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

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Alesmith Decadence 2012 Belgian-Style Quadruple AleAlesmith Decadence 2012 Belgian-Style Quadruple Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

140 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 20
Gots: 46 | 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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cofeeguru

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +21.4%

10-04-2013 21:34:54 | More by cofeeguru
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Wbradfordheaton


5/5  rDev +21.4%

06-12-2014 19:52:29 | More by Wbradfordheaton
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retry4z

California

5/5  rDev +21.4%

03-29-2013 12:32:32 | More by retry4z
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Impfan

Washington

4.78/5  rDev +16%

Deep ruby pour, pillowy, off-white head that dissipates to a lasting ring, Aroma of chocolate, toffee, plum, rum, raisin, clove and Belgian yeast. It’s a beautiful scent, but it could be just a tad more prominent. Flavor mirrors the aroma, (with the addition of pepper) and is extremely elegant and seamless. I think the best compliment I can pay this brew is to say that it reminds me very much of a slightly lighter Westvleteren 12.

03-02-2013 21:55:13 | More by Impfan
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zoober911

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

03-21-2013 18:55:28 | More by zoober911
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alostplot

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

04-08-2014 02:12:55 | More by alostplot
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heavenlyStash

California

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

03-15-2013 20:42:28 | More by heavenlyStash
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hpthebull

California

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

01-12-2013 23:30:08 | More by hpthebull
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rdickey

New Jersey

4.59/5  rDev +11.4%

Appearance: Like all AleSmith offerings, the bottle is an understated piece of art in itself. The beer pours a dark but clear mahogany, capped with a medium-sized off-white head. The head collapses pretty quickly under the weight of the ABV, but leaves pretty good lacing.

Smell: A pretty traditional huge quad nose comes up and hits you right in the… nose. Stone fruits dominate, but cloves and Belgian spices join it, along with bananas.

Taste: The taste follows the nose but develops differently. The stone fruits, which seem to evolve into a combination of plums and cherries, continue at the fore, but they are married nicely with the flavors that were previewed in the nose: black pepper, cloves, raisins and bananas. For a 12% ABV the alcohol is actually pretty well disguised, but it’s sort of like the Miami Heat disguising how big LeBron is; there are a lot of big guys on the court, but he’s still huge.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. For a lot of really big beers like this (quads, big tripels), I love the idea of a little more zip to lighten up the massiveness of the taste. In most cases, though, I think that it’s a necessary tradeoff for the brewer, and I think that’s the case here.

Drinkability: This is an exceptional beer, but as with any Belgian it should not be treated as a toy. Even for an experienced reviewer of Belgian beers, this like a double-barreled blast from a twelve gauge. Approach with (enthusiastic) caution.

03-02-2013 02:23:01 | More by rdickey
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1FatJ

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-18-2013 01:43:17 | More by 1FatJ
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Appearance: It has a nice deep brown color to it with some amber shining through. It has a nice dark beige head that dies down moderately slow and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of dark fruit (raisins, prunes, plums), caramel and bready Belgian yeast.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some sweet dark fruit, alot of raisins and prunes, some plum, maybe cherries, sweet caramel, some spiciness (pepper and cloves) and breadiness from the yeast.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.

05-15-2013 16:55:49 | More by SebD
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drewone

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-19-2013 22:30:51 | More by drewone
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wattershed

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-01-2013 18:18:16 | More by wattershed
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djaeon

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

02-17-2013 17:41:01 | More by djaeon
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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-12-2014 00:30:51 | More by Kmat10
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bigjoe786

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-15-2014 21:02:22 | More by bigjoe786
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

05-13-2013 01:14:16 | More by kjkinsey
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California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

04-06-2014 07:13:24 | More by hickmancase
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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-22-2013 00:14:08 | More by shehateme
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California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

04-20-2013 15:31:11 | More by DruClark
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jbaakko

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-27-2013 17:17:49 | More by jbaakko
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Alesmith Decadence 2012 Belgian-Style Quadruple Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.