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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (8031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2003
(draught) Pale gold; thick yellowish-white head. Spicy (mace), flowery nose. A little burnt pastry taste. Not much else. Slight burning mouthfeel. Another Alesmith I could do without. Strange.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3451) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2003
Clear and light golden. Aroma had a plume of alcohol, herbs and yeast notes. Sharpish on the palate in a way, but became smooth. Yeasty and wholesome with some sweetness. Big alcohol sensation was fruity and seemed to round out the beer nicely. Dryish, rewarding finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Overpowering use of coriander. Very sweet but balanced with some hop bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2003
This is a great represantation of an american belgian strong ale. This flavor is strong, yet balanced with wonderful floral flavors and a creaminess to help.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2007 2003 bottle sampled on 5/8/07: Pours a hazy bright bronze golden with a thin ring of wispy white head. Nice, sweet orange and coriander aroma has some bready yeasty notes. Body starts fairly full and sweet with nice slightly drier and spiced finish with a touch of warmth. A good Belgian strong ale.

Pours a hazy golden color with a thick lacing white head. Aroma of sweet malt sprinkled with coriander. Good spiced body with lots of balance and complexity. Bready Belgian yeast flavor dominates throughout. Tastes almost like an imperial witbier. Good fullness of body and a great semi-sweet, yet bitter finish. Another great Alesmith brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - AUG 2, 2003
sharp tasting tripel style ale. Kind of like spicy apple cider. I can definitely taste the alcohol, but it's not offensive. It turns me on and makes me hot.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Aroma is of trappist yeast, mellow booze, caramel apples and TLC. Palate is smooth and soothing. Appearance is tawny bronze with little head. Flavor is rich, spiced, sugary goodness with mellow alcoholic vapors. Overall this is one fine brew that has redeemed my faith in belgian strong ales.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2003
Whoa. This is a serious beer. Aroma is caramelly with definite hints of alcohol. Very sweet and alcoholic on the palate. Maybe a bit too much alcohol. Tastes like possibly some candy sugar was added for fermentation or conditioning. A good beer but not the most drinkable beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2003
Clear gold color. Shockingly caramel and alcohol aroma for such a pale-colored (american) beer. Really strong, sticky, sweet alcohol aroma with some buttery butterscotch in there. Butter flavor with some scotch and some caramel. Slight alcohol burn as it goes down. A little like drinking vodka in which butterscotch candy had been soaked.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2003
Mmmmm...a Ratebeer date beer! Poured a cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma of vinous notes, belgian sugar, and alcohol. By far the sweetest Belgian I've tried, with belgian sugar, vinous notes, light banana esters, and spices dominating the palate. The alcohol was hidden nicely. The fruit fly that, within seconds, landed in this brew's frothy head let me know I was dealing with a superior product. I'll purchase this again for special occasions, as mentioned.


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