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RATINGS: 643   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2010
Bottle 750ml. @ yesprs Pre tasting before the Copenhagen beerfestival.
[ Blindtasting Bottle #11. ]

Unclear medium amber color with a small average, frothy and open, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, oxidide malt, dried fruit, tobacco - wood, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20100506]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2010
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dense malty, caramelish, sweet, breadish and light fruity. Sweet dark malty, toffee, roasted, breadish and nice subdued fruity flavoured. Lingering roasted and breadish toffee flavoured. Smooth malty and fruity with a mild bitterness into a medium dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2006 A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of alcohol and lots of fruit, leaning towards the over ripe end of life. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, prunes, over ripe fruits, wood, and alcohol, that prickles the tongue. The end is dry and woody.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (25926) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2010
Bottled@Blindtasting at yespr. Amber colour, beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, some mild grassy and floral hoppy notes as well as toffee, alcohol and some mild notes of yeast. Flavour is alcohol, fruits, toffee, mild grassyness as well as mild yeasty and herbal notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2010 (Bottle 75 cl) Very beautiful clear, dark amber - looks like a good cognac - with a small, off-white head. Fat, flowery hoppy aroma. Very full body with tons of sweet caramel malt. Very vinuos with notes of overripe fruits - a bit sugary. Old Ale? This is more your typical American Barley Wine. 031205 and 061006

Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Blindtasting. Pours a cloudy and opaque brown with an off-white head. Sweet aroma of roasted malts, licorice allsorts and overripe fruit. Medium body with notes of caramel, overripe fruit and and oxidized edge. Hops have faded quite a bit while the alcohol is still sharp in the finish. 7/3/7/3/15=3.5 060510

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (23431) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2006
Cask at O’Brien’s, San Diego. Clear dark reddish brown. Raisiny, near portlike and very sweet with some cherry tones. Very liqueur-like with notes of orange and curacao. A massive onslaught of flavours, but finishes disappointingly dusty and alcoholic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23039) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2007
Bottle. Thanks to JohnC for this great beer. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Sweet malty and slightly spicy aroma. Sweet malty dry bitter and slightly hoppy and alcoholic flavor with some vanilla hints. Sweet malty finish with some hints of vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 27th March 2011
Cloudy dark brown beer, residual pale tan head. Smooth palate, dry. Fresh malt, a little creamy. Trace amount of chocolate. A little dry wood. Whisper of hop before a dry finish. All right.

15th August 2013
GBBF Day 3. On sale as Alesmith Old Ale. Clear deep red - brown beer. Residual pale tan head. Smooth and semi dry palate. Rich toffee and dried fruits. Slightly bitter and a little woody. Sherry notes. Light dry finish. Mature and tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2010
bottle at brewdog bar ... hazy red brown ... sweet vanilla bourbon nose ... sweet fruits ... lots of cherry ... toffee vanilla malts ... caramel...

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