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AleSmith Lil' Devil - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Lil' Devil
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106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-17-2004)
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-03-2012 00:43:11 | More by DLS168
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-02-2012 06:07:06 | More by drewone
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-27-2012 02:15:40 | More by beerpadawan
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-14-2012 06:41:41 | More by hpthebull
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

08-12-2012 12:38:48 | More by t0rin0
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

08-05-2012 04:21:06 | More by mwayne
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-03-2012 05:51:23 | More by SocalKicks
Photo of xnicknj


3.61/5  rDev -4.2%

on tap at the industry - served in pint

Clear golden color with a pale white crop of head. Webbed lacing rings the glass with thin retention.

Slightly floral in the nose with orange and lemon peel. Citrusy with cracked pepper and coriander, refreshing with soft bread, yeast and sweetness.

Brush of floral hops up front with citrusy tones and lemon peel. Soft spiciness from pepper and coriander. Mild backbone, biscuit and toasted grain with light sweetness. Belgian yeast with lingering hops towards the finish.

Lighter body, well carbonated, bubbly and crisp on the tongue. Drinkable and refreshing, although this would be more suited for the summertime.

08-01-2012 00:50:42 | More by xnicknj
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-16-2012 03:38:46 | More by tbeq00
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-27-2012 22:52:31 | More by KyleMA
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

06-22-2012 23:53:35 | More by dmsohyea
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-26-2012 17:46:51 | More by brotherloco
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3.28/5  rDev -13%

Served on-draught into a plastic sampler cup (per Alesmith's preferences!) at Alesmith's tasting room. I was shocked at the presentation. Alesmith ought to know better. Reviewed from detailed notes. Expectations were high given the brewery.

A: Pours a one finger head of slight cream, fair thickness, and good retention. Colour is a semitransparent copper. No visible yeast. Appealing.

Sm: Hops - mainly floral with little bitterness. Some citrus aromas; orange peel is a highlight. Very pleasant and fresh. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Honey, pleasant clean floral hops, citrus fruit esters, and clean unobtrusive malts. Balanced and enjoyable. Not quite refreshing. Well built. Quite fresh. Quite simple for the brewery, but nice nevertheless. No alcohol or yeast comes through. I do wish it were more complex and subtle.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours nicely. Slightly creamy. Neither too thick nor too thin.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. Hides its ABV well. Refreshing and nice. I like it, but Alesmith has far better offerings. Give it a go only if you're a big fan of the style.

Low B-

05-20-2012 00:16:01 | More by kojevergas
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

03-18-2012 23:21:11 | More by ineva
Photo of pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.63/5  rDev -3.7%

On tap at AleSmith tasting room.

A: Pours pale straw color with a half finger of dull white head. Very fine bubbles. Pretty good retention and some lacing.

S: Lots of pale malt and Belgian fruit--banana and clove, which makes this more like a hefe.

T: Similar, with the banana a little more in the forefront. A touch watery. A little fruity yeast, but faint.

M: Super smooth mouthfeel which I've come to expect from Alesmith. Medium-light carbonation and body.

O: Refreshing, lighter beer that's good for hotter weather. I guess I was hoping for a little more fruitness or something. Good but not great.

02-07-2012 03:45:58 | More by pmarlowe
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

01-06-2012 22:03:13 | More by rrryanc
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-31-2011 03:28:09 | More by hawkmage
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-17-2011 19:59:44 | More by earitt
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-16-2011 01:07:59 | More by codynevels
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4.05/5  rDev +7.4%

On tap at Stone's 15th Anniversary

A: Slightly hazy pale golden color with an eggshell colored head.

S: Honeycrisp apple, cinnamon and a touch of wheat.

T: Green apple, pale malts and a bit of lemon on the finish. Pretty light body which works well with the flavors.

08-22-2011 16:13:59 | More by notchucknorris
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3.48/5  rDev -7.7%


On tap at Tap Room.

A: Hazy straw colored with a small fizzy head that quickly fades.

S: Aromatic coriander with orange peel and flesh. Belgian yeast blends with well integrated candi sugar. Malt is faint, imparting a bit of biscuit.

T: Coriander, orange, and a perfumy floral flavor with a distinct tangy quality. The beer is moderately sweet with grainy notes. Bitterness is light. There's a candied aspect to the sweetness.

M: Lower medium body with lower high carbonation.

Overall: A pretty good Witish Belgian Pale, but not something I'd want a pint of.

08-10-2011 21:02:00 | More by HopHead84
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3.58/5  rDev -5%

Nice amber-gold color in the tall tulip with some chill haze. Yeasty, celery taste, quite herbal and vegetal for a Belgian style. Even a cheesy hint. Not very strong flavors, more like a restrained Saison. Mellow with modest acidity. Malt is there but soft and submerged. Quite mild, a light mouthful, watery even. Fruity spicy nose. Goes down very easy, a pleasant quaff with a sausage and coleslaw.

Enjoyed at the Linkery, San Diego.

07-27-2011 05:17:00 | More by mactrail
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New York

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

01-09-2011 23:04:11 | More by armock
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4.68/5  rDev +24.1%

This beer is really pretty in the glass. Light, yellow colour, thick white head. Nice amount of carbonation. A sweet, light beer, sort of lemony - it has orange peels in it, which give it a nice citrus blend. A perfect beer for when it's sunny outside.

05-24-2010 21:31:01 | More by pennywhistle
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4.2/5  rDev +11.4%

Got this on tap at 1739 public house in Los Feliz, great aroma, smooth mouth feel with great Belgium flavors really easily drinking but with lots of that wonderful Belgium funk from the yeast. I wish i had this on tap at home. The Belgium Pale Ale is such an overlooked style, great job.

05-10-2010 01:04:52 | More by fbinla
AleSmith Lil' Devil from AleSmith Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.