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RATINGS: 147   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikesaum (592) - Newark, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Pours cola colored with a big khaki head. Aroma of booze, bread, dark cherries and other dark fruits, smells awesome. Taste is equally awesome, cherry cola notes with some sweet bread and a big of fig, a little yeasty and boozey, perfect carbonatiion. Standout brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2439) - 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 !

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daleharshman (861) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
750 ml bottle purchased about 13 months ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($13.99). Opens a near-gusher then pours a lovely garnet hue with almost three fingers of crackling tan foam. AROMA of buttered dark bready malts, rich toffee, sticky dark fruit, port wine, Belgian yeast, with noticeable tangy spice. FLAVOR of rich toffee and caramel, sweet grains, raisin and holiday candied fruit, a little chocolate, brown sugar, and finishing with some spice. A fair amount of sweetness as I would hope for in a quad, but far from cloying. The huge alcohol is well concealed, though does have a very noticeable warming effect. Overall the beer has a lighter mouthfeel than the 12% would imply. Another excellent anniversary effort from the always great Alesmith, and one of the best American-made quads I have had. (134, 844)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enish266 (4) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013 does not count
On tap at Alesmith. Reviewed from a couple tasters. A - sweet raisins. Nose is present and not overpowering. Hints of malt and toffee. A - deep copper with minimal lacing. T - ripe cherry and dates. Bready notes and brown sugar dominate the middle palate. Alcohol is well-hidden and only comes through at the very end. Esters and cloves hide nicely in the background. Finishes clean and immensely quaffable for 12% abv. P - light to medium carbonation. A little on the thin side but still coats the mouth and lingers for a few seconds. O - A tasty brew and definitely one of the better American quads I’ve sampled.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1281) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown pour with some red hues and a very large and creamy tan head. Aroma is dense, clean spices with light clove, slight roast (even smokey at points) and dark malt with bready notes as well as darker fruit notes like plum and fig. Taste is very clean with heavy dark fruit notes, spices, minimal clove, slight bitterness from the alcohol, and darker molasses through the finish. Clean, coating, and smooth mouthfeel. Exceptionally balanced and clean for such a large beer. This is great stuff and certainly worthy of a second bottle for the cellar.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with a creamy off white head. Sweet caramel, vanilla, raisin, date, citrus and a hint of chocolate to the aroma and taste with a silky slightly bright full bodied palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DYCSoccer17 (3228) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dalekliz (826) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Growler. Pours a dark reddish-brown with a small white head. Sweet, roasty aroma, of dark fruits, malt, molasses, spices, wood, and a bit of booze. Taste is rich, of sweet boozy dark fruits, malt, grass, wood, cloves, sugar. Lingering sweet booze. Very nice quad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Pours a deep brown with a large tan head. Aroma is caramel malt, brown sugar, belgian yeasts, rock candy, booze, and fruit. Flavor is fruit, rock candy, belgian yeasts, a bit of alcohol, fruits, and spices. A bit boozy, but still very drinkable. Great brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1691) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours brown/re, with a tan head. Aroma is fruit, brown sugar, and malt. Flavor is fruit, malt, toffee, alcohol, and spices. Heavy body, sweet start and sweet finish. Another nice Decadence.


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