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Alesmith Decadence 2013 German Style Doppelbock - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 7.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | 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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Tinfang

California

2.93/5  rDev -26.4%

Not to be drunk too cold, otherwise the overwhelming impression will be "Alcohol!"and not much else.

Poured into a Samuel Smith pint. Not much head, some retention.

No aroma, consistent with not much flavor.

Flavor of dark roast malt, little hops, overall watered down by the increased alcohol even when allowed to warm.

I like this style, and this is reasonably true to it, but I prefer the full flavor of a traditional doppelbock, e.g. Ayinger or Weihenstepaner.

11-28-2013 23:59:25 | More by Tinfang
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john0721

California

3/5  rDev -24.6%

12-28-2013 02:13:58 | More by john0721
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berlinabb

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

12-12-2013 00:11:12 | More by berlinabb
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

06-24-2014 03:04:39 | More by KAF
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JeffBrenner

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -8.5%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours a deep amber with a minimal head that quickly fades. Odor is minimal with a slight malty odor. Taste is very sweet with notes of grape. Boozyness is pretty well concealed with the sugars. Possible dates or plums. Almost tastes more like a quad. I happen to like that style, but I could see someone being bummed with it billed as a "lager". Pours a bit thicker down the throat, again probably because of the sugars. I was happy to have it, but I can't say I will be rushing to buy another bottle, but still, well played.

11-02-2013 23:06:41 | More by JeffBrenner
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

06-17-2014 11:12:49 | More by tectactoe
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-09-2013 22:53:41 | More by drewone
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Jessenimmo

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

12-09-2013 05:03:02 | More by Jessenimmo
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brotherloco

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

02-02-2014 02:48:56 | More by brotherloco
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bigjoe786

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

03-07-2014 02:52:11 | More by bigjoe786
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MystikCelt

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-02-2014 05:15:34 | More by MystikCelt
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anteater

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

03-18-2014 03:15:19 | More by anteater
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-11-2013 11:25:00 | More by DantheMan75
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ssgunbond

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

02-10-2014 04:34:57 | More by ssgunbond
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-11-2013 04:58:57 | More by zestar
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Tom-Peters

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-18-2013 21:17:41 | More by Tom-Peters
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akang

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-07-2013 20:10:04 | More by akang
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-01-2014 03:32:57 | More by mmulebarn
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billab914

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

12-24-2013 19:54:49 | More by billab914
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-04-2013 16:41:29 | More by GraduatedCashew
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rab53

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-16-2013 08:08:28 | More by rab53
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

12-15-2013 02:28:05 | More by Sparky44
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Vixie

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -5%

Pours a really nice red color with a large creamy tan head. Pour this one snlowly, as the head stays around for a bit.

Smells very malty, with hints of caramel and chocolate.

Starts out on the sweet side, caramel, toffee, and chocolate come to mind. There are hints of coffee as well, leaving a slightly bitter finish that doesn't linger too long.

The feel seemed just a bit thin to me, but does have a nice smoothness to it.

I am not real familiar with this style, but I liked this beer. Has a nice flavor profile to it, there's a lot going on here, although it does tend towards the sweet side. One word of caution, the alcohol is very well hidden, not sure I have ever had a beer of this strength that hid it so well. I have become a fan of Alesmith beers, as every one i have had was good, and this continues that feeling.

11-17-2013 03:18:52 | More by Vixie
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beergoot

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -5%

Crystal-clear, copper-red body topped with a decent, one-finger thick head. Nice doppelbock aroma; malt and molasses, fermented raisins and figs; a bit of cinnamon spiciness. Warm malt flavors; toasted grain; sweet and boozy. Medium-heavy body.

A good example of the doppelbock style. It doesn't set any new precedences in its approach, but it does hit the spot when a dopplebock is what you're in the mood for. It does an excellent job of taming the 10.0% AVV and allows the malt character to shine through.

12-18-2013 01:22:41 | More by beergoot
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.79/5  rDev -4.8%

A: Pours a transparent deep cherry, brownish color with good carbonation eventhough there was no air or pop to the bottle when it opened. Odd. Anyhow, a dirty white head sits atop, the head retention was pretty good but the lacing was still ok.

S: Nice roasted notes, sugary sweet, like a blend of caramel covered coffee cake and banana bread

T: At first it was a little tame on flavor but as it warmed up it peaed. Initial sweetness upfront with caramel, roasty notes with some nice overrpe banana and bready notes. A good bit of residual sweetness and heat as well.

M: Pretty full and sticky at times, really coats the mouth and clings to the palate but not overly cloying or syrupy.

O: Initially I was not a fan but as I progressed through the beer it grew on me. At room temp it opened up quite well

10-26-2013 14:07:41 | More by barleywinefiend
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Alesmith Decadence 2013 German Style Doppelbock from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.