Decadence 2013 German-Style Doppelbock | AleSmith Brewing Company

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Decadence 2013 German-Style DoppelbockDecadence 2013 German-Style Doppelbock
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Decadence 2013 German-Style DoppelbockDecadence 2013 German-Style Doppelbock

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by notchucknorris on 10-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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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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4.15/5  rDev +3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 9/16/13

Appearance: Amber red color. Half a finger of head on an aggressive pour with some random lacing left behind. A decent amount of active average carbonation for the style.

Smell: Amber malts, toffee, oak, and molasses on the nose. Mossy hops join the oak and really open up on the body. Bready malts and medium bodied fruits light up on the back end with slight boozy accents really bring an american edge.

Taste: Toffee and molasses sweetness blasts on the palate. Oak and mossy hops are welcome additions on the body. Dark fruits and some lingering malt sweetness mesh well on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Gets a little sugary and boozy but is kept in check for the most part. Carbonation fits.

Overall: Really solid offering from Ale Smith on a style that is rarely done by American breweries. I originally balked at the pricetag, but got it at 50% off so it was a no doubter then. Still drinking awesome, give it a go.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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