Lil' Devil | AleSmith Brewing Company

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Lil' DevilLil' Devil
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3.76/5
Very Good
308 Ratings
Lil' DevilLil' Devil
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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-17-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,503
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
308
pDev:
9.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
40
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Ratings: 308 |  Reviews: 104
Photo of smcolw
3.37/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Decent starting head but it fades so quickly, there is no lace. Greenish hued gold color. Hazy.

Definitive Belgian yeast aroma and a touch of skunk.

Spritzy and thin-bodied, this beer is true to its Belgian Pale Ale roots. Raw, pale malt starts the taste. Strong yeast bite that becomes particularly notable in the swallow. The hop is straight forward.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duvel1979
2/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of mcrawford
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of barnzy78
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle
A - thin, foamy white head caps a hazed golden colored ale
S - big orange zest, coriander, wheaty malt, lemon-pepper
T - peppery coriander, zesty orange and lemon, wheat malt, and fruity Belgian yeast esters all blend nicely together
M - medium body, ample carbonation, finishes peppery and zesty
O - pretty good Belgian pale ale with an accentuated orange zest flavor. Glad to try it.

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Photo of ER527
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sunsjammer
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DanGeo
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brutalist
4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gemini6
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tekstr1der
4.07/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a solid dark yellow but zero head left after a few seconds. Aroma is of yeast and spice, sweet. Flavor follows similarly, pretty nice for relatively low abv. A nice mix of malt and yeast flavors. I don't miss hop bitter in this style, but it's a little on the sweet side. Enjoyable.

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Photo of Radome
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I find this a decent but unexciting take on the BPA style. Aromas and flavors are fairly muted. The sample I tasted from a 12 oz bottle had a noble hop flavor that seemed a bit stale or skunked, making it tough for me to pick out any subtle malt and yeast flavors that may have been there.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Alesmith tap house 8.27.16

L - Deep yellow, 1 finger of head, lots of lace

S - coriander, Belgian candy sugar

T - well balanced, tasty for a light brew. Oranges, coriander.

F - medium body and carbonation

O - a good balanced Belgian pale

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Photo of puboflyons
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a smudged bottling date that does say 2016 but I can't figure out the month. Sampled on August 27, 2016.

It has a basic orange colored pour with a quick-lasting head.

The aroma brings out a lot of traditional Belgian notes like toasted bread, orange zest, banana, and clove with a low hop profile.

Medium body.

The taste is what you expect with toasted bread, mild sweetness, and rosemary or sage spicy notes to end. I liked the bitterness.

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Photo of TH28
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. No apparent code date. Appearance: Murky dark golden, with minimal white head and no lacing. Appears undercarbonated. Aroma: Sharp coriander with some toasted malt character and a light citrus peel. Taste: Strong malt sweetness with an abrupt spicy coriander with some grassy celery. Orange peel shows up on the swallow. Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with low carbonation. Finish: Leaves a spicy coriander and citrus peel finish. Almost tea like. Overall: An interesting, very tasty Belgian pale. The coriander is almost too strong and I pick up a bit of celery which may indicate it isn’t fresh coriander. Orange peel character is nice. I’d be interested to know what yeast is used in this beer, as it’s missing the typical apple/pear Belgian esters. This beer reminds me of Blue Moon with more of a toasted malt character as opposed to wheat.

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Photo of donspublic
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into tulip, 1/2 finger cream colored head, dissipated quickly. Light golden in the glass, maybe a little yeast haze, some slipped by, but otherwise clear. Smells of belgian esters, clove, fruity and some citrus coming thru. Taste initially is a little sweet up front quickly followed up by the juicy fruit esters with a little coriander/citrus mixed in. Finish might be a little spicy, not much, semi dry on the palate. Mouthfeel is appropriate given the abv. I am glad we now have AleSmith in Texas, I have been on a Belgian IPA kick and it is nice to find something lower in ABV that can fill that itch.

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Photo of mattreitz49
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at CBC 2016 - day 2. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Floral aromas, like in a tripel, black locust flowers, honey.

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Photo of DamienI
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ommegangpbr
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a well executed Belgian style pale ale brewed in America. There's a little bit of that bubble gum, phenolic flavor in there but it mostly settles down into an easy drinking, flavorful ale. I might personally like to see this be a bit hoppier but I enjoy it for what it is. There are some citrus notes, some notes of sourdough and rye. I'd happily keep this on hand.

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Photo of Urk1127
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zshaft
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJSFS
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lil' Devil from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 308 ratings