AleSmith Horny Devil - AleSmith Brewing Company

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831 Ratings

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Ratings: 831
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 98
Gots: 144 | FT: 12
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-26-2001)
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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.

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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!

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.96/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

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4.95/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.9/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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AleSmith Horny Devil from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 831 ratings.