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RATINGS: 182   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jefcon (1426) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Outstanding nose of champagne, dried fruit, bready yeast and floral notes. Very long and dry palate. Kind of sparkles in the glass; it’s that special. Malts are the show, with a dry alcohol more than compensated for by molasses and sweet, ripe cherries, plums, apricots and peaches. Wonderful beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgianBeerGal (3247) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Traded bottle. Pours like a fairly classic quad: dark but not opaque brown with a spotty tan head. Aroma is also true to form with dark malt and dark fruit plus a hint of spice and molasses. Thanks for re-brewing this so I don’t have to try and find a 2005. Flavor mimics the aroma but finishes with just a hint of booze which is actually impressive considering the 12 ABV. It finishes a little sticky sweet which might mellow a touch with age. Nice and true to style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
2013-08-16. Nice dark mahogany brown body and tan head. Sweet malty aroma has sugary notes, caramel and dry malt accents. 7+ Flavour is sweet, sugary notes and fruity Belgian character. Smooth average plus bodied palate. Simple but lovely. At Campground Brewdown.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6991) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Sampled this at Campground Brewdown 2. Pours a deep brown with a thin to medium sized beige to tan head. Warm and woody, lots of chocolate and fruit. Tart acid and some molasses. Old brown sugar, tons of sweetness and cocoa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2490) - Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a white head. Caramel malt aromas. Sweet caramel malt and cola notes. Decent body and mouthfeel..

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11665) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Campground Throwdown 2, 75cl bottle. Minimal off-white head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is sweet, raisin, vinous/alcohol, some plum, caramel. Taste is sweet, chococaramel, grape/vinous, some plum. Sticky full body, minimal carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8964) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle at Brewdown. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose and taste of dark bread, dark fruit, toffee and caramel. Full bodied. Touch of booze in finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikesaum (596) - Newark, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Pours cola colored with a big khaki head. Aroma of booze, bread, dark cherries and other dark fruits, smells awesome. Taste is equally awesome, cherry cola notes with some sweet bread and a big of fig, a little yeasty and boozey, perfect carbonatiion. Standout brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5927) - Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a deep caramel brown color with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma had sweet caramel, dark fruits, bready malt, yeast, candied sugar and toffee. The flavor is everything from the nosewith a fairly smooth mouth feel. While maybe not as complex as the Belgian versions, this is quite tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10139) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Pours dark brown with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention and good lacing. Aroma is banana, figs, and plums with caramel and cookie malt, Belgian yeast spices and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet malt, dark fruits, Belgian yeast spices and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.


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