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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4031) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle @ camping ratebeer. Aroma is big malty caramel, liquorice, sugar. Flavour is quite sweet with huge caramel and malt, light liquorice. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1505) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle @campingratebeers’14. Ruby color with a beige head. Smells and tastes sweet, fruity, raisens, toffee, bit chocolat.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4288) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle @ camping ratebeer 2014. Clear brown colour with a small off-white head. Smells sweet, raisins, yeasty, alcohol. Tastes sweet, alcohol, malts, very sweet, raisins. Full body, soft carbo.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (1377) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
Mooie chocolade bruine kleur met een goede bruine kraag. Ruikt koffie, vanille, crème. Smaakt bitterzoet, koffie, alcohol, specerijen.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3546) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2014
Sampled from a 0.75l bottle @ RBNG 2014. This is a lovely glowing amber ruby looking one. It also has a small islandy dark beige head. Smells lovely sweet with all sorts of dried glazed fruits; dates, raisins, sticky toffee caramel pudding and glaze. Yeah, it has a lovely sweet and punchy aroma! Oh, this tastes good as well. I get that dry licorice thingy at first with a ton of dried fruits and berries. There’s a woody touch to it as well here. Feels really thick and sticky in the mouth this and it’s only prickling on the tongue. Would not mind a bottle alone of this one. 15.02.2014

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
> High boost chocolate covered strawberry style Quad

[ Bottle ][ 750mL ][ Jank Bottle Shop Solana Beach ][ $17 ][ Crooked Stave Globe ][ 7.11.14 ]
>> Pours clear sepia core, deep red edges. Massive creamy yellow head. Nose is chocolate covered strawberry, vanilla, slight metallic, white chocolate mousse. Taste is dusty, metallic, papery, milk chocolate, rum soaked strawberry, milk chocolate covered strawberry. Rum cake finish. It’s pretty damn good, just not my style: sweet, red, high boost. Cleans up as it warms, good stuff.

>!< small metallic, paper

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mensch (259) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Yum. Deep, cooked caramel and raisin aroma. Rich flavors, very strong. I’m enjoying it with Stilton and marcona almonds. Fuck, I’m turning into Charles Finkel. Great beer, wait ’till it’s gone to eat the stinkin’ cheese.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1047) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Tasted Alongside Westy’s, St Bernardus 12, Rochfurt, others, Pours murky brown with big carb. Aroma is big dark fruits, taste holds up to the belgium big hitters!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (11192) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, some banana, fruity, toffee, sugary and sweet.


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