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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Ballast Point’s Brewing and Spirits Navigator Doppelbock is inspired by the strong German dark lagers and bock’s. Briess Extra Special malt helps create the source of the flavors that dominate the aroma and taste buds in Navigator. You are able to enjoy forward flavors of caramelized malt sugars and dried fruits, such as raisins, apricots and prunes. This strong lager is a big malt-driven beer that truly deserves the nickname “liquid bread.”


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kevin (2154) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Tap. Red brown body with a filmy grey head. Malty aroma of roast acorns, sugar, and malted milk. Booze evident in the first sip to the last. Straw honey caramel flavor. Very nice and just what I wanted with my cheese plate.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (8346) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/20/15] Draught at Ballast Point Old Grove in San Diego. Clear amber. Aroma of malt, caramel and a molasses hint. Sweet flavor, malty, caramelly, with an alcoholic finish. Medium-bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (2038) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Draught. This is a nice big sweet and punchy doppel. It is well worth grabbing a pour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11092) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2015
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of caramel, fruitiness and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, earthiness and light fruitiness with a smooth dry lingering caramel finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 15, 2015
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ Ballast Point Little Italy ][ $1.60 ][ Stemmed Flute ][ 1.13.15 ]
>> Navigator Doppelbock. Clear deep amber pour. Okay foam. Brown alcohol nose, chocolate orange, bready dark crust, brown sugar, oatmeal. Intense brown sugar. Taste is fairly boozy, German malty with red twizzlers and dark bread. Slight brown alcohol warming. Fumey brown alcohol in the nose. Body feels quite slick and oily. Overall quite nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6923) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
UPDATED: APR 2, 2015 "Pretty full bodied and full flavored. Kind of lacking in depth, but what it lacks there it makes up for in tasty goodness. Simple, straightforward, sweet, fruity, bready and pretty nice!"

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2013
GABF 2013. Pours a deep brown appearance with a tan head. Caramel, lightly roasted malty, chocolate, a bit dark fruity aroma. Light plum, toffee, dark fruity, light grape, caramel flavor that finishes a touch dry. Pretty smooth for the abv and not a bad overall beer but nothing too special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7453) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a modest beige head and a treacle aroma. There is a sweet molasses flavor with a sticky finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
On tap at GABF 2013, big malty and caramel aroma and taste, had a decent body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2482) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
On tap at Tap and Mallet - most excellent, reddish, tulip glass, odd big carbonation. Nose is fruity,sweet, dark fruit mainly. Palate is sticky, sweet, sour., plenty of unidentifiable fruit tastes, very nice, very satisfying, a great effort.


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