gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this one bottled, thanks Papi! This is really not my style, but I did think it had a nice balance.
sfontain (770) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, $1.89 at Kroger on Bridge St. Pale gold color; bubbly, white head turns almost instantly into a thin ring and sparse covering; light lacing. Aroma is light; yeasty, banana, cloves, fruity, slight bread. Flavor is also light; disappointing at first but become more complex as I drank this; more Belgian yeast notes and banana/cloves; bready, only slightly bitter, dry finish. Medium-thin mouthfeel. Not remotely what the billed style suggests (Iíve never before seen a "doppelbock" that looked almost the same as Budweiser), but not entirely uninteresting. I should know better by now than to expect great things from Abita (even in a higher gravity beer such as this one), but this one got better as the glass emptied.
Fritz123 (809) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca. Poured into snifter at home with a thick white head. Golden wheat color with a significant haze. Aroma of bread, hay, bananas. The taste is mild like most hellers with a bread taste and very slight fruit. Dry on the finish with no real hop profile. Very light body, medium carb. Clean and crisp. Not bad.
maltman53 (197) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep-gold with a large, creamy, persistent lacy head. Sweet orange bread malt-forward in the aroma. Orange malt-foarward and bread on the palate with a huge velvety mouthfeel that hides the 8% ABV superbly. Well-balanced Doppelbock! Little-to-no detectable hops. Overall, this is a good American version of the style worthy of the fasting Friars of Munich!
Thebullshornbar (65) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Relying on a simple malt driven profile ,this beer is very clean. Bread-like notes akin to crystal malts overwhelm the entirety of this beer, with honey and light piney notes in the background. Overall itís cheap and pretty easy to drink with a smooth profile.
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer is not very good, bottle from whole foods, lots of pepper, and head
Scrapersnbeer (1439) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of sourdough flatbread. That sounds weird but is what came to mind. Clear yellow, strong lager appearance. Metallic, alcohol-laced fruity sweetness. Not a malt liquor but does little to distance itself from the imperial pilsnerís from Poland. Syrupy body to boot. I do like beers like this, but wonít say itís great.
luttonm (2072) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in Seattle. Golden-orange. Rich sour lager, orange-honey. Fairly balanced for heavier lager. Sweet malts, creamy. Alright.
Onslow (1102) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear yellow brew with nice dense white head. Aroma of grain, dough and a little corn. Taste is sweet and doughy, rather plain with a drier finish. Some crisp fruit in the finish and a little bitter, but still ends on the sweet side and a little boozey. Faint traces of something off in the taste - hints of burnt plastic or fried circuitry - faint but a little off putting when you notice it.
EithCubes (4640) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose is sweet with white grape and lemon citrus, some nice and funky grain and yeast. Pours clear golden with medium carbonation and a sudsy off-white head. Taste sweet, some white grape-apple juice with grain and bread, light but nice yeast, citrus. Alcohol actually pretty well tamed! Touch of spice form the hops and even a leaning toward vanilla and cream. Thereís a great spirit about this one, with a good malt flavor (nice and honeyish!) that pushes all the right buttons for me, but, like other Abita brews, I have this nagging issue with cleanliness; that aspect just feels off.