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RATINGS: 621   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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2009 Cloudy light-brown body with many particles. Small off-white head. Very very malty, brown sugar sweetness, earthy and a whole lot of alcohol. Good but bit too muchÖ ehÖ decadent. A filthy beer indeed, totally deserving of its name. Six bottles of this thing and youíll get the full decadence experience, dancing naked on the diner table with a lamp-shade on your head at a family reunion. Not that Iíve ever done thatÖ

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 15, 2006
"Thanks to eagle for this one. Poured a brown with redish edges to it small head which left okay lacing. Aroma was of caramel aocohol. Flavor was the same with some wood maybe oak in there. Good beer, expected better though. "

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2968) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Poured a red-brownish color with a small initial head that sustained itself well and gave ok lacing. The aroma was of alcohol and caramel, hard to pick up. The flavor was of lightly bittered malts featuring caramel, light whiskey, some dry figgy-ness, light brown sugar or molasses, faint wood, and a sharp but not overdone alcohol zip that was mildly warming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quevillon (2729) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2006
Post-mondial Tasting. Couleur bourgogne, presque rousse, peu de collet. Arome de sucre alcoolisť. GoŻt de malte alcoolisť ordianaire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1575) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Bought this bomber from BevMo in Mission Valley back in October. Pours a hazy copper color with a thin tan head. Caramel, hops, and sweet malts spring from the aroma. Very potent! Sweet, brown sugar taste as well as some hops and caramel malt. A hint of alcohols as well. Overall a really good beer from Alesmith. I was impressed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5613) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2006
Dark amber almost brown. A sweet rich aroma of malt. Served at about 60*. It has a rich smooth tast of malt and alcohol. At this temperature this beer didnít lose anything in its palate and warm it makes the malt and alcohol mesh well. YUM

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3318) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2006
A dark brown body with not a lot of head. The aroma is very big caramel and the fruitiness of overworked yeast. Prunes. Dates. This is a very malty, very alcoholic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2723) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2006
A brown appearance with a huge malty aroma. Lots of dark fruit, brown sugar, molasses, whiskey, and cherries in the flavor. Complex to the say the least. The finish is sweet and syrupy. Great stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2006
Amber colour with a nice off white head. Malty aroma with some spicy hops. Great flavour of malt and hops with notes of chocolate, brown sugar, caramel and toffee. Ends with a warming feeling from the alcohol. Strong and flavourful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2419) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2013 RERATE 7/23/2013. Itís been years since Iíve had this and I still do not see how this is rated so highly. Reading my old review is interesting in that this doesnít come off as alcoholic at all, itís very nicely balanced. However, itís just an 11% beer with not much going on. 6/4/6/4/12. Probably the most overrated Alesmith beer there is. I opened this out of paranoia. Thatís gotta be a first. Iím going on a plane tomorrow, and a case of Alesmith I had sent back with someone else had a bottle break. I evenlucked out and got an inspection paper. Since Iíll never get this one again and I because as a white male I might quality as a terrorist, I decided to open it. Poured a murky dark amber body with a fairly large head. Although, I did pour this like a complete jackass since the glass Iím using holds over 1L. The first scent of the aroma says íhello, Iím at least 10% abv.í And.. it is. Aroma is like an Imperial Strong English Ale. Alcohol, caramel, some darker fruits, minor hops, and probably more. Came off with a fairly sweet but alcoholic finish. I think their íchampionshipí yeast strain helped save this one from complete disaster. If I find another bottle Iíll age it 5 or so years and see what happens. But, it was still better than the last Decadence I had... Weyerbachers.

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