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AleSmith Decadence 2010 English Style Old Ale - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Decadence 2010 English Style Old AleAleSmith Decadence 2010 English Style Old Ale

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89
very good

197 Ratings
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 35
Gots: 44 | FT: 1
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jerz on 06-14-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Same recipe as Decadence 2005.
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Photo of John11486
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of projectflam86
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle aged since summer of 2010.

A- Pours a murky reddish brown color with a thin white foam head that doesn't leave much lace.

S- Reminds me alot of an aged English Barleywine in the nose. Tons of burnt caramelized brown sugar, dark fruits, earthy spice, toffee, and port. Very nice.

T- Similar to the nose but backing off just a touch. Dark fruit and caramel toffee flavors coming through with a gentle touch of alcohol in the finish. The alcohol is nowhere near as noticeable as I would have guessed before sipping so the 18+ months in the cellar must have worked pretty well.

M- A touch thin for such a big beer. Medium bodied with low carbonation.

O- A very solid beer and one that I'm glad I've held onto for this long before trying.

Photo of kingcrowing
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into a sampler.

Pours a nice amber brown with a small brown head. Nose is a bit sweet and malty. Very small light brown head.

Taste is sweet, rich and quite tasty. Decent Mouthfeel but a bit light.Its very tasty and quite drinkable. Overall its quite good.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.36/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark red edged hues, light brown, beer looked like a mild stout was part of its blend. Aroma was strongly of alcohol, after that there was a heady breadyness to it, followed by raisin and alcohol soaked prunes.

Taste, again, very strong, very hot, and then layer upon layer of flavor, good roasted malt flavor, earthy bitterness, lots of raisin and toffee flavor, dark sugar type of sweetness. Very much what complex old ales are about, distinguished from their barleywine by the complexity and lack of hops. I think I like the barleywine better, it has many of the old ale characteristics without the heat, dark fruit, but has some hopping.

I might be a bigger fan of this with more age on it, thanks to whomever at Sourfest that was pouring this.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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AleSmith Decadence 2010 English Style Old Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.