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RATINGS: 646   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Baramba (977) - ITALY - MAY 24, 2016
bottle. Dark brown with small white head. Malt and caramel aroma, dired fruits. Sweet caramel flavour, wooden, vanilla, hoppy finish. Fantastic

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (1314) - Z±bki, POLAND - MAY 15, 2016
Aromat: głównie estrowy (wiśnia, aronia, śliwka), z dozą karmelu, chleba, melano, może nieco miodu. Drewno również wyczuwalne, ale bez przesady. Alkohol nieźle ukryty.

Wygląd: barwa rubinowa, wydaje się klarowna, Piana beżowa, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, umiarkowanej wielkości i podobnie trwała.

Smak: spora słodycz, złamana kwaskowoscią, owoce ( w tym suszone), chleb, melano, alkohol. Goryczka w okolicach średniej plus, lekko drażniąca, ale delikatna. Krągła pełnia, umiarkowane wysycenie i kwaskowy, lekko owocowy finisz nuta alkoholową. Spodziewałem się więcej.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (3188) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Refrigered 75 cl brown bottle poured into a glass. Hazy Amber into a glass. Aroma is caramel malt, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel malt and wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoprider (456) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
05 Decadence. Pours brownish with a beige head. Small. N: dark english barleywine. So smooth, light roast, Heavy caramel and prunes. Great! T: so creamy and well.. Decadent.? Caramel and bruised fruit. Drinks perfect for a 10 year old beer. Aftertaste is semi drying but still heavy on the dark sweet fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3757) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
2005. Clear brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of prunes, raisins, caramel and sweets. A flavor of prunes, raisins, caramel and sweet malt.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
Deep reddish mahogany, quite clear. Small tan head. Strong apple, fruit nose. Caramel, buttery notes. Quite a bit of bitterness, strong underlying sweetness. Very upfront alcohol content. Heavy, oily body. Really good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6850) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with red highlights and a large creamy-soapy orange-brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet with raisins, plum, pear, brandy and molasses. The flavor was sweet with toasty malts, molasses, cherry, anise, raisin, fig, brandy, toffee and a touch of a medicinal presence. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1681) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 14, 2016
medium dark brown ruby with plenty of cream. Aroma raisins, currants, booze caramel ginger. Tastes of dark rum blackstrap molasses. Alesmith’s super clean cut style makes this sorta boring to drink. not enough funky fruitness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hman43 (1200) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2016
It pours a reddish brown with a light brown head that has plenty of carbonation. As it settles, it is fairly clear. It has sweet aromas highlight by fruit, caramel, molasses, nuts, and notes of sherry like qualities. It has flavors of caramel, chocolate, nuts, molasses, there are some fruity esters that are like dark fruits (plum like), and hints of sherry like qualities. As it warms, the sherry like qualities are more vinous. The nutty and chocoalte flavors become more prominent. It has a full body and is somewhat chewy with a quality alcohol warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
Rating #1545 - 20.03.2015 - Birthday Brew Tour - On tap at Alesmith. Rich dark brown-black pour with a weak white head that bubbles away quickly, spotty lacing. Aroma is earthy - presence of peat smoke, toasted barley, chocolate, coffee grounds.Mouthfeel is clean, low carbonation, medium alcohol warmth. Taste is a depth of chocolately, nutty roast malts, ripe fleshy berry and currant balanced by a bready, sappy chewiness from the hop presence. Wicked brew.

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