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RATINGS: 664   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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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (2115) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 25, 2007
750ml. 2005 version aged 2 years. Pour is a deep garnet color. Not much in the way of head. Aroma is strong and attractive even from several feet away. Huge malt aroma that includes chocolate, caramel, and just a hint of alcohol. Flavor is a delicious swirling mix of flavors that are hard to nail down but fantastic anyway. Especially smooth body. Most excellent beer, easily worthy of their 10th anniversary. I cant wait to try the other bottle. Maybe next year.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2008 750ml, cellar aged almost 2 years. pours a beautiful deep dark red with thin tan head. nose has nice aged qualities, sweet dark fruits, cherries, tobacco, brown sugar, hint of smoke and charred wood. oh man this has aged nicely, beautifully rounded out full flavored tobacco, plums, tar, whiskey, brown sugar. alcohol is very well hidden! (I remember that being of debate on the forums over a year ago and this baby is not hot anymore) mouthfeel is full and almost sticky. carbonation is low. i dont think this is even peaking now but you can rest a sure theyre aging wonderfully. if you have a few and havent cracked one recently id go ahead and do it, if you only have 1 id probably wait another year. 4.3.

750ml bottle. aged 3 years. pours brown with off white head. aroma is fruity, grapefruit, tobacco. flavors of tobacco, plums, dried fruit, toffee, hints of chocolate, very smooth and the notes have melded together very well.4.1.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Shared bottle thanks to CMUBEERMAN. I have the wonderful opportunity (thanks to Andrew) of tasting this side by side with the barrel-aged version. Vintage 2005. Pours ruby/orange, off white head. Aroma is pine, anise, molasses, grass (way sweeter aroma than the barrel aged same vintage). Flavor is sweet: fruit, malt, alcohol, tomato, pine. The barrel aged Decadence is superior.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2007
shared by EDA at the CL anniversary party. lightly hazy brown in color. Aroma- great blend of caramel, dark fruits, some pipe tobacco, maybe a dash of smoke. Taste is rich and malty, with dark fruits, raisins- toffee, maybe some hints of tobacco. Finishes smooth and malty, with some hints of light spice. Another beer that has aged extremely well. Thanks Mike!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2007
Thanks JOe and Jen- September 2006: Orange red color with a small head on top. Alcohol and plum taste nice and medium long lasting.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (25809) - Malm, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2007
Bottle. Thanks to JohnC for this great beer. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Sweet malty and slightly spicy aroma. Sweet malty dry bitter and slightly hoppy and alcoholic flavor with some vanilla hints. Sweet malty finish with some hints of vanilla.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2007
Orange/Amber Color with Off White Head. Rich Barley Notes..Malty Sweet and Syrupy Aroma and Body. Spices, Fruit, Bready, Chocolate, Liight Coffee Malts. Alot of Warming with a Light Dry Ending. Wonderful Old Ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 18, 2007
Toffee, caramel, candied fruits and alcohol nose. Spicy and earthy on the palate with notes of white pepper, coriander, nougat and brown sugar. Clean and mildly hot finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2007
Provided by Styles. Clear, amber body with small off-white head. The aroma is vinous, cherry, toffee, caramel and pine. The flavor is toffee, cookie dough, spicy hops and bread. Full body is soft and smooth with a warm finish. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2685) - GERMANY - APR 8, 2007
Sweet syrupy caramel nose, auburn color, low tight head that clings to the edges with polka dot foam in the middle. Sweet big fat malt base with a spices and cinnamon. Lots of hop bitter to counter the sweet sugary body. Warming alcohol effect as it goes down. A good, heavy, over-the-top US barley wine. Intense.


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