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AleSmith Lactic Lil' Devil - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Lactic Lil' Devil
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BA SCORE
85
very good

18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 6.56%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.95% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 07-14-2012)
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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

SocalKicks, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

B-

kojevergas, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev +5%

orangesol, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

BillRoth, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of HopHead84
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

7/13/2012

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.

HopHead84, Jul 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

Kurmaraja, Jun 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

2beerdogs, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Zbeetleman
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Zbeetleman, May 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

bennetj17, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of pmarlowe
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

pmarlowe, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

CAMRAhardliner, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of rawfish
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

rawfish, Tuesday at 01:03 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Nightrain87, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

TXhomebrewer, Aug 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

gshak, Aug 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

adamdarcy, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

pocat91619, Dec 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

chrisxmartin, Nov 05, 2012
AleSmith Lactic Lil' Devil from AleSmith Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.