutado para el tipo de cerveza.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Pours a reddished hued amber body with decent enough white head
A sweetish rust like aroma
That flavour is there too
Easy drinking

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Photo of Beginner2
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I enjoyed a 4-pack of this and strung it out for 8 months; testing it with different foods and seasons.
It was good enough that I'm looking for it and its Gold rendition.
MJ's "Great Beers of Belgium" cryptically called it a "caramelly Red."
It seems he was less impressed than me.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
2.34/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Opaque brown-bronze. White film of head, dots of lace. Lots of dirty rum raisin malt on the nose, sweet. Flavor is similar; earthy grape skin, apple, fair bit of whiskey-like caramel booze and some outright ethanol. Pretty embarrassing for being only 8%. Finish has a noticeable but mild amount of pine hop bitterness. Feel is oily creamy smooth, tiny bumps of carbonation.
Nasty beer, but not so bad that I couldn't finish the bottle to extract its (readily noticeable) alcohol.

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Photo of Ant777uk
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Deep red colour, head dies down quite fast...

I really like the's deep and complex and menacing. Many many elements...

When I had this in London a few years ago, it stood out as the best beer in the Belgian beer cafe I was in. I had had a few though before I tried it...

It's definitely complex, though it's missing the togetherness of flavors to make it really good. It's a bit too carbon dioxidey, and it's missing the fullness of a Duvel or IPA or alternative Belgian beer. If you leave it to rest for a while, it kind of improves.

This is pretty good, just not as amazing as I orinally believed

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Photo of kindacold
2.98/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours amber with thick off-white head. Smells slightly yeasty, but mostly neutral. Sweet taste with some yeast, but very light feeling and not much depth to the flavors. Finishes with a bit of citrus and spice, but it's very tame.

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Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4.2/5  rDev +16.3%

Appearance is Amber with a tiny tinge. Small head recedes fast but leaves good lacing.

Smell is of toffee apple, pear and belgian yeast.

Taste is toffe apple, sweet malt and pears. Belgian yeast and caramel intermingle in a subtle but delightful way.

Overall, a very tasty inteteresting fruity belgian ale that is super easy drinking but very well made and full flavoured.

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Photo of The_Mad_Capper
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a lively, off-white head; body is medium copper—somewhat dark for the style. Aroma is pear-like, peppery, lightly malty. The flavor is surprisingly more malty than fruity and becomes more caramel-like over time. Pear-like and vinous fruitiness. The alcohol flavor is smooth and unobtrusive. The alcohol and hop bitterness fade in the finish giving way to some lingering malty sweetness. Medium body with crisp, lively carbonation.

Picked up at an import store in Japan. I was surprised at how malty this one was, given the style. Nevertheless, very drinkable—crisp and flavorful with a restrained alcohol presence.

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Photo of TruePerception
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Satan RED, Belgian ale. I'm told it's a Flemish Red (by the store owner), but it's impossible to tell from the bottle. 8% ABV.

A: A bit less than a finger of head. Ranges from a mid-light burnt orange to peach (top-down) in the glass. Dimple is a dull yellow. A little arc of lacing.

S: Sourness is a little mild, reminding me of peach. I also smell peach skin/fuzz, oddly enough. A little tart cherry. A touch of golden apple.

T/MF: Practically no acidity in the mouth. Tastes more like a peach wheat beer, actually. Has some effervescent tingle on the tongue, and a bit of earthy funk. Not bad, but very disappointing for a "sour".

Poured from an 11.15 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

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Photo of Intrinsic
3.24/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A night copper colour with a excellent head and retention. Caramel nose, malty up front with a slightly bitter aftertaste - I can't quite place the hops they use but it makes for a tasty beer. Amazing carbonation and great mouthfeel. Overall it's a pretty good strong ale.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, with the back label reading "best before end: 09. 56." I'm not sure if they're implying this beer is good until 2056, but whatever. I found this oddity on the shelf at the local Binny's. My first encounter with this beer and this brewery.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a deep dark burnt sienna orange with hues of brown. Cloudy, but no real sediment is visible. About two to three fingers of fluffy off-white head.

