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Decoy Winter Warmer - Carton Brewing Company

Decoy Winter Warmer
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%


Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
At his restaurant, Eleven Madison Park, Chef Daniel Humm makes an extraordinary five spice roast duck. The genesis of Decoy is our notion that those spices would affectionate the fig notes of a Belgian Strong malt bill in the direction of a winter warmer. Cumin, coriander, lavender flowers, Sichuan red peppercorns and honey are added to Special B malts and Belgian candi sugars, with American ale yeast chosen because its esters enhance rather than dominate as would a Belgian. A strong, gently-spiced ale, Decoy is intended to sit next to or in place of a fire during the bracing cold of winter. Drink Decoy because life and spice.

(Beer added by: KenC on 01-22-2013)
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KenC

New Jersey

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hand pump to a snifter @ High Street Grill (Mt. Holly, NJ)

A – Dark brown, almost black in color, a tint of red when held to the light. Head retention was nonexistent, but I suspect this brew has a high ABV. The wee head poured a deep tan. The lacing was spotty and remained long after the liquid was gone.

S - Sweet, dark cherry hit first, than coffee and some citrus (grapefruit?). A slight alcohol aroma that was not overpowering.

T – More of sweet raisin, grapefruit. Never a hop, and the alcohol smell never came through in the taste. Very pleasant.

M – A full body with light carbonation. Mildly dry at the finish.

D - Very drinkable. I was glad it was served in a snifter or I would have never seen dinner! Try some if opportunity presents. Good job Carton.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2013 14:41:46 | More by KenC
Decoy Winter Warmer from Carton Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.