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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Alesmith Decadence Anniversary Ale was originally brewed in 2005 to celebrate our first decade in business. Our brewers had such a great time concocting Alesmith Decadence that they decided to make it an annual event, and brew a new style each year to commemorate our anniversary. Alesmith Decadence 2011 is a Maple Smoked Barley wine. Blending elements of two beer styles, smoke beer and barley-wine. Alesmith has created a unique, homebrew-inspired beer. Big and malty, with a huge Bamberg smoked-malt character, Alesmith Decadence 2011 has another very special ingredient: Vermont maple syrup. The smoky malt flavor is perfectly balanced by modest bittering hop additions. A rich, full-bodied beer designed to deliver a memorable drinking experience. Join our anniversary celebration with Alesmith Decadence. You’ll soon discover why Alesmith is known around the world as the place to find legendary craftsmanship.

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3.4
DocLock (10652) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2012
750 from Wegman’s. Pours turbid ruby/Carolina mud colored with fizzy off-tan head. Nose is rauchy caramel malt, hops, fruit. Tastes very rauchy, somewhat sweet and caramel malty, with mapel syrup, mild hops and vinous fruit notes late. Decent, but falls a bit short as either a barleywine or a smoked beer.

2.4
nimbleprop (8280) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
750ml bottle pours a hazy, caramel orange with some cloudy white head. Nose is salty, smokey, maple, sugar. Smells like faux turkey bacon. Flavor is similar, kind of bleck, sweet, sugary, a little salty, smokey. Weird. Full bodied.

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jbardin (161) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle from Sunset Beer Co. Nose is malt and light smoke. Flavor is again light smoke on top of a classic barleywine. Not finding much maple. Looking forward to seeing where this is at in a year or so. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Thanks to ibrew2or3 for the share! Cheers, Dave! Pours a deep mahogany with red highlights. Nose is caramel, smoke, light campfire, some earthy maple syrup, and a hint of spice. Flavor is sweet malt that quickly goes to smoke, maple, and earth and fades into smokey and boozy maple in the finish. Full in body and an odd duck overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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Drake (13647) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2012
750mL bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a thin tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, smoke, toasted malts, herbal notes and some spiciness. The taste is toffee, smoke, caramel, raisin and bitter hops. Medium-full bodied. Quite nice.

3.9
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2012
750 ml bottle from Barrons (Point Loma) - Pours a hazy brown color with a medium size light tan head. Nice thick lacing. Aroma is nice and smoky. Flavor is sweet smoke and esters. The smoke and alcohol linger in the finish. Medium to full body. This beer is drinking pretty good right now.

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Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Served in a mini snifter. Pours a moderate brown color with a moderate off-white head that recedes fairly quickly. The nose brings a moderate dosage of smoke alongside just a touch of maple and some caramel and bread sweetness. Flavor has smoke again, and it is a bit overbalanced toward this. Malt in the background. Hints of maple. Body is medium and rich with quite a bit of sweetness. Interesting, though not something I’d necessarily want to come back to.

3.5
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Clear reddish brown with a medium off white head. Caramel and dark sugar vinousness with hints of peet. Uber sweet caramel and angelfood cake with smokey brown sugar in the finish.

3.1
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2012
75cl bottle. Small beige head atop lightly hazed dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some maple, some herb. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, herb, some maple. Low carbonation, medium-full body, some stickiness, low carbonation, alcohol well contained.

4.2
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Another super solid beer by Alesmith. Not too much smoke on the nose or in the taste, just a hint. Maple comes through nicely. Pours dark red small beige head fades. Palate is thick and chewy. A really great brew.


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