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RATINGS: 585   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackafholmes (563) - - JAN 24, 2015
Keg at brewdog bar, manc. Clear burgundy with a small halo head. Aroma is rich malt, bread, some rummy sherry notes. Taste is alcohol spice and sweet and bitter. Full bodied with nice restrained carbonation. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1523) - Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Bomber. Hazy garnet with a beige head. Sweet vanilla, cherry and toffee. Tart, bread pudding and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2232) - Odense S, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2015
Labeled as Olde Ale. Unclear brownish body with a medium offwhite head. Aroma is dark fruits, bourbon notes, caramel, malt. Flavour is light alcohol, dark fruits, caramel, nuts. Wow this is good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgajdaczewa (775) - Katowice, POLAND - JAN 17, 2015
W aromacie arcyprzyjemne wiśnie w czekoladzie, do tego karmel, ciasto murzynek, lekko likierowa nuta alkoholowa, w duchu szkockich wee heavy. Smak potężnie karmelowy, do tego gorzka czekolada, nuty ciasta z rodzynkami, gęste, pełne, alkohol rozgrzewa w żołądku, jest nieźle ukryty. Kawał piwa!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (1415) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2015
Labelled as "olde ale". Pours dark amber with a beige head. Aroma of dark sweet malts, caramel, dates, figs, prunes, toffee, chocolate, nuts (hazelnuts) and a weak hint of fresh leather. The taste has some weak roast, toffee, weak nutty feel, some bitter hops, dark dried fruits, chocolate, a hint of leather and some dark sweet malts. Really nice old ale indeed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (504) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle as "Olde Ale". Pours cloudy dark brown with a small fizzy offwhite head. Aromas of caramel, malt, some licorice, dates, hazelnut, chocolate. Taste is pretty malty up front, slight licorice, hazelnut, dates, caramel, slight alcohol, some banana-like sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14423) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle @ Vinoble Odense. Pours dark ruby amber with a creamy head. Rich and vinous. Dark dried fruit, licorice, chocolate and caramel. Smooth and vinous. Quite soft! Delicious!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martin243 (852) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
1/3 of a pint at Newcastle Brewdog. Complex aromas of Liquorice, seaweed and mop bucket. Pitch black with a tan skim. Liquorice Imp, soy sauce, cough candy. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, full bodied. Looong finish. A Christmas treat, loved every sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (3551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
75cl bottle from the Bottle Shop, Bermondsey London. As Alesmith Olde Ale. It pours a dark brown color with a nice beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty, with notes of toffe, licorice and herbs. Taste is quite sweet, with notes of candy sugar, licorice, bread, light booze. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, tasty and sweet

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (704) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
(Bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Dec 15 2014 as Olde Ale MMXIV) Pours bright red brown, small whitish ring of head. Aroma is like English barley wine lite. Toffee, caramel, brown sugar, dried fruits (apricot, berries, prune), partly raisinated brandy grape notes. Flavour follows nose, with the initial malt and fruit sweetness fading into a nice brandy type middle with grape and spirit notes, a bit of an earthy, softly woody character, and then finally dried by alcohol to make a smooth finish with no real hop bitterness or residual alcohol heat. Medium full body, moderate carb. Very elegant old ale, nice fruity cognac-ish quality with no spirit harshness, though lacking the concentrated flavours of an excellent barley wine. Still really easy to drink and decently complex.

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