Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours an orange golden body with a white head. Sweet with hints of fruit, light citrus and apples. Malt, grain with hints of earth. The overall sweetness and the etoh latent fruit left this one less desirable.
JaBier (5286) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the hodgepodge tasting at Blacklick Wine and Spirits on 4.17.09. Clear gold color with a medium off-white head. Malty aroma with lager yeast and corn. Malt flavor with some alcohol and corn. Went into this one with an open mind, but there is nothing here pointing to doppelbock characteristics. They were a lot closer to the helles part of their description.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from Sidneys Wine and Spirits (New Orleans). Pours a crystal clear golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is grass, hay, wet perm, some notes of floral hops, corn, grain. Flavor is somewhat faint with notes of honey, caramel, grass, hay, some slight bitter floral hops notes. Generally light body with a slightly sweet finish. Not a very enjoyable beer.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 18, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head that quickly diminishes. Aroma of grain, corn, grass, and caramel. Flavor of grain, mild hops (grass), and corn.
sebletitje (7411) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
courtesy of kiefdog.
Pours golden, thin white head.
Aroma had the typical Abita scent with plenty of sweetness.
Taste, malty, hoppy, fruit notes, brown sugar, light bitterness and grainy as well as alcohol presence.
I am starting to wonder if Abita’s water that they keep talking about is not infecting their beers. Come on guys, you can do better than this..
Gachupines (1037) - USA - APR 16, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
First of all I’d say this beer is more helles than dopplebock though according to the bottle it should be a little bit of both. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is mild, some yeast and malt. Flavor is very light, some banana and cloves with a somewhat sweet malt finish. Probably would not pick this up again, but it isn’t a bad beer. I just wouldn’t go around calling it a dopplebock.
Arayaga2 (1875) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear yellow orange with thin white head. Aroma is like a mildly fusely macrolager. Tastes like an imperial version of something you might encounter at a frat party. $5/22oz
markwise (4624) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks (I think) kiefog for the share. Pours clear gold with a white head. Nose is malt, corn, lager, yeast, and maybe some honey. Flavor is yeasty lagery corn with some spice hangiung around. So-so.
mar (5001) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pale gold pour with no real head. Nose is malt heavy and not too appealing. Flavor of malts and some slight hops.
jkwalking05 (4147) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Gold in color with a decent sized white head. Aroma is of baby diaper (a clean un-used one), light perfume, citrus, yeast, and a little spice. Taste is of light malt, grain, and light spice.