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Brewed by Vetter Alt Heidelberger Brauhaus
Style: Doppelbock
Heidelberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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In 1994, the 33 Plato gave it the world’s highest gravity. Though the beer can no longer make this claim, it is still one of the world’s most reknowned strong lagers.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (5528) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
Draught at the BrewPub. It pours cloudy near black with a thick dark beige head. The nose is sweet, sticky, treacle, candy and dried fruits. The taste is sweet.... liquorice, toffee, treacle, molasses, raisin, sugar, cola and candy with a pretty sweet finish. Medium-full body, average carbonation and sticky, viscous mouth-feel. Sweetness is pretty damn cloying after a while. Fun to try, but too sweet for my liking.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Smalle (65) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Color: very black, almost no head. Could have been cola instead. Aroma: caramel and alcohol Taste: Really extremely sweet and syrupy. The alcohol is there, but no too prominent. Overall: Too sweet for me. Is this beer? Looks like flat cola and tastes even sweeter than that. Judging by the other rates, some people apparently like this profile; I don’t.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sarauckelman (132) - Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2014
Strong aroma of molasses and strawberries. Beautiful rich, dark amber. Taste is sweet with berries and molasses, without any strong alcoholic flavor. Palate is a bit thick.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vladivostok (215) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
Dark and very strong. Huge aroma of chocolate and alcohol. First sample I had was quite clear, the second two days later was as opaque as industrial adhesive. Unfortunately this beer confirms my suspicions that the best way to achieve high ratings on this site is to brew something the strength of wood alcohol. This is OK as far as it goes and quite a decent digestif once in a while, but surely that’s not really what beer is about.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
uckelman (196) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 8, 2013
Opaque, dark amber/caramel in color color. Aroma is pretty near to strawberry jam. Full body and extremely sweet, but manages not to be sticky or cloying. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (862) - PORTUGAL - FEB 9, 2013
I took three 33cl bottles home from the brewery. And when I opened the first one we were three people drink it. It is so thick that is almost caramel. And so dense and heavy that you don’t need a lunch. I have to go back to Heidelberg and have it again.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Senka (348) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 24, 2012
Draft from brewery. One of the best beers I ever had. The explosion of extremely fine bubbles in your mouth... I have never experienced a doppelbock like this one before.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 12, 2012
The head is medium, the body black. It smells roasty, a bit alcoholic, creamy, a bit tomato, brown sugar. The taste is brown sugary, roasty, spicy. Nice and interesting one! 11/11/10/11/-/11

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2012
1/VIII/2012 - on tap @ Vetter Brauhaus - BB: n/a - (2012-805)

Note: 97? Are you f*ck*ng kidding me? Ridiculous. Well, I got it down to 96. :-p
Clear dark brown cola like beer, small aery beige to light brown head, unstable, dissipates quickly, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, sugary, some caramel, dried fruits, and it took me a while to get it, but it’s mainly strawberry flavoured candy. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body, very syrupy, very sticky cloying sugary. Taste: lots of strawberry candy, heavy on the sugar, caramel, more sugar, little lemony. Aftertaste: little sour, strawberry candy, very sweet, caramel, mainly sugar. This is sickening sweet, and pretty bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 4, 2012
dark brown color, rich raisiny nose with dark fruit, mollasses and dark chocolate. Very heavy, syrupy, but not cloying mouth. Full full bodied. Sweet and malty. Decent, but nothing too special for the style.


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