Beer Review: Victory Wild Devil
The Victory Wild Devil is a type of hybrid beer, a mix of American IPA and Belgian Ale. The Wild Devil is an American IPA, but uses a Brettanomyces yeast which is a “wild” yeast used in brewing lambic.
This beer is highly carbonated, be careful on the pour, the head can easly get carried away.
Thick off white head sitting on a crimson beer. Great head retention, an inch of head stuck around for several minutes with a bit of lacing.
The aroma is a bit confusing, but strikingly pleasant. It has a piney cotton candy aroma mixed with a subtle brown sugar, mild yeast notes.
It has a dark ale taste, bit of toffee and chocolate which quickly give way to citrus and more caramel sweetness that is rounded out by some well balanced bitterness.
This is a unique beer, not really a American IPA, but has many of the qualities. I found it very easy to drink, great aroma and flavor made it difficult to drink this in moderation. I kept refilling my glass from the 750 ml bottle as soon as I got half way down.
This would would go well with heavily seasoned light meat, like Pork Loin.
A sweet 6.7 % abv beer, so I would round up to 7% giving this beer about 225 cal. Since there is no info on the Victory website, I estimated from my Calorie Calculator Chart.
Glassware: Tulip Glass
Tasting Method: 750ml Bottle
Simply Beer Rating: 94