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RATINGS: 682   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 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WVHouseofBeer (1109) - West Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Sometimes you have to take things into consideration when rating, not with this beer, it’s worth its lofty status. Dark fruits, caramel, toffee, beautifully melded into a velvety body. This beer is thick and you can tell it is expertly crafted. Don’t pass this by, buy 3 and hold 2 back for a few years. Excellent brew.


3.6
Koelschtrinker (22514) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 6, 2018
Dumpfer, wenig malziger Antrunk. Moderat alkoholisch, etwas Orange, Toffee. Weich, trocken bitterer Hintergrund, vollmundig. 10/11/11/12/9/11

4
Ritzn (2188) - GERMANY - FEB 1, 2018
Mahagoni with not much head. Aroma is raisins, toffee, vanilla, apples, cream, phenols, other dried fruit. Taste is sweet oxidized and dried fruit with bitter dried fruit. A bit too phenolic. Finish is the same raisin type stuff with a bit too much alcohol. Still pretty balanced and nice.

4.2
jonas (8571) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2018
Bottle, Decadence 2010. Milk chocolate, cigar tobacco, light wood. Cloudy dark brown, low brown head. Full chewy dry body, mellow sparkly. Nice broad wood/vanilla, leather, cocoa bean, sponge cake chocolate malt with bitter chocolate mousse on top. Really nice.

3.8
Beerhunter111 (23783) - Beerland, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2018
Bottle shared at Jonas place. A almost clear dark amber beer with a small off-white head. Aroma of old red fruits, raisins, strong red malt. Taste of strong riped red malt, strong fruits, raisins, vanilla, nice.

4.1
SinH4 (6931) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2018
Bottle, as "Decadence 2010". Brown color with beige head. Aroma is molasses, caramel, toffee, fudge. Taste is caramel, molasses, fudge, toffee, sweet. Oily mouthfeel with low carbonation. Very good!

3.4
jfb (7145) - GERMANY - FEB 1, 2018
(bottle, many thanks to koelschtrinker!) slightly hazy ruby colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of cold coffee, dark fruit and brown sugar, with some notes of hazelnut purée and grassy earth. flavour is mostly cherry juice, earth and bran flakes, with lots of herbal hops, some bitter wort and a hint of ethanol in the rather bitter finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.9
adster (896) - HUNGARY - JAN 29, 2018
Rézszínű a test, melyre szinte mindvégig megmaradó, ragacsos tojáshéj-hab telepszik, alóla pedig a régi ismerősök dugják ki fejüket aromák formájában. Itt van ugyanis a cukrozott datolya, mézzel megcsorgatott keksz, szárított bogyós gyümölcsök és egyéb aszalványok szirupos elegye, egy hamisítatlan brit-karakterbe ágyazva. Ragacsos kortyai borókabogyó, kandiscukor, virágméz fűszerességétől hangosak, áfonyalekváros, karamellás, égetett cukros jegyei vastag malátás rétegek ízesítéséül szolgálnak. Szerkezete kellemesen bizsergető szénsavhálóból szőtt, szánkban tartva krémes jelleget ölt, lecsengése pedig nagyívű, száraz vörösboros, vadvirágos aromákkal színezett. Karakteres, ízig-vérig brit-modorú főzet.

1.8
rob19a (569) - - JAN 26, 2018
5/20 doesn't taste like beer at all - more like a sherry. fruit notes, slight burn on the aftertaste, pretty sweet and one-dimensional. Expensive bottle to put down the drain.

3.8
Tide (4643) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2017 Bottle from online shop. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with nuts, toffee, toast, malts, dark fruits and dried fruits. Bitter finish with roasted malts, nuts, toffee, dried fruits, bread and a bit of caramel. Excellent brew.

4.2
ALIBALI (2902) - 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 !?


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