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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
"Doppel" means double and this beer is double in every way. Bayern Doppelbock became an instant legend when Bayern introduced it in Missoula in December of 1987. Unlike its top-fermenting counterparts, this hearty German dark lager does not have the rough bite of a porter or a stout. Bayern Doppelbock is dark, smooth and has plenty of hops (Saaz & Hallertauer Perle) and malt. It has a starting gravity of 18 degrees Plato. Bayern Doppelbock is available in bottles and on draft from November through February, just in time for the holidays and the coldest months. Please enjoy this festive beer in moderation and leave your car at home if you are planning to celebrate with Doppelbock. Draft Magazine rated Bayern Doppelbock 98 (out of 100): the highest rating for any beer in that category!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leeburg (230) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 4, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2009 Bottle, right after a Spaten. A little sweeter and bubble-gummy on the nose, but with a bit of chocolate and wet, malty metal, each of which predict the flavor. A decent bock which I think is a little underrated here. Had no idea it was 8.4% abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11626) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2009
12oz bottle acquired in trade with kyzr (thanks!). Poured a medium and hazy brown color with a thin sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, some toasted nuttiness, and caramel. Tastes of chocolate, some nuts, caramel, and dark fruits. Alcohol content well hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Nose of some chocolate sweet maltiness, a touch of hop bitterness too. Pours a dark brown with nice red hues, but no head. The flavor is pretty malty with chocolate, some dark ripe fruits, a little roast perhaps all with a decent bitterness that cleans out the finish. Might have been a tad thin. It was ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Pretty watery and thin palate. Elements of vanilla and traces of malt, but the main component was the beer lacking punch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3860) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Marvelous rich, deep mahogany color fixed with a tan-browned head. Definitely a PNW take on the style with hop bitterness evident in the aroma along with moderate maltiness and mild melanoidin/malt ball essence. The flavor strikes similar notes. Malt complexity is underdeveloped compared to what is desirable in the style. Alcohol content barely peaks out its neck. Bitter, sour, tannic malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - AUG 18, 2008
This is not a terrible take on the style, but it could have used a little more body and flavor. All the textbook characteristics are there, but just not in a large enough capacity. Some fruitcake and caramel flavors, with a touch of candied fruits, and just a hint of bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Date: 05/11/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: clear dark red, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma with a touch of candy, light fruity character,
Flavor: sweet dark caramel flavor, light earthyness for balance, touch of fruity character, light smokeyness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Bottle thanks to kyzr: Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing. Aroma of sweet toasty dark caramel malt and a touch of earthy German hops. Body starts with about average fullness and dark caramely sweet flavor along with some mild bittering hops toward a thinner finish. Decent authenticity, but could be a little thicker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Pours an amber brown color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, apple, some roast, and toffee. Flavor is malty, caramel, apple, toffee, and a bitter peppery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9598) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2008
Deep mahogany red-brown, clear, modest tan head. Low aroma of chocolate and banana, same on the palate, medium bodied, low bitterness. Decent.

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