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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.


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 (3033) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4538) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2004
(750ml bottle) Pours a headless amber body. Nose of 5-Alive and coriander. Full flavours but without life? Complex hoppy and peachy. Likely flat. So sad!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7860) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2007 (First experience): Expansive coriander overtaking the tart peaches...Low carbonation and alcohol heat do not help the massive spiciness and a cloying feeling soon imposes itself...Way too many spices for it to be enjoyable for me, as I can’t plow its depths of complexity and can only presume...

(Subsequent experiences): Dignified alcohol gracefully plays with the honey sweetness and the boastful orange zest and coriander spiciness...Light-bodied for its size, flavors blend very well and never offer any hint of chaos, but those coriander seeds definitely run the show...Carbonation level was much better this time around, this is revealed as being a very polite, very spicy Belgian Strong...

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2004
It’s definitely a pretty bottle even if it is green. Five-Alive sweet fruity aroma. Reddish blond with no head. None. Some tartness. Syrupy alcoholic orangina. Quite still. Low carbonation. Cloyingly sweet. Bottle had been stored at cellar temperatures for a couple of months. I guess there was no viable yeast for bottle conditioning. Regardless - thanks to Eyedrinkale for the trade. Sampled with MartinT, Lubiere, CapFlu and Muzzlehatch after TapNY festival. Bottle (green).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2004
Definite spiced aroma. Slightly carbonated. Slightly to the sweeter side, but not too out of balance. A decent strong ale, but a little too spiced for my tastes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 26, 2004
750 ml bottle, post TAP NY tasting. Coriander, lemon-lime and orange in the nose. No head, hazy light amber. Rather syrupy and overly sweet, simple, no carbonation. Perhaps better with aging, but at this price and difficulty in getting...I don't care.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2004
Co-rated with the guys at Tap NY. This is a rotten way to be introduced to Alesmith. The best part was the aroma, which was spicy and sweet. This had a candi and corriander flavor that just doesn't mesh well and it doesn't drink too well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2004
Lightly hazed honey color with a small off white head. Fruity and funky aroma. Nose of oranges and coriander, along with bubblegum and alcohol. Smooth feel. Lot of overripe fruit in the flavor, everything from bananas to strawberries. Light alcohol and malt towards the end. Some floral hops in the finish and actually quite dry in the end. This does seem to warm a person up after a few ounces. A noticably warmer belly and throat, near burning. I noticed the bottle now states the alcohol at 11%. A decent winter warmer/book reading brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2005 Re-rate, Feb 18th ’05. Amber pour. Lots of tiny bubbles and a smallish head. Very spicy nose, some fruity tones, alcohol. At first, malt sweetness and alcohol dominate, then a big slap of spices and yeasty tones, dry astringent finish. Medium body, tingly feel on the tongue, nice warming from the 11% alcohol. Wow... this reads just like the commercial description. I’m a cheater. Booo meee!


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