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RATINGS: 656   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2006
Reddish brown pour with a malty fruity aroma. Nice flavor, the alcohol didnt really bother me too much, but I was coming off a Fort so that probably had something to do with it.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1161) - farmington, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2006
big 750 mL bottle , which i believe was from secret santa! a gorgeous ruby color with a thin fragile head that doesnt really sit anywhere but lives more as a permanent film on top of the liquid. orange and other sweet citrus elements to the aroma, despite an overall dryness to the aroma that seems to me not to belong in an old ale/barley wine. fruity and alcoholic and raisin-like (not so much raisins as dried dark aged fruit; prunes, or dates). must have been fermented with an english-style yeast, because the yeast sediment clumps together at the bottom of the glass like many of the fruity and flocculant english strains - and dry and alcoholic in the finish. good stuff, but overattenuated i think. alesmith has much better offerings!

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24083) - Tyres, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2006
Cask at OBriens, San Diego. Clear dark reddish brown. Raisiny, near portlike and very sweet with some cherry tones. Very liqueur-like with notes of orange and curacao. A massive onslaught of flavours, but finishes disappointingly dusty and alcoholic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2007 Bottle courtesy of dough77 pours caramel colored w/ a small tan head. Initial tasting: Wish I had waited ~ a year to drink this one. Reminds me of Iron Hill Old Ale, but w/ much more alcohol. Needs some aging. Too bad this is the only one Ive got. Good, but will be great w/ age. Second tasting (11/2/2007): Essence of bourbon noted here. More complex. Similar finish as Decadence 2006, possibly the same yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Combination of notes from two tastings. Bottle (both). Coppery brown pour. Strong caramel sweet malty with raisins and some plums. Alcohol very upfront. Id want to age my bottles some more. But after a year or two, watch out. Im very glad I have bottles of this in my cellar.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4970) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2006
MN Winter Get Together, 2006: Copper color with no head. Sweet malt aroma. This turns a little bitter in the taste, yet retains a sweet and syrupy feel. Slightly spiced. Nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2006
Dark amber body. Strong sweet malts, tad bit of hop bitterness, some alcohol in the finish. Well rounded, would be interested to see how this one ages.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (5940) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2015 Sweet and full bodied. Some hops in the aroma as well as alcohol and raisins, flavor is mostly malt and alcohol, but there is dried fruit as well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Courtesy of FlacoAlto. <P> I split this bottle with a friend that really isnt into beer and he said he liked it. <P> Aroma was spicy with lots of fruit cake aroma and rich malts...and lots of alcohol. Pour was hazy reddish brown with a smallish fast fading head. Flavor was sweet and malty with lots of spiced rum/fruit cake flavors that mirroed the aroma. Not quite as deep and complex as other Alesmith beers, but still fantastic.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidflores99 (225) - Signal HIll, California, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Poured a brown hue, aroma was a little sweet and spicy with some hops. Flavor was a little hoppy and sweet, with some caramel maybe. Alcohol wasnt hidden to well for my taste though, it was fairly strong in the finish.


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