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RATINGS: 471   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Unlucky 13? If anything, 13 has been a lucky number and year for us! Here is our version of a Weizen Doppelbock, a very rarely brewed style marrying the complexities of two great German traditions, Weiss and Doppelbock. The aroma is dominated by fruity and spicy esters produced by the German Weiss yeast strain with a dry drinkability from the wheat malt. The flavor and color are dominated by the unique specialty grains that produce the Doppelbocks flavors of fresh baked bread, toffee and cocoa, and a dark-ruby red hue. Since goats have traditionally adorned Bock labels, we chose a Rocky Mountain Goat for this Rocky Mountain Bock. Peace to all and follow your dreams! Brewed with Rocky Mountain water, malted barley, malted wheat, imported German specialty grains and hops, and one unique German yeast.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
22 oz bottle at home from backlog notes 07. Pours a clear amber brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, toasted malts, brown sugar, raisins, banana, chocolate, gets a bit thin at times, overall prettyddecent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours unclear roasted chestnut brown with a creamy beige head. Aroma brings malts and aged yeast at 6 years old. Flavor brings buttery malts aged yeast.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2013
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 2006. Pours hazy almost opaque dark brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big raisin, prune, grape, caramel, toffee, molasses, banana, clove, toast, chocolate, light roast, and dark earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester notes; maybe some slight oxidation but its hardly even there. Taste of big raisin, prune, caramel, chocolate, toast, toffee, molasses, clove, dark bread, light banana, light roast, wheat, and earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruits, caramel, chocolate, toast, toffee, molasses, clove, light banana, dark bread, light roast, wheat, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark malt and fruity ester notes; with no cloying sweetness present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Weizenbock at 7 years old! Great balance and complexity of malt/fruity ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2013
22 oz. bottle at a blind tasting. Pours a clear tea-amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, cocoa, and something that was almost peaty. I thought it was a Scotch ale at first. Flavor was a thinner, smoother version of the same. Light-medium bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, malty mouthfeel. "Weizen Doppelbock" - all right, it works.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2011
I remember buying this awhile ago when Woodman’s Oak Creek opened but I didn’t realize it was already three years old when I bought it. All the weizen was pretty much gone but it still was drinkable, though I’m assuming much better fresh. Dark caramel with a brown thin crown. Aroma of dark malt, soy sauce, booze, yeast and more malt. Taste of dia-soy-tl, toffee, malt, alcohol, brown sugar and light chocolate. Kind of a porty feel with the soy but countered by the butteriness. Stuff like this is making me on a mission to drink the end of my cellar the end of 2011 and keep any buying in check until I’ve got a handle on things that have gotten too old.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2047) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2011 (*2006/5ans): Trouvé dans un épicerie en compagnie du reste des anniversaires de Avery (jusqu’à la plus récente, 18e). L’age a définitivement fait son travail, c’est évident, même si je ne l’ai pas comparé à une bouteille fraîche. Au nez, on croirait à un vin de pruneau, figues, très fruité et robuste. En bouche c’est sublime, liquoreux et très complexe mais je perçois aisément le tabac et le chocolat à travers l’étendu de saveurs. Ridiculement bien balancé. Un nectar divin, tout simplement.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
(22oz bomber thanks to blutt59) clear rich brown with a few tan bubbles. Nose of raisin, vanilla, rum, and a bit oxidized/papery. Taste of chocolate, fudge, a bit of oxidation but appropriate here. Well carbonated with a medium thick body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Enjoyed from a 22oz bomber in a pub glass. The beer pours a deep brown/mohogany color, with a low to moderate off-white head. The nose shows characters more reminiscent of a doppelbock than a weizenbock, with the lion’s share of the latter’s characteristic ester profile seeming having faded away over the beer’s extended life on the store shelf. Really nice raison and deep caramel malt notes come through, with a underlying slightly fruity yeast note. The palate is full, without being filling; showing all the best characteristics of a doppelbock. Deep malt complexity, slightly oxidized notes, and no evidence of alcohol. The finish is slightly sweet and malty. Overall, an excellent beer, even when consumed well past the time intended by the brewer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2011
hazy deep brown with tan head. nose of clove with some oxidation. some bitterness before yeast-derived clove esters with some muting from the age. munich malt is present but not overwhelming. alcohol provides nice depth. overall a beer whose flavor may be somewhat muted due to the age, but the tempering of the alcohol results in a remarkably drinkable brew and a great version of the style

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2011
750ml bottle - thanks to blutt59. Dark brown color - aromas of toffee and brown sugar. Flavor is very smooth and tasty - hard to believe this is 4 years old! Caramel and roasted malt flavors with a bit of a wheat bite.


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