AleSmith Decadence 2008 Barrel Aged | AleSmith Brewing Company

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87
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77 Ratings
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AleSmith Decadence 2008 Barrel AgedAleSmith Decadence 2008 Barrel Aged
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
alesmith.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by HopHead84 on 06-15-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
77
Reviews:
35
Avg:
4
pDev:
23.5%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
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4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a clear dark copper color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of caramelized malt notes with light dry fruits notes is very enticing. Taste is a mix of caramelized malt notes with light dry fruits but also of tart and lightly acidic notes. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. The mix between the caramelized malt notes and dry fruits with the tart and acidic flavors is bit singular and not something I am sure I would want to revisit very often.

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4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BarrytheBear
2.81/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Great smelling BA barley wine that has, unfortunately, succumbed to signs infection. The base beers shows up nicely up front, the barrel jumps in, but a long lingering cherry tartness just overwhelms the back end and lingers.

Thankful for the opportunity for sure and bummed thinking what this beer might have been. Cheers, Kyle.

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3.32/5  rDev -17%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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1/5  rDev -75%

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1/5  rDev -75%

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1/5  rDev -75%

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1/5  rDev -75%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.42/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shared by GT. Thanks man!

Bottle 195/433

The beer is cola brown with a small tan head. The aroma brings a potent dose of oak, funk, malt, toffee, booze, vanilla. The flavor offers toast with vanilla, bourbon, oak. Complex and wonderful. Present sourness throughout. Amazingly, this works quite well. I am really surprised how well the sour character and robust barleywine components mesh together. Medium bodied with moderately low carbonation. Light warming alcohol in the finish. Overall, this was thoroughly enjoyable. I could sip on this all night.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -43.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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AleSmith Decadence 2008 Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
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