Alesmith Decadence 2013 German Style Doppelbock | AleSmith Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
111 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Alesmith Decadence 2013 German Style DoppelbockAlesmith Decadence 2013 German Style Doppelbock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
alesmith.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by notchucknorris on 10-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
111
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
7.52%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
13
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 111 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of Tinfang
2.91/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

 470 characters

Photo of john0721
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of Sanchezrox23
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of berlinabb
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of yamcarts
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of corby112
3.52/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy dark chestnut brown color with dark apricot edges and a one finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Slightly spicy aroma with chocolate, banana and faint malty sweetness. Pepper and clove followed by caramel, chocolate covered banana and toffee. There's a touch of vinous fruit in there as well.

Medium body with slight creamy texture and a nice balance of earthy spice and chocolate and caramel malt sweetness. Hints of clove and ground pepper with faint piney hop bitterness countered by caramel malt, toffee and chocolate. Bready yeast presence with some banana and bubblegum with a spicy dry finish. Decently balanced and very easy to drink. Subtle alcohol heat in the finish but overall the 10% ABV is very well masked. Not overly complex but this is another enjoyable beer from AleSmith.

 883 characters

Photo of JeffBrenner
3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

 565 characters

Photo of 510a
3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.72/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tectactoe
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Jessenimmo
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of brotherloco
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of bigjoe786
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of MystikCelt
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of anteater
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of DantheMan75
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of beergoot
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

 509 characters

Photo of ssgunbond
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Tom-Peters
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of akang
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of mmulebarn
3.75/5  rDev -6%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Alesmith Decadence 2013 German Style Doppelbock from AleSmith Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 111 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe