AleSmith Lil' Devil | AleSmith Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
alesmith.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.95%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-17-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
289
Reviews:
97
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
8.97%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
35
For Trade:
0
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Photo of stanale
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elamb106
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Keepnitrl
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

5.75%ABV

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy burnt yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated nice and quick. Lacing was messy. The smell started off with sweet bubblegum up front and then subtle Belgian spices sliding into some sweet citrus. And then some bitter citrus hops try to make an effort to balance. The taste is dry and sweet through the bubblegum. Citrus shows a decent flavor. Dry citrus/bubblegum aftertaste. Quick dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation feels good. Overall, nice Belgian pale ale. I’d have again.

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Photo of Jodio
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sweemzander
2.81/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Franziskaner
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold in color with a fingernail of off white covering the majority of the top. The aroma is of enticing pale sweet Belgian malt and sweet Belgian ale yeast. I'm tasting sweet pale malt and sweet,fruity esters common of Belgian ale yeast. This isn't Duvel or Orval, but my goodness you could do much worse. The mouth is crisp, vibrant, and easy going.

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Photo of JavierGC
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of h4ger
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into Coronado Brewing Tulip Glass. No bottle or freshness date.

L: Nice golden color, can see through pretty well but under close inspection, a little bit of very fine particulate is noticeable. Finger width white head dissipates into a ring.

S: Smell is what first tips you off that this is Belgian (other than the label). Lots of yeasty esters,. Good malt notes, like honeyed buttery biscuits. Not much I can pick up hop-wise. A tough of Banana too.

T: Very much follows the nose, this is really tasty. Very much a Belgian Ale.

F: Medium bodied, pleasantly carbonated.

O: Wow did AleSmith crush this one.

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Photo of mamaraza
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Dakin
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Unfiltered cloudy yellowish amber. No head.

Smell: Oranges, banana, Spices.

Taste: Faint citrus, bit of spices, and again a hi to of banana. Pretty bland. But smooth at least.

Feel: Light mouth feel.

Overall: Basically a lite version of a Belgian ale in my opinion. 5.5/10.

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Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of horshamguy
2.33/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass.
L--Hazy gold, just like the bottle said. Nice head to start with tons of tiny bubbles. Head dissipated into nothing quickly. No lacing.
S--Yeasty.
T--Bland, with some orange and lemon.
F--Feels flat.
O--Disappointing. Maybe it suffered from its San Diego to Philadelphia journey. I'd say it was a wasted trip.

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Photo of heygeebee
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours soft gold, nice fluffy head.
Nose is also a little muted, Belgian, yeast, and malts
Taste is as you would expect, Belgian Yeats domainate but a little stale and dull
I suspect age is the issue....
However, really nice and zesty and oh so Belgian in terms of carbonation.

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Photo of sendbeer
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nolster
3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jpb123
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timtac
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fscottkey
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: [3.75] No date on the bottle but it does have the ABV (5.75%). Nice golden amber color with creamy white head. The head is not huge but has some staying power.

S: [3.25] Banana-rific. Lots of Belgian style yeast esthers. Not much else is penetrating.

T: [3.50] Similar to the nose but with some added crackers, bready and honey.

M: [3.75] Medium body with pleasant carbonation.

O: [3.50] This is not a favorite style for me - the Belgian yeast doesn't always agree with me. In this case I think it is not so prominent in the flavor as it is on the nose. The nose is a banana bomb. The flavor is rounded out with some additional complexity and backbone that make it nice. I wouldn't repeat this one - but I am not kicking it to the curb either.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Genx
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brianmandell
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arizcards
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from Quick Stop on 10-1-16.

Beer poured golden with a nice white head on the initial pour.

Nose is yeasty with pale malts being very present.

Taste has hints of citrus laid over a Belgian yeasty malt base with a complement of hops that balances things very well.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and somewhat refreshing.

Overall this was a very enjoyable beer that i could definitely enjoy again!

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Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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AleSmith Lil' Devil from AleSmith Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 289 ratings.
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