boto (1879) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle: It poured a kind of coppery-amber color. Just a hint of haziness to it. A fairly large head that went to nothing rather rapidly. The nose is a bit bready/fruity/caramel, but a bit weak. I had to give the nose a good snort to tell what was in it. The taste is very malty sweet: definitely some fruits in there also. Some alcohol taste. This is a definite not bad. It might also be the best beer available in some Italian restaurants, which isn't a bad thing!
DrnkMcDermott (2807) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Import bottle. Kicked up a rather tall head when poured into a tall glass. The thick head persisted, leaving rings behind. A dark amber body with almost no carbonation bubbles, but little pinpricks on the tongue. Taste is very sweet, more than malty. Hop profile is mild, but somewhat like a Vienna. Has a pretty good lager finish. ABV is a nice bonus, made me decide "it must be a bock" before I came here to rate it. Definietly go for this if it's in an Italian restaurant.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Winter Jubilee '04, Deep amber in color with a small white head.Rich malt character,sweet with a warming alcohol mouthfeel.
becksgenius (110) - Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definately taste the alcohol. would be very good with an italian meal, tomato sauces and stuff. almost like a wine.
CEZ (398) - Milano, ITALY - JAN 12, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I don't know... doesn't quite taste like a doppelbock. To me it's more like a Vienna lager with too much alcohol. Deep ruby colour, small head, mostly lasting. Lager aroma. Malty sweet but rather balanced. Dry finish; maybe slightly acidic. No roasted grain or earthy notes detected. Rather boring.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown/ruby colored with light tan head. Sweet malt aroma. Rich malt flavor wiht some sweetness but noticable hops.
The Etruscan (541) - Tuscany, ITALY - JAN 2, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beige weak head. Deep amber color. Aroma is moderately bitter, hoppy and moderately malty with caramel notes. Flavor is balanced too between hoppy and crispy grainy tones, ending in a hoppy and slightly sweet dry finish. Light to medium bodied.
Indra (2624) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bready, caramel malt aroma, faintly herbal and sugary. Medium-dark amber color, fine but scarce head. Flavor is sweetly malty, full of caramel and lightly toasty, with a small amount of hop spiciness and bitterness towards the finish. Effervescent, lightly acidic mouthfeel, medium-full body. Perhaps not spectacular but very drinkable and reasonably flavorful. Definitely worth another try at some point, and much better than I recall it being.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/ruby color with a nice head and average islandic lacing. Aroma is malty with a fruity up frontedness, slight hops come through in the end. The flavor is well balanced and good. I was really surprised at this one, has a very micro taste about it but it is a macro.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish amber pour, white head and some lacing. Malty aroma, mostly sweet. Some fruit. Flavors are similar. Sweet malts, fruit and a touch of hops at the finish there with a little bitterness. Medium body.