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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1666) - Bloomington, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (554) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (5942) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andyhwcinc (1426) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TizzleJizzle (599) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Poured into a goblet. 4.0 A: Clear deep amber mahogany color. One and a half fingers of creamy/frothy beige head. Retention is very good given the ABV and a short ring of lacing is left. 4.25 S: Doesn’t smell at all like a Belgian quad in that there’s no earthy tones, but it still smells great. Intense caramel, plum, fig, and vinous grapiness. Raisin, toastiness, dates, candi sugar, tobacco, and brown sugar next. Toffee and booze underneath that. Great complexity with surprising strength. The aromas haven’t quite merged into a seemless integrated nose, but it’s still exceedingly fulfilling. 4.25 T: Taste is exactly like the nose. Lacking in integration and earthy authenticism, but plenty complex and super potent. Plum, fig, and grape again lead the way. Caramel loses a bit of strength and joins the ranks of raisin, toastiness, dates, and brown sugar. Tobacco, candi sugar, and toffee. Tastes like it’s ABV, but it isn’t overbearing. Overall, quite enjoyable. 3.75 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation, which is spritzy but could be more so. Smooth enough. Good here. 4.0 D: Tasty brew that is good all around. Serving type: bottle 02-02-2013 03:40:13

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
always happy to see a decadence in front of me .. . pours a deep purple brown .. light foam .. . some dark berry, plum, light spice, burnt brandy, and toast .. . was surprised by this, not that memorable .. . . give me all the money you hello kitty eating wonton!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2013
750 ml bottle poured a clerar reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, dates, fig, carmel and light earthiness. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, dates, carmel and figs with a smooth lingering toffee finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2013
bottled, dark brown pour with no foam, roasty plum aroma, flavors of gingerbread, malty dark fruit, wine, plum sauce, lasting finish


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