Decoy | Carton Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
108 Ratings
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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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ann3LarlJFA&list=UUnN44_ILc3y0x6WbvjLR1Kg

Added by KenC on 01-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
108
Reviews:
11
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
9.45%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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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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Decoy from Carton Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 108 ratings.
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