Decadent Brown Ale
5 Seasons Westside

Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats:
American Brown Ale
Needs more ratings
4.23 | pDev: 6.15%
5 Seasons Westside
Georgia, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of glid02
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewpub.

Pours a hazy dark brown with a one-finger tan head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of both toasted and roasted malts with a nice nuttiness and faint whiffs of citrus hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Equal parts toasted and roasted malt flavors up front are joined shortly by a good amount of nutty flavors. Near the end of the sip a faint hint of citrus hops joins in before a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It has a nice thickness however the carbonation seemed a bit on the heavy side.

Drinkability is good. I had no problem finishing my glass and could have more of these.

Overall this is a very good American Brown, a style that I'm still learning to appreciate. Worth a shot.

 768 characters

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub. Decadent is made with 10 malts and 10 hops (Deca, get it?). Pours a murky brown with a thin head. Very dark. Smells very yeasty and malty with some earthy hops, some graininess, and has some bitter citrus notes to round it out. The taste is quite malty with lots of earthy hops on the back end, and some light citrus notes peeking in ocassionally. This is not as bitter as some other american browns out there, but it is profoundly earthy, and the type of hops that dominate the flavor take the beer in an entirely different direction than say, Terrapin Brown, or DFH Brown. I quite enjoyed this one.

 623 characters

Photo of gford217
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub.

Pours an extremely murky dark brown, like pressed coffee, with a big beige head that hangs around for ages as a bubbly collar and leaves spotty lacing.

The aroma is a mix of dark roasted malts, sweet caramel and some toasted nuts. The hops that I get are more earthy than anything and don't stand out too much in the nose.

For me, the taste is better than the aroma and it's definitely got a sweeter leaning. The chocolate malts are the most prevalent feature with the roasted character taking a back seat to some degree. There is a bit of coffee bitterness, especially in the finish which is also fairly dry and nutty. The hops are also present but much more secondary.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation and is an interesting combination of sweetness on the palate with a dry finish.

This is an excellent brown ale and probably the best beer I've had at 5SW so far. It's got lots of sweetness but plenty of roasted character and some hops to balance things out. Highly recommended.

 1,030 characters

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of the tap an opaque muddy chocolate brown with a decent tan head. Rich aroma is malty, spicy and slightly hoppy. Mouth filling malty flavor has undertones of hops and spice with hints of chocolate and toffee. Smooth, rather tingly texture leaves a malty and chocolaty finish.

 286 characters

Decadent Brown Ale from 5 Seasons Westside
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 5 ratings