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AleSmith Horny Devil - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

828 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 828
Reviews: 365
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 98
Gots: 144 | FT: 12
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear yellow orange with a full white head. Looks to be a decent amount of carbonation.

Smell is sweet with a few bread like notes. Malt and yeast,. and a lemony citrus smell.

Starts out with citrus fruit, decent amount of spice as well. The coriander is very much present here. I can also detect the Belgian candy sugar, and it finishes with a hint of floral hops.

Active feel to this one, the carbonation gives it some life going down.

Overall a very nice take on a Belgian style. This is one of the most Belgian tasting beers I have had from a US brewer. It does tend towards the sweet side, but that is a minor complaint. A really nice beer, makes me want to try more from this brewery.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Big rocky egg white head, fizzles down to a bubbly ring. Brew looks like a Belgian blonde. Gold and yellow with fizzy bubbles rising throughout.

S- Definite Belgian yeast strain, cotton candy smell. Can tell a bit of herbal spice and clove.

T- The yeast profile is dominant in the flavor but not the only one. Good bit of clove blends with coriander to put a nice citrus taste. You can tell a good bit of malt was used, feels somewhere between the Mary Jane dubbel to tripel malt taste. Alcohol is well masked here.

M- Medium bodied brew, smooth drinking with mid level carbonation.

O- Not my favorite type of brew but I can tell this is very well crafted. 3-4 distinct flavors can be identified at 11% and not tasting boozy? I'm bumping up my overall out of respect. If Belgian strongs are your thing than give this a whirl.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.51/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep golden colored ale that is actively carbonated and boasts a descent if fleeting head. Not much in the way of lacing - at least on the first pour.

Smells of sweet candied malt, yeast and coriander. Great nose. I could smell this all day. It's got my salivary gland going....

Tastes spicy; peppery, coriander and possibly some clove. The candied malt balances the spiciness and there is a faint hop. Very complex and well done - tasty. Finishes dry.

Medium, crisp and refreshing.

First I've had from AleSmith - thanks hon. A great brew. Love the style and this is more than worthy. I would highly recommend this BSPA.

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Tj's the other night.

The beer pours a faily pale, golden amber color with fairly good head retention and light lacing. The nose is quite exotic and attractive, as I get considerable tropical fruit, orange citrus, marachino cherry, vanilla, honey and light coconut. The flavor profile replicates the nose, though I thought the sweetness a bit much. The vanilla and honey really dominated the palate, and while there's some decent underlying bitterness that helps to balance that sweetness, ultimately it's not enough. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to fairly full, with a long, rich, sweet finish. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, though ultimately the sweetness and high abv. wear out the palate a bit.

A solid beer, no doubt, but it's hard to imagine ever drinking more than one snifter or tulip glass of this.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

AleSmith Horny Devil from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 828 ratings.