Horny Devil
AleSmith Brewing Company

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From:
AleSmith Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
Ranked #19
ABV:
10%
Score:
90
Ranked #8,406
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 11.85%
Reviews:
412
Ratings:
647
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 04, 2022
Added:
Dec 26, 2001
Wants:
  128
Gots:
  229
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Horny DevilHorny Devil
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Rated: 4.25 by rolltide from Pennsylvania

Sep 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.33 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Aug 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.8 by Quadman from Ohio

May 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.58 by cold_beer

May 06, 2022
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2013 bottle. White head. Clear golden color.

Tastes like a Belgian strong golden ale. Yeast, clove, coriander, spice, and malts. Caramel and toffee malts. Earthy and bitter hops. Some honey sweetness. Solid offering even after all these years.
Mar 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.25 by mpenske from California

Feb 07, 2021
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Reviewed by maddogruss from New Jersey

3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had this from a bottle.
A: pours translucent golden body with a white head with some retention and minimal lacing.
S: sweet, orangey smell with testy esters.
T: sweet, orange peel taste with sweet, banana ester in the back of the palette.
M: medium bodied and retry crisp and smooth.
O: pretty solid Belgian; well balanced and flavorful
Nov 26, 2020
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
(11.2 oz bottle, no freshness dating; purchased single off shelf... decanted into a fat tulip)

L: mildly-yellow amber liquid, slight haze; foam fizzled out on pour, not even a collar left... haze clears, liquid goes bright; no lace

S: aromas reminiscent of La Fin or La Chouffe; coriander and spicy yeast bold out front... slight honey-sweet, syrupy pale malt nectar... nothing out of the ordinary for its build; points for intensity, expression; but clarity muddy

T: coriander pungency, gobs(?) of rather familiar bubblegum-banana-clove spice character; again, nothing out of the ordinary... aftertaste briefly sports a curiously pointed isoamyl acetate, which gradually pulls back, allowing a nutty yeast note to push forward; relatively dry in its lingering stage, slightly peppery, fragrantly spicy

F: sans head, begets flatitude... mildly liqueur-like, booze-attenuated, weightless silk power... unfortunately too smooth, heat elegantly tamed... how old is this bottle?!?

O: y'all are funny... this is basically a slightly-stronger version of Golden Monkey, no better no worse... not much to it; not much more to say (1702)
Sep 30, 2020
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Slightly cloudy golden amber pour with thick fluffy white head. Great lacing.

S: Sweet grains and spice. Coriander, banana, and yeast esters.

T.F: Sweet and spicy. Yeast character, bread, coriander, and clove. Lemongrass, honey, and fruit. Could use some bitterness/hops for balance. Medium bodied.... slightly boozy.

O: A solid Belgian Strong Pale. A bit sweeter than I'd like but lots of flavor. Glad I was able to snag a bottle.
Aug 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by imnodoctorbut from Texas

Jul 31, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Jul 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.89 by chitownfanatic21 from Wyoming

Apr 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.16 by thegreatnicoli from Texas

Apr 14, 2020
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on tap. Somehow I had missed trying this one all these year, guess at the source is an appropriate place to do so. Somewhat clear burnt orange appearance, thin white ring. Slight belgian spice, red apple, lots of belgian yeast, white pepper, with west coast influence of orange zest in the nose. Taste has hints of booze on the finish, some caramel, flowers and grape enter in, not the cleanest representation of the style. Feel hides the abv decently, lighter, thinner, higher carbonation, with a crisp though wispy finish.
Apr 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Velivolus from Vermont

Mar 31, 2020
 
Rated: 4.21 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Mar 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Mar 19, 2020
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Reviewed by CDBeerDisappear from Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cloudy pale yellow with plenty of visible carbonation. About an inch of foamy head that quickly dissipates to a foamy covering. No lacing. My glass is etched at the bottom to encourage the formation of carbonation bubbles and they lasted all through the time it took to drink this beer. Aroma of bready malt with fruity sweet spices kind of has the banana-clove-coriander thing going on. Tastes like it smells with a little bit of a sour note. Mouthfeel is pleasantly full. Overall a very nice beer that I would happily drink again.
Feb 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by mishi_d from Romania

Feb 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by zbooks from Texas

Sep 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.08 by johnInLA from California

Aug 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.09 by notchucknorris from California

Jun 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.71 by brandoneast from Texas

Jun 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by cgrunin from Texas

Jun 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by kds2437 from Texas

Jun 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.46 by swanfungus from California

May 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by fthegiants from California

Apr 27, 2019
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
$ 13.78 (Including tax)/750 mL bottle ($ 0.542/oz) from HEB, Spring Branch, TX. Reviewed 3/23/19.
Undated bottle. In reefer in store. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 54 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 3.5.
Body – Light gold, nearly clear.
Head – Large (Maximum 4.8 cm, aggressive center pour), off-white, dense, average retention, diminishing to a four mm lacy ring and a thin, complete layer.
Lacing – None.
First pour – light yellow, clear.
Aroma – 3.5 - Very weak fruit and coriander.
Flavor – 4 – Fruity esters abound with coriander spiciness dominating. Hops are present and balance the fruitiness nicely. No malt, no Alcohol (10% ABV), no dimethylsulfide, no diacetyl.
Palate – 3 – Thin, watery, lively carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 4 – A light clone of Duvel, with the alcohol totally hidden.
Mar 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by AllOfTheCats from Wisconsin

Mar 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.29 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Mar 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Looks like a hazy NEIPA and smells like sweet airplane glue. Must be the alcohol. Taste is sweet as wine, fruity and no alcohol. Mouthfeel is absolutely lustworthy. So easy to drink you could chug this till the cows come home, if you can stand that long. Very nice beer overall. The girls love a Horny Devil! On tap at Pint Night in Ron’s Corner Tavern.
Feb 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by hermit990 from Illinois

Jan 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by travelguy from Ohio

Jan 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by kmoen from California

Dec 25, 2018
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Reviewed by Jboadway from California

4.81/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
On tap at Alesmith, rich gold, head doesn’t stay long, fruity sweet spices balance well. Feels lighter than expected. Overall one of my favorites and the reason I stopped st Alesmith while in the area.
Oct 01, 2018
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottled in March 2014

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a clear light golden yellow topped by a finger and a half of dense whie head which retains well and leaves some lacing
S: Smells of cracker like malts, doughy bread, and orchard fruits with some pear like notes. Slight spice as well.
T: Taste is orchard fruits and some white pepper with some dry pale malts and bread dough. Really strong fruity esters with a little banana but mostly orchard fruits. Swallow is spice and slight yeast with a hint of band aids with some lingering apples and pears.
M: This beer has a moderate amount of body with a slightly slick feel on the palate. Carbonation is effervescent but not prickly while the beer has a drying finish.
O: Overall this beer drinks surprisingly well for being over four years old. Tons of flavor and a good amount of complexity. It hides the age well and desn't show any off notes or hints of oxidation. This is worth a try if you like the style and can find it.
Sep 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Jul 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.23 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

May 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Apr 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.05 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota

Mar 01, 2018
Horny Devil from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 1059 ratings