Devils Peak began disrupting the beer industry in South Africa from March 2012 by introducing the South African market to the craft beer revolution. Since then, they have grown exponentially and brought the eager customer a variety of beers to choose from. Now they have taken the next step in beer making and introduced a variety of flavor infused beer, and we were lucky enough to try them out. Here’s what we found.
The Juicy Lucy is a hazy, strong yellow coloured IPA, with few, tiny bubbles. It has an incredibly intense hop aroma but as soon as you take a sip, you can taste the delicious citrus infusion. It steers away from the more bitter flavours and incorporates a good balance of fruit and citrus at the same time. This would be a perfect beer for a long hot summer day and if your preference is not too bitter a beer.
In comparison to the Juicy Lucy, this beer is golder and clearer. It is a very full bodied beer and like the Juicy Lucy, does not display too much bitterness. The notes of the grapefruit are very distinguishable however and this together with a taste of sweet malt makes a very well rounded IPA. It is crisp and refreshing with lovely tropical undertones.
The minute you take a sip of this IPA, you are immediately faced with the strawberry infusion in the IPA. It is an American styled IPA brewed with malt and some oats. It has an incredibly low bitterness and with its delicious sweet flavours, it is the perfect beer for the ladies who are not accustomed to the harsh bitterness of beer. It is unfiltered and is made up of dry hop and Amercian hops.
This is the only low alcohol beer in the range, while all of the other beers sit around the 6% alcohol range, the Love Parade is a lovely 3.5%. The immediate taste you are faced with on the first sip is a very strong passion fruit flavor. It is lightly dry hopped and interestingly is brewed with a larger portion of wheat than other traditional ales. Being poured, it is light yellow in colour with a lightly cloudy appearance. It is deliciously light, fresh and zesty on the palate.
This has a definite stout appearance with its dark pour and few tiny bubbles. It
certainly lives up to its name as soon as you take a sip as the strong notes of chocolate and cherry are immediately noticeable. It is surprisingly low in bitterness for a stout, however, if a stout is not your choice in the brewed beverage, it certainly does not lack the bitter complexity of a good stout.
We were extremely excited to taste this stout heading into the festive season and certainly were not disappointed. It smells and tastes like Christmas morning and almost invoked a sense of sitting around the Christmas tree with a fire in the background. This milk stout is infused with cinnamon, Morello cherry, orange, brandy, vanilla and chocolate. It is somewhat low in bitterness and has a dark, cloudy appearance. For us the Christmas cake, cinnamon and clove sensations were certainly flavours that we could imagine sipping on around Christmas day!
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