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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
giarcsr (104) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2005
I find this a very interesting beer. the aroma to me smells like baileys irish cream, and vanilla mixed together. Its very pleasant actually.the pour is good, its a nice rich amber, the only thing bad I can say is that my bottle wasnt too carbonated, but honestly I dont get too many Alesmith beers that are. Thankfully I dont think this affects the flavor which is very different and more interesting then the rest of the Alesmith line up. Its got a solid old ale taste to it, but theres a bit of an english twist to it with a solid almost vanilla like warming aftertaste thats very enjoyable. Its been mentioned before that this will be money in a year or so and I totally agree. Also, Ive had this on cask twice and it is amazing, I think as of this posting there is only one cask of this beer left. It is well worth it to get a pint of that. If I was rating that Id probably have a score around 4.8 - 4.9 no problem, its that amazing.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palme (4647) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 28, 2017
0.75l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. This is a cloudy looking darker reddish one. A nice big off-white head on the top, quickly fading but leaving lots of lacings on the sides of the glass. Smells really good. Fruity, dark berries, raisins, somewhat sugary. Not too sweet though. Mild needles. lovely aroma indeed. Tastes lovely also. Its thick syrupy and oily in the mouth, soft prickling on the carbonation. Vinous in the taste. Oak woody, sweet red sticky berries. A little sharp alcohol. So complex and balanced. A lovely tasting old ale. Would not mind a revisit on this one. 18.07.2015

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkillsFactory (717) - ITALY - APR 8, 2017
Imbottigliata il 3 aprile 2014, aperta sabato 8 aprile 2017. Rossa limpida con riflessi oro antico, schiuma ocra di media persistenza a grana media. Aroma di nocciola, albicocca secca, uva passa e prugna, note di ribes nero, caramello, lievemente balsamica, note di bourbon e barrique. Al palato attacca con caramello, fichi secchi, ribes nero e uva passa, poi in successione caramello, bourbon e barrique che permangono in un finale di discreta persistenza arricchito da lievi note di nocciola ed un forte e persistente amaro erbaceo. Corpo pieno, mediamente carbonata.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (2618) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 25, 2017
opalescent mahogany colour, minimal creamy yellowish-beige head; aroma of toffee, dried figs, walnut, citrusy and resiny notes; taste is the very same! it is a miracle - many thans, my friend, kapusil! its a perfect beer for celebration! :-)

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kapusil (1394) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 25, 2017
0.75l bottle. Hazy dark amber body with a thin beige head. Aroma of caramel, toast, citrusy hops, nutmeg, raisins and dates. Taste of caramel, toast, orange zest, raisins and citrusy hops. Awesome. Even better that this is the 2500th rating of my friend Lore. Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (4911) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Bottled in 2013. Just now opening this one up. Looking forward to it. 75CL, 3 finger tan head. Crap, realizing I should have saved this for AirForceHops who is coming in a few days. Im so sorry dude. A very murky dark red. looks hazy, lots of yeast in the bottom of the bottle. Cherry pit, peach, old fruit, molasses and leather aromas. Really good carbonation. thick, dense, really soft carbonation. really a perfect example of a bottle conditioned english ale. ripe apple, burnt sugar, tobacco, charcoal, baked apple, sweetness fades to an oak + fuggle flavor. good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SirLimpsalot (4123) - SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2017
@Basunen 17-2-4: lite staktig diskret doft men en stor och fyllig smak med toner av socker och russin. Mycket fin eftersmak med toner av lakrits och torkat frukt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (8120) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 1, 2017
Bottle from 2013, as "Old Ale". Pours clear reddish chestnut, large creamy beige head, dissipates fairly quickly but with lots of residual and nice lacing. Aroma is malty, dried cherries, toffee, hints of cinnamon, toasted caramel, brown sugar, raisins, hints of sherry. Flavor is pretty sweet, light plus bitter, rich and malty with a light sherry note that is not really a detractor. Full body and creamy mouthfeel. Solid Old Ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (3152) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle from Beer Gonzo. Brown pour, no head. Aromas of raisin, dates, christmas cake, chocolate, toffee, walnut. Flavours of bonfire toffee, black treacle, chocolate cake, currants, raisin, some dark fruit. Exceedingly vinous (which is unsurprising). Long, warm sweet finish. Nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalekliz (922) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Bottle of 2010 Decadence. Pours a deep dark brown with a small off-white head that fades. Very sweet aroma, dates, figs, brown sugar, caramel, currants. Taste is rich and sweet, dates, currants, brown sugar, a hint of hobby bitterness and sharp booze on the finish. Lingering sweet booziness. Excellent and ages wonderfully.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (1346) - Kalisz, POLAND - JAN 11, 2017
Piana obfita, kremowa i drobna, barwa rubinowa, klarowna. Aromat nie jest bardzo intensywny, ale przyjemny, głwnie słodkie ciasteczka, karmel, rodzynki, cukier kandyzowany, w tle niewielka ziołowość. W smaku dość słodkie - rodzynki, winogron, karmel, toffi, może mid... Zaskakuje niesamowicie gładka, aksamitna i oleista faktura, trunek wręcz pieści podniebienie... Niska, ziołowa goryczka, niskie wysycenie, pełne, wręcz tłuste w odbiorze, ładnie ukryty alkohol...
Bardzo brytyjska, klasyczna wersja Old Ale, dość nieskomplikowana, aczkolwiek wielkie brawa za fakturę piwa, za odczucie w ustach po każdym kolejnym łyku.
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Piwo ok płtora roku spędziło na leżaku.


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