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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
At his restaurant, Eleven Madison Park, Chef Daniel Humm makes an extraordinary five spice roast duck. The genesis of Decoy is our notion that those spices would affectionate the fig notes of a Belgian Strong malt bill in the direction of a winter warmer. Cumin, coriander, lavender flowers, Sichuan red peppercorns and honey are added to Special B malts and Belgian candi sugars, with American ale yeast chosen because its esters enhance rather than dominate as would a Belgian. A strong, gently-spiced ale, Decoy is intended to sit next to or in place of a fire during the bracing cold of winter. Drink Decoy because life and spice...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (706) - Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Not boozy at all. Sweet up front, nice honey-malt character, some roast and coffee flavors. Very tasty, it would indeed go well with some duck or any fatty meat or cheese. Carton beer is so good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (1283) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Cloudy brown with lacy beige head; aroma is light with notes of alcohol; Flava is sweet and roasty notes of raisin and subtle berry notes; feels thick creamy some foamy fizz; finishes malty sweet and slightly dry hints of spice Cinnamon licorice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (9813) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
Brown concoction, sugary, ok drinkable. Brown colour, gummy spice flavour. On at Torst.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
boxofrane (2516) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Draft at bistro on bridge. Pours hazy brown with minimal head. The aroma is not pungent but has some spice and nuts. The taste has a kick of cinnamon, some peppery notes. A bit boozy. Outside the box but not again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2083) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Draft at Eulogy. Cloudy copper pour with a large pillowy off-white. Mulled spiced apple pie. Hot pepper bread pudding. Some unusual notes but the flavors feel too muddled and unbalanced. Feels like there were two many chefs in the kitchen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
digrod (119) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Draft at TJs. Pours Amber red with minimal head. Aromas of apple, raisins, plum. Tastes of apple pie, lots of spice, prunes. Finishes long and sweet. Great for the winter season.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jflopsu (857) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Pours a dark amber. Has a very unique aroma with heavy malt, dark fruit, and some spices. Taste is sweet and peppery, also with malt and dark fruits. That aftertaste is almost like sweet peppercorn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (627) - - JAN 11, 2014
Aroma Is Carrot, cinnamon,pepper, spice, . Dark brown pour. Taste is bittersweet....caramel, raisin, Apple. Spicy and warm. ..on tap at Blend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (1170) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2014
On tap at the brewery but I've also had a growler from the brewery a couple weeks ago. Pours copper/auburn. Awesome beer!! Very complex with notes of spice, nutmeg, banana, bread, burnt sugars, a bit of citrus, and maple syrup. The 12% shows in a perfect winter warming way reminiscent of an oaky scotch. I love it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (2098) - - DEC 28, 2013
Draft. Hazy copper/ruby with a thin off-white head. Aroma is a little weak, but has some vague spice and yeast notes. Flavor is super complex. Tons of spices, apple, banana, vanilla, caramel and a huge alcohol punch. Big rich palate with surprisingly strong carbonation. This is a huge tasty beer and I love it.

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