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RATINGS: 529   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.



4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20807) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10231) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2010 Botted: Amber coloured. Clear. Dense light brown head. Sweetness, caramel, sticky alcohol and light fruit. Flavours is hoppy, sweet and malty. Is very smooth and wellmade. Hoppy and herbal end with notes of alcohol. Rerate: Bottled. Tasted as blind # 11 @ yesprs. Dark orange/amber coloured. Fluffy light brown head. Sweetness, herbs, liqourice, caramel and light flowers in the aroma. Flavour of sweetness, light liqourice, ripe fruits herbs and spice. Medim to full bodied. Light alcohol in the otherwise sweet and dry end. 8-4-8-4-16

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2005
(750ml bottle) Lightly hazed copper body with small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, caramel, some alcohol, light candi sugar. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some pine, light alcohol. Watery medium body. Falls short somehow, perhaps aging will improve it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - DEC 2, 2005
There is a rich malty aroma with hints of the alcohol coming through. The appearance is a nice copperish brown with a rich creamy head. There is a strong malty taste at the start but then the appearance of dark fruit comes through. The body is cloying and the finish on the palate is satisfying.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Bottle pired a dark red amber with a small but creamy white head and light sticky lacing. Big, rich fruity malt aroma. Flavor is sweet ripe fruits,caramel with alcohol pesent but not overpowering. Good strong winter beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Thanks to elnadeau for bringing this to our Bigfoot vertical tasting. An excellent ale with clear malty character and whisky notes. Creamy body and big flavor. Decadent to say the least :-)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 30, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2008 having had this brew on cask, bottle and draft, i will rate as I see fit. Cask, which i will rate, to me, rendered the beer as it had aged a year. Pours a brownish/amber hue with an off-white head. Aromas of caramel, coffee, smoke. Flavors of roasted malt,honey, nuts, brown sugar, yummm.... medium bodied, and with the cask, the alcohol isn’t noticeable. This is like a hybrid of old numbskull, a hint of speedway and some wee heavy for good measure.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Caskalefan (148) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2005 I was hesitant to open the bottle I had just purchased, because I’d been forewarned about its youth....I expected some real alcohol heat, along with a fading head, and a too sharp flavor profile over all...boy, was I surprised! TTHe nose, and the palate pretty much fell into alignment...there was a HUGE aroma, replete with dates, figs, prunes, butterscotch, chocolate, mandarin orange slices, and even a touch of anise lurking in the background. The flavor was similar, augmented by the AMAZING mouthfeel, which was velvety, and silky, and served as a beautiful conveyor of all those rich, ripe, and luscious flavors...this ale may age really well, but believe me, it is READY to drink right now...incredible balance for the amount of malt and hops employed in the brew kettle...there is a definite hoppy finish that goies on and on, but it is so interwoven with the malt that it is almost impossible to determine where the malt ends, and the hops begin. Yes, there is definitely aging room for this sophisticated behemoth,,,there is still a bit of excess heat from the alcohol, and the flavors could stand a bit more melding, but over all, this is my FAVORITE Alesmith brew...lots of sophistication, but just as much OOMPH to balance that off. Eat your heart out, Greg Koch...this ale is generations ahead of ANYTHING Stone might dream of producing for the next lifetime.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2005
Poured a hazy dark amber color with a thin off-white head. Sweet caramel malty aroma with notes of peaches and grapes. Flavor continues with the mlat and fruitiness. Semi-dry finish with a nice warming sensation. Slight taste of alcohol at the end. I am very glad have have more to keep trying as they age. On the hot side but still very tastey.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2005
Dark brown color with a thin white head. Strong whiskey-like aroma. Fills the palate immediately upon sipping. Strong alcohol flavor with huge malts.


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