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RATINGS: 606   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Originally brewed in 2005 as the first in our annual Decadence series, AleSmith Olde Ale follows the tradition of classic British-style Old Ales. This rich, malt-forward ale showcases soft notes of currants and dried fruit along with complex dark sugars, all of which are balanced by a subtle bitterness derived from the addition of traditional English hops. AleSmith Olde Ale is ready to be enjoyed now or it can be aged upwards of twenty years to further enhance its amazing depth of flavor. A hearty ale designed to please Bacchus himself!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1570) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2015
750 ml bottle, bottled on 02/26/14. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a murky reddish/brown color with about an inch beige head that stuck around a little while. There’s a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice and malty, the brew smells like toffee, dark fruit (plums, raisins), caramel, brown sugar, and some nuts. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also the addition of rum-like booziness, red grapes and currants. Mouthfeel/body is full, it’s creamy and coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought this was pretty good, I think I’ll have to pick up another bottle soon!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3308) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2015
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy, deep amber with a small beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, Brown sugar and dried dark fruits. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry, with a hint of bitterness and alcohol. Medium bodied, oily to syrupy texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Ale indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (2034) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2015
Pours caramel with a medium tan head. Aromas of apple, caramel, honey and raisins. Taste is apple, honey, raisins, caramel and roasted nuts. Mouthfeel is medium bodied wiht medium carbonatioin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (3686) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2015
750ml bottle pours out a amber ruby topped with a small sand head. Nose is sweet malts toffee caramel and some booze. Taste is more of the sweetness caramel toffee honey and some bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fjetland (11) - randaberg, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2015
This is a party for your mouth. This could be a dessert all alone. Alesmith hit bullseye on this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 11, 2015
Pours a ruby red with a slight brownish head. Aroma is redcurrants, caramel, toffee and malts. Taste is caramel, redcurrants, toffee and some bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (187) - - MAY 25, 2015
Dark brown color with tan head score. plum raisin aroma. plum raisin alcohol 9 medium heavy. this is the cask ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (2189) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2015
sample from bottle, as Olde Ale MMXIV. poured a poured a murky dark amber brown colour with a small beige head on top. notes of sweet caramel malts, butterscotch, raisins, caramel, walnuts, burned caramel, figs, plums, well balanced with the fruit flavor and sweetness, bit of vanilla, earth notes,wood, full bodied mouthfeel. sticky buttery, full flavoured beer. nice one again from alesmith! they never disappoint

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10833) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Tap at the brewery. Pours hazy brown with a small, fizzy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and toast malt, alcohol, brown sugar, dates, and light earthy hops. Flavor is sweet malt, light cherry and nutmeg, alcohol, brown sugar and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MOlsonNotBeer (5) - Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2015 does not count
Picked up a two year vertical at the brewery (skipped the package that included a glass). Have tried the 2015 bottle and on tap. Excellent example of style. Malt backbone hides the alcohol well. This is a great strong ale. Notes of carmel and bread with very little hoppiness. Looking forward the the 2014 bottle (though I know I have tried it at the brewery a time or two last year).

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