AleSmith Horny Devil - AleSmith Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Picked this one up while visiting San Diego.
Pours a clear golden color with about a finger and a half of white head on top. Keeps a nice, pretty full crown and leaves a bit of stick, too.
Smells of earthy yeast and coriander, and maybe some other spices, too. There is a fruity undertone, as well, which isn't always readily apparent but which suddenly pops out and releases its aromatics. There is some honey sweetness, too. The nose is the highlight of this beer and is very nice.
Spices are also very strong in the taste, with the coriander and a bit of pepper. There is a bit of that fruity flavor that was evident in the nose - some orange and mango perhaps - but it never fully comes out. I wish it came out a bit more actually to counter the spices, which get to be a bit much at times. There is some honey sweetness, as well, but that too is overwhelmed by the spicing. As it warms both the fruit and sweetness come out a bit more and the spices are not as dominant. There is some anise and ample spicing through the finish, along with a bit of alcohol.
This one is quite hefty, a chewy full body and a touch dry through the finish. Quite smooth.
This beer is spicy as hell and I think the spicing detracts just a bit from the drinkability. Nevertheless, this is a fantastic beer for sitting back and relaxing over dinner and a long evening.
Serving type: bottle
09-07-2008 21:45:23 | More by number1bum
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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
90 out of 100 based on 740 ratings.