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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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136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 17
Gots: 44 | 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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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-06-2014 21:41:40 | More by Hugonaut13
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atpca

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-24-2014 05:10:09 | More by atpca
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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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Wbradfordheaton


5/5  rDev +21.4%

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

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-10-2014 01:06:34 | More by brewskis
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DustinSWB

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-17-2014 16:34:19 | More by DustinSWB
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-10-2014 03:38:38 | More by ldhughes3
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Furlinator

California

4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 01:10:37 | More by Furlinator
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-17-2014 13:39:10 | More by Stinger80OH
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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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hickmancase

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-04-2014 01:49:23 | More by Zimm
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-14-2014 12:42:43 | More by twenty5
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-23-2014 21:28:17 | More by tom10101
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HalfFull

California

3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 03:51:02 | More by HalfFull
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wiltznucs

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -15%

01-20-2014 19:42:33 | More by wiltznucs
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akttr

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -15%

01-12-2014 05:58:59 | More by akttr
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-06-2014 01:54:10 | More by PEIhop
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runner72

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-05-2014 15:18:51 | More by runner72
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JoeMans

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9%

12-17-2013 00:33:29 | More by JoeMans
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -27.2%

12-14-2013 19:25:04 | More by Rhettroactive
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billab914

Virginia

3/5  rDev -27.2%

12-14-2013 19:17:40 | More by billab914
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siege06nd

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -15%

12-14-2013 19:08:26 | More by siege06nd
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -15%

12-14-2013 19:02:47 | More by IrishColonial
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled in late 2012. Pours lightly cloudy dark ruby red color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, prune, fig, pear, apple, caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, brown bread, clove, pepper, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of malt and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of huge caramel, molasses, raisin, prune, fig, toast, toffee, biscuit, pear, apple, dark bread, light chocolate, clove, pepper, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruits, caramel, toast, toffee, molasses, dark bread, light chocolate, biscuit, candi sugar, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Absolutely incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark malt and fruit/spicy yeast ester flavors; with an amazing malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible Quadrupel style! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 04:05:12 | More by superspak
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Alesmith Decadence 2012 Belgian-Style Quadruple Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
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