AleSmith Decadence 2008

AleSmith Decadence 2008

Rated 3.384 by BeerPals
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Brewed by AleSmith Brewing Company

San Diego, CA, United States

Style:  English Barleywine

11% Alcohol by Volume

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Alesmith’s Decadence Anniversary Ale was originally brewed in 2005 to celebrate our first decade in business. The brewers at Alesmith had such a great time concocting Decadence that they decided to make it an annual event. Alesmith 2008 is a traditional English-style Barleywine. Only the finest floor-malted barley and English hops were selected, in addition to a true top-cropping English yeast. Intensely malty and overflowing with flavors of caramel and toffee. Decadence 2008 showcases the very best of this classic English style.

ID: 40688 Last updated 11 years ago Added to database 11 years ago

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Overall Rank5972
Overall Percentile87.8
Style Rank120 of 351
Style Percentile65.8
Lowest Score3.4
Highest Score4.0
Average Score3.767
Weighted Score3.384
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.4 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Weird and awkward by now, I was not impressed to say the least. A blend of dark fruits, tangy berries and boozy caramel. Very fruity with a medicinal quality that became distracting. Some butter in there as well. Lackluster pour with a swirling head and very little lacing.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    750ml bottle .. . Pours a deep molasses brown .. light foam, light lacing .. . light chocolate, toffee, burnt caramel and plums .. . slick .. . pretty good stuff, would have liked to have tried this fresh just to see where it came from .. . .

    Oh. Then you must think I'm a monster

    Yes, indeed I do think that.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    huger maltiness in this brew, in the nose and flavor. holy cow. i wonder if it was always this ridiculously malt driven or if the hops faded after 2+ years in the bottle. lots of toffee & dark fruit sweetness. booziness in the aroma but not the taste. overall, a nice beer, but average for Alesmith, and not wuite as good as their "regular" barleywine. you'd expect an anniversary ale to be a step up...

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