Satan Red

Satan Red – Brewery De Block, 8% ABV, (Belgium)

  • My Rating: B-
  • Why I might like it: medium-complex, potent
  • Who I recommend it to: N/A
  • Where I got it: Brewery Creek (?)
  • How much: <$15 for 4pack, Summer 2011

Tasting Notes: pours orange brown with a medium foamy head, micro carbonation, thick lacing. Lots of CO2 streams – looks very inviting. Metallic copper on the nose, and a bit of apple fruitiness. Creamy thick going down due to the rich micro CO2, intense dried fruit malt with a 6/10 sweetness, and then quickly cuts sharp orange peel bitter dry, sustaining a long bitterness down the center of the throat. Medium complexity, medium-high depth, medium-long length. An enjoyable mix of sweet fruit, sharp bitterness, foamy creaminess, metallic nose, and potent ABV. More of an acquired taste, but appreciable once you unravel all the flavour properties.