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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Now, seventeen years after we started, we’re proud to present another great addition in this ongoing series. AleSmith Decadence® 2012 is a big Belgian-style quadruple ale. A variety of Belgian malts impart notes of bread and ripe fruit with subtle hints of cloves and molasses. Its creamy mouthfeel is balanced by a rich, full-bodied finish. This rare offering is meant to be savored and will age nicely.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (21693) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
Draft @the brewery. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty dark fruit and caramel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty dark fruit finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (19760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle at home... Deep black.. Thin tan head... Soft sweet nlack cherry fruits node.... Soft roast... Lighr chocolate... Dark malts... Light cherry roast... Heavy malts... Dark heavh sugers..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (17225) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Paul. Pours ruby-brown with a creamy tan head. The nose has some caramel, light oxidation, dark fruits. Heavy sweet flavor, lots of ripe fruits, faint metallic notes, bread, toffee. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, loads of ripe and jammy fruits, berries, fruitcake, bread. Quite tasty overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (16554) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2015
Draught at the new tasting room in San Diego. Clear amber beer with a nice lasting offwhite/beige head. Malty caramel aroma, wine gum, caramel, figs, raisins, some grapes, some yeast. Malty fruity flavor, grapes, caramel, raisins, grapes, banana notes, warming alcohol, some spices. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle, 75cl, at RBNG-14 Grand Tasting. An almost clear one, brown in color and with a small beige head. Lightly roasted aroma with some dried fruits and caramel. Some burnt notes and fennel. The flavor has the same roasted malts and caramel, a nice bitterness too. Full body, pleasant carbonation and semi-dry. Quite roasted finish with caramel and with a nice carbonation. Pleasant indeed. 140215

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (15554) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle split at the 9.49 CBC boost tasting, Clerko, 03/06/15 big thanks to Paulo. Lightly hazed mahogany brown with moderate off white spotting and edgework. Nose is earthy, dark fruit peel, toffee, biscuit crumble, light spice, cocoa nibs, wooded notes. Taste comprises spice, wood must, fruit cake, yeast trace, prunes, bitter notes, light funk. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with lightly warming alcohol peeping through. Really solid quad, good balance and drinkability.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Dark amber pour with a small khaki head. Rich dark fruit and brown sugar aromas. Nice clove spiciness, chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol, and caramel sweetness. The flavor is sweet, but well balanced. Good roast and chocolate notes to go along with the dark fruit, caramel, and brown sugar. A bit of yeast, spice, and alcohol on the finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (13805) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at RBNG-14. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is yeast, caramel, roasted malt, dried fruits. Flavour is yeast, caramel, roasted malt, dried fruits, spices, sugar. Full body. Very nice. A beer i enjoy to taste.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13522) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Capped 750 from Nugget Market in Davis, CA. Pours dark ruddy copper with a 3 finger creamy dark beige head. Aromas of treacle, dark fruit and maybe hop. Or not. Arguably full bodied. Flavor is very dark, enhanced by the ABV, and is imaginable as super dark fruit cake. There’s a light heat/spice combo burn. Every quaff is an interesting cycle of flavors and mouthfeel. I think I even get chocolate occasionally. Truly fantastic ale.The finish is not dry, but that would be wrong. It’s not overly sweet either. Seems just right.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
Bottle. Poured a clear brown color with an average to large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dark fruit, spice and dark sugar aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Standout complex brew.


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