S - The smell is kind of light and subdued, but it hits it's mark for me. Some twiggyness, overripe green apples, mustiness, earthiness, some caramel malt, some creaminess. It's a very pleasant aroma.

T - Taste follows the nose - earthy leafy hop presence, caramel malt, twiggy, herbal, candied apple, fig, raisin, lightly grapey, and some earthy yeast presence.

M - Feel is crisp, creamy, clean, and dry on the finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Some dark fruits and caramel malt lingering on the finish.

Overall, a delicious Belgian style ale, one of the better ones I have had in recent memory. More malt forward than many of the others I've tried, but it's still very nice. I would definitely be interested in trying this again. Recommended.

Brouwerij De Block Satan Red ---4/5.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.99/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

330ml Bottle on 3rd Feb 2014 in Cambrinus, Brugge.

As the name suggests, this has a red hue to it's body colour, although it really has an orange amber beer. The head didn't hang around, it was beige when it was there.

Sweet fruits rule the nose and taste, mild apple feel with plenty of fizz in the body. Too pop like for me to be honest. I had this years ago and don't remember it being so heavily carbonated.

OK, but with so many great beers available in Belgium I'll not be buying a crate of this.

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Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.14/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Large off-white head with a dull copper coloured body.

S: Belgian yeast - that poppy sherbet smell. Promises to be good.

T: Hints at metallic graininess. It's sharp, tastes of marzipan, strawberries, rhubarb and custard and prunes. Loads of nail varnish when I stick my nose into the glass. Almost dry.

O: Haven't had anything in a while and this was pretty decent. I'd have it again.

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Photo of russpowell
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent bronze/orange with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Murks up as the bottle drains, great lacing & head retention

S: Figggyness, marmalade & perfumy hops

T: Much dryness, leafy hops, plums, pears & white grapes & a little apple pie up front. Boozeyness, candi sugar & leafy hops, plus pears & figs & juicy-fruit. Finishes dry, fruity & with woody hops, a touch of persimmon & pineapple as well

MF: Firm carbonation, medium bodied. Over carbonated for the style

This is alright, but proof that not everything coming of Belgium is a must buy. My other 3 bottles will get cellared at least 6 months, at least. Worth a try I suppose

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.11/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Head is fizzing out rather quick from its inch down to just a mild lace ring. Color is quite dark for a Belgium pale ale a rather deep orange color.
S - Smell is quite light and fruity with sweet malts and soft yeasts. Not very much hops.
T - Quite good has a mild bit of sour apple going but mostly candied sugar malts in the taste with some soft pear flavors. Very drinkable has no notable bite of its high gravity. Nice
M - Very smooth medium bodied at best but dangerously drinkable.

Overall a very well crafted fruity Beglium ale high in octane but easy enough to drink as a 6% IPA. Worth picking up if you see it.

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Photo of GJ40
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from a 750ml bottle with a Best Before End date of "09.23". No year?

A - Reddish amber with good clarity and a small beige head of large bubbles that dissipates quickly.

S - Sweet and fruity with lots of grape and apple.

T - Lots of fruity aspects (especially apple and grape). Semi sweet with Belgian spice. Hints of bread and alcohol with a slight bitterness.

M - A moderate consistency with a lower than expected carbonation.

O - A varied mix of flavors that don't really seem to work together. Not bad but just OK.

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Photo of svanet01
3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a 33cl bottle into a pilsner glass (picked up the bottle from De Bierkoning Amsterdam)

First thing I noted was the carbonation, which fizzled down to the last drop. Not bad to see this in the style though, as it results into a lighter body.

Not much to smell, and only a hint of malt (I was assuming by that the "Red" in Satan Red was an indication of an amber, but I was mistaken).

Overall, I would drink again as a stronger session beer as it goes down fairly easy, although you'll probably regret it after a bit at 8.0% (might be better to opt for something with a little more character).

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Photo of impending
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


33cl into a tulip. Pours a nearly transparent copper amber, minor white head, minor lacing.

