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RATINGS: 1104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Horny Devil is our interpretation of a Belgian-style Golden Ale. Brewed with authentic Belgian ingredients including candi sugar and a Trappist yeast strain, its fruity and spicy aromas include notes of orange, banana, and peppercorns. Coriander seeds add refreshing citrus notes which meld seamlessly with the beers delicate malt. Horny Devil finishes with a lively carbonation and a refreshingly dry finish.

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
twcguy (32) - USA - MAR 8, 2006
2005 750 ml bottle. No carbonation, almost flat. Smells of citrus and marshmallow. Spicy with a dry alcohol finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrick767 (4032) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2006 750ml bottle - Pours a slightly hazy orange color with virtually no head. The aroma is of citrus, spice, and yeast. This beer has a good, full mouthfeel and well masked alcohol, which is listed at 11% on the bottle. Its quite sweet with that candi sugar, but is still balanced nicely by some hops. I couldnt believe how easy to drink this high alcohol beer was. In my opinion the spice level was just right and seemed nicely mellowed. I dont know how old my bottle was (purchased at a restaurant), but perhaps it sat for awhile. Alesmith did a great job on this brew. Im surprised it doesnt rate a bit higher. Rerate 10/5/06 - 8/4/8/4/17 for a 4.1. Averaging the two for a 4.3

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Hazy amber pour with a decent sized white head, fruity spicy alcohol aroma. Dominated by fruity/spice belgian yeast flavors, some tart notes. Sweet syrupy mouthfeel, a complex brew with trippel characteristics augmenting a darker strong belgian style. After a while the belgian yeast influence is all I can taste, effective palette cleanser is hard to find; Im done for the evening.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chargerfanjess (129) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Nice bottle. I dont see a haze in my glass; in fact, its pretty clear. Lots of single bubbles flying around, and a nice ambery-orange shade. Head settles into a moderate puddle of lace on top.Smells wonderful. The scent of the hops is restrained -- instant notes of apricots with marshmallows, brings me back to my grandmas cooking. Strong enough to make the nose tingle. With a little bit of orange, but damn, its definitely that apricot marshmallow smell. Helped by a gently sweet amber malt, with a hint of yeast.Subtle taste, its cool to see a Belgian with quiet flavors, especially from Ale smith. The hops still work well with the sweetness, although they arent as specific or creative as they are in the smell. Still a little apricot, but now they are bitter, and nutty malts with some dextrin step it up a bit. Overall though, just lightly bitter, and the payoff for the subdued taste is a lot of complexity Mouthfeel isnt too thick or thin, a little chewy/syrupy from the combination of dextrin and hop aftertaste? Nice finish. Drinkability is high, this is so approachable and major props to Ale Smith for applying craft skills to a higher-alcohol, Belgian-flavor ale that doesnt knock your socks off but instead is a masterpiece of delicate flavors.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Transparent, magnifying and paling brass in color with miniscule and mobile bubble formations making up a scarcely existent head. Aroma intrigues with coriander, pepper, lemon rind scrapings, peppered bananas, bitter orange peel and some honeyed allegories. Quite a spicy little thing. Flavor is esteemed with strong ale beauties. Pear and liquefied bananas are longingly complimented by a coriander, cloves and peppered regime. Sweet sugar sonnets tell tales of rock candy and vanilla butter cream over supportive citric notions. Additional accents come by means of lemon grass and herbal remedies to further the flavor. Thick, heavy liquidity pumps on the palate and the carbonation levels are at perfection. Such an absolute pleasure of a yeast strain. Resinous warming seeps down the esophagus for the finish, with a mild coriander-infused spicing to last into the night.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Subtle aroma with dusty malt, orange, coriander, yeast and white wine notes; limited, spotty lacing and ephemeral head; sweet and fruity flavor with mango, orange, and some woody butterscotch sweetness; tangy finish. This is sweet, especially as it warms, but is not cloying, and has no hint of hops. An interesting rendition.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Sampled on draught. Excellent domestic example of Belgian Golden Strong Ale, ala Duvel. Pours to a slightly hazy, deep golden color with a thick, and creamy, white head, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose on this beer is very well done, with good aromas of pale malt, and peppery alcohol. The palate is firm, with more good pale malt flavor, and a nice back drop of corriander. Finishes with more good pale malt up front, then ends dry and peppery, with some alcohol heat. Great aperitif beer, and very food friendly. A nice foil to buttery or strong cheese, and a good match with beef, lamb, or game. A great beer, from a great CA brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2006
Amber, hazy ale with minimal head. Nose of peach, coriander and fruit with some spice. Very sweet, yeasty, spicey beer with alcohol warmth that finishes dry. Nice rich and spiced body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2632) - California, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Clear orange body with absolutely no head. Even after a belligerent pour into the glass... nothing. Aroma is spice dominated (coriander) and alcohol with hints of sugar and caramel. Flavor is the same. Medium bodied, dangerously easy to drink. Overall though, it wasnt all that tasty. Alcohol was always in the finish, and it lacked complexity. Bottle said 11%ABV, not 10.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3492) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Pours a bright amber with a good white head. Drunk during the super bowl at daves. Nice mimicing of the belgian style. Spicy, citrusy nose. Sweet orange flavors. Dry and well carbonated finish. Lack of points for originality but the brewer pays good homage to the classic belgian strong style.


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