AleSmith Horny Devil | AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith Horny DevilAleSmith Horny Devil
1,006 Ratings
AleSmith Horny DevilAleSmith Horny Devil

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-26-2001

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Ratings: 1,006 |  Reviews: 401
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4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
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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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of kawilliams81
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2010 vintage. Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Pipeworks snifter.

A- pours a hazy honey color with a 2" frothy white head. Thick wall lacing that resides quickly.

S- very sweet honey and fruits, lemon, coriander and other spices.

T- sweet honey, lemon and oranges, coriander and spices, and some bitter citrus zest.

M- medium body and carbonation. Fairly effervescent and crisp.

O- very nice beer, more sweet than most Belgian pales but still has some crisp bitterness to it.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of atr2605
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a clear golden color with a white head with great retention
S-tropical fruit, green apple, honey
T-more tropical fruit and sweet honey, hops providing a nice balance to the sweetness and a delicate spiciness
M-medium full while still maintaining a "lightness". hides abv very well
O-outstanding representation of the style. Well crafted and delicious, can't have too much in one sitting though

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at my spot - Bradley's Liquor in Tustin, CA.

Yeeep! If Raul wasn't Horny before drinking this thang, he sure was horny as hell after!

Beautiful, rich, golden ale color. Warm, delicate, frothy head. And the taste, the flavors...BOOM! Sleek, silky, and sexy Belgium Golden Ale flavors with an added (yet subtle) wallop of spices (including coriander).

No floozy, nothing big going on for Raul at the moment, malaise is at an all time high... but during the hour or so when Raul polished off this bad boi, he was feeling' it.

Props to AleSmith!

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of DrDemento456
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Paid the price on this one dropped a 10 spot on a 750ml

A - 11% pale ale so I expected little head just a slight lace ring with decent lacing. Color is a bright hazy yellow similar to a pineapple juice.

S - Big fruit and bubble gum notes and spicy coriander are detected. Maybe some banana and clove too. Smells like a boozed up triple with ABV heavy on the nose.

T - Ah much smoother than the initial smell. ABV is well integrated with fruity yeasts, spicy clove/coriander and some hops do make their way into the finish. The only note of the ABV is a touch of booze taste in the finish but no actual burn.

M - Medium to heavy in body, kind of bubbly even though I don't see much carbonation. A sure fire sipper.

Overall I am impressed the smell was kind of boozy and off-putting but they pulled it off well with the taste. I will keep an eye out for any releases that are affordable like this.

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AleSmith Horny Devil from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 1,006 ratings
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