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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

752 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 752
Reviews: 356
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 93
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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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Bottled on 07/03/13.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear straw golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About fingers of white head that slowly fade into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A yeasty and zesty fruit driven Belgian aroma. Belgian yeast upfront with hints of funk, clove, peppers, and some sweet candied sugar. Good hints of coriander spicing. Fruit esters of banana, pear, apple, and white grape along with citrus fruit hints of orange, pineapple, lemon zest, apricot, and slight mango. Pale malt with hints of grains, crackers, and biscuit. Slight honey like sweetness as well. Light hints of earthy and floral hops. A very good Belgian style aroma.

Taste: As zesty and good as the aroma, a big taste of fruit notes and spicy yeast. Upfront Belgian yeast with some funk and notes of clove, peppers, and a good dose of coriander spicing. Sweet Belgian candied sugar. Lots of fruit esters with notes of bananas, white grape, pear, apple, and citrus notes of orange, lemon zest, pineapple, mango, and apricot. Slight note of honey. Bready pale malt with notes of grains, biscuit, crackers, and slight caramel. Nicely earthy with some subtle hops in the background. A little taste of the alcohol. Very good.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Spicy, juicy, and fairly prickly. Pretty smooth and the alcohol heat is pretty mild.

Overall: A very good take on a Strong Belgian Pale Ale. Very good spice and fruit flavors. Pretty smooth for its size and ABV.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 07:13:41 | More by MattyG85
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AleSmith Horny Devil from AleSmith Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 752 ratings.