Shares an over-ripe undefined sweetness, the kind found in apple cider minus the tart. Fruits that don't exist.

The flavor forsakes the level of sweetness and equals the meld of a dubbel and bsda, equal measures of both, equally respectful in both. A minor level of bitter in the finish, won't interfere with most foods. Medium smooth creamy mouthfeel.
no disrespect intended
but this does not finish with a hint of zinc
which most do when they smell like this

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Photo of djura
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got it in Hungary.

A - Perfect rose color,so beautiful! Lots of bubbles and huge huge foam,a bit darker,but mostly white.
S - Some fruits and malt. Nothing to much in it.
T/M - Highly warm beer. Strong bitter aftertaste. Touch of toffee malt,dark fruits,medium carbonation. Lots of sweetness in the taste.

O - This is special beer with special taste. I think that most people wont like it. Also,it is winter warmer,so this is not the good time to drink it,and to review it. So it is maybe a bit better then i review it.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm going to rewiev this one side by side with the Satan Gold, both poured in Orval Chalices and both classified as BSPA at 8.00% ABV. Here we go:

A: Pour is clear copper with small bubbles and a little light off-white head. No dissipations. Doesn't look as good as the Gold.

S: Malt and some faint yeast and spices, Semi-sweet malt, slightly roasted. Fruity; ripe red apples and pears. Smell is a bit more modest than in the gold one.

T: Rich Belgian yeast, some spices and lots of sweetness from the slightly roasted malt. Dark dried fruits, ripe bananas and red apples, even some red forest berries. Rich in taste. Sweeter and smoother than the gold.

M: Full smooth body, low carbonation. Aftertaste is drier and more acidic than the taste, but not very long.

O: Well, this one is nice and complex in taste, rather light in smell though. But I hold this to be a better beer than the gold one thanks to the complexity and smoothness.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Satan glass. Lots of head formed on a hellish red colored body.
The aroma is milled grain and barnyardish. Nice though.
The taste is more bitter than sweet in a good way. The Belgian yeast comes through in a pleasing manner.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It's a decent ale with the Belgian spin bring something special. Maybe not worth the price in the U.S. though.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy golden amber with a three finger ivory head that dissipates slowly leaving lots of lacing. Aroma of sweet malt and light fruit, subdued because of the heavy foam. Flavor of sweet malt, stone fruits, apple and pear with a sweet finish with a little hop bitterness. A nice combination of flavors and pleasant to drink. Light bodied, but the active carbonation gives this a nice mouth feel. An enjoyable Belgian strong pale ale; I would like to try other beer from this brewery.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, with appropriate Beelzebub beer-drinking imagery on the label. Thanks to the local rep for the sample.

This beer pours a clear medium golden amber colour, with two fingers of thinly foamy off-white head, which leaves some sparse islet lace around the glass as it readily abates.

It smells of semi-sweet pale grainy malt, some pear and apple fruitiness, a bit of earthy yeast, and a subtle metallic alcohol edge. The taste is rather sweet grainy malt, again with the drupe fruit character, some further mild dark fruits, a bit of caramel/toffee cracker, faint yeast, some faint musty hops, and a hovering, but generally well integrated hollow booziness.

The bubbles are fairly fine and neatly packed, no burbly outbursts here, the body a heady medium weight, and mostly smooth, a slight alcohol snag the only issue. It finishes pretty off-dry, the sweetness from the bready caramel malt and lingering fruitiness tamping down any other contenders.

An enjoyable and drinkable BSPA, not all that pale, but surely strong enough, that particular culprit hiding well in the complexity of the sugar components. Good stuff.

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Photo of atigerlife
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours brown with orange highlights. 2-Finger fluffy light brown head. Good retention & lacing. Lots of carbonation rising.

Aroma of hay, dusty/musty

Taste of hay, barn, sweetness, cherries, apricots.

Mouthfeel is dry and medium cleansing.

Overall, good beer. Very drinkable.

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Satan Red from Brouwerij De Block bvba
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 193 ratings