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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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Draught at Alesmith. Pours a clear mahogany color with a khaki head. Aroma is raisin, candied sugar, molasses. Taste is sweet with some alcohol warmth. A little dry and aome prickly carbonation. Really one of the best Quads I’ve had from an American brewer. Superb.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RuneStumo (2130) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2014
15.02.2014. 0,75. Bottle. RBNG-14. Golden dark colour with off-white head. Aroma is malty with dark malts and a goog strong body. Good bitterness with flavours of fruits and alcohol. good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1205) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Dark amber almost brown pour with a nice off white head that dissipates quickly. Nose is toffee and molasses. Good carbonation and slightly heavy mouthfeel. Slight belgian spice and dark raisin and fig in the taste. A nice ester finish consistent with the style.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cards04 (1458) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
Man these guys know how to make great beer. Pours a deep chestnut brown. Aromas are strong raisins and prunes. Flavors are sweet dark fruits, some apple, and strong slightly toasted malts at the end. Fantastic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
ModeEngage (143) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2014
http://imgur.com/4SUxwGn -- Bottle. Pours hazy brown with off-white head that lasts. Smells of cinnamon, belgian yeast notes, astringency, and sweet bread. Drinks with mild alcohol and little lingering bitterness. Full bodied. Tastes of dark fruit, wood, brown sugar, biscuit, and dark bread. Lingering biscuit finish. Delicious and to style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (2395) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
From a shared 75cl bottle at RBNG-14. Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Sweet , caramelly and fruity aroma with mild malty notes and noticeable alcohol. Smooth, but too sweet for me. (2014-02-15 - Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4609) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
Thin tanned head. Almost clear dark ruby colored body. Rich malt nose. Fresh sourish-sweet with dark creamed caramel, tinned dark fruits, bread-crust and some fine herbal tones. Full-bodied. Smooth and creamy in the mouth. Big dark caramelly malt base. Plummy fruitiness. Rounded roastiness. Spice and cellar notes. Warming, long gently roasty-sweet ending. Really good stuff. [Shared bottle at Grand Tasting, RBNG2014]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (2491) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
Sampled at the RBNG-14 Grand Tasting courtesy of Inbreak. Clear ruby mahogany colored body with a white rim. Spicy rock sugar with raisins on the nose. Sweet and salty flavor. Full bodied. Alco warm.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1584) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle 750ml. Some gusher action at opening. Pours very dark ruby with low beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of fruits, alcohol, caramel. Taste is of fruits, caramel, sugar, alcohol, slight oxydation? Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation, slighty sticky mouthfeel. Overall: Good, fruity. Not outstanding.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (3513) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle sample @ RBNG-14. Deep ruby-hued brown body, medium creamy off-white head. Nose is caramel, Norwegian brown cheese, deep malts, cream, chocolate and hints of raisins, plums and prunes. Taste is deep malts, raisins, caramel, red fruits and hints of plums and burnt sugar. Full body, medium carbonation. Very smooth and nice, as mostly from AleSmith. Probably the best beer from the Grand Tasting session at Ratebeer Norway Gathering 2014 IMO.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (995) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
Gusher? Weird. Pours a dark brown topped by a small offwhite rim that offers light lace. Nose is of raisins and various dark fruits, brown sugar and alcohol. Taste is sweet but not quite cloying and offers some fruity caramel flavors. Body is full, mouthfeel sticky and syrupy. I didn’t like it as much as my other colleagues, not sure what I missed though. Maybe I’ll rerate sometime in the future.


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