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AleSmith Lil' Devil - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Lil' Devil
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107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 7
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.95% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-17-2004)
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beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Appearance: Served on tap in a pint glass at the hotel bar of the Marriott in Del Mar. Golden orange colored beer with a whispy white head on top. Nice looking beer for sure.

Smell: Very sweet malty nose with a bit of fruity/berry scent at the end. This beer has a very juicy and enticing aroma.

Taste: Just like the nose, and then some. The flavor opens strong with a chewy bread flavor. The malt is backed by lots of nice, fruity esters. Faint flavors of raspberries, strawberries, and apple. Crisp and clean. The beer ends with a great but small hop bitterness to balance the beer out. It is much stronger on the sweet and malty side than on the bitter side.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and tacky on the palate. Lingering sweetness make the aftertaste very nice.

Drinkability: I could drink this beer all day. It paired very nicely with the cheese plate we ordered. Bold, dry cheeses paired better than soft and mold cheeses. A very tasty beer that I will gladly order again if I find it.

BrewMaster, Oct 18, 2005
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

On-tap at the brewery

A - Poured a golden color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is sweet and fruity with Belgian yeast

T - Follows the nose starts of sweet and fruity and finishes with the Belgian yeast

M - This beer has a light body with medium carbonation to it

D - This is a very good beer at a decent abv making it so you can have more than one in a sitting worth picking up sometime to give it a try

armock, Jan 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured a slightly hazy golden color. There was a decent white head to it. The aroma is more reminicent of a tripel than a Belgian ale: Somewhat yeasty with banana and corriander. The taste is quite good, with a slight wheat taste. It leaned more toward the Belgian side for sure but it was exceptional.

barleywinefiend, Apr 04, 2008
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earitt, Nov 17, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +5.6%

Draught @ Papago
The beer pours a limpid amber color with a largish white head that is creamy in texture and the resultant lace a fine curtain to obscure the glass. Sweet malt aroma at the front, citrus like crispness, hints of orange peel, and refreshing. Start is slightly sweet, pleasingly malted and the top middling in its feel, finish has a benign acidity, the hops purposeful in their spicy bite, desert dry after taste that lingers, a nice drinkable beer, not bad, not great, just a good thirst quenching beer.

Gusler, Mar 21, 2004
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3.93/5  rDev +4.2%

On tap at Alesmith.

A: Pours a hazy cloudy orange hue with a nice creamy white head.

S: Nice sweet fruit aroma with hints of apple and peach. Hints of banana esque Belgian yeast as well.

T: Nice sweetness with a touch of bitter. Apples, pears, and peaches dominate. Belgian yeast makes a big prescene as well. The finish has a touch of bitter grapefruit along with a touch of floral hops.

M: Light and fruity. Tasty.

D: Good, a nice draft only brew.

tpd975, Apr 18, 2009
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3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

On draught @ Alesmith Brewing Company. Light orange. Fresh spicy aroma with hints of coriander, orange peel, sour fruits, butter toffee, wheat and yeast. A strong spice influence in the flavor with coriander and orange peel...Just a great Belgian style brew.

Crosling, Apr 19, 2006
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3.83/5  rDev +1.6%

Appearance: Standard yellow, pale ale appearance with minimal head. The carbonation was ok, and I didn't notice lacing, but it may have occured.

Smell: This was pretty much all hops for the aroma. Slightly piney and quite floral.

Taste: Very nice malt backbone to the taste, along with apple and some strong spices. Sweet and complex, but not overly rich.

Mouthfeel: This was very smooth and very fulfilling on the palate. Lighter bodied, but an even consistency that rounded out the experience.

Drinkability: I found this easily quaffable and was sad to leave before having more. I could probably spend the day with this brew and not get bored.

dbalsock, Oct 30, 2006
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3.78/5  rDev +0.3%

Pint from the Tap Room in San Diego

Pour was a golden brown color, had this after Lost Abbey Devotion, so did not really measure up to that, but still very good

Smell was more ctirus and had faint zestiness to it

Taste was fairly bitter for a Belgian, but this was a good thing

Could drink a lot of these

Hopefully Alesmith bottles this sometime too

Floydster, Sep 13, 2007
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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AleSmith Lil' Devil from AleSmith Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.