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AleSmith Decadence 2012



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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jazz88 (2646) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6550) - Utah, USA - MAR 31, 2013
750ml bottle shared by Doug, thanks
Appearance: Clear dark ruby with a medium sized beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Dark fruit, chocolate and toffee
Taste: Toasted malts, toffee, dark fruit and spices
Nice with a warming alcohol going down.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
yankeepride (10) - Teaneck, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Decadence hardly begins to describe this one. Enjoyed in a snifter, courtesy of the owner at One Mile House in NYC. Has a great dark brown, ruby-tinged color to it. Smell has a combo of yeast and bananas, but not strong, more subtle like dried bananas. Described as a quad, my mind had a hard time with the flavor until reading the bottle yielded that "ah-ha!" moment - molasses. Finishes with a slight bit of alcohol burn, but very, very tiny compared to its big 12% ABV. Overall one of the best beers I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeJslc (776) - USA - MAR 30, 2013
Deep copper, clear, beige head. Aroma of deep malt, toffee, bready notes, light spice, alcohol. Flavor of bready-sweet Munich malt, light earthy spice, some pepper, a little leather, some dark fruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (7962) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2013
UPDATED: APR 4, 2013 750 ml bottle. Pours a dark mahogany color with a medium beige head. A big fruity toffee and leather nose. Rich, hot, caramel, berries, toffee, some yeast, dry, big fruit. Dusty. Very good, rich and .....decadent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2013
25.4 oz bottle. Deep purple brown with a smooth beige head. Nose is candi, plum, cardamon and bread. Medium to full body with a tang. Taste is fig, burnt sugar, melon and brown bread. Finishes bitter with tobacco and yeast. Aging might soften.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1553) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle courtesy of StefanSD. Pours a gorgeous ruby red with a nice cream colored head. Lots of dried fruit in the aroma, with sweet maple and caramel. Opened this with some friends and one commented that he preferred his quads sweeter, but I rather liked that this was not overly so, ripe fruit, chocolate, bready malt. Very nice, maybe a touch on the thin side. May have to get another to age. Can’t believe this is 12% it is well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (7986) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle. Dark mahogony beer with a cream head. Rich malt and light roast aroma with light yeast. Caramel and toffee flavor with light dark fruit and light yeast. Medium bodied. Caramel/toffee lingers with light dark fruit and light yeast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
750 mL bottle from the Best Damn Beer Shop in San Diego, served in a snifter. Pours clear mahogany with a moderate tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. On the nose there are big notes of molasses and toasted malts, along with raisins, figs and plum. Belgian style yeast comes through, along with subtle spice. The flavour is moderately sweet with a complex blend of malty notes including dark fruit, molasses, chocolate and raisins. There are also notes of earth, spice and subtle pepper. The finish is long, toasty and subtly spicy. On the palate it is full in body with a silky smooth texture and soft carbonation. Overall this is a beautiful quadrupel with complex roasty malts and a creamy texture. An excellent brew that would reward some aging. 2013-03-18

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeeHeavySD (3365) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Great big nose, full of raisans and rich candy sugar. Dark mahogony pour with a wispy head. Sweet rich, big malty punch. Great quad

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