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:
216
For Trade:
8
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 998 |  Reviews: 399
Photo of Cold_1
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nalid66
4.62/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

3.48/5: No, it's not the best BSPA ever, but it has the deceptive drinkability I want in the style

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Photo of dd43
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a big ass substantial beer. I went into this after having a helles lager so my palate needed a good long while to acclimate.

Bears a resemblance to some of the more mouth coating American tripels I've had, minus the Belgian candied sugar and adding a peppery bite. There are some other cooking spices coming through here, I presume those are Belgian yeast phenolics. Maybe a hit of coriander, maybe a little white pepper. The flavor combines those things with a malt base that to be honest is taking me a while to get used to. I would not immediately characterize this as a best of breed Belgian strong pale. There is something in the flavor I can't pin down which I'm not in love with. It's almost coming across like a flaw. Maybe the tap line isn't kosher here? It is almost a little stomach acid like. I'm thinking draft line issue.

Fairly boozy, there's not much of a chance that you'll drink this and only realize afterwards that it was a 10% brew. I've had a number of alesmith beers that were very impressive. This beer I would say is good, but not amazing or even great. If I ever come up with a descriptor for what is bothering me in the flavor I will update this review.

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Photo of GuitarIPA
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Lucky Taco, Manchester, CT
L - gold, amber
A - banana, yeast, bread
T - follows nose, slightly sweet
F - nice medium body with clean finish
For me, similar to Allagash Tripel, nice beer all around

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bubseymour
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Edgarallenpoor
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sansho
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WynnO
3.46/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GilGarp
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml capped bottle. Bottled on 11/4/14.

Served slightly chilled into a goblet as suggested on the label. Horny Devil is a pale golden color with near perfect clarity. The head is thin and white.

Aroma is just right for the style with subtle nuances from the yeast. Banana and coriander come through.

Flavor is sweet up front with topical fruit and black pepper. There is good balance as it finishes effervescent and dry.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Balanced and drinkable for 10% abv.

Overall a very good American version of the style. Probably not as much depth as a true Belgian but nearly as tasty.

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Photo of stwok21
4.8/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BradMacMullin
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bought at BevMo in Santa Clara. I don't get it. Brothers give 100 and love it, but this was mundane to me. I love Alesmith, but this was bland to me...perhaps more to do with the style

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Photo of Jackdaripper
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lisa22
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rizzy17
3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avisong
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rfgetz
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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