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Alesmith Decadence 2012 Belgian-Style Quadruple Ale - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

146 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 20
Gots: 47 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Enish266 on 01-04-2013)
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4.03/5  rDev -2.2%

Pours murky very dark brown with a 1/2 inch khaki head that quickly fades to a thin ring on top and leaves faint spots of lace.

The smell is of raisins, plums, figs, molasses, caramel and clove.

The taste is of biscuit bread, molasses, plum, raisins and dark cherry.

The texture is approaching heavy bodied with low carbonation.

A solid American interpretation of the classic Belgian quad. The flavors intensify greatly in a positive way as the beer warms. Malty, fruity, caramely goodness.

Furlinator, Apr 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Capped 750 ml. bottle poured into a globe glass. Pours a deep brown with crimson highlights and an inch of tan foam. Quite clear and with decent retention and light lace.

Aroma of caramel, bit of chocolate and some hints of barleywine like ethanol notes when initially opened and rather cold. Garners a bit more complexity with some warming but still a bit one sided for the style. Bit of rummy fruit and spice come forth with warming and convey to the taste as well. Dark cherry is prominent on the finish and accompanied by a lingering chocolate spice, even without any notable chocolate malt notes prior to the finish.

Feel is a bit viscous and oily with lots of caramel and not so much with chocolate and roast. ABV is hidden behind the sweetness fairly well as might be expected given the feel. Overall nice but not my fav. Still improving with warming however, think I'll check back after the other half of the bottle tomorrow. This beer really seems to peak at about 60 degrees F. so plan accordingly. Cheers.

HalfFull, Feb 11, 2014
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Alesmith Decadence 2012 Belgian-Style Quadruple Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.