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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Decadence 12 is an Abbey Quadrupel released to celebrate our 12th anniversary as well as our 1,000th batch. Brewed using Belgian Pilsner and Munich malt and our own invert caramel sugar. The beer was fermented with 7 different strains of yeast and aged on yeast for 8 months.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2010
Growler. A hazy amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, phenols, and fruit. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, and fruit, leading to a lightly tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - NOV 1, 2009
12oz. brewers bottle, with thanks to AgentSteve! Pours a hazy iced tea color with a moderate off-white head and diminishes to a thin covering. Aroma is ripe and candied dark fruits, caramel, and spicy belgian yeast. Flavor is sweeter, with more ripe and candied dark fruits, caramel and spicy yeast. A nice blend of flavors and enough complexity to keep it interesting. Thanks again Steve!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Bottle shared by Ted. Ours bright brown with some red hues. The nose is carmely with some oxidation and Belgian alcoholic spice. I get some nice toffee, nuttyness, chocolaty date character. Light carbonation. Slick with a dry finish. I’m told this is over the hill, but its still tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2696) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 29, 2009
12oz bottle from KrausenJockey--thank you Steve! Clear copper penny with a 1/2 finger yellowish white head, fair retention. Lots of caramel, raisins, prunes up front in the aroma with leather and slightly tangy tobacco behind. There is also some light yeasty spice. The flavor is pretty well spot-on with the aroma with some light ripe banana notes as well as some lightly toasted bread. Semi-dry finish with minimal bitterness. Other than the dryness, I can’t pick out the alcohol. Big full body with light carbonation. Pretty good Quad, especially by U.S.-made standards.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Tasted on tap at brewery. Thanks, Steve. A nice clear golden color with a fluffy white head. Sweet fruity Belgian yeast aroma and taste with some candy sugar notes and a silky smooth mouth feel. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2009
Growler. Slightly hazy amber golden with a small, creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit and licorice. Quite full-bodied, sweetish fruit - also overripe fruit - and caramel. Absolutely no bitterness. A bit on the sweet side. 110709

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (32113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2009
From growler, RBSG2009. Pours hazy dark red to light brown with a small white head. Fruity and mild malty aroma. Sweet and fruity flavoured. Light bitter too Sweet and yeasty fruity finish. Light acidic to phenolic note coming through. Phenolic and roasted flavoured finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle at Woodshop. Decent head on this rather light colored quad. Very sweet malts and fruity flavors. Molasses and carmel. Pretty darn tasty. I love Valley Brew

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Pours hazy amber, malty, caramel , darkfruits, alcohol, slight bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
AgentSteve never fails to hookup with rare Valley brews. 22oz bottle tried at Woodshop Quad. Amber. Sweetish. Good. Easy to drink. Very good.


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