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RATINGS: 990   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 24, 2003
2002. Extremely spicy, the coriander and orange peel overpower every other flavor. Fluffy head, dark amber. I realize that this might just be the 2002 sample I tried and am willing to give another year a shot.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 21, 2003
Bottle. Amber in color with a thin laced tan head. The aroma yields a strong light fruit and spice with pears, orange, banana, coriander, and candy sugar. The initial hit is a somewhat harsh spice alcohol laced punch. A candy sweetness in the middle, a dry finish, and a light body.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2003
Fairly thin golden amber. Thin fizzy head needs a rough pour just to exist ephemerally. Aroma is good - coriander, peaches, a bit of pipe smoke - but a bit harsh. Flavor continues with spice, bit of alcoholic heat but edges on cloying with excessive sweetness. It also has an excessive butteriness that adds to the cloyingness. To me, this is just another Alesmith beer that I can't see what the fuss is about.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1418) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2003
Seems more like Belgian ales from Belgium than any other domestic brew. Pours golden amber with moderate white head which dissipate fairly quickly. Sweet yummy yeast flavors dominate. Quite tasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2004 Green bottle with foil hiding standard bottle cap is interesting but not very practical. Perhaps green bottle skunked this one but after an extremely impressive outing with Alesmith's IPA and ESB I found this one a dissapointment. Appears nothing like a true Belgian. Almost clear gold with zero head even after a vigorous pour, and nothing like the mountainness foamy contemporaries coming from Belgium. Gives a wine like fruity fragrance and a creamy smooth mouthfeel which is probably the only outstanding characteristic I found. Sweet and fruity with an almost foul sugar aftertaste. Highly acidic and a noticable presence of alchohol. I was extremely impressed by Alesmiths IPA and ESB but I didn't have a great experience with this little devil.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 30, 2003
Good, but could be better. In a side-by-side with the Victory V12, there is more fizz and less sweetness to hide the 10% abv behind. There's a hint of citrus and a hint of harshness. The coriander adds little.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2003
Nice Belgian Strong Ale. I don't think it is as good as some of the one's from Belgium, but it's a good, a very good, American version. Nice, fruity aroma, fair mouth feel, head was kinda weak in the one I had. Flavor was good, though. I think I will wait a couple years before opening my next bottle, though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (820) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2003
Orange body. Spicy, fruit aroma. Malt is very peppery and fruity--orange/coriander and notes of cinnamon. Lots of spice here, slightly sugary and smooth finish. Some apricot notes in the finish. Good stuff, very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 13, 2003
2003 version bought from the brewery. Beautiful bottle, not that that matters but its a hell of a bottle. Orange very cloudy appearance. Huge estery aromas. Flavor is very yeasty with spicy hints of coriander, and a bit of fruit. Very smooth considering the ABV. Nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5286) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 9, 2003
2000 Version.Medium orange color. Medium head. Aroma is coriander, orange and malt. VERY Smooth. Coriander and orange flavor. Nicely balanced. Creamy smooth sweetness. Very tasty and fruity. Amazingly smooth. Hides the alcohol very well. Nice beer. Ages very well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. YUMMY beer.


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