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AleSmith Horny Devil - AleSmith Brewing Company

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Ratings: 871
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 104
Gots: 164 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-26-2001

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Ratings: 871 | Reviews: 372
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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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%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of BeerDawgs
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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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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

Perfect Belgian Pale Ale very floral

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Brushkanna
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%

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.89/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

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AleSmith Horny Devil from AleSmith Brewing Company
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