AleSmith Li'l Devil

AleSmith Li'l Devil

Rated 3.509 by BeerPals
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Brewed by AleSmith Brewing Company

San Diego, CA, United States

Style:  Belgian Ale

5.5% Alcohol by Volume

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When a full-size Horny Devil is a bit too much, Li’l Devil Ale is exactly what you’re looking for to satisfy that Belgian craving.

ID: 9938 Last updated 11 years ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Overall Rank3037
Overall Percentile93.8
Style Rank62 of 1089
Style Percentile94.3
Lowest Score3.1
Highest Score4.1
Average Score3.678
Weighted Score3.509
Standard Deviation0.370

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  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 3.3 5 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Clear yellow with a very thin white head and no staying power. Thin fizzy mouthfeel. Sweet malt aroma, fruity and yeasty. Same for the taste with a touch of spice. I generally like AleSmith but I am underwhelmed with this.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Lots of aroma and flavor packed into a half strength beer. Bursting with citrus, honey like sweetness and ample yeasty spice and coriander, this is a great session brew, not sacrificing goodness for sessionability.

  • E 2218 reviews
    rated 3.7 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Poured a hazy golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of coriander, citrus fruits, spices, melons, and light yeast. Taste was dry and yeasty, citrus fruits, and more spices, with medium carbonation.

  • EYECHARTBREW 1451 reviews
    rated 4.1 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    I was happy to see that The San Diego Brewing Company has been working on getting more cutting-edge beers on-tap as of late -- notably Barleywines, and Belgian-style beers such as this tasty offering from Alesmith. I remember enjoying this fresh off the tap at the Alesmith brewery two months ago (for my Bachelor Party Pubcrawl), and was equally pleased with the pint of this last night at the SDBC.

    Reddish-golden in appearence, without much in the way of any head. SDBC has generally very clean taps and glassware, so perhaps it's the beer's fault that this doesn't look all that thrilling?

    However, things quickly take a turn for the better once you get this up in your face -- specically, to take a whiff of the aroma, and to take your first sip. Spicy, fruity, a little malty -- all quite interesting, and altogether refreshing. Soft and approachable mouthfeel, and overall excellent drinkability.

    Like my buds mentioned to me, this seems to have more in common with a Tripel than a Belgian Pale Ale -- a Tripel with a few extra pounds in the middle, so to speak, but definately Tripel-ish. A nice beer to start off a drinking session, since I think that the nuances in the flavor profile might get blown away if you had this later on in the evening. Something I would love to see join the ranks of Alesmith's standard 22-oz bottled offerings...

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.9 17 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Light orange color. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity and citrusy, spicy and yeasty. A medium bodied Belgian Ale. Fruity and sweet, orange and coriander. Bright yeasts. Light and refreshing. Nice malts are hiding in the background of this one. A very nice fruity and dry finish. This beer is understated when compared to some of the rest of the Alesmith line, but it stand up very well on its own. Mouthfeel is full nad round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet

  • JOHNC 1186 reviews
    rated 3.1 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    sampled at the Stone 8th Anniversary party Golden, slight sweetness in the flavor, clean, easy drinking

  • JAICE 961 reviews
    rated 4.1 17 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    A very impressive brew from a very impressive brewery. A good creamy head, moderate hoppy flavor. Lacks the power of the rest of the alesmith brews, but is still damn good.

  • MADMAKR 40 reviews
    rated 3.5 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Had this at the S.D. beer festival. Poures a cloudy light orange. Most noticalbe was the smell. WOW! Is this perfume? I have never smelled a beer like this. It smelled very flowery and sweeet like womens perfume. Once past the aroma, mouthfeel was smooth. I could taste orange over anything else. And sweet. An OK beer for girls. With a smell like this it can't really be called Lil Devil can it?

  • VAC 2186 reviews
    rated 3.4 18 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    This belgian pours with a golden body topped by a medium thick, white head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet with notes of orange, banana, coriander and other spices. A slight yeasitness and bitterness also show through. The flavor is slightly sweet and fruity (orange, banana) with notes of coriander and a surprising hoppy bitterness. Light bodied, smooth and slightly dry.

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