Decadence 2012 Belgian-Style Quadruple Ale
AleSmith Brewing Company

Decadence 2012 Belgian-Style Quadruple AleDecadence 2012 Belgian-Style Quadruple Ale
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Style:
Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)
ABV:
12%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 8.41%
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
183
From:
AleSmith Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  19
Gots
  47
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Decadence 2012 Belgian-Style Quadruple AleDecadence 2012 Belgian-Style Quadruple Ale
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Reviews: 39 | Ratings: 183 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by SHODriver:
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep brown topped by a dense finger of light tan head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of rich dark fruits and toffee with a little spice
T: Taste is huge dark fruits and toffee up front with some caramel along with a really nice mulling spice profile. Slight toasted malts but mostly those dark fruits and toffee mixed with the mulling spices. On the finish this beer is more dark fruits with mulling spices and toffee with a little lingering toasted malt.
M: This beer is big and velvety on the palate. Carbonation is effervescent but not prickly while the beer has a drying finish which is expected and very nice.
O: Overall this beer has held up incredibly well. No off flavors at all and everything is perfectly blended together when it comes to the flavors on this one. Really nice complexity with a lot of subtle background notes. This is definitely a beer to sip and savor. I wouldn't mind seeing this one come back.

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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.

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Decadence 2012 Belgian-Style Quadruple Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 183 ratings