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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.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mensch (249) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Memory of taster @ the brewery. Light and very fruity - strong peach and apricot. Dangerously quaffable. I’m almost purring.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8423) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle. Etched glass. Pours gold white head. Nose/taste of lemongrass, Belgian yeast, coriander, bready lemon. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1452) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2014
On tap at Barcade.
Appearance: Clear amber body with a creamy white head.
Aroma: Light aroma, yeasty with coriander and orange peel.
Taste: A little spicy with orange throughout and hints of caramel.
Palate: Full-bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Drinkable like an imperial wit. Forgettable though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1786) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2014 Bottle at bar. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, earthy notes, hops, toffee and grass. Bitter finish with hops, earthy notes and citrus. Good brew.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABT_S54 (148) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
75cl bottle shared in a tulip glass. Pours a dark golden colour with an extremely short lived white head - disappearing almost immediately. Aroma is powerfully sweet and (Belgian) yeasty which is wonderful and the best aroma of any golden ale I have tried. Appearance is marked down due to the lack of head and carbonation. Taste is typical Belgian tripel/golden ale turned up a notch or two with banana flavours giving way to a substantial presence of coriander in the (not so) dry finish. A very powerful brew in every regard - clearly a lot of ingredients went into this. The closest I could say would be spicy balance of La Chouffe crossed with the powerful flavours and alcoholic burn of Maredsous Tripel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (1826) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2014
2006 bottle (750 ml) consumed 9/2014

Well, this is a rather curious adventure in cellar-cleaning. It dates back to 2006, when anything Alesmith was some kind of minor whale, or porpoise at least, here in Seattle. At the time, Alesmith (1) wasn’t distributed in the state and (2) had a legendary status head-and-shoulders above just about anything else brewed in the country. It was also before the TSA carry-on liquid ban. So I connived my friend Marc into bringing a bottle out to Seattle when he visited from Boston. And I put it into my cellar, a rare treasure. And I saved it...and saved it...and Alesmith arrived in Seattle...and it got pushed to the back of the shelf...and eight years later, here we are. I’m sure it hasn’t net improved, but at 11%, it just might be able to handle the age.

But it opens without the faintest puff, and pours completely flat (I won’t dock it for that, given the age). Yellow-brown color, no head obviously, and no lacing rather to my surprise. Nose of caramel with hints of coriander. The alcohol, while still present, has melded in pretty nicely. Sweet but not rich; the candi sugar is prominent. Hops aged beyond recognition. Slight sour tinge to the close.

I don’t understand why this needs to be 11%. Maybe 8% would make sense. This just doesn’t merit the excess.

tl;dr summary. My fault for letting it get old.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
armando629 (2408) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 30, 2014
0,75 l bottle, shared with friends.
Deep golden, light coppery appearance with a small white lacing head. Spicey aroma, full of belgian yeasts and of corse the coriander. Strong body, at the first slip the malt arrives but after a while the dry flavor profile stays. Very spicey character, full of coriander, balanced tartness. Fantastic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (1000) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Ok, beer nro 1000. Clear golden, lacing ring, practically no head. Aroma is fresh fruity, sweet white winey notes, coriander, alcohol but not disturbingly. Medium body, belgian feel, bit oily, sweet like strong wine, soft, long finish, fruity, nuanced, Interesting. Nuanced, tasty, interesting, balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigbish (533) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Golden color, nice thick head. Great yeasty aroma. The flavor is full of Belgian spices, yeast and bread, a touch of sweet. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeoHippie2 (991) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Golden pour with a white head. Aromas of sweet malta, citrus peel, banana, and yeast. Flavor is candied orange peel and banana. Sweet malts. Very easy to drink. Finish is smooth with a touch of coriander. Abv is well-hidden. Solid brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1419) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2014
750 mL bottle from Total Wine, Raleigh, NC (Triangle). Golden yellowish-orange pour with a frothy white head. Belgian yeast aroma with hints of soap, coriander, and citrus. Candi sugar makes its way through in the taste with notes of orange peel, ginger, and white pepper. Some alcohol warming detected on the finish. Nice beer!


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