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AleSmith Lil' Devil - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Lil' Devil
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85
very good

117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-17-2004

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Instant Replay in Canoga Park, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy golden-yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, spices, and some citrus-like aroma. Taste is much the same with a citrus zest finish. There is a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is very citrus-forward and pretty drinkable.

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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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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AleSmith Lil' Devil from AleSmith Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.