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AleSmith Decadence 2009



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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
Thanks to overlord for the bottle. Served in a snifter. Pours a very dark brown with a half-finger of an off-white head and some spotty lacing. The nose smells like banana, clove, and too much roasted malt and chocolate for the style. All but the malt is a bit too faint for such a big beer. The taste has quite a bit of stronger malt and not enough yeast character. Itís actually pretty plain. Medium body with light carbonation. I donít really have all that much to say about this. As it warms some more sweeter malts and dark fruits come through, but itís still not all that impressive. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-29-2010

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
750ml bottle into my Rochefort glass...Tons of light tan carbonation domintes the pour, good retention, but a squeeky glass as it falls leads to poor lacing marks. However, when you swirl really nice lacing. Lightly clear beer, dark brown with purple highlights...Aroma is medium and very sweet, tons of caramel, figs, nuts, honey and banana. Really nice and balanced...Taste is lighter not as sweet. Light dark fruits, caramel, but shows off a lot of alcohol. Overall, its not a bad little german style, but not worth purusing because its a Decadence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7600) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2011
750 ml bottle, and I honestly canít remember where I got it. Pours a clear, deep amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, bananas, peat, brown sugar, raisins, and chocolate. Flavor of bananas, caramel malts, raisins, chocolate, brown sugar, oak, and booze. Medium-bodied, with medium foamy carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Good, complex, balanced weizen bock thatís drinking really nice right now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madvike (3105) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Bottle shared by TPatuto - Pours rosy mahogany with a nice thin off-white head. Smell is yeasty, with a spicy cherry fruitiness, plum, dark fruit. Gotta say, I love AleSmithís yeast. Taste is spicy, but super-smooth, cherry, yeast, bread, raisin, and just a touch of heat. Biting carbonation kind of distracts when itís colder, but as it warms it smooths out. Wasnít to excited about this one at all, but it blew me away. Yum yum yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (11029) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle shared at Paulís tasting awhile back. Thanks to DaSilky for the bottle. Pours black. Nose and taste of licorice, toffee, grape, yeast, banana and wheat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 27, 2011
Dark cocoa brown with a large, medium-fine tan head. Full malt aroma with caramel, banana, and spices. Very well balanced on the palate with both a fullness of flavor and a sensation of lightness on the tongue. The dense flavor profile is slowly unpacked through the long finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2011
750ml. bottle .Poors very dark in color, has a familair smell of chocolate with a medium carbonation full body, creamy, long finish, black, frothy, pretty solid

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1743) - Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2011 Wow, surprised how much I like this one. Dark, slightly sweet grapes. Slight tartness, unbelievably spicy yeast strain. Just completely tears down the preconceived notions of what dark beer means. I donít normally love Weizenbocks; the spice goes over the top, but somehow it works perfectly with the fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear and dark reddish/brown beer with a beige head. The aroma is malt, dark sugar and fruit. The flavor is close to the nose with some additional sweetness. The palate has alcoholwarmth and sweetness. Overall a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (2418) - Odense S, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2010
Bottle @ Odense tasting. Dark brown body with a small offwhite head. Aroma is prunes, sweet pear, dark fruit and alcohol. Flavor is sweet fruit (pear), dark fruit and alcohol.

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