AleSmith Horny Devil - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Ratings: 750 | Reviews: 356 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.75/5 rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: 1 pint 9 oz champagne magnum that is corked capped and foiled. From their web site the reddish foil denotes that this is the 2001 vintage.
Appearance: Thin but fluffy white lace, decent retention. Slightly hazed with a golden orange going on copper colour.
Smell: Orange blossom honey and coriander, peaches and pears perfume through the nostrils. Sweet estery alcohols have an underlying spiciness. Hint of yeast is powdery and lightly nutty with some earthiness also.
Taste: Medium to full in body, creamy and slick mouth feel. Carbonation is at a moderate level but still holds the crispness. Alcohol is noticeable from the get go. Esters are quite flamboyant with both spicy and fruity sweet flavours. Peppery with tropical fruit flavours, vague pineapple and a peach-mango mix keep things on the complex side and give a slight wine-like impression. Hops are there with a bitterness and bitterness only, light but spicy. Phenols are there but slightly restrained, trace medicinal flavours are noticeable. Malt flavours are sweet and to a point close to syrupy, honey-like flavours with very light caramel and shortbread flavours within. Alcohol is warming to the body, earthy in the back with light yeasty flavours and remnants of the esters and phenols.
Notes: What effort put into this ale, richly complex with such a lush and complex character. Big on sweetness but the other attributes of this brew hold up strong to keep it in check. Other than the head lacking, perhaps from the carbonation being a tad low, this beer is near perfection.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2002 23:52:26 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
4.23/5 rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This was deceptively strong.
It pours a clear golden color. There’s a light aroma with a bit of an estery aroma to it. I found it sweetly flavored with an orange blossom characteristic shining through. I had enjoyed it thoroughly, felt it afterwards!
Serving type: on-tap
07-24-2014 17:32:39 | More by elNopalero
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
90 out of 100 based on 750 ratings.