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RATINGS: 646   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5850) - 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 (3511) - 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 (2843) - 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 (2607) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Bottles courtesy of wohlfs and JCW. This rating courtesy of Pailhead. Deep copper/mahogany with minimal tan head, fades to film rather quickly. Aroma very spicy citrus up front, tons of orange zest. Very yeasty bread in the background. Huge malty kick that I couldnít get in the aroma, but tons of caramel and toffee, followed by yeasty bread, dark fruits (mostly prune) and some warming alcohol. Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Smells like figs, malt, alcohol some mustiness. Flavors are slightly figgy, sweet, malty, nutty and some spice. the ABV is noticeable especially as it warms. Very good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2006
750 ml bottle as a bonus from Dough77 - Thanks Tim! - Pours dark amber with ruby highlights and a fair tan head that didnít stay long. Big caramel and slight toffe and light fruit in the aroma. Flavor is malty caramel, toffee, but also raisins, and a bit of pineapple. Just a touch of the 11% alcohol comes through but mostly warming. Palate is full bodied and not carbonated overly. Creamy sweet mouthfeel. Just as the name suggests decadent.. Nice brew but what else would you expect from Alesmith?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2006
Chestnut-hued, under tight, tan top. Earthy, nutty aroma, caramel flavor, mixed with spice and fruit esters. A heady, burgundy-esque blend. Noice. Delectable and deep at once, a bold entry on the palate, hanging full with weighty flavors. Sticks long on the tastebuds, rolls around with imperious aplomb, a brilliant mix of delicious malt, and just enough hops. Lip-smacking delight. 11%? I can feel it coming on...this is a fine, fine barleywine that will put an excellent close to the day. Half the bottle left...means Iím gonna feel twice as good when itís time to hit the hay.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2006
From Bottle. Fiery up-north late night summer sunset spalsh into the snifter glass along with a delicate layer of beige head. Deliciously sweet aromas of white grape, tons of strawberry, and some creamy raspberry sherbet. Sweet tropical layers of pineapple and mango pile on with the vinous qualities of a well-crafted muscat. Milky, creamy mouthfeel that brings a flourish of darker ripened fruits. Initially, some spiced fig, dried apricots, and green raisin. Secondly, some white pepper, honey, and a bitter hoppiness of sticky red pine sap. Final smack of a sticky, oaky, caramelly whiskey. This beer is amazing in the way its able to bring many of my favorite things together into a neat little package. It has the vinous qualities of a fine dessert wine, the depth of an elegant dinner - I can imagine a sweet honey bourbon glaze resting on top of a grilled pork tenderloin, and the Friday night nightcap of a tongue tingling, mouth watering, neat single malt scotch whiskey. A fitting name for an expertly crafted, favorably complex brew.

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