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Satan Gold | Brouwerij De Block bvba

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Block bvba

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-16-2003

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Photo of GuinnessSmurf
2.64/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured this beer into a goblet style beer glass. Appearance is a yellow/gold with some slow bubbles that form a nice 1/4inch of foamy head. The smell is mostly a bourbon alcohol and some skunky wheat smells. Taste is very shallow. Mostly alcohol and syrupy malts. The body is slippery and full, but its not a taste that I needed to linger for too long on my tongue.

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Photo of elricorico
2.78/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Hazy brownish gold with a thick foamy white head. Head is well retained. A good sheet of lacing is left as I drink. Bottle gushed when I cracked it costing me a small amount of the beer.

Smells of apple juice, almost exactly like the juice I had given to my daughter today. A little bit of Belgian yeast aroma, making it just a bit earthy.

A little bit of apple right at the front, then the flavour becomes a bit more citric. Solvent like alcohol mixes into the back half. A bit of woody funkiness throughout. It is an odd mix, one that doesn't really agree with my palate.

Body and carbonation are pretty normal for the style but there is a bit of filmy feeling left on the tongue wherever I taste the solvent liquor flavour.

Not the worst beer I've had, but not one I would suggest to anyone unless they've run out of Belgian brews to try.

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Photo of BeerRun13
2.8/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear golden color with a nice looking compact white head. Not much lacing.
Smells spicy and has a champagne like fruitiness.
Does have a fruity wine/champagne like flavor, but it almost has a rotten quality about it. I hope this is not a bad bottle.
Medium bodied and dry. Kind of a sour mouth puckering dryness.
Not to drinkable with the flavor going on like it is. Glad I only bought a single.

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2.9/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle Inspection: Lists abv 8%, best before 2008/04/13 (sampled 2006/09/07)

Aroma: Spiked fruit, sourdough, and mild white pepper.

Appearance: Big sticky white head threatened to crest my tulip, but settled back to a very respectable finger floating on a dark yellow clear glass.

Flavor: Hard to draw out many flavors as the overall flavor is very mild. Main notes are white wine, light fruit, mild honey. A bit of a let down from the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Very firm carbonation level, at the edge of fizzy, champagne like. Dry finish, medium light body.

Overall Impression: The high carbonation level and white grape/wine flavor really put me off. I’m not a fan of champagne, and this was too close for comfort for me. It’s not bad, no serious flaws, just not my mug of beer. I took putnam’s advice and let it warm, which helped a bit.

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Photo of Naerhu
2.93/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

appearance: Golden and hazy with a huge white head.
aroma : sweet belgian type of smell.
taste: sweet, no bitterness, a weird husk like flavor. It is a long lasting flavor, not a good one though.
mouthfeel: medium creaminess, nothing special.
Drinkability: the wife liked it, I found it a chore to drink a whole bottle.

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Photo of Ant777uk
2.97/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Served in my bedroom, in a Satan glass! I had the red one a while ago and really liked.

Looks great in the glass. Quite bubbly. Deep amber colour,

Aroma is not the best, and quite carbon dioxidey. Elements of banana coming through.

Tastewise, it's taste reminds me of a French beer. It's like a fusion of Kronenbourg with a typical Belgian amber ale. Quite banananey.

Improves as it warms up.

Seems a bit too carbon-dioxidey in my view. Not as good as the red, though it was a while since I had!

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of thierrynantes
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sorry but this following comment is in french :

Appearance : bière à la robe blond cuivré, belle mousse blanche tenant bien, dégagement gazeux important
Smell : nez de levure
Taste and mouthfeel : ronde en bouche, elle révéle des saveurs de houblon, notes herbacées, amertume équilibrée et prolongée
Drinkability : bière correcte mais sans plus, dans le style Belgian strong ale

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.04/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Slightly sour aroma, malty, fruity, peach, a little yeast. Satan Gold is a low-saturated, drunk easily, is delicate notes of yeast in the background. The taste is dominated by peach and bitter ending, which at the moment remains in the mouth.

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Photo of vurt
3.05/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Overall, this beer brings to mind Duvel, but a milder version. Like a lot of Gaussian Blur filter has been applied.

A very pale, straw-colored beer. The head is lush and pillowy, and leaves sticky lace on the glass.

If Stella Artois ever bottled a Bock, it would smell like this. (That isn't a compliment, BTW.) Malty-sweet and lager-like, with a superficial layer of spicy/yeasty character on top.

Plenty of fruit, like the aftertaste of a banana or a mouthful of dried fruit. Malt like a too-sweet maibock, yet ends up drier than expected. A bit of hay-like character at the finish which I don't like much.

Lively. Some weight to reflect the strength of the beer, and luscious carbonation.

A push. It's easier to drink than its alcohol content would lead me to believe, but the taste doesn't make me wish for the next sip.

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3.09/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a clear yellowish orange color with a very short 1/4" head that falls to surface spots immediately, even though the pour was mildly agressive.

Smell: yeast, ripe fruits, and citrus are weak and mellow.

Taste: mild malt level, bold yeast tones, orange sweetness, hint of grapefruit tartness, and some green apples. Hints of pepper and mild bitterness round it out. Slightly dry throughout.

Mouthfeel: light to medium in body, as this seemed slightly watery for the style. Crisp at the start and finish. Yeast tones linger briefly into the aftertaste.

Drinkability: very average Belgian beer here. Finished the bottle, but had no yearnings for more of it.

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3.12/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

This is a great beer, no dispute. There exists however, one trait that keeps this beer out of the higher echelon. It's distractingly, over-poweringly, unnecessarily sour. A little sourness is perfectly acceptable and even pleasant in many fine ales. Even moderate levels are fine if balanced with the right pH. I just found it too sour to focus on the malt, hop, or ethanol profiles. A shame too, because I would have loved to pour a bottle of Satan for some of my more "cough" conservative friends.

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3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Quickly fading off-white head mounts the light orange clear body. Shy aroma of herbal malts and flowery hops. Taste is yeasty, spicy (curacao) with notes of mildly sour apples and peaches. Rather thin-bodied with more 8% ABV noticeable. This is another unpretentious Duvel that doesn't quite come close to Moortgat's Lord of Darkness' beer.

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3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best before 04-05-2005. Good poorout with nice and huge head thats not that thick but stays quiet well. Noce is very yeastaromatic; mostly spice and alcoholic. Litle malts there but in the background. Taste is very alcoholic, sweetmalty, spicy and going into a sweet aftertaste almost without any hops. Drinkable but nothing to talk about.

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3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best by "18/10/05". Is that Juneuary? :->

A: Pours golden with a haze that dissipated as it warmed Soapy 1 finger head that quickly disappears. Leaves some lacing after a swirl in the glass. Not the 2-finger plus head I've come to expect from this style.

S: Smells like the Brut I had at new years. Green apples, pears and dried green rasins. So far so good...

T: Honey and green apples up front finishing with a tart somewhat sour dryness I'm not used to or crazy about.

M: Somewhat bubbly and effervescent initally, but fades quickly, and goes down cleanly.

D: Alcohol presence is well hidden and is already catching up with me. Don't know if that sour taste will agree with me later.

The sour finish definitely detracted from the experience. Being past its best by date may have something to do with this...I'm not looking to have my other one soon and may trade it away (gotten in a 12-man case-swap). I wonder what this tastes like in its prime - although high ABV Belgians should keep for a while under proper conditions...

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3.22/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Satan Gold from Brouwerij De Block bvba
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 124 ratings
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