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Judge's Review: 93 Rating - Devil's Advocate by Church Street Brewing Co.

December, 2018
Judges Rating: 
22 / 24
6 / 6
37 / 40
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.