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AleSmith Horny Devil - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

802 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 802
Reviews: 361
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 95
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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2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

TequilaTom, Jan 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

dt_gbpackersfan, Jan 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

eawolff99, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of leinie13
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

leinie13, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of GreyGhost4
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

GreyGhost4, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of RedneckBeerz
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

RedneckBeerz, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of kawilliams81
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2010 vintage. Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Pipeworks snifter.

A- pours a hazy honey color with a 2" frothy white head. Thick wall lacing that resides quickly.

S- very sweet honey and fruits, lemon, coriander and other spices.

T- sweet honey, lemon and oranges, coriander and spices, and some bitter citrus zest.

M- medium body and carbonation. Fairly effervescent and crisp.

O- very nice beer, more sweet than most Belgian pales but still has some crisp bitterness to it.

kawilliams81, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of Duff27
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Duff27, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of TheGreatGodGeb
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

TheGreatGodGeb, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

bigred89, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of atr2605
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a clear golden color with a white head with great retention
S-tropical fruit, green apple, honey
T-more tropical fruit and sweet honey, hops providing a nice balance to the sweetness and a delicate spiciness
M-medium full while still maintaining a "lightness". hides abv very well
O-outstanding representation of the style. Well crafted and delicious, can't have too much in one sitting though

atr2605, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of DeezGunz14
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

DeezGunz14, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of RaulMondesi
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at my spot - Bradley's Liquor in Tustin, CA.

Yeeep! If Raul wasn't Horny before drinking this thang, he sure was horny as hell after!

Beautiful, rich, golden ale color. Warm, delicate, frothy head. And the taste, the flavors...BOOM! Sleek, silky, and sexy Belgium Golden Ale flavors with an added (yet subtle) wallop of spices (including coriander).

No floozy, nothing big going on for Raul at the moment, malaise is at an all time high... but during the hour or so when Raul polished off this bad boi, he was feeling' it.

Props to AleSmith!

RaulMondesi, Dec 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

pocat91619, Dec 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

ReeseMax3, Dec 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

SDG1070, Dec 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

yoitsarch, Dec 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Pecan, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Paid the price on this one dropped a 10 spot on a 750ml

A - 11% pale ale so I expected little head just a slight lace ring with decent lacing. Color is a bright hazy yellow similar to a pineapple juice.

S - Big fruit and bubble gum notes and spicy coriander are detected. Maybe some banana and clove too. Smells like a boozed up triple with ABV heavy on the nose.

T - Ah much smoother than the initial smell. ABV is well integrated with fruity yeasts, spicy clove/coriander and some hops do make their way into the finish. The only note of the ABV is a touch of booze taste in the finish but no actual burn.

M - Medium to heavy in body, kind of bubbly even though I don't see much carbonation. A sure fire sipper.

Overall I am impressed the smell was kind of boozy and off-putting but they pulled it off well with the taste. I will keep an eye out for any releases that are affordable like this.

DrDemento456, Dec 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

jgluck, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to oversized snifter.

A - slightly cloudy translucent yellow with half a finger of bubbly off-white head that quickly reduced to a few scattered bubbles along the top of the glass.

S - Belgian yeast, cloves, candy sugar. Lighter banana notes and spice.

T - Belgian yeast, cloves and banana with candy sugar. Some spice, coriander, fruit and a peppery finish. The ABV is extremely well hidden.

M - Medium body, somewhat creamy. Light carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Dec 07, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color. Although it has a light amount of visible carbonation, the beer poured with a massive three finger high bright white head that has excellent retention properties.
S: The smell has light to moderate aromas of yeast in the nose along with some hints of candi sugar.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has hints of pale malts and peppery spices along with a slight amount of bitterness. No traces of alcohol are perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and rather dry on the palate with a high amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be overly carbonated however the bubbly nature makes this beer especially easy to drink considering its strength.

metter98, Dec 05, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this beer nicely chilled into a tulip.

The appearance was a nice light golden color with good carbonation and visible yeast in the bottom.

It had a very nice spicey and fruity nose.

Beer tasted graet I had cellered it for 4 months after I got it. The criander gives the beer and interesting spice quality that had me coming back for more drinks. The yeast tasted great in this beer. That fruit yeast character mixed with the intense spice was superb.

BeerNFoodDood, Nov 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Ralphs66, Nov 23, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours beautiful clear light golden with small quickly receding head. Bubbles like champagne and they keep coming up from the bottom. Smell of coriander, honey, apples and pears. A little funk. Fruity flavor Very effervescent. Flavors follow the smell exactly, with some extra sweetness. Less dry than I expected from the aroma. Clean finish and light mouthfeel. Very nice. I liked this a lot.

BMMillsy, Nov 23, 2012
AleSmith Horny Devil from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 802 ratings.