AleSmith Horny Devil - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Ratings: 750 | Reviews: 356 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by cdkrenz:
4.75/5 rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Champagne bottle cellared above 45 degrees for a full year. Served at precisely 55 degrees.
A - Golden body with a great amount of carbonated action. The head is massive from the get-go in a pure white cloak. The stamina is extraordinary as it slowly fades leaving a meringue looking top... minus the toasty brown edges.
S - Pale malt, sweet alcohol, subtle SweetTarts and divinely hidden hops.
T - Thick malt flavor with a sweet finish. There's a certain Belgian yeast quality that doesn't overwhelm but is rather accented by the malts. There is no alcohol taste here even though the beer is 11% abv, which is rather amazing when you consider there are no roasted or heavy caramel malts evident in the beer. This is truly a world class bevy.
M - Coarse and abrasive in the beginning. As the bottle gets more and more shallow that abrasiveness wears out. This leads into a softer, easier drinking, medium bodied, thicker beer. It's nice and warm in the mouth, chest, stomach and eventually head. Even the finish drys nicely.
~ This is a fantastic beer. I don't for a minute regret holding on to it in my cellar for a year. When I purchased the brew I paid $11.99 at a super place in Orange, California called Hollingshead's Delicatessen. I look forward to going back, and when I do, I will pick up another bottle of this fine Belgian from Southern California.
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2012 02:19:19 | More by cdkrenz
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.