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RATINGS: 590   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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!


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
giarcsr (103) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2005
I find this a very interesting beer. the aroma to me smells like baileyís irish cream, and vanilla mixed together. Itís very pleasant actually.the pour is good, itís a nice rich amber, the only thing bad I can say is that my bottle wasnít too carbonated, but honestly I donít get too many Alesmith beers that are. Thankfully I donít think this affects the flavor which is very different and more interesting then the rest of the Alesmith line up. Itís got a solid old ale taste to it, but thereís a bit of an english twist to it with a solid almost vanilla like warming aftertaste thatís very enjoyable. Itís been mentioned before that this will be money in a year or so and I totally agree. Also, Iíve 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 Iíd probably have a score around 4.8 - 4.9 no problem, itís that amazing.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (126) - - MAY 25, 2015
Dark brown color with tan head score. plum raisin aroma. plum raisin alcohol 9 medium heavy. this is the cask ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (1894) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2015
sample from bottle, as Olde Ale MMXIV. poured a poured a murky dark amber brown colour with a small beige head on top. notes of sweet caramel malts, butterscotch, raisins, caramel, walnuts, burned caramel, figs, plums, well balanced with the fruit flavor and sweetness, bit of vanilla, earth notes,wood, full bodied mouthfeel. sticky buttery, full flavoured beer. nice one again from alesmith! they never disappoint

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10608) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Tap at the brewery. Pours hazy brown with a small, fizzy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and toast malt, alcohol, brown sugar, dates, and light earthy hops. Flavor is sweet malt, light cherry and nutmeg, alcohol, brown sugar and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MOlsonNotBeer (5) - Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2015 does not count
Picked up a two year vertical at the brewery (skipped the package that included a glass). Have tried the 2015 bottle and on tap. Excellent example of style. Malt backbone hides the alcohol well. This is a great strong ale. Notes of carmel and bread with very little hoppiness. Looking forward the the 2014 bottle (though I know I have tried it at the brewery a time or two last year).

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazy_cat_lady (206) - - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle from citybeer in SF about a year ago. Nice warm, sweet aroma of malt, brown sugar, cherry. Warm reddish brown with off white head. Has that characteristic Alesmith medicinal flavour Iím not overly fond of. Nice smooth mouth feel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2018) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2015
May 1, 2015 - bottle from some place in Wisconsin. Brown pour witb big time head. Aroma was caramel, dark fruit and sugary sweetness. Taste was consistent with the aroma and some alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5072) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2015
Bottle from BrewDog Shepherds Bush. Cloudy, orangey copper, smallish head. Fruity nose, followed by more raisins, plums and complex fruitiness in the mouth. Well-balanced and surprisingly drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1660) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2015
750ml bomber from Sonoma Cellars, cellar aged 18 months and shared by all on poker night. Brownish pour. Little head. Interesting. Banana caramel in the flavor. Some earth. Most not a fan. 13.8

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (5364) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
bottle with qc-crew, thanks guys! pours unclear light brown mahogany with a small light beige cap, minimal retention and lacing for its abv. dense toffee and berries, fruity multi-layered caramel, tons of raisins and dried fruit-plethora, very light smokiness/saltiness, lightyl earthy/woody. light to low carbonation, full body - thick; assertive grassy-spicy and warming finish. incredible malt depth/complexity. much enjoyed!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (4061) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2015
750 ml. Pour is nearly opaque and deep copper-brown. Small ring and spots of bubbles on top. Nose is toffee, dark cherry, dates and chocolate. Tastes of toffee, prune, sherry, vanilla and touches of citrus and earthy/wooden hops. Medium-heavy body has a very drinkable balance given all the malt prominence. Low-medium carbonation level and just a hint of the big abv.


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