AleSmith Horny Devil | AleSmith Brewing Company

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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:
216
For Trade:
8
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3.72/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Big rocky egg white head, fizzles down to a bubbly ring. Brew looks like a Belgian blonde. Gold and yellow with fizzy bubbles rising throughout.

S- Definite Belgian yeast strain, cotton candy smell. Can tell a bit of herbal spice and clove.

T- The yeast profile is dominant in the flavor but not the only one. Good bit of clove blends with coriander to put a nice citrus taste. You can tell a good bit of malt was used, feels somewhere between the Mary Jane dubbel to tripel malt taste. Alcohol is well masked here.

M- Medium bodied brew, smooth drinking with mid level carbonation.

O- Not my favorite type of brew but I can tell this is very well crafted. 3-4 distinct flavors can be identified at 11% and not tasting boozy? I'm bumping up my overall out of respect. If Belgian strongs are your thing than give this a whirl.

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4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep golden colored ale that is actively carbonated and boasts a descent if fleeting head. Not much in the way of lacing - at least on the first pour.

Smells of sweet candied malt, yeast and coriander. Great nose. I could smell this all day. It's got my salivary gland going....

Tastes spicy; peppery, coriander and possibly some clove. The candied malt balances the spiciness and there is a faint hop. Very complex and well done - tasty. Finishes dry.

Medium, crisp and refreshing.

First I've had from AleSmith - thanks hon. A great brew. Love the style and this is more than worthy. I would highly recommend this BSPA.

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4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Tj's the other night.

The beer pours a faily pale, golden amber color with fairly good head retention and light lacing. The nose is quite exotic and attractive, as I get considerable tropical fruit, orange citrus, marachino cherry, vanilla, honey and light coconut. The flavor profile replicates the nose, though I thought the sweetness a bit much. The vanilla and honey really dominated the palate, and while there's some decent underlying bitterness that helps to balance that sweetness, ultimately it's not enough. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to fairly full, with a long, rich, sweet finish. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, though ultimately the sweetness and high abv. wear out the palate a bit.

A solid beer, no doubt, but it's hard to imagine ever drinking more than one snifter or tulip glass of this.

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