hershiser2 (1911) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber, Market Street Wine Shop Uptown. Pours golden, perhaps slightly hazy, with an inch of off-white head. Aroma of sweet grasses, light fruit. Taste is a bit of funky grasses, glue, yeast. It’s not bitter... not very sweet, but definitely sweeter than I expected.
Gespuccian (115) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden brown. Aroma of is slightly sweet, malt forward. Flavor is caramel, malt. Mouthfeel is smooth, wet, full. You feel the weight of some alcohol. There's some German hops, but nothing very bitter. Finish is slightly sweet, smooth. This is pretty good, and light enough to be drinkable even with the higher ABV.
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Iznogud (2194) - CROATIA - MAR 19, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 355 ml from Pivoteka, Zagreb. Shared with JFK10000. Clear golden, medium white head. Malty, sweet, fruity, light hoppiness. Alcohol well hidden.
Ok, I guess.
Sissio (1209) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 17, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home
Clear pale copper, cream head
Bread, malts, yellow mature fruit, winey
Very strange taste, strange bitter, burned caramel, winey
sjohnny (482) - - FEB 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet honey and bread aroma. Pours a cloudy orangish gold with a thick bright white head that fades quickly. Smooth refreshing. Honey and yeast with a hint of bitter finish. Thick soft mouthfeel. Very nice.
wombat23 (544) - Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Rather pale for a dopplebock with a dark straw or light golden color. Short-lived white head. A bit of malt in the aroma, not much else; has an almost lager-like smell. Tastes of weak, watered-down malt with a little grain. Low carbonation. A disappointment.
beer_rookie (361) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden color. Slight head. No head retention, light lacing.
Aroma is buttery, white grape. Light roasted malt. Sweet. Smells good, just not a lot to report.
Taste is fruity. White grapes, slightly peppery and spicy. It’s quite malty. It’s sweet. No bitterness, if any hops it would be floral hops. There’s probably some corn adjunct in here.
Mouthfeel is medium light. High alcohol beer, but you can’t taste it, you can feel it though...Pretty drinkable. Pretty well carbonated.
Overall, pretty good. I’d probably buy it again. It does have some oddities about it, it’s not amazing or memorable. But it is interesting enough that I’d try it again.
darbeer75 (402) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2016
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma: combination of lager and apple juice; not very pleasant; Appearance: clear and flat, actually very similar to apple juice; was expecting something darker for a doppelbock; decent head that dissipates quickly; Taste: like the aroma, very juice-like with slight undertones of lager; faint funkiness; Palate: medium body with short, slightly dry and bitter finish (probably the best part of the beer); Overall: pretty blah. Would not buy again.
tom10101 (5083) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle (12 oz) at home. Bought this for the Louisiana tick, but SAQ started having one in store right after so I busted 12 oz of my border limit on this insipid beer. Almost clear bright yellow-ish golden with a medium mostly lasting white head leaving some lacing. Aroma is of noble hops but also bring out the worst of the leafy hops presence. There’s also some mild to moderate spiciness, grains and even hints of skunkiness. Taste isn’t better with dirty leaf presence, some earthy spiciness, beginning of a skunky presence here too, grain and an unpleasant acrid finish. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Sticky mix of leafy and earthy bitternss. This is awful and undrinkable. No malt depth, just an acrid, earthy and leafy mess.
OpticalCandle (6) - Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2015 does not count
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ar: bread and yeast, some spice, a hint of something floral.
Ap: clear pale amber, decent white head but dissipates quickly
T: slightly sweet with some bitterness
P: thin, light body with mild carbonation. Alcohol finish, doesn’t quite manage to hide the ABV
O: Not sure the ’Helles Doppelbock’ thing is working here. Doesn’t seem to do a good job making the styles work together. Another disappointment from Abita for me.