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AleSmith Horny Devil - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

749 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 749
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 93
Gots: 121 | 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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Berzerker39

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

09-15-2012 14:37:12 | More by Berzerker39
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JayDiddy


4/5  rDev -0.7%

09-15-2012 02:49:06 | More by JayDiddy
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flagmantho

Washington

3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: nice golden body with a touch of haze and a pretty robust effervescence. Head poured a finger of frothy white foam which dissipates rather quickly leaving very little lace. Decent.

Smell: strong coriander and citrus aroma, rather like an imperial-strength witbier. I rather like it.

Taste: strong malt flavor with a good amount of that coriander present. There is a bit of a harshness to the flavor though, like the alcohol is too strong or the beer just not quite attenuated properly. It's OK, but I don't love it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a well-integrated carbonation and a wonderful mouthfeel. Easily the best part of this beer.

Overall: aside from the texture, this beer is a miss in my book; my least favorite by a brewery whose beers I normally love.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 19:29:16 | More by flagmantho
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RobEzombie


3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

09-09-2012 06:10:42 | More by RobEzombie
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catfan2000

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

09-03-2012 23:38:01 | More by catfan2000
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beerpadawan

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-27-2012 02:15:23 | More by beerpadawan
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Naterobsnyk4

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

08-26-2012 17:26:09 | More by Naterobsnyk4
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aztraz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

08-20-2012 22:35:57 | More by aztraz
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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
AleSmith Horny Devil from AleSmith Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 749 ratings.