Devil's Advocate

Illinois
United States
Devil's Advocate, Church Street Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Devil’s Advocate begs the question: What happens when you take a ton (literally) of Pilsen malt, put it through a decoction mash, boil it up, add another 500 lbs of Belgian candy and cane sugar, and then add some of Duvel’s world famous yeast? The answer: A spicy, sweet, and dangerously drinkable Belgian golden strong ale.

Profile

ABV: 
9.0%
IBUs: 
27
Served at: 
40 - 45º
Malts: 
Pilsner
Judges Review 
Susan Ruud's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Devil's Advocate by Church Street Brewing Co. is a wonderful Belgian Golden Strong Ale that was judged under BJCP Category 25C. This beer presented with a lovely golden color, just a slight haze and a huge white head with lacing. The aroma gave off light peppery notes, light phenolics and pleasant fruity aromas that were pear-like yet had light orange notes. The flavor followed through -- being pleasant with light estery notes and faint peppery notes. The alcohol stood out in the flavor yet was quite clean with no hot notes leaving the beer slightly drying in the finish. There was a medium-full body with warmth and medium carbonation. This was a very nice-drinking beer that would be great on a cold evening and would be a perfect beer to serve with fish or chicken breast with a light cream sauce.