Brewed by Allgäuer Brauhaus (Oetker Group)
Style: Doppelbock
Kempten, Germany


on tap


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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bottle from Wine Warehouse on 09/05/2009. Clear dark brown body with ruby highlights and a large rocky tan head. Sweet sugary malty aroma with some roasty notes. Sweet sugar, caramel, molasses and roast flavor. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6625) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Bottle:   Deep cola in color, hues of garnet, large beige frothy head, decent lacing.   Meaty nose, bready and malty.   Very faint caramel, comes out moreso on the tongue.   Very malty on the first sip.   Not as heavy as other German examples, which I like.   Very meaty, finishes clean with a slightly sweet aftertaste.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Bready finish, luckily not too heavy.   Clean and easy to drink.   Rather enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2668) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of roasted and nutty, faint orange for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with hints of tea, brown sugar and alcohol. Head is small, wispy, off-white with some lacing but good legs, and is almost fully diminishing. Color is clear medium brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic. Palate is medium, watery maybe a touch creamy and has a soft carbonation. Nice malty warmth out of this Dopplebock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (3096) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2009
It’s a big 64 oz with a swingtop bottle. I have to wonder if the bottle was poorly sealed, b/c the beer was fairly flat, no head. Nuts, caramel, toasted malts, bread on the nose. The color is an attractive ruby red brown. The flavor is like the aroma, except with more brown sugar and dark fruit. The finish is brown sugar and fruit sweetness, no hops, no bitterness. Medium silky mouthfeel, too thin for the style. I normally love dopplebocks, but this is very mediocre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3851) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2009
16.9 oz bottle 10/4/09 (Sam’s Wine & Spirits)-Pours a medium brown with a full off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, and some sugars. Taste of the same with some dark fruits, caramel, and raisins. This medium bodied brew is fairly light for a Doppelbock but still rather tasty and fairly balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JUL 15, 2009
500ml brown swingtop bottle served in a Duvel tulip. Pours a deep mahogany with a finger of off white head. Decent malty aroma with some dark sugar. A little alcohol in the aroma, but not the flavor. This seemed a little thin for a dopplebock. It had some molasses and a bit of noble hop bitterness in the middle. This was a fairly lackluster example of a dopplebock. Perhaps it was a bit past its prime.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JUN 26, 2009
It’s kinda strange to have a dopplebock, especially one called Winterbier Dopplebock, in the middle of a Summer in California, but here it is. The beer pours out a dark rusty brown color, cloudy with small bubbles rising up to the top. Very small head on the pour, which melted into just a scant 1/8" head. Subsequent swirls bring up a cream 1/2" head, but it melts quickly.

Aroma starts out very light, some light toffee and vinous notes, and baked potato. Warming up some bready notes come out and light metallic/dirty penny notes. Flavor is lightly roasted malt notes, a bit irony, a bit of biting alcohol, and a finish of dark fruits. I would have like a little more complex finish, maybe a little more sweetness. Not bad though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2558) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2009
A roasted, strong cereal grain brew as farm fresh and authentic as one can get. one can tell this brew is brewed long and is strong of malt and that fresh malt flavor. good liquid body and foamy as well with a long rolling and enchanting light brown and foamy head into the glass. a bit of sweetness is the only real comment that i can make with regard to flavor. dark brown and traditional for the colder months.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (5653) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Smells weakly of grain, figs, and wet dog. Clear brown, medium tan head. The flavor is of roasted cereal, and figs, with coffee notes underneath. Dark chocolate and grass finish. Not terribly hoppy. Thinnish mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Philweiss (2) - Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2009 does not count
Just about everything I want in a Dopplebock. Dark color, head that starts off strong but settles fast. Nice roastiness and caramel in the flavor. Almost as good as Celebrator.

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