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Alesmith Decadence 2013 German Style Doppelbock - AleSmith Brewing Company

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Alesmith Decadence 2013 German Style DoppelbockAlesmith Decadence 2013 German Style Doppelbock

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very good

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 7.27%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: notchucknorris on 10-07-2013)
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Bottled on 9-18-13, consumed on 11-13-14. I have no reference point for what this is like versus fresh, so keep that in mind.

Poured into a large goblet revealed a dark, cloudy, golden brown color, with an inch of tan foam with quickly fell away. The aroma was ripe with brown sugar, caramel, dark raisins, figs and toffee. The flavor offered much of the same, with a well hidden alcohol content which I did not notice at all. Mouthfeel was medium to full bodied, with a mildly sweet, perhaps a bit syrupy finish, making this definitely a dessert beer.

Overall I would have to say that most of this is par for the course and while very good for the style, not any kind of revelation. Perhaps the nicest part is that you won't notice the 10% abv after a bit of age on the bottle, so you can enjoy the flavors unmolested by anything unpleasant.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Thanks to Thomas & Jenny for sharing this one!

Poured a dark amber color with a glint of copper in the light. Compact head of foam, a fingers width or so, leaving behind spotty lacing here and there.

Aroma is subdued, light malty with a clean German lager yeast.

Honeyed malt, smooth and lightly toasty, not overly sweet and boozy like so many Doppelbocks. This one is exceedingly smooth and clean, with plenty of malt complexity. Really enjoyed this, thanks for sharing the special beer guys!

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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.

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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.

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Alesmith Decadence 2013 German Style Doppelbock from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.