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RATINGS: 605   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2071) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2015
May 1, 2015 - bottle from some place in Wisconsin. Brown pour witb big time head. Aroma was caramel, dark fruit and sugary sweetness. Taste was consistent with the aroma and some alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5098) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2015
Bottle from BrewDog Shepherds Bush. Cloudy, orangey copper, smallish head. Fruity nose, followed by more raisins, plums and complex fruitiness in the mouth. Well-balanced and surprisingly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1761) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2015
750ml bomber from Sonoma Cellars, cellar aged 18 months and shared by all on poker night. Brownish pour. Little head. Interesting. Banana caramel in the flavor. Some earth. Most not a fan. 13.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (5699) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
bottle with qc-crew, thanks guys! pours unclear light brown mahogany with a small light beige cap, minimal retention and lacing for its abv. dense toffee and berries, fruity multi-layered caramel, tons of raisins and dried fruit-plethora, very light smokiness/saltiness, lightyl earthy/woody. light to low carbonation, full body - thick; assertive grassy-spicy and warming finish. incredible malt depth/complexity. much enjoyed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (4166) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2015
750 ml. Pour is nearly opaque and deep copper-brown. Small ring and spots of bubbles on top. Nose is toffee, dark cherry, dates and chocolate. Tastes of toffee, prune, sherry, vanilla and touches of citrus and earthy/wooden hops. Medium-heavy body has a very drinkable balance given all the malt prominence. Low-medium carbonation level and just a hint of the big abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2595) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Bottle 750ml. Pours mahogany with low beige head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of malt, molasses, porto, dark fruits, some metal. Taste is of malt, fruits, bitterness, caramel, some slight alcohol. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Nice malt features. Alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3903) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle (2014). Bought @ Winooski Beverage Warehouse. Split 5-ways.

Appearance: Deep amber-brown with a medium easy to revive off-white head, little lacing and nice alcohol legs.

Aroma: Toffee, molasses, raisins, port notes, earthy/mineral presence, dried plums, figs and spices.

Taste: Moderately sweet. Rich malts, toffee, molasses, raisins, port, earthy/mineral notes, moderate spiciness, dried fruits and a bit of alcohol.

Palate: Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Borderline syrupy. Nice warming finish.

Overall: An unsurprisingly good Old Ale from a great brewery. Rich malts, great depth and nice port features. Tasty and warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (2180) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
Pours a clear red with a medium off-white head that leaves light lacing. Nose is of grapes, caramel and alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet for an american old ale and features flavors of caramel, toffee, sucre d’orge, grapes and peppery alcohol. Body is medium-full, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel sticky. Alcohol is felt but it doesn’t drink like 11% at all. Overall a nice sipper and never harsh, not sure who would want to drink a whole 750 of that though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (5494) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 3, 2015
032715; light sweet malty aroma,brown, cloudy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, nice malty sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (4241) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
Bottle shared. Clear deep red pour with ring of off white foam. Aroma is rich, deep toffee, leafy hoppy notes, lots of rich port aromas, Alesmith malt (molasses) really rich. Taste is rich, rich malty flavors, port, molasses, caramel. Palate is mouth coating, nice warming alcohol.

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