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Alesmith Decadence 2013 German Style Doppelbock | AleSmith Brewing Company

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112 Ratings
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
112
pDev:
7.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.8/5  rDev -5%

Bottled on 9/16/13.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, bread, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, honey, and dark fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, toffee, brown sugar, and dark fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice sugary and fruity aspects all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Thanks to Thomas & Jenny for sharing this one!

Poured a dark amber color with a glint of copper in the light. Compact head of foam, a fingers width or so, leaving behind spotty lacing here and there.

Aroma is subdued, light malty with a clean German lager yeast.

Honeyed malt, smooth and lightly toasty, not overly sweet and boozy like so many Doppelbocks. This one is exceedingly smooth and clean, with plenty of malt complexity. Really enjoyed this, thanks for sharing the special beer guys!

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Iam a little surprised that Alesmith went with a lager this year...good for them.Pours into a half liter stein a deep garnet color with a billowing light beig head atop that slowly settles into a frothy mass.Sweet doughy aromas with a tinge of iron and toast,flavors of dark fruit and alcohol but with a lager drying effect if you know what I mean,alot of raisin and alcohol in the finish.It's na American style with it's brash booziness but man there is alot of flavor packed in here.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.05/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Had 1 month old bottle.
Nose: Spicy Munich malt, hint of cola.
Pours a dark tea colored amber under a 1" light tan tinted head that slowly dissipates. some light lace, legs
Malty palate with light sweetness that dries by the finish. Hint of cardamom to cola.
Very creamy smooth medium to full body and medium carbonation.
Liquid bread.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.52/5  rDev -12%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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Alesmith Decadence 2013 German Style Doppelbock from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 112 ratings
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