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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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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 bailey’s irish cream, and vanilla mixed together. It’s very pleasant actually.the pour is good, it’s a nice rich amber, the only thing bad I can say is that my bottle wasn’t too carbonated, but honestly I don’t get too many Alesmith beers that are. Thankfully I don’t think this affects the flavor which is very different and more interesting then the rest of the Alesmith line up. It’s got a solid old ale taste to it, but there’s a bit of an english twist to it with a solid almost vanilla like warming aftertaste that’s very enjoyable. It’s been mentioned before that this will be money in a year or so and I totally agree. Also, I’ve 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 I’d probably have a score around 4.8 - 4.9 no problem, it’s that amazing.


4.2
ALIBALI (2397) - Kiel, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2017
Fieser GruftMuffler mit dem britischen Dreck im Reverse 😀✨..aber auch gleitender StrongAleBeauty mit klebriger PlumRaisinyness😎. 0,75l Buddel aus Rotterdam !?

3.6
Idiosynkrasie (7847) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2017
750ml bottle. Brown colour with average, frothy, moderately lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Sweet-ish, malty and fruity aroma, notes of cherry, red berries, dried fruit, raisin, prune, date, whiffs of alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet malty, fruity, slightly sugary, notes of cherry, red berries, dried fruit, raisin, prune, date, fig, hints of caramel, some alcohol.

3.6
FatPhil (16924) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 17, 2017
750ml bottle - shared by Sten - thanks! (7:4:7:4:14=3.6)
Sweet aroma, malty and a bit savoury, dark dried fruit, some liquoricey spicing (Anna gets a touch of cinnamon sticks too). Sweet malty taste, some black treacle. Full palate, smooth stickiness, gentle carbonation. Really malty, some date or plum fruitiness, but rather sweet. Slightly rubbery liquorice finish. Hilariously American brew, given the commercial description, at least that made me laugh. That’s not supposed to sound negative, this is a good’un. Does a reasonable job of keeping the alcohol in check - clearly a hefty brew, but not getting actual booze here, then again the sugars are dominant.

3.9
Nisse666 (7785) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2017
Bottle from Mikkeller web shop cons 2017-08-03 Göteborg Alesmith Olde Ale Big Bottle AR: british fruitcake, rasins, pruns, dadels AP: dark red brown, wee beige F: british fruitcake, raisins, prunes, dadels, 3,9

3.7
OminouSC2 (844) - Mora, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2017
Bottled 2014. Brown color, small beige head. Sweet aromas of dried figs, plums, brown sugar, caramel and citrus. Sweet taste with alcohol, plums, brown sugar, banana, syrup, toffee and spices. Alcoholic finish.

3.5
MarcoDL (5314) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2017
Bottle at tasting. Aroma of sweet raisin, caramel and ripe fruit. Taste has raisin, caramel, bitter resinous hop, booze, ripe fruit and a boozy finish. Solid.

4.3
MelvinKalksma (1684) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2017

Aroma:
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, dried fruit, dark fruit, chocolate, nuts and roasted malts.

Appearance:
Opaque red/brown beer with heavy yeast and with a slight/medium beige head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, dried fruit, dark fruit and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with nuts and roasted malts.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Amazing complex flavour, full of sweet malt flavours and a decent amount of roasted malts too. Lovely dry nuts in the finish as well. So much perfect fruit of all kinds in the flavour. Perfect appearance and a great palate as well.

4
BigBeer45 (1557) - Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2017
Sampled in a glass poured from a bottle, this ale had a dark brown murky pour and gave a light tan colored lasting head of bubbles that had a yellow tint to them, there was nice spots and small fingers of lacing on the glass, the nose was malty and had aromas of caramel, a little dark fruit that resembled raisin and fig, some alcohol esters, faint earth notes, caramel candy and dark sugar sweetness, the flavors were malty, intense toasted malt with caramel and a little toffee, and toasted sweet bread, the finish had a light alcohol bitterness with malt and sweetness following, the mouth feel was pretty full and layered the tongue, it was a little creamy and had soft to average carbonation, faint warmth with each sip, the nose was very malty, lots of caramel and caramel like notes, toffee and faint dark fruit, the flavor was similar with a light alcohol bitterness and warmth on the mouth, this beer would be a good sipper on a cold evening.

4
sokuzs1 (1519) - POLAND - MAY 29, 2017
URUS 3.0 Aroma: caramel, toffee, raisins, vanilla, molasses, toast, dried fruits Taste: medium sweet, caramel, toast, raisins, dried fruits, vanilla

4.3
mygeekway (198) - Grodków, POLAND - MAY 28, 2017
Pite na URUSie. W aromacie drewno, owoce wanilia jakby z beczki, której tu nie ma, nienachalna bejca. W smaku słodko, wanilia, owoce lekka bejca - fajne się utleniło. Pełne, wykleja usta, alk jeszcze trochę grzeje w przełyk. Złożone i świetne piwo.


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