Holdwine (1064) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty average fare. Not quite a doopel, but it is interesting to see my turbodog peolple trying something new. Go back to the dog!
3fourths (7526) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Maxís. Clear yellow and gold colored body. Sick lager-esque flavor, corn and such... almost like a malt liquor at times, sweet grains and cheap sugars, though it is a little peppery on the palate... but for the most part itís sour grains and corn... a bit of a medicinal quality when warmer. Whatever it is, itís not a doppelbock.
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - APR 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2007 Draft at Abita Brew Pub. Hides alcohol content well. Nice smooth taste. Nice dry finish. It is a barleywine and not a doppelbock.
BrewDad (4499) - Olympia, USA - MAR 25, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Taster - Hop Scotch Spring Beer Festival Ė Seattle WA
This was the lightest dopple bock I have ever seen. What happened? This was very flavorful and full of good malts but seemed not to be a dopple. There was a strong hint of fruity notes and a deep Belgian flavor in the yeasts. Interesting brew.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 22, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
I saw this when i was at an Italian restaurant in New Orleans so I had to try it since it shares my name. I was not a happy campter. This had a very stingy mouthfeel, very light body, the yeast may be german, but my god this doesnít taste like a doppel to me at all...at least the ones iíve had. Its actually pretty similar to an american macro.
dkoonce (905) - Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Chimes in BTR. Didnít know this was a dopplebock, given the light amber color. Very fruity aroma, with an almost non existent head. Heavy, with an oily consistency. Kind of a astringent mouth feel carries through the finish.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at barcade. Pours a very pale color for a doppelbock. Golden, slightly orange with a white film. Hardly any aromatic characteristics. Itís flavor is mainly sweet & syrupy. Fruit juice suggestions of maybe appleish notes. I think it was listed at 11% alcohol (the 2006 version), and there was little evidence of that in the flavor, and the body.
BeerHawk (1790) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Mangoís in Sandestin, FL. Golden color in the glass with a thin white head. The aroma was somewhat wheaty with some hints of grass and lemon. The flavor had a mix of lemon and malts. Light bitterness throughout. Medium body with a creamy texture. A ok beer but Iím not sure itís a doppelbock.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2006
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
This tasted more like a malt liqour then a doppelbock. The malts up front lacked bock carmelization and toastiness and the finish was all corn tasting. Pale yellow with a fizzy white head, this beer coulda fooled me as a malt liqour, but not a doppelbock. Wish I had tried a sample of this before ordering a pint.
unclemattie (3908) - Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2006
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Thid beer was shit! I thought it was a Barley Wine. Wow, Abita stepped it up. I was wrong. Smells sweet. I was also told it finishes off dry. Wrong! It tasted like corn. Looked like any fizzy yellow piss beer. It is listed on RATEBEER as a Doppel, thatís a joke. It is a Bud with double malt... Gag reflex kicked in on the first few sips. GROSS!!!!