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RATINGS: 641   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1280) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2015
(bottle dated 03-04-14) Pours a deep amber color with a thin light tan to off-white head. Aroma consists of a melange of dried fruits with notable scents of dried apricot, cherry, prune, and dates. Along with the fruit is a prominent scent of peanut brittle. Some caramel and port as well. Further warming yields some sour cream and red delicious apple. Flavor holds mulled wine, port, dates, toffee, sweet dark cherry, and jaggery. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is low.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainTilven (161) - Nancy, FRANCE - NOV 27, 2015
Tasted at La Capsule (Nancy - France). Dark mahogany body, cloudy, with almost no foam. Aroma is nuts, dried fruit, caramel, roasted - heady. Taste is similar, with very strong alcohol; very round.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (5474) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle sample at SBWF15. Amberish brown with beige head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, burnt sugar, light chocolate and dried fruits. Taste is sweet and bitter, dried fruit, sugar, wood and alcohol. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Good shit. Sugary, sweet goodness. Malty. Kinda like a barley wine with a Scottish ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (4989) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2015
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Dark brown appearance with a lacy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, toffee, nutty malts, light earthy hops, light coffee and a hint of alcohol. Similar flavor, thick, rich and malty with moderate sweetness, light bitterness and a touch of booze. Full body. A nice sipper overall.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (11105) - Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2015
750 ml bottle. This beer fucking blows camo can touch this shitty rocket fuel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2279) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2015
750 ml bottle dated 03/04/14. Pours a murky mahogany color with a thin khaki head that fades to a thin wispy film that leaves a crazy looking points at the collar. Aroma is sweet caramel brunt toffee some bakers chocolate and fruity after notes. Taste is bittersweet with fruitiness upfront then burnt caramel toffee flavors coming through as well as oak and alcohol. Palate is full sticky with a dry warming finish. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2015
Medium beige head reddish dark brown pour medium carbonation aromas toasted malts syrup toffee brown sugar lots of caramelized notes rich alcohol citrus stone the flavours yeast toffee caramel brown sugar syrup dates raisins sultanas citrus cocoa chocolate caramelized touches everywhere bitter touch lovely sweetness balance the finish lovely stuff hops and lots of malts used wonderfully sugary tastes richness body a cracking Old Ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbnz (103) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle @ Monterey Bar in Berlin

Appearance: Dark brown body, small beige head
Aroma: Sweet malt forward aroma, dark fruit
Taste: Caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dark berries, very light earthy hops
Palate: Noticable alcohol as it warms, thicker than average body, would be really interesting to try a vertical with 1-2-3 year old bottles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2015
75 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with some sediment and an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are caramel, vanilla, dried fruit, and a little alcohol - with a slightly dry finish.

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