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AleSmith Decadence 2008

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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Alesmith’s Decadence Anniversary Ale was originally brewed in 2005 to celebrate our first decade in business. The brewers at Alesmith had such a great time concocting Decadence that they decided to make it an annual event. Alesmith 2008 is a traditional English-style Barleywine. Only the finest floor-malted barley and English hops were selected, in addition to a true top-cropping English yeast. Intensely malty and overflowing with flavors of caramel and toffee. Decadence 2008 showcases the very best of this classic English style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2012

Bottle 750ml.

[ Vintage 2008 ]. [ Trade by madmitch76 ].Clear medium to dark amber red colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, wood, dark fruit, plume, light oxidide, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light light acidic with a long duration, dark malt, dark berry tart, oak - wood, light red wine. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121116]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (38505) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2009
75 cL bottle at the Stone Bistro, courtesy of Dr Bill. Pours hazy dark amber with a small white head. Light wooden and dry hoppy aroma. Smooth fruity and roasted malt favoured. Light cherry fruity note. Lasting fruity and light bitter finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (32889) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2009
Entered to celebrate my rating number 13,500. Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma is sweet with primary notes of alcohol and sour cherries. The flavor is sweet and sour with notes of alcohol, sour cherries, malt, and caramel, leading to a medium tart finish. Lovely beer. Thanks Dr. Bill for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of DrBill. Pours a hazy reddish amber with a small off-white head. Tart, fruity nose with some alcohol present. Medium body, caramel and sweet overripe fruit - sweet/tart fruitiness. The finish has warming alcohol with some tartness. Quite complex and enjoyable. 070709

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (21632) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty slightly alcoholic aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty fruity acidic dry flavor. Has a dry malty slightly sour caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (20710) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
21st October 2009
Cloudy red - brown beer. Sourish woody nose with a hint of cherry. Softish palate, semi dry. Mildly sour malt and sour coca cola. An undertone of bitter chocolate. Mild spice. An odd combination that just about hangs together. Finishes soft, froth and dry with more sour coca cola.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2010
Cloudy dark amber to brown color. Caramel aroma, mature, with chocolate, a bit cheesy. Strong flavor of caramel; moderate residual sweetness; also good malt flavor, strong chocolate, with notes of wood and raisins. Correct bitterness; the final is quite chocolatey, with some roasted nuts, more sweet; the alcohol is well hidden. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15230) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle @ "Det er meget mørkt i Ulfborg", November 2012. Pours ruby amber with a small creamy head. Nose is toffee, dark fruit and caramel. Vinous and well aged. Flavor is oak, red wine , caramel, berries and fruit. Full bodied. Slick and smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
A hazy amber color with a small khaki head. An interesting array of aromas on this. Certainly sour with a strong citric acidity and a bit of vinegar. Candied orange peel, caramel, and some toffee. A little bit of grapefruit on the finish. The flavor is somewhat sweet with toffee and brown sugar. Still a little bit of booze along with some dark fruits. Definitely tart, but not overwhelmingly so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (14125) - DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle @ FOneFan. Hazy dark amber/brown/red with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, dark fruits, toasted, plume and a little toffee. Flavour is malt, dark fruits, little sour, wood, oak, caramel, toffee, medium sweet, yeast, vinous, berries, hop, warming and nuts.

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