1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

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

Not Rated.
Alesmith Decadence 2012 Belgian-Style Quadruple AleAlesmith Decadence 2012 Belgian-Style Quadruple Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

163 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 163
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.96%
Wants: 17
Gots: 48 | FT: 8
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:
Beer added by: Enish266 on 01-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 163 | Reviews: 37
Photo of SD0430
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of schnarr84
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Hugonaut13
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of atpca
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of bigjoe786
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Wbradfordheaton
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of brewskis
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of DustinSWB
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of ldhughes3
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Furlinator
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of alostplot
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of hickmancase
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Zimm
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of twenty5
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of tom10101
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of HalfFull
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

Photo of wiltznucs
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of akttr
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of PEIhop
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of runner72
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of JoeMans
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of billab914
3/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of siege06nd
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Alesmith Decadence 2012 Belgian-Style Quadruple Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.