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5 Seasons North Decadent Brown Ale

5 Seasons North Decadent Brown Ale
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Decadent is a big American Brown Ale. It is brewed with 10 different malts and 10 different hops (“Deca-“ meaning 10). Layers of rich toffee, caramel and chocolate flavors from the malt form the backbone to this complex beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5695) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Atlanta, Ga. - on tap at 5 Seasons Westside. Dark brown pour, nice thick khaki colored head. Aroma is nutty with some light chocolate accents. Flavor has some earthy potting soil notes, some light chocolate but the finish is a bit acidic. Mouuthfeel is thick enough. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3138) - Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
On cask. Cascades like a Guinness but no nitro. Nice nutty aroma. Very nice malty flavor. A little on the sweet side. Head is a sandy texture.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3156) - Montana, USA - OCT 11, 2010
On draft at Westside. Deep dark brown color with a thin tan head. Scent of roasted malts and coffee as it warms. Taste is roasted malt, nuts, chocolate, and coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2666) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Decadent is a great term here not only for the 10 malts but for the sweet caramel kick this has. Decadent and rich nut and caramel flavors are the dominant experiences. There is some faint hops here but only enough to remind you it is a beer. Pour is a rich brown color and overall a pretty tasty beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Tap. Brown pour. Beige head. Very toasty and a bit nutty on the nose. Flavor is pretty sweet and malty with a decent dose of some lightly roasted nuts. Hops are present very slightly. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nerdrocker101 (102) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2009
On tap. Appearance: Deep, murky brown with a tight tan head. Aroma: Malty with toasty and sweet notes. Flavor: Mostly malty taste. Sweet but a little hoppy on the back end. Palate: Medium body with a slightly dry finish. It’s a nice brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hank1980 (945) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Tap. Pours cloudy brown with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, light roasted malt, and some bready notes. Taste is also mostly malted, with some roasted flavors, plenty of sweet malt, and some lighthop bitterness. Mouth is medium bodied. Overall, a decent brown.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2009
on tap-pours a tan head and cloudy brown color. Aroma is medium malt-chocolate/cocoa, earthy. Dry. Taste is medium/dark malt-chocolate/cocoa/molasses, secondary earthy/spice hops. Comes across fairly light, although medium body. Dryish. OK carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours an extremely murky dark brown, like pressed coffee, with a big beige head that hangs around for ages as a bubbly collar and leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is a mix of dark roasted malts, sweet caramel and some toasted nuts. The hops that I get are more earthy than anything and don’t stand out too much in the nose. For me, the taste is better than the aroma and it’s definitely got a sweeter leaning. The chocolate malts are the most prevalent feature with the roasted character taking a back seat to some degree. There is a bit of coffee bitterness, especially in the finish which is also fairly dry and nutty. The hops are also present but much more secondary. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation and is an interesting combination of sweetness on the palate with a dry finish. This is an excellent brown ale and probably the best beer I’ve had at 5SW so far. It’s got lots of sweetness but plenty of roasted character and some hops to balance things out. Highly recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Very cloudy brown pour. Aroma is slightly chocolatey and malty. Flavor is rich and pleasant - chocolate malt character provides excellent richness, great complement to subtle sweetness, and a slight level of roast. Mouthfeel is medium-full with moderate carbonation. Overall, a very nice brown ale.


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