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RATINGS: 1001   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2004
2004 Mondial de la Biere Ratebeer Gathering at Tiggmtl’s. Golden/orange colour with minimal white fizzy head. Aroma of orange, spice, coriander, alcohol, and caramel. Flavours of light caramel, orange, coriander, and yeast. Alcohol bitter finish. Medium to full bodied and slightly syrupy. Thanks to CaptainCougar for this treat.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Like the previous poster, this was my first Alesmith beer, acquired through a trade. Beer pours a deep honey gold color. Slight haze. Light carbonation, thin white head. Awesome aroma. Complex malts and other spices intertwine to make this truly Belgian like. Taste is complex as well, with big malty sweetness up front, followed by fruitiness. The flavors twist and turn and overlap. Extremely satisfying. The finish has a bit more alcohol than I expected, but then this is a pretty potent beer. The finish wasn’t as dry as I anticipated, actually a bit hot from the alcohol. But overall, that is about the only drawback I can find with this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2007 September 2007. Bottle shared by Blankboy. Murky orange body with a white head that fades. Spicy fruit aroma with a good amount of alcohol following it up, notes of tropical fruit. (7+) Similarly fruity character to the flavour, spice is there but less so than in the aroma. Warming alcohol is not overly present overall. (7+) Average to medium palate (3+) Solid. 7+/3/7+/3+/15-16 - 3.7 <P>July 2006 - My Canadian July 4th rating of an American interpretation of a European beer – how suitably international! Golden yellow with a small white head that diminishes. Spicy floral aroma is lightly yeasty. Dry spicy flavour with muted alcohol. Average palate is appropriate. A solid example of the style but still my least favorite Alesmith (its a tough group!). 7+/3/7/3/14-15 - 3.7 <P> June 2004 - My first Alesmith I was excited to try this. Slightly hazy golden yellow with a good sized white head that collapsed to leave a nice film of a head. Yeasty aroma with some spice. Slight notes of a fruity almost apple juice aroma. Flavour is very spicy with a bit of pepper and alcohol. The flavours are surprisingly strong and unexpected based on the mellow aroma. Post Mondial at tiggmtls’s. Merci beacoup CaptainCougar! 7/3/7/4/16 - 3.7

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
Glorious looking bottle Mondial saturday gathering at tiggmtl’s. Thanks a ton to Captaincougar for his legendary generosity Amber yellow, clear, light off-white head. Fruity aroma, yeasty coriander, orange, pears, alcohol and ginger. Pleasant enough, but I’d like some funkiness in the yeast, or something farmy. Palate is also moderately yeasty with more fruity notes (lime, pear). The cookie malt feels a little stale though, like a fruit juice and the balancing bitterness seems a bit restrained. Alcohol burn is considerable. Top notch alesmith mouthfeel though, full bodied with nice medium carbonation, creamy. I like the fruitiness, but don’t find much else to contemplate.. Slightly disappointing in that regard.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (5284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2004
Pours a reddish tinted orange body with absolutely no head. The pour seems syrupy and thick. Interesting... Aroma is very sweet and fruity with the candy sugar coming through very much. Some alcohol soaked dark fruits make their way through as do some malt and faint spices. SILKY smooth mouthfeel. The taste is alcohol, sugar, some malt, LOTS of fruit, some spices, and a hint of hops. The finish is a bit dry with more of the fruit and some slight sugar and yeast notes coming through. Great beer! Nice US Belgian Strong Ale!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAY 21, 2004
Hazy orangeish brown color with no head. The aroma was dominated by coriander…carrot juice, alcohol, and some sweet citrus fruits also. The flavor was dominated by coriander as well…very sweet vegetable juice, weird citrusy/floral hops tone with a slight alcohol burn in the aftertaste. The feel was very soft…mildly thick with a sticky finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAY 21, 2004
Beautiful apricot color with no head. Sweet orange, honey and coriander aroma. Very sweet candy sugar, corriander and alcohol flavors. Very light carbonation with a wet finish. I really enjoyed this. I’m usually not too crazy about corriander, but it was balanced by the belgian candy sugar.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Disappointing. AleSmith’s reputation led to higher expectations. Cloudy amber with off-white head. Aroma, body, and flavor were unimpressive. Too sweet. Cloyingly so. Just not good, period.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 7, 2004
Rating #150- Pretty complex, no head. Apricots, and peaches in the nose. Fruity, sugar cane taste. slightly warming and alcohol is covered well.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 4, 2004
Sweet, fruity flavor with strong coriander notes throughout, and mild bitterness in the finish; Minus the coriander, this beer is reminiscent of something along the lines of EKU 28; Strong alcohol presence isn’t overwhelming, but definitely noticeable; Fruity aroma with a moderate spiciness; The mouthfeel is sticky and fairly thick; The cloudy, orange color is gorgeous, resembling apricot nectar; The cloudiness gradually clears as the beer warms, and as it does, fine sediment can be seen suspended in the beer; Almost no head or carbonation, except for a few large bubbles along the edge of the glass, and obviously no lacing, but the color makes up for this in the visuals


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