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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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bbbeer (586) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2013
Beautiful mahogany red-brown with medium small tan head. Aroma seemed a little strange (chalky?) at first but then straightened out with dark fruits, caramel-like malts. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is there for warming but unintrusive. Flavor is complex, sweet mostly but finish is relatively dry. Like a molasses-laced loaf of bread, with raisins, a little chocolate and spice. One of the best American quads I’ve had.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - APR 19, 2013
Bottle - Deep burgundy brown, very little head. Aroma of dried fruit, dates and figs. Slight rich yeasty notes. Flavor has notes from aroma and a bitterness that balances the sweetness. Good carbonation but mouthfeel is a bit syrupy, although not as much as other comparably giant beers. A well done huge beer!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3833) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2013
Weak fig nose, mild clove. Clear rust, medium tan head with little retention. Sweet plum and fig with blackberry and clove overtones. A bit like cough syrup though. Fig is significantly more dominant on the back of the palate. Rather vinous at times

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle... Poured dark brown with a khaki head. At first a little metallic and blood-like. As it warm dark sugars and plum notes came through. Mild bitterness and alcohol but fruity and sweet with some dryness towards the finish. Hit the spot for the style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheresyourball (516) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle shared with friends, poured into a tulip. Pours dark brown with a medium head. Nose is dark fruits, bread, caramel, candy; flavor follows, sticky sweet and rich. Very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16691) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
750mL bottle picked up from the brewery a while back, also at Olive Tree Market in OB for $12.99. Clear deep burgundy brown and has a lovely two finger beige tan head, creamy and lasts a few minutes, does rouse when swirled. Plums and molasses, dark candi sugar and caramel, dried out by some toasty malt and graham cracker. Just a little spicy phenolics. Flavor follows suit with a little added banana midway through, and the phenolics getting a a little spicier with the addition of alcohol, which wasn’t too apparent, but went well with this beer. Bitterness peaked at a 2-3, slightly earthy finish. Full body with low creamy carbonation. Very tasty--it’s such a nice thing to get a good quad--and, this is cheaper than Rochefort 10 oz per oz for a good quad.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
A - Dark ruby-brown with a finger of frothy khaki-tan head. Fades fairly slowly. S - Sweet dark caramel malts, raisins, dates, figs, and other dark fruits, Belgian yeast, clove, pepper, and other spices, candi sugar, and some booze. T - Sweet dark caramel malts, raisins, figs, and other dark fruits, Belgian yeast, clove, pepper, other spices, candi sugar, a touch of cocoa, vanilla, and some booze. M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and warming finish. D - Nice balanced Quad. Good complexity and mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmerz (708) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle drank Apr ’13. Pours without much head and only a little lace but with a beautiful ruby hue. The aroma is rich clean fresh sweet bread and just ripe dark fruit with a little spice. The flavor has a nice spice and molasses linger after a not overly creamy sweet start balanced by a woody bitter middle. It is lively and dries surprisingly quickly though has a lingering stickiness. Really nice fresh and I can imagine it will be even better in a few years.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle. A dark brown color wit ha nice foamy tan head. A malty nose with dark fruits, bready malts, caramel, raisins, and prunes. A nice rich mildly spicy flavor, warming alcohol and a great finish.


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