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Decoy | Carton Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
cartonbrewing.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
At his restaurant, Eleven Madison Park, Chef Daniel Humm makes an extraordinary five spice roast duck. The genesis of Decoy is our notion that those spices would affectionate the fig notes of a Belgian Strong malt bill in the direction of a winter warmer. Cumin, coriander, lavender flowers, Sichuan red peppercorns and honey are added to Special B malts and Belgian candi sugars, with American ale yeast chosen because its esters enhance rather than dominate as would a Belgian. A strong, gently-spiced ale, Decoy is intended to sit next to or in place of a fire during the bracing cold of winter. Drink Decoy because life and spice.

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Added by KenC on 01-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,372
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
108
pDev:
9.45%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
11
Trade:
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Photo of Jason
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can, sample from the brewery.

Dark reddish brown hue shows some clarity, tiny bubbled lacing stays around for a while. Spicy peppery nose, lavender and the Sichuan peppercorns are most noticeable though the cumin and coriander do make appearances. Very aromatic. Lots of malt with dark sugar overtones, all comes into balance which can't be an easy task. Carton does not cease to amaze.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JC333
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsonta
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of KenC
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hand pump to a snifter @ High Street Grill (Mt. Holly, NJ)

A – Dark brown, almost black in color, a tint of red when held to the light. Head retention was nonexistent, but I suspect this brew has a high ABV. The wee head poured a deep tan. The lacing was spotty and remained long after the liquid was gone.

S - Sweet, dark cherry hit first, than coffee and some citrus (grapefruit?). A slight alcohol aroma that was not overpowering.

T – More of sweet raisin, grapefruit. Never a hop, and the alcohol smell never came through in the taste. Very pleasant.

M – A full body with light carbonation. Mildly dry at the finish.

D - Very drinkable. I was glad it was served in a snifter or I would have never seen dinner! Try some if opportunity presents. Good job Carton.

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Decoy from Carton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 108 ratings
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