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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7549) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7533) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by someone at the Baymont Jackie-O’s release weekend bottle share. Thanks! Pours a dark amber color, mostly clear, with a small off-whtie head. Notes of caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar, mellow spices, clove, molasses, boozy bread, vanilla, and chocolate. Medium-full bodied, with medium carbonation and a sweet, rich, full mouthfeel. Nice American take on a Belgian tradition.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (7488) - 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 (7461) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
[5648-20130816] Bottle. Roasted soya wood aroma. Clear, dark brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Roasted soya grainy wood flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (7232) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2013
UPDATED: APR 4, 2013 750 ml bottle. Pours a dark mahogany color with a medium beige head. A big fruity toffee and leather nose. Rich, hot, caramel, berries, toffee, some yeast, dry, big fruit. Dusty. Very good, rich and .....decadent.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (7077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"They nailed the description, and the beer. Decadence has always been just shy of elite, especially being from on of my very favorite brewers, but this latest one is my favorite of the 4 years I’ve had. Everything you want in a quad. A melange of toffee, molasses, dark and even a little lighter fruit, belgian spice. Covers up 12% pretty dang well. I love this beer and hope I can find it again."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7024) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6834) - .....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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6824) - Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
1/22/14. 750mL bottle thanks to Brad! Murky brown pour with a nice frothy tan head that fades. Dark fruits and molasses on the aroma, a bit of maple in a way, caramel, malty, mild yeast character. Nice flavor, lots of dark fruits, molasses, toasted caramel, a hint of metal. Tasty.


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