RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
Diablo is a Belgian style golden ale. It is light colored but strong. It was fermented with a unique Belgian ale strain. This yeast gives it a fruity, phenolic, and somewhat spicy aroma and flavor. The aroma is similar to our Hefeweizen’s, but just not as sweet. This beer is deceiving because of its appearance and drinkability. At 8.6% alcohol by volume, this beer can sneak up on you because it is so refreshing.

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Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Notes- I think from Cleveland tasting 2008? Pours a light golden - nice carbonation- and a fluffy white head- some lace. Aroma is banana fruity esters, light fusels, phenolics, belgian yeast and doughy crackery malts- light earth and leather. Flavor is also clove and banana- imperial hefe like, spicey, earthy peppery, yeasty bready malts, spice, light bubblegum, westmalle- yeasty and fruity-like- smooth and easy drinking. Pretty good.

doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2008
750ml bottle, vintage 2005, purchased from Oggi’s Vista. Pours cloudy orange with a very fizzy white head. Smells very yeasty and bready and sweet. Tastes bready and yeasty and fruity sweet. Overripe banana flavors. Medium/full body, good carbonation. This beer is past it’s peak imo but still good.

hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2008
750ml bottle acquired in a trade. 2005 Vintage. Poured a medium and lightly hazy yellow/golden color with a small sized white head. Aromas of pears, apples, spices, and some oxidation. Tastes of fruits, spices, caramel, and some citrus.

egajdzis (6590) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2008
[2005] Poured a hazy dark golden color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of light oxidation, toasty malt, tropical fruit, and light toffee. Taste was citrus fruits, cardboardy oxidation, toasted malts, light caramel, spices, and a bit of alcohol in the finish. Thanks to Steve for sharing this!

TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 2, 2008
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a hazy golden with a bunch small floaties and a smaller bubbly white head. Aroma of fruits, bread, some Belgian yeast esters and cardboard. Flavor of lemon, bread, Tripel like spicy esters and a touch of banana and lemon. Getting a little past it’s prime and oxidized.

SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2008
750 ml bottle, 2005 vintage from Oggis Vista location. Pours hazy golden amber with a large off-white head that diminishes fairly quickly to a thin ring of bubbles, leaving no discernable lace. Aroma is fruity, bready and yeasty, with an off-putting metallic note, which gives way to light citrus, peach and sweetbread. Flavor is initially toasty and fruity malts, quickly giving way to tart and bitter spices, herbs and florals with a prominent alcohol character as well. Medium body and gently tingly carbonation. Not real impressive overall, interesting and fun to try, but maybe it’s not aged so well.

ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2007
(2005 Bottle) Appearance: Pours a clear yellow body with a thin, white head. Smell: Aroma of pale malts accented by a soft breadiness. Strong notes of bananas and apples. Taste: Sweet bready maltiness and the taste of sugar-coated bananas. Finishes with a mild spiciness and fruity, with flavors of both banana and lemon. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Effervescent carbonation. Somewhat warming. Drinkability: A very Tripel-like beer that’s just good enough.

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Date: September 09, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy gold, frothy white head
Aroma: sweet spicy candy malt aroma
Body: sticky body
Overall: sweet caramel malt balanced with lots of peppery spicy character, nice candy sweetness, lots of bready malts, only the spicyness offers balance to malt sweetness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2007
750 acquired via trade from Hair. Pours a nice hazy, light orange in color with a medium to large off white head. Aroma is great, belgian yeast spices, pear, light banana, honey, and earthy. Taste and palate don’t quite hold up to the aroma. Starts out sweet with alot of honey suggestions, turns fruity with pear and light banana, spices are pushed to the back. Finishes lightly fruity, with some spices, and some light sugar suggestions. Overall a nice belgian, not quite to the level of some belgian strong ales, but still pretty decent.

BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2007
(2005) 750 ml bottle and served in my other NB worthy glass: I have had this is the frig since returning from the PP 12-hour fest. It is deep hazy golden hue with a minimal head and minimal lace. The aroma has notes of honey, sweet malt, rye bread, some pear, banana and apple esters, some sugary snap, hint of earth, and a brief note of maze.

The taste pretty much follows suit of the nose with a heavy fruity and malty sweetness and a moderate yeast background that borders on cloy. A Trippel without the dryness on the finish to complete the deal. Simply an okay brew and not worthy of the name, nothing "devilish" about this brew.

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