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AleSmith Decadence 2009



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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
egajdzis (5943) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Hazy brown color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, nuts, light banana, spices, and strong oxidation. Taste of dark fruits, oxidation, light caramel, and spices, with faint alcohol in the finish. Unfortunately, probably passed it’s peak..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Damico (3137) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Pours murky, unclear dark amber brown with a tan head. Aroma brings some aged tangy yeast and malts, but pleasant and a bit of sweetness comes from the tang. The flavor brings aged, zesty yeast as well. Unfortunately it has been oxidized a bit, but is still good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11931) - 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 (2530) - 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 (2318) - 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 (12931) - 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.

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