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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Alesmith’s Decadence Anniversary Ale was originally brewed in 2005 to celebrate our first decade in business. The brewers at Alesmith had such a great time concocting Decadence that they decided to make it an annual event. Alesmith 2008 is a traditional English-style Barleywine. Only the finest floor-malted barley and English hops were selected, in addition to a true top-cropping English yeast. Intensely malty and overflowing with flavors of caramel and toffee. Decadence 2008 showcases the very best of this classic English style.

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fonefan (51574) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2012

Bottle 750ml.

[ Vintage 2008 ]. [ Trade by madmitch76 ].Clear medium to dark amber red colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, wood, dark fruit, plume, light oxidide, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light light acidic with a long duration, dark malt, dark berry tart, oak - wood, light red wine. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121116]

4.1
yespr (48094) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2009
75 cL bottle at the Stone Bistro, courtesy of Dr Bill. Pours hazy dark amber with a small white head. Light wooden and dry hoppy aroma. Smooth fruity and roasted malt favoured. Light cherry fruity note. Lasting fruity and light bitter finish. Lovely.

4
Ungstrup (38587) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2009
Entered to celebrate my rating number 13,500. Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma is sweet with primary notes of alcohol and sour cherries. The flavor is sweet and sour with notes of alcohol, sour cherries, malt, and caramel, leading to a medium tart finish. Lovely beer. Thanks Dr. Bill for sharing.

3.2
anders37 (27237) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty slightly alcoholic aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty fruity acidic dry flavor. Has a dry malty slightly sour caramel finish.

3.4
madmitch76 (25801) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
21st October 2009
Cloudy red - brown beer. Sourish woody nose with a hint of cherry. Softish palate, semi dry. Mildly sour malt and sour coca cola. An undertone of bitter chocolate. Mild spice. An odd combination that just about hangs together. Finishes soft, froth and dry with more sour coca cola.

3.8
Papsoe (25055) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of DrBill. Pours a hazy reddish amber with a small off-white head. Tart, fruity nose with some alcohol present. Medium body, caramel and sweet overripe fruit - sweet/tart fruitiness. The finish has warming alcohol with some tartness. Quite complex and enjoyable. 070709

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fiulijn (21399) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2010
Cloudy dark amber to brown color. Caramel aroma, mature, with chocolate, a bit cheesy. Strong flavor of caramel; moderate residual sweetness; also good malt flavor, strong chocolate, with notes of wood and raisins. Correct bitterness; the final is quite chocolatey, with some roasted nuts, more sweet; the alcohol is well hidden. Very good.

3.8
mcberko (19175) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2012
750mL bottle, split several ways, pours a murky orangey amber with a small beige head. Rich about now I was really hoping I didn’t get an infected bottle. The aroma has red berries, English malt, and caramel - very rich. Flavour of English malt, tofee, dark fruits, apples, and a very subtle sourness, but it isn’t dominant. Lucked out with this - certainly isn’t infected. Quite the contrary, it’s held up very well over the years. Very rich and warming without any cloying notes. Full-bodied, sticky, and slightly sweet, and only a smidgeon of the sourness. Excellent.

3.9
chrisv10 (18578) - DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle @ FOneFan. Hazy dark amber/brown/red with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, dark fruits, toasted, plume and a little toffee. Flavour is malt, dark fruits, little sour, wood, oak, caramel, toffee, medium sweet, yeast, vinous, berries, hop, warming and nuts.

3.9
jtclockwork (17375) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Bottle thanks to DaSilky. Shared by me at Paul’s gathering. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, honey comb, caramel and lots of toffee.


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