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RATINGS: 662   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Sampled in the bomber. Aged two years. A really finely malted brew that is bubbly but so smooth. A really fine palate.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (2503) - 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 (1320) - 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 (4829) - 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 (4022) - 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 (7751) - 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 (3059) - 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 (917) - 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 (1234) - 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.
Ps.
Piwo ok płtora roku spędziło na leżaku.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (2376) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 30, 2016
bottle shared that poured a cola colored brown with no real head. nice sweet malty nose with some dried fruits and alcohol. flavor was truly olde ale style. really nice malt forward holding the dried dark fruits in the middle and finishing with that mild alcohol burn on the end. very tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (7793) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2016
750 ml bottle. 2015 vintage. Thanks veliemboys! Pours a dark brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of strong sweet bread, some dried fruits and caramel. Flavour of heavy sweet bready malts, grassy bitterness, dried fruits, caramel and astrigent. Full bodied. Alcohol burns. Not my favourite.


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