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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (2802) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours near black with a thin tan head. Aromas of dark sugar, dark fruit, banana. Taste has more sugary sweetness. Clean finish. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2149) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle. Dark mahogany chestnut with tan head. Intense aroma of dark fruits, cherry, banana, toffee. Taste of toffee, bubblegum, banana amd dark fruits. Sweet with a clean finish. Nice

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle at home... Deep black.. Thin tan head... Soft sweet nlack cherry fruits node.... Soft roast... Lighr chocolate... Dark malts... Light cherry roast... Heavy malts... Dark heavh sugers..

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1789) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle at the Quadfest. Aroma of chocolate and molasses. Pours dark brown with good clarity and a small film of white head. Taste is molasses, raisins, with a caramel chocolate finish (and subsequent belches). Very tasty brew. A pleasure to try it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (1939) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle poured a dark ruby brown color with a cap of thick tan head. Aroma has dark fruit, rich malt, Belgian yeast, and some candi sugary. Mouth feel is medium with lower side carbonation. Flavor has super rich malts, dark fruit, Belgian yeast, and brown sugar sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen (1609) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle with foil poured into a trappist glass. Pours dark brown with light brown hightlights and small beige head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is dark candy sugar, syrupy texture, and little lacing. Taste is dark candy sugar and some dark fruit (mostly fig). Good quad, but not my favorite.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
1/22/14. 750mL bottle thanks to Brad! Murky brown pour with a nice frothy tan head that fades. Dark fruits and molasses on the aroma, a bit of maple in a way, caramel, malty, mild yeast character. Nice flavor, lots of dark fruits, molasses, toasted caramel, a hint of metal. Tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
annunz123 (848) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Brown bread, wine, raisins, dark fruit, and molasses in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet and bready, with apple, raisin, and caramel. Some fruit bitterness, spice, and alcohol in a dry finish. This is a great representation of a great beer style. If you’re in the mood to treat yourself, this is a fine choice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (2615) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2013
750ml bottle pours out a dark brown with ruby highlights topped with a sand head. Nose is sweet pitfruit candy spice and some belg yeast notes. Taste is as the nose with lots of sweetness some spice and thick rich.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (2419) - Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2013
750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled in late 2012. Pours lightly cloudy dark ruby red color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, prune, fig, pear, apple, caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, brown bread, clove, pepper, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of malt and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of huge caramel, molasses, raisin, prune, fig, toast, toffee, biscuit, pear, apple, dark bread, light chocolate, clove, pepper, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruits, caramel, toast, toffee, molasses, dark bread, light chocolate, biscuit, candi sugar, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Absolutely incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark malt and fruit/spicy yeast ester flavors; with an amazing malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible Quadrupel style! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.


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