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AleSmith Decadence 2010

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RATINGS: 538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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The 2010 and 2005 versions have the same recipe.

In 2010 we return to the style that was chosen for the very first AleSmith Decadence®, an English-style Old Ale. Abundant malty flavors and the perfect balance of English hops define this classic style. Four specialty yeast strains and the use of tradition brewing sugars create a rich and tasty flavor profile. AleSmith Decadence® pleases and tantalizes the palate in a way that has become the hallmark of AleSmith’s premium ales.

English Style Old Ale

In 1995, a momentous happening occurred in San Diego:AleSmith was forged. In the ten years since then, we have had the pleasure of enjoying the fruits of our labor and we have been fortunate to develop a faithful following of friends. We are commemorating this decade with a very special brew: Decadence Anniversary Ale. We deeply appreciate your support and we hope you join us in our "Decadent" decennial celebration.



3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Pours brown with little head. Aroma is hard caramel, brown sugar, light alcoholic warmth. Flavor is hard caramel, brown sugar, sweet but not sticky. Reminded my of a 60 year old Balantine burton, just not quite as old. Very rich.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2005
Deep amber colour with a small tan head. Dark fruit sweet aroma, balanced alcohol note. Malty and dark fruit sweet flavor with a hoppy bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2005
Bottle. Bottle. Red brown colour with a small tan head. Alcoholic, Dark fruits, wood, malt aroma and taste, sweet. Medium to full body and a dry alcoholic finish.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
2Row (11) - USA - DEC 5, 2005
An alchohol-braced sweetness greets the palate on tasting. Masculine but tender, formidable, but understanding. Definitely worth a taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 5, 2005
The aroma was fruity/citrusy. The appearance was that of a cloudy apple cider. The flavor was apple-ish with hints of malts. The palate started out sweet, but finished bitter. This was a good, almost great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9364) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2008 Bottle... A&K’s4thAHBT... Hazy, orange ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. The aroma delivers chocolate dipped pine cones floating atop a sea of rich toffee. The flavor is a medley of juniper berries, booze and pistacios. Very well balanced. Medium sweet, but also medium bitter from the alcohol and hops. Full-bodied and ultra creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes bitter-sweet, boozy, dry and grassy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2005
750ml bottle: It looks like this was being sampled at both DC and Copenhagen holiday gatherings, which is pretty crazy. Slightly hazy ruby/amber body, tiny particles visable floating around, with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet fruits, alcohol, sugar. Taste is a little too sweet with notes of raisin, grapes, light carrot, caramel, and some alcohol heat. Medium bodied, watery, and just seems a bit under-attenuated. Unimpressive.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Loads of sweetness in the nose, lots of prunes and some alcohol. Dark amber body with a small tan head. Loads of sweet prunes in the flavor, lots of alcohol heat which becomes too much and makes it hot in the mouth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29661) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2006 A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of alcohol and lots of fruit, leaning towards the over ripe end of life. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, prunes, over ripe fruits, wood, and alcohol, that prickles the tongue. The end is dry and woody.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (21286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2006 Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, vanilla and wood. Flavour of dried fruits, vanilla, caramel and wood. Light hoppy finish.


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