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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Day 266 Drink: Weyerbacher 2005 Decadence

Weyerbacher Brewing was founded in 1995 in Easton, Pa., by former homebrewer Dan Weirback. To celebrate the company's 10th anniversary the company produced a brew called Decadence by in 2005. The brewers used honey, cardamom and gentian, relying on these and the malt, with just a small amount of hops for flavoring.

At the Denver Rare Beer Tasting some of the few remaining bottles of this beer were served.

Weyerbacher 2005 Decadence poured a dark copper color with a thin head. The beer has a bit of a sweet nose. With a 17 IBU rating you might expect the beer to also be sweet, but it is balanced thanks to the bitterness of the gentian. It is always difficult with vintages beers to know when is the right time to pull them out to drink. This one tasted pretty good at 5 years old and should still hold together if stored properly for at least another couple of years.

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