Bedeviled Golden Belgian-Style Ale | Wicked Weed Brewing

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Bedeviled Golden Belgian-Style AleBedeviled Golden Belgian-Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States
wickedweedbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by dbrauneis on 04-16-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
97
Reviews:
27
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
6.68%
 
 
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2
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19
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 27
Reviews by woodchip:
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4/5  rDev -1%

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Photo of zac16125
3.15/5  rDev -22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewpub

A: Crystal clear, pale golden yellow, white head, retention ok and lacing is good 4.25

S: sweet fruity esters, subtle Belgium yeast, not much else 3

T: fruity esters, spice; really just mostly overwhelming sweet fruity notes; meh 3

M/D: medium body, carbonation appropriate, drinkability is average 3.75

O: pretty disappointing, probably my least favorite WW beer to date 3

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Instead of siding with the religious sector that's largely responsible for flavors like stronger, golden ale of Belgium, the more secular or commercial brewers who think its disingenuous to mimic the monks beers when not brewed by them, an anti-religious genre of labels emerge, yet the taste is synonymous with the quality of that out of the abbey.

Heavy on weizen character, the resemblance to German-styled wheat beer starts with its hazy golden hue. Carrying a thick and frothy cap, its scent is redolent of banana and clove with bread and white wine underpinnings. Its taste is sweet, bready and fruity in the sugar cookie realms.

With the flavors rolling across the middle, the banana, papaya, and pawpaw flavors reveal a citrusy lemon and orange character playing secondary to the tropical and orchard fruits. Mild cider acidity plays into a light chardonnay character before closing with a simmering peppery taste with clove, vanilla and a mint-like hop after-tow.

Richer and breadier than true Belgian counterparts, the resemblance to hefeweizen continues. Bready, lightly sugary and medium-bodied, the beer's finish is warm with vinous alcohol and the cooling evaporation the vanilla and mint carry. Lightly bittered the after-palate is peppery and warm with a medium-length linger of straw and grass.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from Asheville NC area.on 1 November 2016.

Appearance: Slightly hazy amber body. Small and bubbly but semi-durable white head. Head leaves a some spots on the glass.

Aroma: Sweet biscuits, hops, yeast and tropical fruit notes including banana and pineapple.

Flavor: Moderately strong flavor that's fruity, bready, peppery, slightly tart and mildly bitter. The high ABV is well hidden. Moderate complexity; low funkiness. Relatively good finish and aftertaste.

Feel: medium body with medium+ carbonation. ABV mostly hidden. Dry finish

O: true Belgian quality.

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Photo of acurtis
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Italiano86
4.52/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ordybill
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 OZ bottle into a tulip glass. The appearance is a slightly cloudy yellow with a small white head. The aroma is light citrus. The taste is non-descript but hides the 9% ABV well.

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Photo of SFNC
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kwgduke
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint, bottled 4/8/16

A- pours a hazy golden color with a huge frothy white head that retains long after the pour, leaving some nice lacing behind

S- spicy Belgian yeast gives aromas of clove, peppercorn, banana, ripe pear, must and phenolic notes

T- spicy and peppery up front with big yeasty and musty notes, followed by a mixture of banana, clove, pear and melon. The finish is phenolic, with hints of lemon & pepper on the linger

M- medium-heavy body with light carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns creamy into the finish, ABV is hidden well

O- this is pretty much everything you look for in this style, delicious beer

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Photo of zp6167a
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dflo32
4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nick_perry
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden color. Foamy white head that quickly recedes. Yeast aromas. Biscuity flavor accented by notes of spice and yeast. Very carbonated mouthfeel. Lingering finish.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought a bottle at the Beer Shop in East Longmeadow. The beer pours with a murky golden yellow color with thick lacing on the sides and a thin head that is maintained throughout the drinking. Aromas were thick with grassy yeast and an almost flowery honey spice. Taste followed the nose with a light bready flavor mixed with some fruits, cloves, and spices. Generally sweet in taste. The mouthfeel to this beer is slightly heavy and creamy with a good carbonation. Overall, this was fantastic.

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Photo of imbibehour
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Wicked Weed globe/snifter glass. Bottled Dec 19th 2016.

Golden amber body color, slightly orange with a little bit of carbonation. Bright white head, but low on creation reaching just a little over a finger off the pour. Creamy topped appearance with some swiss cheese bubbles.

Solid aroma if a bit neutral. Large amounts of spicy phenols but not overboard hinting at clove like aromas. Minimal fruity character and a touch of light sweetness. Mostly comes off a bit spice hot on the nose though.

Palate sticks to the basics. Soft candied and malt body, with little syrupy play. Good amounts of spiced clove and a bit of a herbal hop bitterness as well. More pungent than fruity, savory than sweet on the palate. A bit of a clean finish with a little bit of honey feel but without cloying sweetness.

A pretty basic Belgian strong but does have a good spicy punch.

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Photo of logicalparadox
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hockeypuck
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GTJayG
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HattedClassic
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice white head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is a nice clear gold that looks a bit yellow and really nice. Despite the head retention being a little poor (although that may be , the beer has a very nice look to it.

The smell is fairly good. It has a nice sweet and fruity note to it with a bit of light bitterness and Belgian sugar notes. The spice tends to come underneath the fruit notes.

The taste strongly resembles the taste but with a much more prominent hop bitterness but barely. The fruit and sweetness as well as the Belgian sugar and yeast are still there and work well with the bitterness.

The feel is decent. It's a slick beer with some very light carbonation and slight syrupy body. It has a heavy body and a bit of weight to it.

Overall, a pretty decent beer and a nice average Belgian. It isn't super unique bit it is well made and worth while to have as a dessert or beer to chill with.

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Photo of Irish57
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrMindbender
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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