Alesmith: 2015 Decadence 10% [750ml]
They say "In the spirit of traditional Belgian brewing we've not constrained our shelves by traditional style rules to bring you a fresh take on the popular European style, the Belgian Amber. This big, complex, amber-hued ale was brewed with a substantial amount of Belgian and European malts that complement the spiciness imparted by Belgian abbey yeast. The result is a perfect balance between rich, toasty maltiness, Belgian Candi sugar and the light, floral profile of European hops."
We say "This is a prime example of a drink one, cellar one beer so you can see how the complex flavours develop with age. Alesmith have been brewing this ale since 2005, and what we have is the 2015 edition. The European malts combined with the Belgian sugars give a toffee-like sweetness, there are earthy tones of wood and spice balanced with an undercurrent of bitterness."