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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This malty, sweet, dark amber colored German-style bock beer is brewed with imported malt and hops. Its uncommon smoothness and impeccable taste make it the perfect companion for a cold night.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5523) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a red-mahogany color with a medium sized brown head. The aroma was malty caramel. The flavor was sweet and very malt with notes of caramel, vanilla, roastiness and light fruity hops. The finish was long, sweet and malty. The texture was thick, creamy and smooth. Excellent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strykzone (5534) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Pours a cherry wood with plenty of red. Small tan head that becomes small thin blotchy circles. A nice malty aroma. Flavor is bitter rye dominated. Burnt dark chocolate, dark fruit and sugar are noted. Thin feel is also powdery. Not a good dopplebock.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thegreenrooster (3537) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Pour is a dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is a decent helping of dark fruit with some sugar and sourness. Flavor is a bit of dark fruit with some roasted malt but its just to damn watery. A dopple should be a bit more complex than this but this brewer never fails to disapoint.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2008
12 oz bottle-pours a tan head and dark red color. Aroma is mild medium malt, peat/chalky, sour. Taste is medium malt-cocoa powder, peat/chalky, sour. Minimum carbonation. Thanks jwc215 for picking this out. 2.5 part way in. Deteriorates from there to 1.9

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (5343) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2008
This poured a nice reddish bronw color with an off white head. Aroma was of thick malts and dark fruits. Flavor was acutally a bit interesting, sticky sweet and malty and roasted with hitns of some sort of dark fruits I could not pick out. A bit better than I was expecting and hid the alcohol fairly well.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blipp (6976) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Bottle. Pours cranberry brown with a beige head. Sweet aroma, a bit nutty, with brown sugar and toast. The flavor has sweet and toasty malt with some strange fruity notes. Might have been a bit infected. Still drinkable though.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zach8270 (3863) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2008
[bottle - 12 oz] Medium amber color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with some spices, lemon, plums, wine, oak, and a light touch of hay. Flavor is light and a little sweet at the beginning with some hints of dark plums, nuts, roasted malts, alcohol, and some raisins. Finishes slightly bitter and hoppy and with a grassy taste on the tongue.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2008
has an aroma of lemon and orange. pours a golden amber with a thick light tan head. has a bitter metallic flavor with a grassy aftertaste. soso

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3898) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2008
12oz bottle. pours clear auburn with creamy beige head that clumps together in way similar to mold. not much carrying the aroma but some sweet and toasted malts. flavor is very sweet, a bit nutty and toasted malts, perhaps some raisin but nothing really complex in the flavor dept. med body. decent at best.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2008
ruby red body with no head. cloyingly sweet aroma and flavor..very sugary, syrupy, with hints of spice and bread..just a touch of raison in the finish...


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