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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1525) - Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle spit with Dave on October 14th, 2013.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown black, light head.
Aroma: Aroma of dark fruit, faint sugar.
Taste: Nice dark fruit, malt, faint chocolate notes.
Palate:Creamy, medium body, lightly slick, light lingering finish.

Summary: Thanks for sharing Dave! This was really exceptional, nice and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
annunz123 (853) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Brown bread, wine, raisins, dark fruit, and molasses in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet and bready, with apple, raisin, and caramel. Some fruit bitterness, spice, and alcohol in a dry finish. This is a great representation of a great beer style. If you’re in the mood to treat yourself, this is a fine choice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle at the Quadfest. Aroma of chocolate and molasses. Pours dark brown with good clarity and a small film of white head. Taste is molasses, raisins, with a caramel chocolate finish (and subsequent belches). Very tasty brew. A pleasure to try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arve_Christian (3031) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (2726) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by mathieuc, thanks! Clear dark amber with a medium persistent beige head and good lacing. Aroma is of raisins, candi sugar, hints of sweetness, molasses, dark fruits, some oxydation notes, spices and some Belgiumness. Taste is moderately sweet with raisins, spices, malt, candi sugar, molasses, dark fruits and just the right amount of alcohol warming in the finish. Full bodied. Good carbonation. Chewy mouthfeel. Spciy finish. Wow! This is a very good Quad. Taste, complex and great balance. Well done AleSmith!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4292) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
bottle shared by mathieuc, thanks bro. pours clear ruby-copper with a frothy light beige-reddish head, good retention and lacing. raisins-plenty, other dried dark red fruits; doughy, nutty, fruity and chewy caramel, belgian yeast, few bananas/bubblegum, dark candi, pepper, other spices - cardamom. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - lean for its abv, bittering grassy-spicy finish. very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (3995) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle sample @ RBNG-14. Deep ruby-hued brown body, medium creamy off-white head. Nose is caramel, Norwegian brown cheese, deep malts, cream, chocolate and hints of raisins, plums and prunes. Taste is deep malts, raisins, caramel, red fruits and hints of plums and burnt sugar. Full body, medium carbonation. Very smooth and nice, as mostly from AleSmith. Probably the best beer from the Grand Tasting session at Ratebeer Norway Gathering 2014 IMO.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarrettB (1024) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
January 4th, 2013 - The New Year is a naturally retrospective time, which is why a 2012 brew seemed a suitable way to spend a 2013 evening. Alesmith’s 2012 Decadence was, I believe, a bottle purchase from the brewery purchase, made on a whim, and with a little financial and liquid courage. Like many of Alesmith’s paramount pours, this slips from bottle to glass with a silky smoothness, and the sweet and subtle smell of cobwebs, settled dust, raisins, gown sugar, molasses and a thick, syrupy balsamic vinegar, and a powerful smell of intricate yet delicate yeast. The flavor adds to this powerful, pungent mixture with a distinct vanilla bean flavor, and a long, lovely, lingering aftertaste. The potential for caustically strong flavors is disarmed by a foamy and "poofy" aftertaste in the flavor, though this doesn’t attenuate the alcohol into invisibility. But as expected, heavy sugars define the flavors here, with a thick, natural apple pie sweetness, pushing the boundaries between indulgent and cloying - basically, everything I like in a winter warmer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1365) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2013
On tap at Ale Smith brewery. Pours a red brown with an off white head and yeasty, fruity aroma. Taste is similar, yeast, fruits, bread, and caramel with a warming, long finish. Alcohol is well hidden, very drinkable, delicious brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
oRos (1097) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle from Beercraft. Pours a Ruby color with egg shell head. Aroma is very sweet. Taste has lots of carbonation has lots of dark fruits, raisins, and other figs and tobacco

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