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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
92
outstanding

137 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.2%
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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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-21-2013 15:38:32 | More by strongaf
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Piddmeista

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-20-2013 05:48:14 | More by Piddmeista
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-20-2013 05:07:20 | More by SocalKicks
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draheim

Washington

4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL into a chalice. Pours a deep reddish mahogany w/ a 2-finger khaki head that settles to a thin film. Moderate carbonation.

Aroma is big sweet dark fruits, caramel, molasses, toffee, spices.

Taste is sweet and fruity. Toffee, vanilla, prunes and raisins, dark brown sugar. 12% ABV expertly hidden. Nice lingering spicy heat in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is silky smooth, medium bodied, a little sticky with a semi-dry finish.

Overall an outstanding quad that hits all the right notes. Well done AleSmith.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 03:28:36 | More by draheim
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SShelly

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-13-2013 00:55:58 | More by SShelly
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MarioM

California

4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml Poured into Ommegang Stemmed glass

A: Very clear mahogany amber red with a nice tan head made from small to creamy bubbles that lingers with little to no lacing.

S: Dark fruits but mostly brown sugars and slight molasses character.

T: Figs, light chocolate, big dark fruitiness and almost no alcohol character.

M: High carbonation, warm from the high abv but incredibly smooth and dangerously drinkable.

O: A tasty drinkable quad that packs a punch but not as dark and fruity as I was expecting. A great beer, definitely worth the price.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 03:49:05 | More by MarioM
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-09-2013 00:49:53 | More by ZEB89
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e30todamax

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-07-2013 02:26:56 | More by e30todamax
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.08/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep red/amber. Small off white head. Thin collar with no wisps.

Smell - Fruity. Dark fruits. Caramel. A little buttery.

Taste - Dark fruits. Still a little buttery. Yeasty. Sweet.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with some booze. Low carbonation.

Overall - Disappointing. I usually like this series.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 01:46:19 | More by Alieniloquium
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-26-2013 03:08:49 | More by lupercmda
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duff247

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

07-18-2013 05:44:17 | More by duff247
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Beeranator

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-12-2013 22:35:05 | More by Beeranator
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akang

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-07-2013 07:18:42 | More by akang
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impending

California

4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A

750ml into a tulip. Pours a copper black mahogany, dense frothy light mocha color head recedes slowly leaving much webs that remain the distance.
as if cavern formations

Aroma is deep traditional quad with extra caramel, nearly a caramel bomb to its betterment.
rich & delicious

The flavor too is a caramel explosion, dark fruits covered in a caramel chocolate toffee nugget. Nearly zero bitter. Aftertaste till tomorrow. A full medium bodied slightly cloying, to its betterment, oily mouthfeel.
absolutely delicious
arguably the best american belgian quad
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 01:25:13 | More by impending
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dtivp

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-02-2013 00:59:37 | More by dtivp
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Lucnifter

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

06-29-2013 00:29:32 | More by Lucnifter
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

06-28-2013 15:08:41 | More by csfcmitchell
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jbaakko

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-27-2013 17:17:49 | More by jbaakko
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Timmy13T

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-23-2013 14:30:18 | More by Timmy13T
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mdfb79

New York

4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got this about 1-2 months ago from Nugganooch and finally cracking it open; thanks Dane! 750ML bottle poured into my Chimay chalice.

a - Pours a deep mahogany brown color with a reddish tint, two inches of light tan head and light to moderate carbonation evident. Light lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of raisins, cherries, dark fruits, toasted malts, sugar, yeast, plums, light bananas, bready malts, and light caramel malts. Really nice nose with lots of cherries and dark fruits; sweet, but not overly sweet.

t - Tastes of raisins, dark fruits, toasted malts, sugar, molasses, yeast, bready malts, spice, and light bananas. Not as much cherry and caramel. Still quite good though I like the nose a little bit better.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Smooth and creamy, and quite easy to drink. Does not taste like 12% ABV at all...very dangerous.

o - Overall I thought this was a great quad. Nose and mouthfeel are awesome; lots of sweet dark fruits and very easy to drink. No problem taking down a 750ML bottle by myself, would definitely buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 23:13:32 | More by mdfb79
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle served in a tulip. Pours a deep mahogany with a translucent clarity and a dense, 2.5 inch, tan-colored head that sizzles and pops as it gradually collapses. Head dissipates into a band around the shoulders and thick swaths of lacing coat the walls of the glass as the brew recedes. Nose expresses vinous notes and a suggestion of candied fruit, as well as a trace of something herbal and a hint of malt; however, it's all very faint. Taste is much bolder, revealing milk chocolate, more vinous notes, some ethanol and a faint yeast presence. Mouthfeel is medium-light with an even carbonation and a silky/oily texture. There's also some residual heat at the finish that lingers at the back of the throat. Overall, this is a very good Quad. The pricepoint is a little high considering the value of St. Bernardus, but there is a great deal of character here. Well worth your time if you have the opportunity to try this beer, but I'm not sure I would recommend this beer for extended cellaring.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 23:49:52 | More by Jwale73
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-07-2013 23:00:26 | More by savagepm
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

06-03-2013 00:31:23 | More by Chugs13
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SDG1070

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-01-2013 12:41:14 | More by SDG1070
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

really an outstanding American quad. this gem pours a lighter sort of indian brown color with that low red glow and a good bit of haze. the head is big bubbles, looks like oatmeal in color and texture, and has pretty good retention. I smell dried cherries, bourbon, cigar smoke, toffee, and burning but not yet black toast. the complexity in both the aroma and flavor is impressive. interestingly the first thing I taste is the yeast, which is quintessentially Belgian, strong and active, dominating all the candy sugar that must have been added to this. some light dried fruit notes before the vanilla and char take over, really nice flavor journey from start to finish on this. I like the feel a lot for a quad, not all huge and syrupy but well carbonated and a little lighter than the standard in terms of body. it allows the flavors to shine and not get heavy. the alcohol too is rather well disguised, but this will sneak up on you, definitely a bottle to share. I would drink a lot more quads if they had the mouthfeel of this one. thanks to claystation for making this one possible, he is new to BA, but certainly not new to beer. many thanks for this exceptional brew that is a difficult score here in Colorado.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 19:41:53 | More by StonedTrippin
Alesmith Decadence 2012 Belgian-Style Quadruple Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
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