vogt5059 (30) - Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured out of a bottle
Dark copper to brown in color
No head very little carbonation
Aroma is lacking any hop or malt presence
Taste is malt forward with a little bitterness an alcohol on the finish
Mouthfeel is medium to full
A decent beer but not great
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Darkmagus82 (2008) - - DEC 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a brownish color with a one finger head of a tan colored foam floating atop. The head has a moderate level of retention, slowly fading to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a caramel sweetness mixed with a decent showing of a wheaty and toasted malt smell. Along with these aromas comes some other lighter chocolate and toast smells adding a bit more roastiness to the aroma as a whole. Other darker fruit aromas of cherry and raisin are there as well adding a touch more sweetness to the smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet and malty flavor with the mix being of some toasted malt, a little bit of wheat, and a rather decent showing of caramel. Some other flavors of a dark fruit nature are there as well enhancing the other flavors nicely. The dark fruit start out almost entirely of a raisin taste, but as the taste moves on, it gains a bit of a cherry flavor as well. The wheat grows stronger and stronger as the taste advances with the increase in the fruit and a little bit of more roasted malt tastes coming to the tongue, one is left with a nice sweet and malty taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the darker and roasted flavors of the brew the feel is good and accentuates the flavors rather decently.
Overall – This is a quite tasty doppelbock. Not super wheaty, but smooth, sweet, slightly fruity and rather easy drinking. And for the nice price, this is a good winter go to.
wbright10 (21) - - JUN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2014 I apologize for my review if this beer, it's the wrong review. Lesson - don't drink and review.
rproff78 (154) - - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
nealblind (1109) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark yellow pour. Aroma of wood straw malt coffee. Tastes of coffee. Slightly short of sweet. Light carb thick yet refreshing. Well done doppel. Wheaty earthiness adds complexity.
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught. Despite not being a fan of the style, I though this was passable for a beer (which is a huge style compliment). Poured a clear and very dark brown color with no head. Nose was sweet with caramel in there as well as some wheat. Taste was malty and a little toasty. Seemed more like a doppelbock to me.
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber to brown color. Sips with malt and toffee. Medium bodied. Slight hop bitterness to counter the malt sweetness up front. Full bodied flavor throughout and chocolate in the finish.
brenn79 (1725) - Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours a nice clear ruby red with a one finger tan head that reduces. Aroma is pretty generic, some sweet brown sugar, wheat, malt, nothing offensive. The taste is smooth, sweet caramel malt, brown sugar, wheat, some yeast, this actually pretty tasty, I like it. Body is a little thinner than I would like, but it makes it very sessionable, I could drink more than one of these. Thanks Bro for sharing, more enjoyable than I thought it would be.
poisoneddwarf (1958) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from a six pack bought at a tiny little store in Montana. Pours opaque dark brown with a medium beige head with decent retention. Aroma is of dark fruits, caramel, light banana. Taste is lightly sweet, tangy and a little savory; no bitterness. A little boozy. Body seems a little thin, texture foamy and a tad watery. Doesn’t taste bad but this might be the boringest weizenbock I’ve ever had. It doesn’t have the clove character I crave in this style.
Strilo (63) - Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Malty and toasty up front, this doppelweizen is just rich enough to make sense as a double of the classic dark weizen beer. Mellow but not boring, this beer is what I look for in cold winter months.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone