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AleSmith Horny Devil - AleSmith Brewing Company

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786 Ratings

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Ratings: 786
Reviews: 360
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 96
Gots: 131 | FT: 9
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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5/5  rDev +23.8%

GarrettB714, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

virinow, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of pat61
5/5  rDev +23.8%

I have had this a month old and have aged it 2 and three years and it is always good.
Nose: fruit, apricot to pineapple, orange, a hint of banana, slightly sweet.
Pours orange tinted amber with a slight haze under a bone white 1" fluffy foam cap. Lacy and has legs.
Palate: Initial sweetness dissolves into honey and a range of fruit flavors such as apricot, pineapple, melon, and peach riding of a malt backbone with a light caramel touch and a light hop accent on the finish.
AleSmith has nailed the Belgian Strong Pale Ale texture achieving a very rich, creamy texture, a medium light to medium body that belies the level of alcohol, depth of yeast flavors and complex malt action in the beer. The carbonation is fine and soft and above average. It has an underlying sweetness balanced by the alcohol and light hop touch. In no way is it cloying.

pat61, Friday at 04:04 PM
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

BergBeer, Aug 22, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

vonburgey, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Demosthenes255, Nov 29, 2011
5/5  rDev +23.8%

ROBSTARR, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

lizfig, Feb 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Lamdawg420, May 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

jaredkc889, Aug 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

jklecko2, Oct 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

imyourhero21, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

mikepcarney, Jul 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Kornoms, Jan 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

rkat32, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of BeerDawgs
5/5  rDev +23.8%

A - A clear cloudy golden color, 2 fingers of head, and tons of lace, love it

S - Belgian sweet candy, coriander. Spices.

T - Sweeet belgian candy, light malts, not much hops. So smooth and well balanced!

M - Full bodied.

O - Best Beer I Have Ever Had In My Life! I took one sip at the Alesmith brewery, and I told my fiance, "this is the best beer I have ever had". Unbelievable!

BeerDawgs, Jan 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

yusef, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

ZappBrannigan, Aug 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

meatyard, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

n2pux, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Brushkanna
4.96/5  rDev +22.8%

A - hazy cloud with tight bubbles and some lacing
S - sweet smell like ripe apples pears
T - pears and yeast with light bubbles
M - great light and a like some of the great Belgians
O - the best American Belgian style I have had in a long time - I will try to find another bottle

Brushkanna, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.9/5  rDev +21.3%

I've been looking forward to reviewing this beer.

Poured from a 750 ml capped bomber into an oversized wine-glass. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a fluffy 1+ finger head (even in the wine glass) with even retention and a few spots of lacing.

Smell is just funky enough- of course a good dose of Belgian yeast with some pale malt sweetness in the background. Not overwhelming funky smelling at all but not too mild.

Taste is exceptional- pale malt sweetness washes over the tongue at first, soon joined by the yeast, then a nice coriander note, easing back into an even blend of malt and yeast. Lovely.

Mouthfeel is also exceptional- light body with moderate to full carbonation. It is a thing of beauty. If you're in Cali and have not tried this beer- shame on you do it now! If not, just pay the 15 bucks and drink it for a special occasion. I cannot recommend it more highly.

Update: As I continue through the bottle, I notice more of a white grape flavor. Interesting.

Hopdaemon39, May 15, 2012
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4.9/5  rDev +21.3%

Poured from 750ml bottle into chalices. Golden color, clear, thinnish white head which clings to the glass nicely.

Smells spicy and yeasty. Tastes the same. I guess what I'm tasting is coriander, based on all the other reviews. I wouldn't have known the spice, but the effect on the beer is outstanding. An addictive taste. Even the aftertaste is addictive.

Recommended, even though it is a bit expensive. 750mL set me back $12.50.

TurdFurgison, Nov 08, 2005
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4.88/5  rDev +20.8%

Travis354, Sep 02, 2014
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4.83/5  rDev +19.6%

Appearance - pours a cloudy tangerine color, a thin bubbly head which dissipates to an uneven collar.

Aroma - the lip of the bottle and the cork smell like maple. The beer itself is a more basic nose of sugar, yeast, mixed nuts, and alcohol. It fades a bit but is still a great aroma.

Taste - big malts, Belgian candi sugar, and alcohol, everything where it ought to be. Then, on the swallow, this incredible roasted coffee flavor sneaks in from nowhere. Some alcohol warmth serves to enhance the nutty, roasty flavor. A great Belgian.

Mouthfeel - very solid body, level carbonation, some vapory alcohol feel.

Drinkability - liquid candy for adults. The roasty flavors take this beer up a level. Props to drewbage for this beauty. Another top notch winner from AleSmith.

brewdlyhooked13, Jul 25, 2005
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AleSmith Horny Devil from AleSmith Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 786 ratings.