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RATINGS: 642   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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 (104) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ignorant (102) - madrid, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2016
opaque brown with ruby tones thin fragile crown of tan foam. Aroma of dark malts candy, soft brown sugar, dates, figs, prunes, caramel, chocolate, nuts (hazelnuts) and a faint touch of leather and tannic red wine. silky smooth flavor with hints of dark fruit, toffee, leather, soft coffee, snuff, brown sugar, nut and reminiscences of hops. Sensation in half and creamy mouth with sweet, dry, earthy and warm

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (5055) - Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2016 Pours opaque mahogany with a thin buff head. Aroma delivers caramel, toasted malt and woody hops tones. Flavor is a bit on the sweet side and offers caramel, toasted malt and woody hops notes. Mouthfeel features firm body and OK fizz. Get decadent!

1.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Cool_Bond (2298) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2016
Fruity with hints of berries in the aroma. Yeast, hard alcohol, and let fruity taste. Hard bitterness that fills the mouth for a long time. But not so good. Severe beer. Too much alcohol taste. Follow me @ Kung av Ųl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (1496) - LATVIA - JUL 20, 2016
MMXV edition. Dark red-brown with small yellow head. Nice strong bread aroma. Quite strong bitterness rich with sweet bread notes. Bitter aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (9755) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2016
2010 Decadence. Pours a cloudy brown with medium beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is dark fruit, plum and figs, caramel, pure sugar. Medium body, caramel, roast, dark fruit, hides alcohol well, very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WVHouseofBeer (1026) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Sometimes you have to take things into consideration when rating, not with this beer, itís worth its lofty status. Dark fruits, caramel, toffee, beautifully melded into a velvety body. This beer is thick and you can tell it is expertly crafted. Donít pass this by, buy 3 and hold 2 back for a few years. Excellent brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Baramba (861) - ITALY - MAY 24, 2016
bottle. Dark brown with small white head. Malt and caramel aroma, dired fruits. Sweet caramel flavour, wooden, vanilla, hoppy finish. Fantastic

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (1302) - ZĪbki, POLAND - MAY 15, 2016
Aromat: głůwnie estrowy (wiśnia, aronia, śliwka), z dozą karmelu, chleba, melano, może nieco miodu. Drewno růwnież wyczuwalne, ale bez przesady. Alkohol nieźle ukryty.

Wygląd: barwa rubinowa, wydaje się klarowna, Piana beżowa, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, umiarkowanej wielkości i podobnie trwała.

Smak: spora słodycz, złamana kwaskowoscią, owoce ( w tym suszone), chleb, melano, alkohol. Goryczka w okolicach średniej plus, lekko drażniąca, ale delikatna. Krągła pełnia, umiarkowane wysycenie i kwaskowy, lekko owocowy finisz nuta alkoholową. Spodziewałem się więcej.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (3086) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Refrigered 75 cl brown bottle poured into a glass. Hazy Amber into a glass. Aroma is caramel malt, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel malt and wood.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoprider (403) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
05 Decadence. Pours brownish with a beige head. Small. N: dark english barleywine. So smooth, light roast, Heavy caramel and prunes. Great! T: so creamy and well.. Decadent.? Caramel and bruised fruit. Drinks perfect for a 10 year old beer. Aftertaste is semi drying but still heavy on the dark sweet fruits.


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