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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12640) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12405) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (12148) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (11840) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle shared @ Camping Ratebeer. Dark red color, average sized off-white to beige head. Smell and taste malts, caramel, some bitter, dark fruits, a hint of liquorice. A nice bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, 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
mcberko (11172) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Nice beer. Pours a cloudy mahogany color, yellowish cream colored head. Lots of dark dried fruit, toffee, alcohol, maple, honey. Tasty brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle via trade, shared at Craft Clerko. It pours clear deep red-brown with a small beige head. The nose is soft, juicy, toasted brown sugars, caramel, dried fruits, plum, date, prune wood, bourbon, touch of ginger, umami character and dark malty tang. The taste is bitter, earthy. Toasty, pretty sweet, juicy, toasted sugars, plum, prune, candy, good alcohol boost, banana bread and fruit cake with a smooth, sweetish finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Punchy, but pretty tasty also.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2013
750ml bottle. Poured a dark brown color, almost black, with a smaller sized off white head. Dark fruits, molassess, some spices, some brown sugar in the tastes, and caramel. Overall the alcohol content well hidden.


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