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RATINGS: 1109   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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2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SDalkoholic (2371) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Copper color with absolutely no head what so ever. Nose is of alcohol and almost like a mint plant. First sip is very strong at least for me. Flavor is caramel malt, yeast, spice and some plant being coriander. This is not at all the type of Belgian strong that im used to and i didnt really enjoy it even after i had stored it in my cellar for almost 6 months. I hope the old numbskull and speedway stout are better than this stuff when i pull them out

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 25, 2005
Aroma is almost tang/orange juice like, slightly spicey. Flavor is a bit bitter, citrusy. Its alright, but not great.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (10215) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Big salutations to Odeed for this one. Pours turbid dark gold/light orange with minimal head. Aroma of hopcit, floral esters, heavy malt, apricots, candi sugar, bread, slight vinegar. Wonderfully complex aroma. Tastes of strong caramel malt, backed up with big fruit, including apricots, peaches, honey, candi sugar, and barnyardy essences. Palate is form, dense, with alcohol and dryness as it warms. Nice complexity. Well done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotstuff (4921) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Bottle. Small white head that was mostly lasting, sparse lacing, fine sized bubbles, very little carbonation, hazy, and an orange copper hue. Aroma was coriander, alcohol and spicy. Very nice! Sweet, coriander, vinuous, and spicyness. Yummy! Mouthfeel was fairly smooth with a slight burning sensation. Medium-full body. Definitely a sipping brew for sure and definitely worth a try IMMHO.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Amber body with slight head. Solid spice and sugary aroma. Warm mouthfeel from the alcohol balanced by the malt. A decent effort though the spice is a bit heavy!.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2005
This brew pours a clear amber with no head, very dissapointing for a belgian style beer. Aroma has a nice blend of sweet fruit and nice spicing with coriander and a big pineapple smell. Taste starts sweet with candy sugar and sweet maltiness finishing fruity and spicy. This beer hides the alcohol amazingly well. My only wishes were that this beer had a better appearance, with some head to it, and had a bit more carbonation to give it a more lively mouthfeel and some fizz to bring out the spices a bit more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (6100) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2005 2004 bottle. Good bright coppery-orange colored body, hazy with a big white head and fair lacing. Aroma of heavy coriander, pils malt (honey) some wet grass clippings. Flavor begins with a big burst of dry citrus, alcohol and powerfully overbearing coriander. Im not getting much complex yeastiness, though it is distinctly Belgian. Lemon, dough, honey, lots of candi sugar and residual sweetness. Mouthfeel is thick, viscous and lightly syrupy. Body is medium-full. Finish is dry to the extreme, astringency, no doubt from the coriander and alcohol. For all of the good ingredients in here and the dedication to quality, I just cant get around the tremendous amounts of coriander. Mixing that with the firm alcohol prove to be too much for me and it just comes off slightly brutal on the palate. I dont really like how the coriander and alcohol ARE this beer. Id much rather they were just elements. I thought this was a 2003 bottle, so Im a bit mad that I opened it, now that I realize it is a 2004. If ever there is a case of a beer needing more time in the cellar, this is it. Though its going to need a miracle to meld all of that coriander in to something more palateable. Definitely giving AleSmith the benefit of the doubt though, and my score reflects that potential. Will revisit and rerate in a couple years.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IMtheOptimator (1167) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - FEB 14, 2005
Had this for Valentines Day, seeing as how this is what theyre having today down at Alesmith. Poured a clear honey amber with a small white head which dissipated quickly. Aroma is sweet apples and pears, though not as heavy as I expected. Taste follows from the aroma: apple cider, pears, spiciness, a dash of sweetness, just a touch of alcohol. The body is pretty full, but disappears in the mouth like brandy, leaving a spicy, bone dry finish. Make that Sahara dry. It sits heavy in the stomach, so only a small amount at a time is necessary. This beer has more in common with brandy, vodka, scotch or cognac than other Belgian Strongs Ive had. Interesting how Alesmith claims that they fashioned it after the "curious" beers of the Trappist monks, when they have in fact created a beer that is quite "curious" in its own right.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jzzbassman (1588) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2005
750 mL Botle 2004: Aroma was big with lots of grape and melon. Appearance was clear orange, with no head or lacing. Flavor was very warming, with lots of alcohol, fruit, and coriander. I liked the lack of carbonation, as it really gave it a champagne like finish. A little on the hot side, and would probably be improved by aging a few years.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2005
GABF 2004. Not my favorite Belgian Strong. Tasted kind of flat: melon flavors, guava. Kind of fleshy. Acrid finish. Alcohol was too noticable as well. Good body, nice mouthfeel. Not well balanced, but despite its shortcomings, not altogether unenjoyable.


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