fiddler26 (23) - New York, USA - DEC 11, 2009
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
The worst of the prior reviews about sums this up for me. Aroma reminded me of an unattended-to men’s room. I’ve never quaffed a glass of urine, but the aroma gave me the impression I was doing just that. A huge disappointment since I love this brewery’s Hop Devil. I paid $8 for a bomber and threw out most of it. The caveat is that this is the first Belgian I have tried in about 20 years, and perhaps this is what they are like and they just don’t get along with me.
andyhwcinc (1444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed on tap at Emporium Arcade Bar in Chicago, IL while watching Bears vs Jets. Appearance is a dark ruby red with a nice white head that lightly laces to the glass. Aroma is very pronounced, nice hop profile, huge pine notes, wild yeast, pretty great. Taste is abrasive but delicious. Really enjoying this one.
60minuteman (757) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2014 Aroma of malt, burnt toast, wheat, grain, caramel, hop. Possibly some citrus or fruit maybe apple? Flavor is on par with smell. There is a sour bite but hard to detect. The sweetness from the malts comes through. Mouthfeel is medium-full body. Sticky lace.
Iphonephan (3272) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Frfom a 75 cl corked and caged bottle. Pours a clear copper with a thick and frothy off white head. Grassy nose. Flavors of tropical fruits, butterscotch and tart lemon. Tart, bitter finish.
Dr_Fellini (416) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to glass. Maybe a bit old, as it was bottled in June. Pours mostly clear amber copper color with a light tan head. Aroma is faint, slight tart, heavy belgian yeast. Flavor is wild yeast, light caramel sweetness, earthy funk, hint of tartness. Funk wild yeast lingers in the palate. Not overly impressive.
MacBoost (1280) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 bottling. 3 months old. Pours a hazed amber with a large head. Bottle gushed just a bit as I opened it... I wouldn’t sit on this for very long or you are going to be losing a shit ton of beer upon opening it. Aromas of moderate funk, some toffee and floral notes. Taste is bretty funk with a touch of barnyard, pretty damn dry. Flavors of spicy brett, nocturnally produced guano, freshly picked dandelions. Pretty deep and complex. This is nowhere near an ipa, it’s a brett inoculated funky train that goes all the way to crazy city. Very well executed Brett beer. Love it.
ttroha (275) - Americus, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap from Maltitude. Pours dark amber with frothy white head. Aroma of funk, apricot, and spicy and floral hops. Flavor is sweet and hoppy at first, followed by a tart and funky aftertaste that lingers on the tongue. Medium bodied. An interesting mix of IPA and sour. A different beer. I liked it.
kurtbrews (4) - - SEP 14, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A great twist on one of my favorite beers. The addition of wild Belgium yeast to hop devil creates exactly what you would think, slightly more creamy and smooth which compliments the hop devils powerful malt, caramel, pine and citrus. The color remains a beautiful orange mahogany but with some added cloudiness. Overall a great beer for the hop enthusiasts.
drsandman (310) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mini growler from beer table pantry. Pours a deep amber orange, big off white head. Aroma is funky apricot, barnyard, Brett, spicy floral hop, sweet fruit / cherry. Flavor is sweet up front, then light hop, ends tart and funky with an underpinning of bitter hop. Medium body, pretty interesting mix of hop and sour flavor... Big on both hops & Brett. Very complex palate, enjoyed trying.
onceblind (4078) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear brilliant copper under a thin foamy cap. Funky hoppy nose of earthy barn hay and toffee and an earthy grassy hop. The toffee is heavily pronounced in the flavor with a very gentle brettiness, a certain drying barn hay tone, and a gentle dry earthy floral hop finish. Very flavorful, interesting what Brett does to this hop monster.
sloshgator (426) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Victory Wild Devil Ale is hard to describe. Funky aroma coming off a beet red pour and a thin off-white head. Taste is very funky, a little sour with a bit of an aftertaste. Lots of complexity there, so the flavors are hard to place. Nicely balanced malt and bitterness. Wild Devil is sure to fool you. I may have to update this after second tasting.