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AleSmith Decadence 2012



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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hapjydeuce (986) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottled. Pours mahogany brown, clear with a light ring of beige head. Aroma is light smoke, raisin, plum, and cinnamon bread. Flavor flows suit with heavy sweetness under the fruity bread tones typical of the style. Nice medium bitterness and a slightly dry tingling finish. Pretty darn good, hard to compare to some of the true Belgian heavy-hitters though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Has a strong pleasant sweet aroma. Taste is sweet as well with an alcoholy finish. I taste a hint of chocolate, fruits, and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3735) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2013
Nice sized beige head dark ruby red pour medium carbonation with the aromas of dark fruit figs cherries plums port wine rich dark grapes the flavours sweet figs brown sugar raisins plum port wine prunes cherries nice doughy taste spice some clove and cinnamon molasses taste rich quadruple so enjoyable best aftertastes fruity range rich moist malts sweet alcohol port taste lingering goodness high class quadruple by the brewers

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ozzyj (4) - , Delaware, USA - JUL 6, 2013 does not count
The aroma was rich with malt, dark fruits, molasses, and candy sugar.. The appearance was dark brown/amber color with tight tan carbonation clinging head. The taste was rich, malty, with bready Belgian & caramel malts, molasses, spicy esters, sugars/alcohol - very rich and complex. Gets more complex as it warms up too. Mouthfeel is full bodied with big malts. Overall a great beer which complements this style by being rich, complex and warming. It has all the aforementioned flavors of raisin, prunes, dark fruit, & esters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1852) - Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle. Copper/amber pour, beige head, good retention/lace. Aroma of dark fruit, toffee, fruity ester, clove, brown sugar. Taste is sweet, dark fruits, caramel, yeast, molasses, brandy. Palate is lightly dry, average carbonation, slick, sweet finish. I’d let this sit at least another year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Pours reddish brown with a creamy white head. Aroma is caramel and belgian spice. Taste is creamy caramel, belgian yeast, and dark fruit. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (10568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark mahogany with a medium beige head. Aroma of bready notes, Belgian spices, and dark fruits - smells like a traditional quad. Flavour brings out candied sugar, bready malts, dark fruits, and a touch of toffee. Very authentic tasting, i.e. Belgian-esque. Not as epic and complex as the classic Belgian quads, but pretty damn close. Finishes on notes of Belgian yeast and bready malt. Very well-balanced and designed. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andyhwcinc (1712) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2013 Purchased at Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont, MA, enjoyed at friends place watching Family Guy. Appearance a very dark brown / ruby red with a rich, strangely white head. Aroma rich in dark plum, smells great. Taste is awesome, easy drinking with high potency and great flavor. Awesome stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TizzleJizzle (743) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2013
750ml bottle courtesy of blutt59. Poured a brown-amber color, big beige top, lacing, and great head retention. Tasted caramel malts, clove, bready, spicy, grapes, boozy; super complex! High carbonation, creamy body. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
(750ml bottle) Pours an amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of dates, raisins, plum, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, raisins, toffee, brown sugar, maple syrup, and dates.

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