Free State Sneaky Devil Belgian Ale

Formerly brewed at Free State Brewing Company
Lawrence, Kansas USA
- Belgian Strong Ale | 2 Ratings | Special Release |
This Belgian Golden Strong Ale pays homage to the originator or the style, Duvel, meaning Devil in Flemish. Initially, the beer was named Victory Ale to commemorate the end of the WW1. But during the 1920s, an avid drinker described it as "nen echten duvel" in Brabantian Flemish (meaning "a real devil") and the name of the beer was changed to Duvel. Since then most brewers of the style have followed suit, with names like Hades, Judas, and Pranqster, to name a few. Sneaky Devil is a medium bodied golden ale with fruity aromas of peach and apricot married with peppery spice notes. Though by no means an IPA, this beer has a higher than average hop character than the typical Belgian Ale, thus contributing to the drier impression this strong ale imparts upon you palette. A higher carbonation level and lighter body than other strong ale varieties belies the strength of this easy drinking golden ale. Don’t be fooled though, at over 7 % ABV this Sneaky Devil can truly sneak up on you. 15.3ºP/1.062 Hops–54 IBUs

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
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