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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3678) - 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3638) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2014
Reddish brown colour, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, cigars, coffee, malts and banana. Sweet malty flavour, chocolate. Sweet finish, caramel, malts, light liquorice. Nice!
(from 75cL bottle @ Camping RateBeers. Thanks for sharing, RateBeer crew!)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (3638) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2014
Sampled from a 0.75l bottle @ RBNG 2014. This is a lovely glowing amber ruby looking one. It also has a small islandy dark beige head. Smells lovely sweet with all sorts of dried glazed fruits; dates, raisins, sticky toffee caramel pudding and glaze. Yeah, it has a lovely sweet and punchy aroma! Oh, this tastes good as well. I get that dry licorice thingy at first with a ton of dried fruits and berries. There’s a woody touch to it as well here. Feels really thick and sticky in the mouth this and it’s only prickling on the tongue. Would not mind a bottle alone of this one. 15.02.2014

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3572) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbill (3565) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear deep reddish brown with a moderate fairly dense tan head. Very pleasant aroma of malt with some caramel sweetness, prunes, and raisins. The flavor is excellent with ample chewy sweet malt, prunes, dates, and raisins. Rich and full bodied. Luxurious on the palate. Excellent!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (3543) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2013
750ml bottle pours out a dark brown with ruby highlights topped with a sand head. Nose is sweet pitfruit candy spice and some belg yeast notes. Taste is as the nose with lots of sweetness some spice and thick rich.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (3530) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
From a shared 75cl bottle at RBNG-14. Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Sweet , caramelly and fruity aroma with mild malty notes and noticeable alcohol. Smooth, but too sweet for me. (2014-02-15 - Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3523) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DYCSoccer17 (3481) - 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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