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: German 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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Ratings: 112 |  Reviews: 23
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a really nice red color with a large creamy tan head. Pour this one snlowly, as the head stays around for a bit.

Smells very malty, with hints of caramel and chocolate.

Starts out on the sweet side, caramel, toffee, and chocolate come to mind. There are hints of coffee as well, leaving a slightly bitter finish that doesn't linger too long.

The feel seemed just a bit thin to me, but does have a nice smoothness to it.

I am not real familiar with this style, but I liked this beer. Has a nice flavor profile to it, there's a lot going on here, although it does tend towards the sweet side. One word of caution, the alcohol is very well hidden, not sure I have ever had a beer of this strength that hid it so well. I have become a fan of Alesmith beers, as every one i have had was good, and this continues that feeling.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a transparent deep cherry, brownish color with good carbonation eventhough there was no air or pop to the bottle when it opened. Odd. Anyhow, a dirty white head sits atop, the head retention was pretty good but the lacing was still ok.

S: Nice roasted notes, sugary sweet, like a blend of caramel covered coffee cake and banana bread

T: At first it was a little tame on flavor but as it warmed up it peaed. Initial sweetness upfront with caramel, roasty notes with some nice overrpe banana and bready notes. A good bit of residual sweetness and heat as well.

M: Pretty full and sticky at times, really coats the mouth and clings to the palate but not overly cloying or syrupy.

O: Initially I was not a fan but as I progressed through the beer it grew on me. At room temp it opened up quite well

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
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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Photo of Ri0
3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 9/2013. Pours a dark brown with a 1 finger tan head. Spotty lacing. Aroma is heavy with heavy malts, burnt caramel, and dark bread. Flavor is very malty and not in a sweet way; very little hops if any remain. A big dark bread taste with some burnt caramel. I wonder how many malts were used in this? Medium feel with lighter carbonation. Enjoyable brew after 3 years.

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3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

1.5 years old. Picked up in Palm Desert. Both the aroma and taste are quite fruity with semi-rich taste. The fruits are kinda' non-distinct and the high alcohol level is not apparent. Smaller head and somewhat cloudy amber body (towards reds and golds). Nice feel with a bigger than moderate feel, fairly soft, lower carbonation and a bit of slickness.
Just a touch of age on this with some oxidation, more to the better than not.

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Photo of oberon
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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Photo of notchucknorris
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Poura a clear, deep mahogany color with a thin tan head. Good lace down the glass.

S: Kind of a mild smell, but I get some fruity esters and some light dark bread notes. Banana, caramel and some roasted malt.

T: Very smooth malty flavor with a hint of nuttiness. Some toasted rye bread, light grape nuts and faint concord grape and banana. Mouthfeel is slick and a touch light. Doesn't show the ABV at all. Very nice.

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