DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thatís a few years old - says best by 10/18/2005. Clear dark golden body with a huge head that leaves thick foamy lacing. Smells like pear and good tequila, the sort that has the dark caramelized thing. The carbonation really helps the aroma jump out of the glass. Thin, alcoholic mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Stale pear, birch wood, and a pale malt sweetness in the flavor with a green peppery alcohol in the finish. Too boozy and thin.
Lunkie (1578) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet malt aroma. Cloudy amber colour with fair head and lacing. Sweet malt flavour with hops. Fizzy palate.
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this one at a halloween party together with Lucifer :)
Itís an avarage strong ale. Not too special, and not to enjoyable. Over the top.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle as a bonus in a trade with beerhandy - Thanks Chris! - Pours golden slightly cloudy with a fair white bubbly head that stays pretty well and laces down the glass. Aroma is of yeast and apple cider. Flavor is of yeast, bannana, pepper, and apples. Medium bodied and balanced well with candy sugar. Highly carbonated. Not bad.. Just not great either.
dan0 (9) - Elon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2005 does not count
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Itís a strong ale that wants to be a cider. Fruity flavors dominate this brew, which despite itís alcohol content does not live up to itís evil namesake. Pours a bit darker than a domestic with a lingering head, which is nice and smells delicious. However, tasting reveals an above-normal carbonation, too much pear/citrus/sugary taste for a Belgian beer. Mouthfeal is quite thin with a malty, bready bitterness and slightly alcoholy aftertaste. Great to try, Iíd pass over it next time, however.
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle. Pours cloudy gold with a lasting, creamy white head and frothy lacing. Pears, citrus and floral hops dominate the aroma. Flavor is balanced with candi sugar, dark fruit syrup, pepper, banana and tart green apple. Medium-bodied, smooth and well-carbonated. A good beer, but not so much so that Iím compelled to run out and buy it again.
Choos (673) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: spiritous, hint of pear fruit and a touch of cinnamon. Apperance: golden and nicely hazy wit hthe yeast. White head and good lacing. Flaovur: spiritous, sweet, malty and slightly sharp. Palate: thin with lingering bitterness.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is citrus, yeast, malt and pears. Cloudy apricot, firm white head, lotís of carbonation, good lace. Strong malt and strong alcohol flavour, lemon, pear, with a bready aftertaste. Medium bodied, warming, alcohol isnít the least bit subtle. Satan is good, but itís no Duvel.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A rare disappointment in the wonderful land of Belgian beer. Unassuming appearance, faint aroma, dreary taste, mostly sour. Am I alone in finding the marketing of this product slightly unpleasant? Or in a Catholic country do they take a more pragmatic view of such things?
vanvenlo (1463) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
27 Aug 2005 (Hunnshof) - Pear (duvel like) floral aroma. Cloudy yellow orange-gold colour with good lacing asnd reasonable head. Fruity pear and floral flavours. Loses on palate with a tangy finish.