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AleSmith Decadence 2009



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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
AleSmith Decadence is a dark Weizenbock featuring malted wheat and a unique German yeast. A complex blend of rich, dark fruit flavors and a yeast derived spiciness create a deliciously balanced beer. Dark ruby hues and smooth full-bodied mouthfeel are highlighted in this classic Bavarian style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11726) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 12, 2013
Pours deep chestnut brown with a nice, creamy, beige head. Aroma has chocolate, chestnut, wheat, hazelnuts, light liqourice. Medium carbonation, lovely dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is roasted, sweet wheat, hazelnuts and only vinious enough to balance everything out wonderfully.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear brown colored with a nice off white head. Aromas of cherries, licorice, caramel and prunes. Well balanced sweetness and a nice acidic touch in the flavor. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThirstyBird (2379) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2013
Old notes tasted in 2010. Appears deep reddish brown with a light tan head. Smells of rich malt, banana, dark fruit and grapes. Taste follows smell with a touch of chocolate. Medium body and quite highly carbonated. Delicious beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalekliz (907) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish-brown with a nice foamy off-white head that lingers. Sweet aroma, of malt, dark fruits, sweet spices, vanilla, citrus. Taste is sweet and spicy, of malt, baking spices, preserved citrus, sugar, vanilla. Lingering sweet spiciness. Very tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SDalkoholic (2298) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle from South Bay Drugs and Liquor: Liquid poured as a dark leather brown color with a thick fluffy head, but it only took a minute or two for the foam to die down. In the aroma, my nose is instantly gratified with a chewy scent of German yeast and malts that contain memories of bubblegum, toffee, and raisin. The flavor is rich and sweet and is partly due to the authentic usage of German like malt that radiates an almost toffee brittle like taste that also taste as if its combined with sugar cube. Now considering the yeast, it is a gentle and soft strain compared to other weizenbocks and compliments the malts because of its sweet banana and bubblegum like corners, but deep in center is a pinch of spice and almost seems to fall under the pumpkin pie spice cabinet category.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Pours mahogany with a khaki head that rings the glass. Aroma has caramel, candied sugar and some chocolate and banana. Taste is sweet, but not cloying. Smooth and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (11001) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2012
750mL bottle, split several ways, pours a dark, dark amber brown with a small beige head. Was uncertain as to how this would have stood up over time given the style. Aroma of toasted nuts, caramel and grainy malt - very inviting. Flavour of toasted nuts, toasted malt and toffee. A little muffled, but also full-bodied and with a beautiful body. This has definitely held up and is a nice deviation from the other Decadence beers in terms of style. Excellent indeed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2012
Flavor and Aroma are full of malty sweetness with notes of dark fruit and a hint of caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Sampled after aging for two years. Pours with a big head on it and a nice malty taste. Drinks with a big bite from the malts and you can taste the currents deeply embedded in the malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
2009 pours a deep dark brown and reddish hues when put up to the light. A nice two finger white head is poured and sticks around for a bit. The smell on this one is full of dark fruits, caramel, and chocolate. Not at all what I was expecting in look or aroma. The taste is more of the same but I picked up some spice and banana to go along with everything else. This one still have a little in it and could of easily been laid down for a long time period. It still packed a bunch of flavor and alcohol even at 2 years old. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Coats the mouth.

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