RateBeer
overall
97
95
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 966   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is the AleSmith incarnation of a Belgian Strong Ale. Horny Devil is an authentic Belgian Style ale, from the Belgian candi sugar right down to the yeast, a Belgian strain from a Trappist monastery in Belgium. In addition to the malts, candi sugar and fresh hops, there is also a little added twist from coriander seeds, which impart a refreshing citrus flavor to an outstanding ale. Belgian ale lovers around the world have raved about Horny Devil, and you will too.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smoothsippin (30) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Pours golden with a thin white head. Spicy on the nose. You can taste the citrus into the mouth, smooth going back and then a nice bite on the swallow, which follows for a nice finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTStiles (660) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Pours hazy orange with a small white head and some spotty lacing. Orange and coriander aroma. Taste has notes of brown sugar, candied orange peel and spices. Finish is dry and warming.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). From cparles, thanks! Slightly hazy golden with a medium mostly lasting white head and good lacing. Aroma is perfumy (too much) with spices, candi, Belgian yeast and fruits. Taste is also perfumy with sweetness notes, candi, yeast and spices. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Decent Belgian Strong Ale, but too perfumy for my liking. Lack of complexity.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROBC3366 (360) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Pours a hazy golden color with moderate white head. Smells of a bready yeast and some honey and tastes sweet and citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2014
01/06/14 Trade from Jamil. Popped this tonight since I don't have to work tomorrow due to the record low temperature. -20 wind chill! Bit of a weak scent, grain and coriander. Beautiful golden pour. Medium to light feel. Taste is a bright grain to start to a mellow sweet melon, honey, and taffy mixed with a floral note. Quite complex and pleasing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Fast gusher upon opening. Pours moderately cloudy golden amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, grape, coriander, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, candi sugar, cracker, bread, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, spice, and malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, pear, apple, grape, orange peel, coriander, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, candi sugar, cracker, bread, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, grape, orange peel, coriander, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, candi sugar, cracker, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of yeast, spice, and malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly slick, smooth, and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian strong pale ale. All around great balance and complexity of yeast, spice, and malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freeofthoughts (633) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2013
One year bottle pours very clear golden hue with some white fizz. Nice aroma of golden malts and Belgian musty earthy yeast. This beer is so smooth, rich Belgian pale malts with a hint of pilsner goes down too easy with a light warming moderately sweet feel. Comfortably medium carbonation leaves it simple but crisp, top notch, as expected from Alesmith.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RespertFTW (482) - Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bomber. Clear caramel with a white head. Not as clovey as some belgians and has a nice citrus fruit note. Hides alcohol well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1090) - Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bomber thanks to respertftw. Crystal clear light caramel with a white head. Citrus and light clove aromas. Can't taste the high ABV at all.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
htnicholas (49) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
750ml bottle from Korker Liquor. Rate beer lists the ABV as 11% but the 2013 vintage bottle lists 10%. Pours deep amber with light tan head. Aromas of spice and carmel and hints of brown sugar. Slick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. The taste follows the aroma but with hints of coriander and belgian yeast notes balancing the flavors of dark fruit and citrus. Finish is crisp with a lingering spice flavor and mild hops to balance the sweetness. Very drinkable and hides it's 10%ABV well. I am not a huge fan of Belgian strong ales but I love this beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 97


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50