RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
Tenth Anniversary Ale A generous malt bill, ten hours in the kettle, a touch of hops, twice fermented with a blend of American and Belgian yeast strains, then conditioned with a delicate blend of spices. Deca exemplifies ten years of brewing and experimentation at Founders. Thank you for letting us do what we do best.

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markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Thanks askofficerfriendly for sharing this one at IBrew2or3’s going away party. Pours dark caramel with a white head. Nose is liquid caramel, with some esters, fruit, spices, and slight vegetal notes. Flavor is similar with spices, vegetal notes, caramel, and some yeasty esters. Interesting barley wine.

HonusWagner (2250) - Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Almost more of an American Strong Ale than anything else, has some sweet medium brown malt characteristics with minimal hoppiness and some Belgian ester spice notes. Pretty tasty and drinkable, certainly would never have guessed this was 13% ABV.

Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Well I drank this and liked it, didn’t take notes so that’s really all I’ve got for ya. Thanks whoever brought it. Try it if you can.

Sledutah (7979) - Utah, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle shared by footbalm at his going away party, thanks man
Appearance: Hazy brown with a small beige head and light spotty lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts and caramel
Taste: Sweet caramel, herbal and toffee

douglas88 (9797) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2011
Bottle 2007 vintage shared by Eric, thanks. An odd brew. Pours a totally murky brown/red color with no head. The aroma is sweet intense berries and sugary malt, cocoa as well. The flavor is a odd mix; very sugary and fruity almost like a berry fruity beer with a heavy alcohol presence, warm, herbal, toffee, interesting. I liked it.

wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Tasted on 2/16/11 from a 22oz bomber bottle from the Twisted Spoke. Pours clear but very dark amber with an average off-white head that settles into thin, even lace with a decent collar. The nose is very malty with a good amount of sweet vanilla, caramel, and brown sugar, and some light herbal notes. The flavor is sweet with caramel and brown sugar malt up front, with a bit of herbal and spice flavor rounding everything out. The body is full with average carbonation and a long malty and sweet finish. This is the perfect example of a beer that is delicious despite it’s lack of complexity.

RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Wow. Nose is toffee and brown sugar. Hazy amber pour. Slightly spicy on the finish. Wondeful. Burnt caramel, toffee, cocoa, great complexity and balance on the tongue. Sweet with a nice slight bittering. This stuff should be an annual.

From sample pour at local December 2010 tasting.

deyholla (12590) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle shared by Brian, thanks! Poured a cloudy brown with a yellow brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of spice with sweet grains a bit of alcohol and some dark fruit. Flavor was quite sweet from the grain with some balancing spice and a decent amount of alcohol.

fiver29 (1112) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Bottle shared by Ogglethorp. Thanks! Pours dark brown with off white head. Aroma is a mixed bag. Pretty interesting. It had spices, caramel, belgian yeast maybe, and had some oxidation notes that had set in. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is all over the place, too. Flavors are bitter, spicy, and just all over. Interesting brew.

BuckeyeBoy (8861) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle thanks to JohnGalt1 Pours out red/amber topped with a small sand head. Aroma of pit fruit, vanilla, spice, and sweet malts. Taste is much sweeter than the aroma with tons of brown sugar and caramel finishes off with a nice spice.

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