AleSmith Horny Devil | AleSmith Brewing Company

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90
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998 Ratings
AleSmith Horny DevilAleSmith Horny Devil
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-26-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
998
Reviews:
399
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
12.13%
 
 
Wants:
120
Gots:
215
For Trade:
8
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one was a gusher. Opened on opening night of the baseball season.

Golden pale in color, huge head.

Straw, candied malts smell, spicey.

Perfumey taste, full bodied for style, coriander and sweet. Great beer, this was the last of the alesmith beers sold commercially I hadn't had, recommended.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into two tulip glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the hook-up and the assist!

A: Pours a slightly hazy, golden yellow color. Some suspended sediment. Almost no head to speak of.

S: Sweet. Smells of Belgian candi sugar, yeast, spices, and tart apples.

T: See above with the addition of some alcohol heat.

M: Spicy and smooth with a slight alcohol burn.

D: Very good. The alcohol presence is made known but it's not too intrusive.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes, thanks to Chico for sharing this one.

A- Golden yellow with a fizzy champagne like white head. Builds up and has decent retention. Nice cloud coat with sticky suds and fine lace left behind.

S- Good coriander and spice up front. Some lemon and citrus blend in. The yeast is noticeable and gives some breadiness to this. Fairly relaxed and balanced for a strong Belgian style ale. A bit sour here.

T- Good amount of spice/coriander. Some hops are detected as earthy and grassy. Yeast and bread notes along with citrus hints finish off a nice relaxed Belgian flavor. I also find some apple and white grape fruit notes. Alcohol well hidden.

MF- Good and creamy. Fairly high carbonation and a moderately thick body. Pretty warm but it feels good. Spices finish on the palate.

DB- Price not bad depending on where you get it for a big bottle. Definitely something to share with a friend. Better than some of the authentic Belgian ales I have had, worth a shot from a consistently good brewery.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to PhxHrn for this!

750 ml bottle, poured into tulip glass:

Pours hazed golden with a thin white head. Dotted lacing sticks.

The smell is fruity, bready, spicy (coriander).

The taste is of orange, lemon, with a sugary/honeyish sweetness. Mild sourness and gentle pepperish/coriander spiciness balance it well.

It has a creamy medium body.

Nice balance and taste. Alcohol very well-covered for 11% abv.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours golden with very little head despite a hard pour.

The aroma comes across as a mixture of apple juice, mead, belgian yeast, floral hops and alcohol. The coriander comes through more in the taste, and I'm also getting a cream soda flavor here. The alcohol comes through big on the finish.

Overall, this is a good beer that is worth purchasing again. Unique.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle bought online from the Brewdog shop...

Poured a light golden yellow colour... Slightly off white head poured quite thick and meringue like then faded fairly quickly to light wispy layer. Quite a lot of carbonation shoots to the surface... some light sticky lacing clings on to the end...

Aroma - Strong spicy fruits (apricots, pineapples, pears), nice strong belgian bready / yeasty notes, candy sugar / honey sweetness, light toasted malts, peppery hops, faint trace of alcohol, some basil / thyme herbal notes, faint medicinal traces...

Taste - Biscuity malts, toasted bread, herbal / floral, spicy fruits (pineapples, pear drops), light sugary sweetness, definite belgian yeastiness, honey notes, peppery, some salty hints, slight soapiness, grassy, spicy hops

Feel - Pretty sharp and dry.. light / medium body... very refreshing and drinkable - the 11% alcohol is very well hidden..

Overall - A very good and well made Belgain pale ale... Probably not worth what i paid for it though..

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taken from my notes on 06.01.08. Poured into a Duvel glass. Pretty darn carbonated as a white tidal wave reached the rim. Hazy golden in appearance. I picked up some nice fruity esters with a touch of honey on the aroma. Very crisp & spicy on the taste with not too much sweetness that I typically find on American Belgian-style beers. Zesty, yeasty mouthfeel. Perhaps a touch thin for a 11% beer? Dry-champagne like finish.

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AleSmith Horny Devil from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 998 ratings.
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