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RATINGS: 169   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7782) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Masterfully-sculpted raisins morph into dark chocolate stuffed with date sugar in this most elegant, succulent Quadrupel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the dark brown and its mahogany sheen.
-The aroma and flavor profile are so refined in this one; absolutely glorious definition.
-This may not be as effervescent as the Quads I know and love, but it doesn’t detract from the pure pleasure of sipping to be had.
-The finish is pure malt bliss.

Bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (7386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle 750ml @ RGNG-14
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, toffee, alcohol, dried fruits and floral. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, caramel and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle. Dark mahogony beer with a cream head. Rich malt and light roast aroma with light yeast. Caramel and toffee flavor with light dark fruit and light yeast. Medium bodied. Caramel/toffee lingers with light dark fruit and light yeast.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6849) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Big thanks to Sparky for sharing this. The 750mL bottle pours a nice clear mahogany with a thin tan head of foam. The aroma is inviting with some thick malts, prunes and dates as well as a bit of raisin like dark fruity esters. The taste begins with a nearly creamy mouth feel offering up smooth sweet prunes and brown sugar covered dates and raisins. This is a smooth yummy and rich brew with only the slightest rough around the edges sensation which tells me the room for improvement with age is kind of small. Don’t get me wrong, I’m going to age a few. Lovely Quad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6584) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6435) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle shared by oRos. Pours caramel with a thick beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a delicious raisin and toffee flavor with a mellow slightly bitter finish. A nice version of Decadence.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6306) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2013
750ml bottle, shared by tmoney99. Clear lighter brown color. Good thin off-white head, little lace. Bigger body. Lighter, smooth carbonation, kind of crisp. Some cinnamon, dark fruit, some wood. Spicy taste, light bitter, minimal sweet. Mostly spicy and light bitter. Nice cherry, little dates. Very good, complex flavor profile. Little warmth or bite, but that doesn’t bother me at all. Super nice stuff. Would love to enjoy more than a sample of this.. Maybe in the future, with a bit of age

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6306) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6241) - 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?



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