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AleSmith Decadence 2010

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RATINGS: 514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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The 2010 and 2005 versions have the same recipe.

In 2010 we return to the style that was chosen for the very first AleSmith Decadence®, an English-style Old Ale. Abundant malty flavors and the perfect balance of English hops define this classic style. Four specialty yeast strains and the use of tradition brewing sugars create a rich and tasty flavor profile. AleSmith Decadence® pleases and tantalizes the palate in a way that has become the hallmark of AleSmith’s premium ales.

English Style Old Ale

In 1995, a momentous happening occurred in San Diego:AleSmith was forged. In the ten years since then, we have had the pleasure of enjoying the fruits of our labor and we have been fortunate to develop a faithful following of friends. We are commemorating this decade with a very special brew: Decadence Anniversary Ale. We deeply appreciate your support and we hope you join us in our "Decadent" decennial celebration.



3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014
Draft at GBBF 2013, Day 3 - London. Pours clear amber with a light, tan cream head. The aroma is all dried fruits and rich malts. Medium to big sweet flavor with more dried fruits, golden raisins, brown sugar. Full bodied with soft carbonation and oily mouthfeel. Sweet finish with light dryness, oily and aged fruits. Very tasty beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (1842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Finally got around to opening a bottle of this of New Years Eve. Dark mahogany with a tan head. Blend of caramel malts, brown sugar, figs, toffee and some pit fruit. Mild carbonation and moderate body, sweet and boozy, long finish and delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (2553) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle as Old Ale 2013. Poured slightly hazy dark amber with a small white head. Aroma of alcohol soaked dark fruit, toasted malt, light spice. Full body, flavour is quite alcoholically sweet, loads of berries and plum in there.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (902) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Pours a dark dirty mahogany color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is plum, figs, brown sugar, light alcohol, and toffee malts. Taste is much the same. Solid Old Ale but I would prefer some age on this baby....

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (2139) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle @ Deans Winter Shelter Tasting, courtesy of Vaiz, labeled as Old Ale. Pours a hazy brown beer with a thin, beige head on top. Aroma is mostly alcoholic spices, dark fruits and some old yeasts. Flavor is quite sweet and herbal, alcohol is present, some chocolate notes and very spicey overall. Very nice old ale, great representation of the style! Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle shared @ THT. Hazy deep brown pour. Thin tan head. Malty aroma. Well hidden alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle at Deans Winter Shelter Tasting. Poured a clear dark amber with a thin white head. The aroma is weak yeast malt. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a rich liqourice aniseed alcohol bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (4256) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle shared at Dean’s Winter Shelter Tasting. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, overripe dark fruits. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (6388) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ Deans Winter Shelter Tasting. Clear red color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, lightly alcohol, slightly sweet, also some bitter, lightly some dark fruits. Full body, medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3142) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle at Dean’s Winter Shelter Tasting @ ABCBeers. Hazy brown pour. Aroma of brown sugars, creamy malts, some caramel and a hint of licorice. Flavor is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, well balanced and with a huge body. Subtle and very smooth.


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