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RATINGS: 599   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2006
For my first rating after a long hiatus, I wanted something a little out of the ordinary, so I opted for a bottle of Alesmith Decadence that I have had aging for over a year. Poured it into my snifter with no head at all, a deep mahogany/ruby coloring, and very clear when held up to the light. The aroma was sweet, vinuous, resiny, with just a hint of alcohol. Initial sip was sweet, with mildly spicey afternotes and just a hint of alcohol burn. Not at all grainy or overbearing, and just enough hop presence to keep it from being cloyingly sweet. Overall a very pleasant drink for a chilly spring evening, preferrably shared with good company since it is rather potent and comes in a 750ml champagne bottle sizing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (3641) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen - fuzzy brown pour with beige head. Sweet malty aroma and taste,toffee, caramel, plethora of dark dried fruits, nutty, some subtle spices, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fspirit (52) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2015
Caramel, nutsbasement aromas, raisin aroma. Hazy, brown and cloudy appearance. Medium sweetness, lightly bitter and salty. Full body, oily feel, flat, long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niller (913) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle@Desverger. Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma and taste is malts, caramel, dark dried fruits, brown sugar, toffee. Full body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Sweet finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1538) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2015
750 ml bottle, bottled on 02/26/14. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a murky reddish/brown color with about an inch beige head that stuck around a little while. There’s a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice and malty, the brew smells like toffee, dark fruit (plums, raisins), caramel, brown sugar, and some nuts. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also the addition of rum-like booziness, red grapes and currants. Mouthfeel/body is full, it’s creamy and coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought this was pretty good, I think I’ll have to pick up another bottle soon!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3173) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2015
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy, deep amber with a small beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, Brown sugar and dried dark fruits. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry, with a hint of bitterness and alcohol. Medium bodied, oily to syrupy texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Ale indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1822) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2015
Pours caramel with a medium tan head. Aromas of apple, caramel, honey and raisins. Taste is apple, honey, raisins, caramel and roasted nuts. Mouthfeel is medium bodied wiht medium carbonatioin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (3543) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2015
750ml bottle pours out a amber ruby topped with a small sand head. Nose is sweet malts toffee caramel and some booze. Taste is more of the sweetness caramel toffee honey and some bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fjetland (11) - randaberg, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2015
This is a party for your mouth. This could be a dessert all alone. Alesmith hit bullseye on this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlasgowTAD (480) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 11, 2015
Pours a ruby red with a slight brownish head. Aroma is redcurrants, caramel, toffee and malts. Taste is caramel, redcurrants, toffee and some bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (146) - - 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

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