fordest (2386) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Papsoe. I have been wanting to try this one for a while. Aromas of caramel and sweet malts. Flavor was Smores and sweetness. Sweet malt flavor. Not much alcohol flavor. Pretty yummy.
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - MAR 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served by svigerfar.
I usually dont really like doppelbock due to the alchohol/heavy sweetness blend but this one was good to me. The sweetness was there, but in form of raisin and berries along with the usual caramel. Alchohol is quite subued and the bitterness is well placed, again its bitter berries and caramel/malty sweetness.
darkseduction (708) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 50cl. Mahagony brown in colour, massive brown foam, disappears after few minutes. A perfect balance between sweetness and bitterness. Very massive body, very grainy because ofe the triple mash procedure. Perfect, this is the reference for all other doppelbocks.
TrefwoordPunk (943) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a reddish brown with a small white head and a thin sweet aroma. The flavor is sweet, but sweet in a good way, I can taste candy sugar, some caramel, prunes, raisins, toffee, sweet malts, warming alcohol. No bitterness at all, but still a very good beer
KnutAlbert (6665) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5 l bottle from Munich airport.
Seems like their border between bock and doppelbock is at 7.0%.
Lowely glow. Liquorice, candy sugar, burned sugar. A little sourness. Well balanced, warming. A true winter beer.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown. Caramel and raisin nose. Flavor isn’t as intense as expected, rich malt, raisin.
Rottwiener (1) - Manassas, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2008 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ambrosia of the Gods.
While living in Germany for 3 years I discovered Andechs and I have never found anything I like as well. If anyone knows of availability in the US I would love to hear about it. It has been many years and my palate might have changed, but back in the day, this was absolutely the best.
charlotte (5173) - rødovre, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown colour with creamy beige head.Taste of caramel brown bread and a slight flavor of Hazelnuts.Really warming mouth feels and long finish.This is the best Doppelbock in Germany i guess.
Goodgrief (1990) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sept. 2006 - I’m sorry...I’m just not digging it at all. Just way, way too grassy in aroma, flavor, what have you. Tastes as grassy as any pils I’ve had. Sweetness is way subdued. I don’t get the hype...AT ALL, but thanks to eaglefan538 for sharing!
kappldav123 (5847) - GERMANY - FEB 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The bottle looks good, the beer in the glass also. Very much foam for a doppelbock. Tastes very strong, but not as malty as exspected. Long finish, very drinkable. Really good doppelbock.