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RATINGS: 980   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2003
2000 bottle; Soap, cheese, flowers, and grape candy in the nose. Mothfeel is medium to full with creamy sweetness, coriander, horse, cloves and cheese. Finishes unbelievably smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2003 2000 bottle:Pours a hazy,colored,liquid with small,ring,of a head.Quickly diminishes. Aroma is almost non-exsistent,but does show some,toffeeish malt,fruity,spicey aromas.Very vinous and musty as well.Mouthfeel is is medium thickness and sort of watery at the same time. Sweet fruity flavors,with strong alcohol presence lead to a musty,woody finish.Whooaaa this is turning into wine. Extremely dry,vinous,spicy finish,warms and is challenging. Perfect example of a tummy,warmer. I like it but this big,ass bottle,is going to demolish me.Thanks Silk!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2003
A bright onion skin color with a thin head from a very gentle pour. The aroma is very floral with grapefruit, corriander and a sweetness. WOW!! Big taste. A little sweet at first with floral notes, corriander, a touch of fruits (bananas?) , lots of bitterness but some nice sweet malts as well. A very long lasting flavor with a slightly oily palate. A dry finish that is really lingering in the back of my throat. Very refreshing and quenching. Every time I drink this, I bet I will find more flavors. I really wish that I had got 2 so I could age one...this would be great if I could lay it down for a while. Also...there was quite a good alcohol flavor...11% my bottle claimed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - JAN 31, 2003
Had on tap at Alesmith 01/31/03 - First day of the 2003 version of this fine ale
A little background - this beer was first known as the Alesmith Belgian Strong Ale, but underwent a name change once it was to be sold across state lines. Apparently, since it's not from Belgium, it can't be called Belgian, and since "strong" promotes alcoholism (yeah...roll eyes...) they couldn't use that. However "ale" was ok, hence we have Horny Devil Ale.

This fine beer had a strong aroma of alcohol and malt. Pours brownish yellow with a slight head that dissapated halfway through the drinking. A beautiful beer once poured. This is a great Belgian with a very strong, but appreciated taste. It's got just the right amount of alcohol and carbonation and warms the body on the way down. Kudos to the Alesmith staff once again.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
domtom (65) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 13, 2003
Clear with few foam. Aroma of alcohol, floral, creamy. The flavour is quite acid. Bitter and acid aftertaste. Interesting aroma but I don’t like the taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2003 Had this on tap tonight at O'Briens...i had sampled a few tastes from the bottle before, but let me tell you there is no comparison to a Horny Devil on tap! Good sweet aroma....heavy coriander smell, some good alcohol and malt in there. The pour is a darkish amber with a nice creamy head...fairly white, but still yummy looking. The taste is candy-like. Heavy sugar emphasis...malt and coriander dance in the mouth, while fruity undertones attack the back of the tongue...peachy indeed. A carbonated tickling dances across the tongue. This must be served warmer however as it truly accentuates the flavors of the fruit and allows the coriander to do its trick. Another awesome brew from another awesome brewery. RERATE: 01/31/03: The debut of the 2003 Horny Devil on tap at the brewery. The taste was highly dominated by a jump in alcohol at 11% and a plethora of coriander...these mixed into what i liked to call a gin like burning on the way down decreasing my enjoyment just enough to drop my rating here a notch. The color was a dark gold with a miniscule white head. The most enjoyable part being that malty sweetness that arrives just in time to soothe the palate after about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes after the first tasting. Still a premier beer from Alesmith.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2002
By the way this one pours it should hold the name "champagne of beers". Where’s the foam? Smells like it has a lot of alcohol in it, which it does. A good mix of fruit and spice, dry aftertaste. Very good brew, a departure from the normally high hopped alesmith products. I had the bottle conditioned version, so god knows how old this might be, but another damn fine piece of work from the alesmith brewery.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 16, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2006 Pours a hazy orange color with some floaties and a thin white head, peppery/light fruit aroma (lemon) with rich malts. Minimal carbonation, dry ending with some alcohol burn. Thanks jcalabre!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2004 poured a rich golden yellow like a cheap chardonnay, absolutely no head, aroma was of banana, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, white wine...mellow banana start, spicy in the middle coriander/nutmeg flavors noted, alcohol warming finish, with spicy overtones...too much wine similarity Re-Rate 2003 edition: this was a golden orange and settled with almost no head..just a little swirling design..the aroma was like subtly spiced squash..intensly spiced flavor however..the coriander comes out strong, as does the alcohol..I am just NOT a fan of this beer..but that wont stop me from crashing the Horny Devil release party at Alesmith tomorrow. Its much better on draft though, the 2003 that is.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9275) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 21, 2002
clear yellow-orange colour, no head, malty and perfumy, clove and yeasts, powerful, very sweet, oily with some acidity, bitter, alcohol and banana finish


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