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RATINGS: 672   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Originally brewed in 2005 as the first in our annual Decadence series, AleSmith Olde Ale follows the tradition of classic British-style Old Ales. This rich, malt-forward ale showcases soft notes of currants and dried fruit along with complex dark sugars, all of which are balanced by a subtle bitterness derived from the addition of traditional English hops. AleSmith Olde Ale is ready to be enjoyed now or it can be aged upwards of twenty years to further enhance its amazing depth of flavor. A hearty ale designed to please Bacchus himself!

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3.8
tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 30, 2016
bottle shared that poured a cola colored brown with no real head. nice sweet malty nose with some dried fruits and alcohol. flavor was truly olde ale style. really nice malt forward holding the dried dark fruits in the middle and finishing with that mild alcohol burn on the end. very tasty.

3.1
lusikka (7819) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2016
750 ml bottle. 2015 vintage. Thanks veliemboys! Pours a dark brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of strong sweet bread, some dried fruits and caramel. Flavour of heavy sweet bready malts, grassy bitterness, dried fruits, caramel and astrigent. Full bodied. Alcohol burns. Not my favourite.

3.8
olio (10469) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2016
75 cl bottle. 2015 vintage.
Pours clear dark red color with a small head. Aroma is quite resinous and piney, caramel malts and some grassy hops. Flavor is resinous hoppy, malty, caramel sweetness, honey, some oak notes, strong carbonation, molasses. Good but I was expecting more smoothness and maybe more layers.
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3.7
tiong (7515) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2016
750ml bottle. Pours reddish brown with a smooth head. Aroma of ripe fruits, berries, earthy notes, caramel, toffee and hints of syrup. Taste is sweetish, caramely and malty with some berries, toffee, syrup and berries. Finish is caramely, earthy and sweetish with some malts, toffee, berries and hints of ripe fruits. Feels like a mix of a heavy amber ale and an English barley wine. Quite a heavy slow sipper.

4.1
dysenteri (325) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2016
From bottleshare. Dark brown, beige head. Caramel, dark fruits, toffee, fudge. Sweet stuff. Smooth fullbodied, a bit of boozyness.

4.2
ArtificialCyst (1301) - Szczecin, POLAND - DEC 7, 2016
Bottle from Chmiel. Aroma: Toffee, strong wine, light alcohol, dried fruit, caramel. Appearance: Dark amber colour, low head. Taste: Really soft malts, caramel, toffee, dried fruit, light boozy alcohol, light spicy hopiness. Palate: Sweet finish, high body, low carbonation.

3.9
Sjohnh (1010) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Deep brown with small off-white head. Port, plums, toffee, honey, chewy malts.

4
Samuel214 (1360) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2016
Flaska från Galatea, privatimport. Provning med Nerikes Ölsällskap, tema amerikanska tungviktare, del II. Flaska från mars 2014. Elegant och varm röd/kopparfärgad med krämigt beiget skum. Söt doft med mycket övermogen frukt, men även lite syrliga toner från grönt äppelskal. Brunt socker, kola, lite inlagda bär. Stor, lite oljig kropp. Sött, tungt, lite lätt boozigt, malttungt, lite lätt rostade toner som bryter av, övermogen frukt, tung toffee.

3.5
Reynolds314 (3470) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2016
This beer needs barrel aging. Brown color with tan head. Aroma is raisins, bread, caramel, and prune. Taste is just a lot of raisin with moderate sweetness for the high abv. Tough to drink a lot of but still decent.

3.7
onceblind (10322) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Deep plummy copper hue under a thin light tan head. Rich lightly boozy dark malty English aroma with some date and fig in there. Smooth and dark flavor that’s got that old English malty boozy touch to it, a light hint of date and fig, and a warm semisweet malty finish. A bit simplistic and has a lasting alcohol phenolic finish.


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