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Alesmith Decadence 2013 German Style Doppelbock - AleSmith Brewing Company

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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4
pDev: 7.5%
Wants: 3
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:
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(Beer added by: notchucknorris on 10-07-2013)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark reddish/brown color. Not completely opaque, but close. A well formed two finger beige head rises with excellent retention. Plenty of lace.
S: A big, warm toasted malt aroma. Baked bread, and toffee. Dark fruity aromas like raisins and plums. I can plant my nose in the glass all day.
T: Again, big toasted, and bready malts. Certainly sweet malts like toffee, but not nearly as cloying as some American versions can be. Which is really nice. Dark fruits linger with some raisins and plums. Love it.
M/D: A medium to full body. Not overly heavy or viscous, which again can be a downfall for some American versions. Ultra smooth. Like silk. This is incredibly inviting drink. A great sipper.

A wonderful version of the style. I love the malt character. Everything is so well rounded and incorporated. Really well done and highly recommended.

champ103, Mar 10, 2014
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

750 ml bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
10% ABV, "Drink this meal in a glass now or cellar it for years to come." Serve in a goblet at 50-55°, Bottled on 09/16/13

A - AleSmith's 2013 Decadence pours an absolutely gorgeous mahogany-laced amber with a tall light khaki head. Steady retention keeps the pile of foam afloat while a clean glass nabs all the lace it can.

S - Decidedly bready, Decadence's robust aroma smells like a freshly baked loaf of bread with dark fruits throughout. Notes of milk chocolate covered raisin and sticky sweet caramel are pungent and welcome as this lager broods with a robust heartiness.

T - Heavy malt sweetness lays wonderfully on the tongue, coating it with Munich bready characteristics, toast crust, gooey caramel, and toffee shavings with a hint of chocolate covered raisins on the finish.

M - Full bodied heft makes it's way across the tongue and down the throat with sublime smoothness; almost creamy in texture. Doppelbocks are already strong but AleSmith steps it up a few notches, cranking out 10% alcohol in a beer that doesn't display anywhere near that much for a completely perfect, stomach-filling beer, just as the Bavarian monks had intended!

O - AleSmith briefly recaptures how the Bavarian monks who established the doppelbock style coined it "liquid bread" and go on to describe the beer as meal in a glass. A malt-lover's dream come true, the 2013 edition of Decadence certainly is a meal in a glass, brimming with balanced malt sweetness that underscores the rich bready profile the massive amount of malt brings to the table. The clean lager finish and complete absence of alcohol make this an easy-drinking beer for how hefty it is and one that I'm convinced would win over any German doppelbock purist!

BeerFMAndy, Jan 12, 2014
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Alesmith Decadence 2013 German Style Doppelbock from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.