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RATINGS: 564   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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This is a re-creation of the original 2005 decadence old ale. this follows the tradition of class 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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (1674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma: heavy prunes, caramel, heavy malts, bread and grain, alcohol. Appearance: hazy, dark brown, small, creamy, off-white head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: intense sweets continue, heavy on overripe fruits, caramel, prunes, some very light dryness in the long finish. Overall: fantastic Old Ale, excellent complexity, well-balanced. Pint at AleSmith Brewing Company, San Diego.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1302) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle shared at BBF’14. Pours hazy medium brown with a decent beige head. Aroma of plums, dates and lots of malt and some caramel. Sweet body with quite some alcohol, taste is caramel and bready malts.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1176) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2014
Labeled as Olde Ale Dark orange amber color. Off white head with good staying power until fading to a ringed collar. Nose is caramel, dark fruits, fig, and leather. Very malt forward beer. Some of the AVB is present. Taste is like the nose. Dark fruits, leather, caramel, leather. Some subtle hops but a whole lot of malt. Sticky but very dry. Low carbonation and full bodied. Really nice Old ale

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6281) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"a little booze and toasted malt on the nose. the hops are barely there but provide a touch of balance, but this is definitely a malt driven brew. another that is pretty good within the style, but not a standout for alesmith. it lacks their trademark hoppiness, which fits this style. again, alcohol more apparent in the nose, but hidden from the palate. well done though not THEIR best. It’s good to be spoiled :)"

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4167) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2014
At BBF 2014 Pours dark , muddy brown . Smell is typical BW , sweet . Taste is boozy , dry , malty . Sweet , dry , sugar. Very nice , yet perhaps a bit too sharp and boozy

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (298) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle (750ml $15): (7 months old) Mostly clear dark redish brown good head. Smells smokey and sweet. Also achohol. Tastes sweet and warming in the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReverendMoon (155) - Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2014
The aroma is so distinctive yet so tricky to put down for my simple nose. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (1236) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a layer of beige head. Aroma of raisins, booze, and oak. Taste of raisins, booze, and caramel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
750 mL bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, served in a stem glass. Pours hazy toffee with a medium tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has big malty notes of caramel, raisins, molasses and toffee, along with earth and subtle herbal hops. The flavour is medium sweet with huge molasses, toffee and maple notes. Soft herbal and earthy malts provide balance. The finish is long with toasty malts and a subtly spicy, herbal hoppiness. On the palate it is full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, wow, an amazing malty old ale. Another gem from AleSmith! 2014-08-16

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3582) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a rich reddish amber with a medium khaki colored head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, fruit notes. Brown sugar, currant, and tobacco notes. Flavor is medium sweetness with some mild hop notes. Medium bodied, above average carbonation. Full bodied, lush on the palate. Finishes fruity and sweet. Overall, quite nice.


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