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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3486) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3429) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle, pours black with white head, couple inches in size, with nice lacing. Aromas and flavor of brown sugar, hops, spice, and clove. As it warmed some rye bread and caramel malting is evident. Medium body. Nice yeast profile.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (3423) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep, rich , clear red brown color with creamy beige head. Aroma of subtle sweet malts, candi, cherries, plums and raisins - nothing short of the best Belgian strong dark ales (St.Bernardus, Rochefort, Westvleteren). Flavor is malty, chewy fruity notes, dried figs and raisins, just a hint of molasses, light belgian yeast spice. Alcohol is felt but not smelled or tasted, just perfectly warming. Quite a surprise, a great one at that.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3398) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2013
25.4 oz bottle. Deep purple brown with a smooth beige head. Nose is candi, plum, cardamon and bread. Medium to full body with a tang. Taste is fig, burnt sugar, melon and brown bread. Finishes bitter with tobacco and yeast. Aging might soften.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Great big nose, full of raisans and rich candy sugar. Dark mahogony pour with a wispy head. Sweet rich, big malty punch. Great quad

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DYCSoccer17 (3354) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
750mL bottle purchased at Nugget in Davis (Covell). The aroma on this is rather rich and complex. Vinous characteristics, sweet brown sugar, pitted fruits and raisins all come together nicely. Light chocolate and light anise are also there. Mostly transparent dark garnet colored body with a small, beige head. Starts a bit sweet with some caramel flavoring. Becomes rather fruity with raisins and perhaps some leathery notes in the middle. Nice toastiness with a slight roastiness is also present. Belgian yeast esters come through after this, which impart a bit of a dry, banana, and dusty flavoring. Finishes is long and roasted. Ethanol is subdued. This is appropriately named.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3338) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2013
Nice sized beige head dark ruby red pour medium carbonation with the aromas of dark fruit figs cherries plums port wine rich dark grapes the flavours sweet figs brown sugar raisins plum port wine prunes cherries nice doughy taste spice some clove and cinnamon molasses taste rich quadruple so enjoyable best aftertastes fruity range rich moist malts sweet alcohol port taste lingering goodness high class quadruple by the brewers

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arve_Christian (3257) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
At RBNG 2014 Halden. Dark brown color, ok foam. Immediatly malty, dried fruits; high aroma intensity. Full body & high complexity . Some sweetness, very well balanced. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgianBeerGal (3240) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Traded bottle. Pours like a fairly classic quad: dark but not opaque brown with a spotty tan head. Aroma is also true to form with dark malt and dark fruit plus a hint of spice and molasses. Thanks for re-brewing this so I don’t have to try and find a 2005. Flavor mimics the aroma but finishes with just a hint of booze which is actually impressive considering the 12 ABV. It finishes a little sticky sweet which might mellow a touch with age. Nice and true to style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3232) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle pour. Pours a dark brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma is musty, earthy, sweet, Candi sugar, some spice. Taste is sweet and moderately spicy. Big, sticky body. Medium carbonation.


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