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Alesmith Decadence 2013 German Style Doppelbock - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 7.27%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: notchucknorris on 10-07-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Had 1 month old bottle.
Nose: Spicy Munich malt, hint of cola.
Pours a dark tea colored amber under a 1" light tan tinted head that slowly dissipates. some light lace, legs
Malty palate with light sweetness that dries by the finish. Hint of cardamom to cola.
Very creamy smooth medium to full body and medium carbonation.
Liquid bread.

pat61, Friday at 04:59 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

gelasin, Sep 08, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev -4%

yamcarts, Sep 04, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -4.8%

Bottled on 9/16/13.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, bread, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, honey, and dark fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, toffee, brown sugar, and dark fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice sugary and fruity aspects all around.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 01, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +4%

stortore, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Fuzzycuffs, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

trojanshawn, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

jklecko2, Aug 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

ForesterMatt, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

KAF, Jun 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

mtbdonn, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Texasfan549, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

kjkinsey, Jun 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

tectactoe, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

ToddHolder, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

TX-Badger, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of KFBR392
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%

Bottled 9/16/13

Appearance: Amber red color. Half a finger of head on an aggressive pour with some random lacing left behind. A decent amount of active average carbonation for the style.

Smell: Amber malts, toffee, oak, and molasses on the nose. Mossy hops join the oak and really open up on the body. Bready malts and medium bodied fruits light up on the back end with slight boozy accents really bring an american edge.

Taste: Toffee and molasses sweetness blasts on the palate. Oak and mossy hops are welcome additions on the body. Dark fruits and some lingering malt sweetness mesh well on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Gets a little sugary and boozy but is kept in check for the most part. Carbonation fits.

Overall: Really solid offering from Ale Smith on a style that is rarely done by American breweries. I originally balked at the pricetag, but got it at 50% off so it was a no doubter then. Still drinking awesome, give it a go.

KFBR392, Jun 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

atrocity, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

golf4collet, May 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Zachtheporter, May 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

JohnK17, Apr 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

DaftCaskBC, Apr 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

ItsYourBoyBlue, Apr 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

afsdan, Apr 10, 2014
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Alesmith Decadence 2013 German Style Doppelbock from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.