AleSmith Horny Devil | AleSmith Brewing Company

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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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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served from bottle into chalice style glass

Appearance: Golden with 1 finger creamy white quickly dissipating head.
Smell: nice hoppy aroma
Taste: Can taste spices on front, buttery malt thoughout, very smooth and balances, hides 10% alcohol very well, very good beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.54/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a clear yellow with an ephemeral white head. No lace. Sparse bubbles.

S - butter, coriander, mild Belgian yeast (fruity/spicy), banana, faint bread, faint floral.

T - is like the aroma, but not as impressive and mediocre for the style.

M - medium body with low-medium carbonation. Oily texture. Low bitterness.

O - somewhat of a disappointment for a big fan of Belgians. Too buttery, doesn't showcase the yeast in the flavor as much as I want. Very boozy and smooth, so it isn't all bad, but I'm not impressed with this beer in the most important category: flavor.

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4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear yellow orange with a full white head. Looks to be a decent amount of carbonation.

Smell is sweet with a few bread like notes. Malt and yeast,. and a lemony citrus smell.

Starts out with citrus fruit, decent amount of spice as well. The coriander is very much present here. I can also detect the Belgian candy sugar, and it finishes with a hint of floral hops.

Active feel to this one, the carbonation gives it some life going down.

Overall a very nice take on a Belgian style. This is one of the most Belgian tasting beers I have had from a US brewer. It does tend towards the sweet side, but that is a minor complaint. A really nice beer, makes me want to try more from this brewery.

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