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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Pours a blushing port-wine red, with a few fingers of pale, corn- yellow head. Lacing is thick with a sheet of fine bubbles. Nose is of over-ripe banana, with very mild notes of spice. Taste starts with lightly ripened banana and light molasses, with highlights of caramel and even some faint shiraz dryness on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium to full, with a little bit of carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niko100 (1976) - Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Dark cider/brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit, & some clove; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, caramel/toffee, rich dark fruit (notably plums & figs), raisons, and some chocolate; Smooth warm finish; Nicely balanced & complex; Wow - great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheresyourball (491) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle shared with friends, poured into a tulip. Pours dark brown with a medium head. Nose is dark fruits, bread, caramel, candy; flavor follows, sticky sweet and rich. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bbbeer (586) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2013
Beautiful mahogany red-brown with medium small tan head. Aroma seemed a little strange (chalky?) at first but then straightened out with dark fruits, caramel-like malts. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is there for warming but unintrusive. Flavor is complex, sweet mostly but finish is relatively dry. Like a molasses-laced loaf of bread, with raisins, a little chocolate and spice. One of the best American quads I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mrnoluv (151) - long beach, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
You can smell the alcohol, the spices are perfect, IBU is very low imo, which is good, the aftertaste is smooth, not harsh. Could use a little more sweetness, not sure if anyone else agrees but I even taste a hint of pepper?I love this beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerman6686 (4301) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2013
This one poured a semi murky dark red to brown color with a small beige head. Aroma was dark fruits, lightly burnt sugar, dark candy sugar, chocolate, yeast and mild spice. Flavor started with a plummy yeasty grapey taste, followed by belgianesque spicey middle, and finished with a nice chocolately and roasty conclusion. An excellent American version of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho (2201) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2013
750 bottle. Dark fruit(dates, molasses) in the nose. Dark, reddish black. Thin off white head. Sweet, strong but strength accelerates on the palate. Belgian notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popway (42) - California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Right on with a very quizical nose. Gasoline? Funk? Along with the usual suspects. Coffee, toffee, caramel on the palate. Mild carbonation, bubble bath foamy head hang time minute plus on the pour. Really nice taste, and slightly sticky mouthfeel. ABV hits you after, not during the drink. No booze in the aftertaste. Nice job Alesmith!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
Bouteille 750ml. De couleur brune foncée et claire. Nez de levures fruités (figues, moyen de prunes, notes de raisins, de mûres et de cerises noires) et légèrement épicées (clou de girofle, traces de poivre), de sucre brun, léger de pain grillé avec des notes de chocolat noir, de malt rôti, de caramel, de mélasse, d’alcool et de houblon herbeux. Ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture riche, légèrement crémeuse et aux faibles notes sirupeuses. Goût de levures fruitées (prunes, figues, notes de raisins, traces de mûres et de bananes) et légèrement épicées (léger clou de girofle, notes de poivre) avec des notes de chocolat noir lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de sucre brun, léger de pain et de malt rôti aux notes terreuses avec des notes de mélasse sucrée et de caramel terreux. Parallèlement, l’on retrouve un léger goût d’alcool réchauffant jusqu’en finale où s’y ajoute une légère amertume de houblon herbeux et des traces de toffee. Post-goût long, léger-moyen amer d’alcool doux avec des notes rôties et de chocolat noir ainsi qu’avec un goût de levures fruitées (pelures de prunes, notes de raisins) aux notes épicées.

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