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AleSmith Decadence 2012

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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2355) - 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 (11562) - 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 (8592) - , 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 (5556) - 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 (9765) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3592) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle shared by beerandblues2. Pours dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is cookie and caramel malts, figs, dates, plums, floral notes, and light molasses. Flavor is heavy dark fruit esters, booze, bready malts, light floral hops, and some faint roast malts; dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Deep ruby, thin to moderate frothy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Big and boozy bready nose, heavy.   Also some alcohol and dark pitted fruit.   Boozy maltiness on the tongue, bready, sweet, dark pitted fruit that is very acoholic.   This one seems to be a little young, immature, or lacking in proper reproduction attributes.   Not a mature beer by any means.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Big bright finish, super sweet breadiness, a little popsicle, some big bready malts as well as an torpedo tube aftertaste.   What the f*ck is a Torpedo Tube Aftertaste?   I have no clue, but it tastes like something out of the cold war era.   Sweet, bready as f*ck, and just plain ole difficult to drink.   A bit caustic, super strong popsicle like flavors.   How is this rated all that high?   Its a bruiser and a bastard of a Quad/ABT beer.   I feel like I just sh*t myself finishing this beer.   WTF just happened?


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hapjydeuce (945) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottled. Pours mahogany brown, clear with a light ring of beige head. Aroma is light smoke, raisin, plum, and cinnamon bread. Flavor flows suit with heavy sweetness under the fruity bread tones typical of the style. Nice medium bitterness and a slightly dry tingling finish. Pretty darn good, hard to compare to some of the true Belgian heavy-hitters though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Has a strong pleasant sweet aroma. Taste is sweet as well with an alcoholy finish. I taste a hint of chocolate, fruits, and caramel.


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