AleSmith Horny Devil - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by Floydster:
3.85/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
I just cracked a 750 ml bottle of this stuff for my dad a few minutes ago and poured myself a little, realized I had not reviewed yet although it is probably my fifth encounter with this brew, have had a 2000 and 2002 vintage in the past as well, this particular one would be either a late 2007 or early 2008 bottle, poured into my small Three Philosophers glass, color is a medium orange with some amber red mixed in there as well, 3/4 inch slightly creamy white head, decent retention, some lacing at first, aroma is pears, coriander, booze, sweet yeast, mild hoppiness, plums, esters, berries, sugar, and toffee, flavor starts off subtle then gets aggressive pretty fast, reminds me a lot of a Trappist brew of this style, and I think that is what Alesmith was going for with this one in the first place, each sip has something different it seems like, more fruit as it warms, also hotness from the alchol, like the spice and peaches in the finish by the end, missed both of those in the smell pretty much but they add a nice change later on, mouthfeel is sweet, spicy, hot, and fruity, thin to medium bodied, lighter carbonation and on the verge of being a bit syrupy, not a bad thing here though, makes the beer more full and enjoyable, like how the taste lingers, could probably drink a whole big bottle of this, alcohol is not hidden great but it more enhances the brew than makes it strong and overbearing, smooth and warms up nicely, another quality brew from Alesmith, glad I can walk into a local store and buy whenever I am in the mood for one, a barrel aged version of this would make for an interesting brew, hint hint Peter, will be drinking again, this baby ages well and tastes good fresh, recommended
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2009 04:39:05 | More by Floydster
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3.83/5 rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On tap at the Blind Lady Alehouse on the 4th of July in San Diego.
Appearance: Excellent clarity in the amber body. Small but semi-durable white head. Head leaves some sticky streaks and spots on the glass.
Aroma: Sweet biscuits, yeast and faint tropical notes.
Flavor: Fruity, slightly tart, mildly bitter. Banana and clove evident, as is the higher ABV. Seemed to have a narrow tempeature range for optimal flavor and balance. Moderate complexity. Relatively good finish and aftertaste.
Feel: Light-medium body with medium+ carbonation. ABV mostly evident.
O: true Belgian style and quality.
Serving type: on-tap
07-04-2014 17:40:10 | More by chinchill
AleSmith Horny Devil from AleSmith Brewing Company
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