AleSmith Lactic Lil' Devil - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
3.35/5 rDev -12.3%
Served on-draught into a 4 oz taster at Alesmith's tasting room. Cost was $2.00. Expectations are high given the brewery. Reviewed from notes taken about a month ago.
I'm still shocked they see fit to serve their beer in plastic cups. For shame.
A: Pours no head at all, with a white ring floater of good thickness, some cream, and okay retention. Colour is a clear pale copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.
Sm: Pale clean malts, barley, and yes, lactic notes. A mild strength aroma.
T: Clean malts, lactose, some cream, and a full bodied barley foundation. It's tasty, albeit simple (especially for Alesmith). Some subtlety - especially in the lactic notes. Enjoyable and refreshing. The lactose adds some light pleasant funk. Very clean character; I can't emphasize that enough.
Mf: Smooth, wet, clan, and a bit crisp, with a delightful finish. Very smack-your-lips refreshing.
Dr: I could down this all night; it's very drinkable. I wouldn't buy a full 750 of this, but it's a nice little brew. Worth a go.
11-06-2012 17:32:10 | More by kojevergas
3.73/5 rDev -2.4%
Had this on tap at the brewery/tasting room two weeks ago. The brewer said it's Lil' Devil with lactic acid added.
Pours pale gold with a bubbly white head that lasts a good while. a few lace trails stick to the glass. The aroma is sweet with a fruity character and a biscuity maltiness. Pretty light. Tart lactic acid mixes with pear and apple flavors and a bit of lemony, citric hops. The mouthfeel is very light with a brisk, busy carbonation. The finish is lightly tart and pretty short lasting.
This is a pretty nice tart ale. It doesnt have the funk of a wild ale or lambic and its acidity is very restrained. This would make a great entry beer into the awesome world of sour ales.
10-17-2012 00:59:19 | More by CAMRAhardliner
District of Columbia
3.7/5 rDev -3.1%
On tap at AleSmith tasting room.
A: Pale, clear straw color with a thick, fine head and nice rings of lace. Excellent retention.
S: Lactic tartness, some fruity yeast (apple and pear), a little spice, and pale-ish bready malt.
T: Lactic sour--a bit more than ideal for me--up front and through mid sip, followed by the malt, some fruity esters, and a bit of lemon mostly at the end. Pretty dry and crisp, which is a plus.
M: Medium body and very light carbonation. Crazy smooth mouthfeel.
O: Interesting, and I appreciate the experimentation, but a bit low in drinkability. Not something I could finish a pint of. Some more hops would brighten this up and add a nice dimension of flavor. I think I prefer the regular Lil Devil to this.
09-29-2012 20:03:05 | More by pmarlowe
3.65/5 rDev -4.5%
Lil Devil with lactic acid added at some point. On tap at Alesmith.
A: Slightly hazy blond in color with a finger of creamy foam.
S: Lower moderate lactic character accompanies apple, pear, coriander, and a touch of vanilla. Light tartness. Pleasant aroma. Malt is biscuity in character.
T: Dry and lightly tart with pervasive lactic notes and a low sourness. Pepper-like spiciness blends with apple, lemon, and pear. Dry and lightly sour finish.
M: Upper light to lower medium body with a lower high level of carbonation.
Overall: A nice variation on Lil Devil and an improvement I'd say. Seems to have cut the sweetness and spiciness.
07-14-2012 06:55:51 | More by HopHead84
AleSmith Lactic Lil' Devil from AleSmith Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.