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AleSmith Horny Devil - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Horny DevilAleSmith Horny Devil

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

748 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 748
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 92
Gots: 120 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-26-2001)
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Floydster

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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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AleSmith Horny Devil from AleSmith Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 748 ratings.