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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (11061) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle from Bevmo! in Greenbrae. The beer pours a dark reddish-brown color with a medium thick beige head that recedes steadily. Strong banana aroma with notes of caramel malt and yeast behind it. Medium to full body with flavors of bananas and dark fruit primarily, plus bready malt, yeast and spices. The finish is fruity with a lingering dark malt aftertaste. Good beer through and through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Pours a brown sugar color, with plenty of carbonation. Aroma of malt and chocolate and bananas. This beer has plenty of carbonation, but it somehow balances perfectly with the rich malt flavor, hints of chocolate and banana (the perfect amount), and somehow finishes perfectly dry and leaves you amazed and wanting more. This one was a great birthday treat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10427) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle @ home, courtesy of daknole. Thanks again for tracking this down! Cloudy, dark brown body with a brown head. Very nice, banana, clove, dark wheat, slightly roasty malty, banana bread nose. Pretty toasty dark wheat malty flavor with a bit of a twang, fairly strong banana, yeasty flavor with more of the banana and some bitterness on the finish. A little chewy, a little sticky mouth feel. Dark wheat, yeasty aftertaste. Awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7096) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2011
750ml bottle pours a hazy, burnt brown with a thin, cloudy off white head. Nose is very estery, banana, cloves, a little earthy, malty, overripe fruit. Flavor is malty, bananas, cloves, a little booze, rum. Full bodied, sweet finish. Good example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1456) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Frothy tan head on dark caramel brown/red beer. Aroma is heavy banana/clove over thick, sweet malt and a tinge of alcohol. Taste is clove up front followed by sweet malt/raisin, bit of pepper, and an alcohol tinge. This beer is drinking really well and Iím regretting not buying multiple bottles when I had the chance - I could really see this improving for the positive in the next 2-3 years. Excellent.

   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
chibuck (3507) - 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 (9019) - 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 (3184) - 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 (13508) - , 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.

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