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RATINGS: 205   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (8069) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle shared at craft beer co clerko. Thanks to Paul for this one. Deep reddy copper coloured pour with a lasting off white head. Aroma is sticky sweet unrefined sugars. Honey. Cinnamon Flavour is composed of woody vanilla, unrefined sugars. Sticky. Belgian. Yeast. Palrte is sticky sweet, woody varnish. Lowish carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (8021) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8014) - 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)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7960) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 27, 2013
On tap at Alesmith. Pours with a clear bronze hued body with a tan head that lasts. Aromas are of big malt, alcohol, raisins, lightly spicy phenols, grain, plums, rich, light molasses, melanoidins, toffee. Despite all this decadence it still smells relatively dry. Flavors are rich and boozy with plums, brown sugar, molasses and rich esters. Richly malty, and decadent. Boozy, but with a relatively dry finish. Well made.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7774) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (7755) - Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2013
750 ml bottle to oversized snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a semi-opaque brown with fluffy light beige head that dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; candied dark fruit and Belgian yeast. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (7741) - .....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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (7516) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
Shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours almost clear dark brown, very thin head. Aroma of toffee musty malts, syrupy malts. Oily clean mouthfeel. Taste is moderate sweet, raisins, prunes, toffee, lingering sweet, light roast, well hidden alcohols.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (7361) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2013
750, capped and foiled. Pours a murky dark brown with a loose creamy tan head. Big sweet nose, lots of brown sugar and party balloons. CO2 happening. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Brown sugar, party balloons, CO2, aluminum, and tangy persimmons on the mid palate. Mild bready finish. Not bad. Definitely not great.


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