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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
giarcsr (103) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 3, 2005
I find this a very interesting beer. the aroma to me smells like bailey’s irish cream, and vanilla mixed together. It’s very pleasant actually.the pour is good, it’s a nice rich amber, the only thing bad I can say is that my bottle wasn’t too carbonated, but honestly I don’t get too many Alesmith beers that are. Thankfully I don’t think this affects the flavor which is very different and more interesting then the rest of the Alesmith line up. It’s got a solid old ale taste to it, but there’s a bit of an english twist to it with a solid almost vanilla like warming aftertaste that’s very enjoyable. It’s been mentioned before that this will be money in a year or so and I totally agree. Also, I’ve had this on cask twice and it is amazing, I think as of this posting there is only one cask of this beer left. It is well worth it to get a pint of that. If I was rating that I’d probably have a score around 4.8 - 4.9 no problem, it’s that amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReverendMoon (151) - Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2014
The aroma is so distinctive yet so tricky to put down for my simple nose. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (957) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a layer of beige head. Aroma of raisins, booze, and oak. Taste of raisins, booze, and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neuromatt (1155) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
750 mL bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, served in a stem glass. Pours hazy toffee with a medium tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has big malty notes of caramel, raisins, molasses and toffee, along with earth and subtle herbal hops. The flavour is medium sweet with huge molasses, toffee and maple notes. Soft herbal and earthy malts provide balance. The finish is long with toasty malts and a subtly spicy, herbal hoppiness. On the palate it is full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, wow, an amazing malty old ale. Another gem from AleSmith! 2014-08-16

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3382) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a rich reddish amber with a medium khaki colored head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, fruit notes. Brown sugar, currant, and tobacco notes. Flavor is medium sweetness with some mild hop notes. Medium bodied, above average carbonation. Full bodied, lush on the palate. Finishes fruity and sweet. Overall, quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Defreni (2601) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Fad: Taster på Stone som Alesmith Old Ale: Ravfarvet diset øl. Duften er let røg, karamel tørret frugt og alkohol. Smagen er sprittet og "gammel" Helt anden stil her i SoCal men vellavet og ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike67 (791) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours dark amber with tall, long-lasting, foamy off-white head. Aroma is bready malt, dark fruit, brown sugar and some coffee. Body is full and smooth. Bready, caramel malt, brown sugar, dark fruit, herbal hops and alcohol fill the mouth. Finish is long and dry. Great ale to sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROBC3366 (644) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Nice dark brown pour with some amber highlights and a small head like coffee foam. Aroma dark malt and molasses plus maybe a slight nuttiness. Rich flavor with a velvet smooth mouthfeel. Main flavor is a sticky toffee and burnt caramel taste. Lots of coffee and baking chocolate in the finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (2819) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Aroma of ripe fruit, brown sugar. Booze is light, well hidden. The appearance is murky brown/red, off-white head. The flavor is sweet, cherries, boozier, booze burn, ripened fruit, brown sugar. The finish is boozy, sweet, light pine. Medium/thick in body. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (761) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2014
750 ml Bottle of Olde Ale, bottled on 2/27/14. Dark reddish brown pour with a solid layer of beige foam. Notes of brown sugar, butterscotch, toasted marshmallow and dark fruits in the aroma. The flavor consists of toffee, caramel malt and dates upfront along with some cherry, tobacco and currant toward the end. Mouthfeel is moderately creamy with soft carbonation and more dark sugars and leather in the finish. Overall, an enjoyable "olde" school style dessert ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuedmaster (213) - Vista, California, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Alesmith Olde Ale, bottled March 4, 2014. Pours chestnut brown with a garnet hue when held in the light. Little head retention, which is expected for this style and such a high abv. Aroma of raisins, currants, port (vinous), apricots, nuts, sweet malt, and lots of booze. The flavor comes on in many layers, it starts off bright and fruity with a candy sweetness, then the alcohol burn kicks in, followed by hop bitterness at the end. In theory this should be a well balanced beer, but it seems that the flavors come on in waves and are not harmonious. I do like this beer overall, as I love big beers, so kudos to them for even making it and offering it up to us beer geeks!

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