Decadence 2013 German-Style Doppelbock | AleSmith Brewing Company

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Decadence 2013 German-Style DoppelbockDecadence 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)

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Added by notchucknorris on 10-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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23
Ratings:
112
pDev:
7.5%
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Bottled on 9-18-13, consumed on 11-13-14. I have no reference point for what this is like versus fresh, so keep that in mind.

Poured into a large goblet revealed a dark, cloudy, golden brown color, with an inch of tan foam with quickly fell away. The aroma was ripe with brown sugar, caramel, dark raisins, figs and toffee. The flavor offered much of the same, with a well hidden alcohol content which I did not notice at all. Mouthfeel was medium to full bodied, with a mildly sweet, perhaps a bit syrupy finish, making this definitely a dessert beer.

Overall I would have to say that most of this is par for the course and while very good for the style, not any kind of revelation. Perhaps the nicest part is that you won't notice the 10% abv after a bit of age on the bottle, so you can enjoy the flavors unmolested by anything unpleasant.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml into a snifter.

A: Pours a beautiful glassy reddish black with a moderate beige head.

S: Smells of sticky maple and toffee, plum flesh, cream, nutmeg, brown bread.

T: Taste brings dry caramelized grain, fig, molasses, lightly astringent roasted grain, mild hop bitterness, raisin, a hint of banana-y esters.and booze on the end.

M: Surprisingly light-bodied with low carbonation.

O: A nice doppelbock that hides the alcohol well.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 25.4oz bottle into Pilsener glass. Bottled on September 17th 2013.

L: Foam came rising up the neck! Pours a murky brown, with a finger and a half of khaki head that slowly recedes into a thick layer.

S: Dark roasted malts, dark bread, some chewy molasses and caramel. Almost chocolatey. Really rich aroma and definitely a malt-bomb but I am not upset with that at all! Very invigorating aroma.

T: Again a ton of dark malt flavors, very bready, rich caramel and molasses, a faint dark fruit note, very nice. Not Ayinger Celebrator but nice nonetheless.

F: Medium body, below average carbonation, but that could be the age and a clean finish.

O: A very good beer, the booze seems to have faded because I can't pick it up anywhere. A good showcase for the style and an above average Doppelbock.

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