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RATINGS: 669   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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4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2006
For my first rating after a long hiatus, I wanted something a little out of the ordinary, so I opted for a bottle of Alesmith Decadence that I have had aging for over a year. Poured it into my snifter with no head at all, a deep mahogany/ruby coloring, and very clear when held up to the light. The aroma was sweet, vinuous, resiny, with just a hint of alcohol. Initial sip was sweet, with mildly spicey afternotes and just a hint of alcohol burn. Not at all grainy or overbearing, and just enough hop presence to keep it from being cloyingly sweet. Overall a very pleasant drink for a chilly spring evening, preferrably shared with good company since it is rather potent and comes in a 750ml champagne bottle sizing.


3.5
MarcoDL (4974) - 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 (1536) - 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 (1532) - 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 (1356) - 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 (176) - 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.

4.1
Palme (4811) - 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. Å lovely aroma indeed. Tastes lovely also. It’s 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
SkillsFactory (738) - 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
Lore (2747) - 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! it’s a perfect beer for celebration! :-)

4.5
kapusil (1432) - 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
AdamChandler (5052) - 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. I’m 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.


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