DragonsHead (140) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice, decent bock. I rate this pretty high in Atwater’s beers. Not at good as some, but great compared to most. Nice malty flavor, rare to see in a bock. Great flavor overall.
dfinney23 (1960) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Been digging all the Atwaters showing up in Texas lately. Pours dark amber with a finger of tan head. Caramel and sweet citrus.
rougeau13 (2078) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, dark red-amber with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel and sweet bread. Taste is sweet malts, caramel, and a tiny hint of metal. Medium-full bodied, slightly syrupy, and a little dry.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[6145-20140124] Bottle. Light caramel grainy malt aroma. Slightly hazy, brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Grainy toasted caramel malt notes continue in the flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
BelgianBeerGal (3280) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Zingerman’s Roadhouse. Brown and bronze color. Light aroma of caramel malt. Flavor trends to sweet but not sticky. Nice.
kramer (5228) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark caramel amber body with a small fizzy off-white head. The nose is slightly sweet with some caramel and slightly husky grain. The flavor is a bit thin and one dimensional, rather sweet with a slight dry huskiness on the finish. Not especially well lagered, it finishes a bit dry and dusty. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Meh, about on par with what I’ve come to expect from this brewery.
crossovert (8349) - Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Burnt amber pour. Aroma is caramel malts and bread. Flavor is jsut hitting hte spot for me right now. It has the body of a much lesser beer but a nice sweetness that has you coming back for more. Not a typical doppelbock but I have had comparitive brews but this is better.
malkyore (244) - - MAR 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
So lagers. They’re a thing that people like. Personally I’ve never seen the allure, but I do respect a good lager/bock. This is a fairly good one. It drinks like a Boston lager. If you can imagine Boston lager with a little less hop and a who heap load of more malt flavor. This is like if you lagered a stout. It’s really good, definitely a winter beer. Too bad I missed having this in winter....
Interurbaner (10) - SE Michigan, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer tastes very damn good and is 7.5 alc. It doesn’t have a very strong aroma, but I guess that doesn’t really matter much since I don’t buy beer for the smell. It has a cool label with the skyline of Detroit as seen from Windsor and Atwater is down there. No twist off cap it requires a real bottle opener which means it is serious.
jercraigs (8153) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014-01-25. Brown body small off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and the flavour is similar, lightly tangy earthy malt, mild caramel notes throughout. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Bottle shared by DuctTape
koleminer20 (807) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Dan’s. The pour is amber-ish, at best, with a lot of lighter golden types of visuals. There isn’t much head to be found, and the lace is just as existent. I wouldn’t know this was a dopplebock by looking at it. The aroma has a lot of caramel maltiness to it, but it remains light and pleasant. The flavor is really similar. Somewhat basic, but not overly bad. The mouth feel is light, carbonated, and the aftertaste is pretty unique. It’s not overly bitter, but it’s nothing like the caramely sweetness of the nose.