French Toast | Decadent Ales

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3.93/5
Very Good
51 Ratings
French ToastFrench Toast
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Decadent Ales
New York, United States
decadentales.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Dodger88 on 10-14-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,491
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
51
pDev:
10.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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0
Gots:
7
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Mikexw
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffKowalek
2.75/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Datdubj1988
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JLK7299
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dafla67
3.3/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rjd722
4.39/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HungarianCount
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a foggy and hazy orange with a finger of white foam that bubbles up fairly well and retains okay. Aroma is a sugar rush, hitting notes of maple syrup, vanilla bean, and biscuit, doughy, bready malts. Light citrus hops add a little to the background. Flavor profile is incredibly sweet and sugary. Maple syrup, vanilla bean, and cream layer themselves over biscuit, doughy, and bready malts. Citrus, herbal, and resin hops add to the mix. Mouth feel is velvety with a light grainy texture to it. It has a medium-thick consistency. Overall, this beer packs a punch in terms of flavor, and it's all centered on the sweet side of the spectrum. Balance is thrown out the window in favor creating a sugary sweet delight.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really excited for this. Seems very interesting. Poured from a 16 oz. can into a wine glass.
The beer pours out a rather murky dark yellow. Thin off white crown sits on top.
The smell is sweet maple and spicy cinnamon. Now I'm really excited.
Wow, the flavor is insane. Tastes like a liquid French toast. The sweetness from the maple and spice from the cinnamon blend very well. Then it goes through all the way so smooth. Has a creamy feel to it, like drinking something thicker than a IPA. Overall, this is my first from Decadent, and I will definitely be back for more. I love creative beers like this and do believe they pulled it off.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2018-05-20
2019-05-20
16oz can served in a pint glass. 03/12/18.

Pours clear light amber with a smallish creamy head, medium carbonation. Smell is a little bit like Mrs. Butterworth's.

Taste is genuinely french toasty. With a little bit of hops. Surprisingly not bad.

Mouthfeel is light. Overall, more interesting than good, but not bad.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles that covered most of the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of maple syrup, cinnamon and citrusy hops are present in the nose, but as the beer warms up the French toast-like flavors become stronger and stand out in front of the hops.
T: The taste follows the smell and somewhat has a mixed identity, but at least the French toast flavors are initially much stronger and then dominate the hops once it starts warming up. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer lives up to its name—especially after it warms up—and has aromas and flavors of French toast, but I'm still wondering why these were added to an IPA as they don't mix all that well with the underlying citrusy hops. The added flavors of maple syrup and cinnamon would probably work much better in a beer style such as a stout or a porter.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Daveshek28
3.03/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I get what they were going for, but does the boatload of maple syrup flavor does not mix well with a hoppy beer IMO. Couldn't drink half the can.

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Photo of Allurex
3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VoxRationis
2.69/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a conical pint glass; canned 03/12/18.
A: Pours a very slightly hazy, orange amber with a more than one inch white head, modest retention, and soapy lacing.
S: Maple syrup and cinnamon aroma overwhelms some toastiness. Perhaps a peach note.
T: Bready with maple syrup flavor overpowering. Presents a somewhat stale, resiny flavor profile.
M: Medium bodied with good persistence of modest effervescence.
O: Certainly accomplishes the goal of tasting like French Toast. Frankly, did not appeal to me and surprised by the high ratings. Couldn't finish it. Only consider if you really like want a beer that tastes like French Toast.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Nice dark golden straw color. Looks more unfiltered than hazy. 2 fingers worth of head from non-aggressive pour, with heaps of residual lacing.
Smell: Aromas of cinnamon, warm maple syrup with some flaked biscuit. The hops are detectible, giving a lemongrassy like smell. Slight orange, lemon and grapefruit notes, but the cinnamon and maple are more dominant. For a DIPA, this is a weirdly-nice smell.
Taste: Follows the nose, with slight more hop emphasis. The maple is present first and foremost, giving a nice sweet flavor. Next is the cinnamon spice, which intermingles with some citrus flavor. The hops are presented earthy/grassy in taste, but seem to mesh well with the other flavors. For what it is, I am enjoying the taste. It does display some of the alcohol in the flavor, but it isn't off-putting.
Feel: Medium in body and somewhat full-ish inweight, with moderate carbonation. The beer is very syrupy feeling, being that it coats the tongue and the entirety of my mouth.
Overall: I think despite being strange, this is oddly tasty. Decadent did a good job at applying cinnamon and maple syrup to a DIPA, without making it gaggy. I am actually enjoying it. With that said, I wouldn't want this often, but more I feel it is an interesting take on the style, and well worthy of a try. I am grateful to try this dessert IPA. Cheers!

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Suds
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a full pint can, this brew had a strange, but very appropriate name. The appearance is a hazy gold color with a tall white head. The aroma is sweet, with maple syrup. It is a little more like corn-syrup based maple syrup than genuine maple. But, this is appropriate for the taste. Buttery, toasty, maple, sweet, and interesting. I couldn't have too many of these, but the flavor is unique and engaging.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heddar33
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Act25
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Odd and original, as promised, it's sweet as french toast. At the Park Slope coop for $3.28 for 16 oz
a) Hazed in the current way, throws up a finger of foam, that slacks to film and not much lace.
s) Mamma! Syrup dominates aroma, totally original, worth a sniff. Spice, bread, toast -too. Strange in a good way.
t) The maple syrup flavor dominates but not over done nor phony. Original, a great diner or breakfast beer comes into bitter.
f) Smooth, abv hidden, nice body.
o) For originality must try 1 or half of one.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jhfinn
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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French Toast from Decadent Ales
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 51 ratings