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AleSmith Horny Devil - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

741 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 741
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 91
Gots: 117 | FT: 8
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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rapidsequence

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle Erin brought back from San Diego.

Appearance: Pours a beautifully clear golden color. Starts with a nice bone white, tightly bubbled head, but the retention and lacing are subpar for the style where these things are prized.

Smell: Very fruity and spicy. Pears and tropical fruits. Yeast is spicy and musty. Candy like sweetness and no smell of booze.

Taste: Again, fruity and spicy-- spice dominates and becomes herbal and a little sharp. Tastes a bit too boozy too. Long yeasty finish. Hold the coriander please.

Mouthfeel: Quite good. Very lively carbonation and a slick feel. Well done.

Overall: A good, strong Belgian style pale ale. Overspiced, but pretty solid.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 01:25:28 | More by rapidsequence
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harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

08-16-2012 15:48:10 | More by harpus
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n2185

North Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: pours a slightly hazy gold with a finger of white head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: bubblegum and candy sugar dominate with faint spice and fruit notes.

T: bubblegum and candy sugar dominate here as well with spices more present. Light yeast and alcohol flavors on the finish.

M: medium body with lowish carbonation, this beer is too thick and undercarbonated.

O: not a bad BSPA, but too sweet, thick, and simplistic.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 01:28:43 | More by n2185
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

08-12-2012 12:37:32 | More by t0rin0
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Greywulfken

New York

4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: hazy gold with fizzy head

S: sweet and bright hops and yeasts; pale malt smells

T: like a mist of lemony citrus over pale orchard fruits, coriander and orange peel spices; peaches

M: the fairly sweet malts give it some body; drier yeasty finish; mild aftertaste

O: gotta love AleSmith's stuff - this one warms nicely - reminded me of a fuzzy, lemony tripel; while it is a good BSPA, it also presents a palette of flavors that set it apart from standards like Duvel or Don de Dieu - definitely worth buying and trying.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 22:02:35 | More by Greywulfken
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Split a large bottle with a friend over lunch. It poured a slightly hazy straw yellow in the restaurant's (Little Ortino's) Kasteel glasses. The slight alcohol heat was understandable, but the beer was unusually acidic. I was hoping for a super Duvel, was more wine-like with a yeasty, spiced edge. My friend was not a fan. But while the flavor was a bit off the mark, little things like the mouthfeel and carbonation were on, and I wonder a little if the beer was mishandled and poorly stored. Either way, this came off like a Belgian strong pale that's veered off course.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 01:25:31 | More by tempest
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leodarko

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

08-04-2012 15:39:57 | More by leodarko
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Ozzy2004Ironman

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

08-04-2012 02:38:49 | More by Ozzy2004Ironman
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-03-2012 05:51:34 | More by SocalKicks
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

08-02-2012 00:22:08 | More by FreshHawk
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

08-01-2012 22:46:43 | More by jsurfs82
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

08-01-2012 00:50:54 | More by xnicknj
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jurbanik

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-31-2012 05:47:56 | More by jurbanik
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ColinMcF


4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-24-2012 19:19:05 | More by ColinMcF
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caverog

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-22-2012 20:31:47 | More by caverog
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birchstick

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

07-18-2012 04:23:37 | More by birchstick
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-15-2012 02:22:30 | More by MarkyMOD
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-14-2012 04:38:31 | More by baybum
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

07-12-2012 03:46:35 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from 11/2010 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a pale, clear orange amber. Nice snow white head leaving lacing. Looks very nice. Fruit, especially citrus and Belgian spicing aroma. Moderate heavy bodied, which is nice considering how pale this is. Complex fruit flavors and coriander with something happening through the taste. Ends with a spicy, peppery finish. Nice carbonation bite. Overall a pleasure to drink. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 03:39:09 | More by LiquidAmber
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rogerthegill

Oregon

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-05-2012 04:10:31 | More by rogerthegill
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nickbrinkman


4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-02-2012 06:56:01 | More by nickbrinkman
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JamFuel

Sweden

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-01-2012 19:30:50 | More by JamFuel
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KyleMA

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-27-2012 22:52:15 | More by KyleMA
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halo913

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

06-25-2012 01:59:27 | More by halo913
AleSmith Horny Devil from AleSmith Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 741 ratings.