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AleSmith Horny Devil - AleSmith Brewing Company

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very good

806 Ratings

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Ratings: 806
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 96
Gots: 129 | 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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Photo of pat61
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.

pat61, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of beerthulhu
4.05/5  rDev 0%

(4.00) A: Orangish-brass coloring with a good clarity revels a fine misty rise of effervesce within. An eggshell white head at 2 inches height shows a strong rate of retention while being mostly lasting throughout the course of the drink. A near complete sheet lace coating suffocates the inner vessel walls.

(3.75) S: The nose brought forth a touch of wet lemony grapefruit, dry wheat grains with some sugary citrus. A bit of dry candy sugar sweetness and alcohol followed by some dry belgian yeastiness upon warming.

(4.05) T: Tart apple flavor, some spicy cinnamon alcohol, fruitiness of cantelope, and a banana yeastiness . Semi-dry pear, dry spicy belgian hop warmth with some cloves. Things conclude with hints of soft lemony and woodsy pine-pepper with a very delicate hop offering.

(3.85) M: Frothy mouthful, spicy warm hop and alcohol glow, tart and lightly dry.

(4.05) O: Overall a great belgian pale, spicy, dry hop and alcohol glow with a very delicate and balanced sense of hops and spiciness.

beerthulhu, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of dontmentionit
1/5  rDev -75.3%

. Poured a hazy golden with almost no head. Was way to sweet for my taste in this style. My girlfriend who loves moscato and other sweet wines loved this.

dontmentionit, Sep 10, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +1.7%

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OGunner77, Sep 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Davit, Aug 27, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -11.1%

vidisad, Aug 23, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +8.6%

Appearance: It has a beautiful hazy pale golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of belgian yeast, coriander, lemon, bananas, some pepper and faint cloves.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some belgian yeast, coriander, some lemon, cloves, bananas and peppery spices.

Mouthfeel: It has a med-high carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas. Great example of the style. I would buy this regularly if I had access to it.

Serving type: bottle

SebD, Aug 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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AleSmith Horny Devil from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 806 ratings.