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AleSmith Decadence 2012



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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5351) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle: Poured a dark brown color ale with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dry fruits and caramelized sugar with light fruity ester is quite enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by caramelized sugar with dry raisins note, light fruity ester and well balanced residual sugar notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and surprisingly no apparent alcohol. Well balanced and very enjoyable for the style. Brewer should think about brewing again and maybe giving it a barrel treatment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (5251) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet and light sugar aromas. Light spice, fruit and sugar flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (5175) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear ruby amber with a small tan head and decent lacing. Aroma is rich with notes of caramel, molasses, dried fruits. Flavor is much the same, with perhaps a note of clove, although I might be talking myself into that one based on the deScription. Medium sweet with a light orange-zesty bitterness. Full bodied. Quite a nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (5107) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle @ camping ratebeer 2014. Clear brown colour with a small off-white head. Smells sweet, raisins, yeasty, alcohol. Tastes sweet, alcohol, malts, very sweet, raisins. Full body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnnyJ (5073) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish amber, with a rocky off-white head. Dark dried fruits (raisin, date, prune), candy sugar, belgian yeast, spice, roasted nuts, aged sherry, toffee, and with a long, dry finish. Abv is hidden, just a pleasant warmth. Very good quad, I will definitely buy more of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (5047) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle shared@CBC Clerkenwell, London (03/06/2015) - pours hazy amber copper colour with a beige head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, dark dried fruits, Belgian yeast, some spices, medium body, sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (5013) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Pours deep mahogany into a Trappist glass. Mocha head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Molasses, brown bread and dark alcohol-soaked pit fruit aromas. Sweet caramel and clove upfront turning hot raisin brown bread and chocolate in the lasting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Very nice quad, lots of caramel and nougat with Belgian fruitness, great job you whalesmiths

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4956) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 6, 2014
750ml bottle in a wine glass. Pours deep brown/ruby with a beige head. Aroma of rich caramel and toffee and lightly nutty malts, some spicy yeast, light notes of dark fruits, hints of bitterness. Flavor the same with a great blend of everything. Smoother texture. A solid quad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4952) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2013
bottle @ home pours dark brown, good , imidiatly fading head . smell is rather chocolaty taste is earthy , bit metallic, some sweetness, some chocolate. damn nice quad !

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