RobertDale (2835) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with an average biege head. Aroma of sweet malt, dark fruit and chocolate. Taste is similar. Just a bit of hops and a bit metallic. Just OK.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Dimpled Mug.
Appearance: Dark reddish-brown with moderate off-white head, settling to a thin line.
Aroma: Caramel, spicy hops, cherry, molasses and soy sauce. A little mild.
Taste: The taste is...odd. Some of the aroma comes through (cherry, caramel, soy sauce), but there is also some sickly dark fruit, and something akin to gasoline. Then there is a sudden, strong spicy hoppiness at the end, along with a medicinal aftertaste. However, it does taste better (just slightly) than that description sounds.
Palate: Moderately low carbonation, medium body, tingly off finish.
Overall: While the worst Doppelbock accusations seem a little unfounded, it may be the worst Doppelbock I have personally had, so maybe there is cause for those comments. However, I could imagine worse.
crossovert (6109) - Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz green bottle (why?). Date on bottle says 10.02.12.
It ours a nice color, a deep reddish brown with a foamy off-white head that leaves some nice lacing.
The smell is kind of boring for a doppelbock.
The flavor is a bit better. It is not like a Bavarian doppelbock. It is actually pretty interesting to have a north-German doppelbock because they are rarer and a lot different. I would still take it over most American doppelbocks that throw way too much in to cover up shortcomings in their lager-making abilities. This one isn’t as sweet and dryer than Bavarian examples, also more subtle. There is still a noticeable hop character to it. The sweetness takes up the back end though, with not hop bitterness to level it.
Overall not bad, but not up to par with Bavarian examples.
LetsGoState (561) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is a medium brown head and clear brown color. Aroma is sweet chocolate. Taste is also sweet chocolate malt with little toastiness. Overall not overly impressed.
Hangover (1018) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown-red pour witha thin tan head. Aroma has a bit of vegetable with some dark maltiness behind it. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Flavor has more of the vegetable funk with some dark fruit notes. Not very exciting... good body but not big on flavor.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4456) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled from a 12 oz green bottle this beer poured a medium nut brown color with a small beige head that left some lacing. The aroma was perfumey and lightly malty. The flavor was caramel, maple syrup and perfume. The finish was long with caramel and perfume. Medium body. Ok.
Koelschtrinker (9867) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bitterer Start, hopfiger und malziger werdend. Die Malzigkeit beißt sich trotz der Milde fest und wird zum Nachgeschmack etwas stärker. Zum Ende röstiger und würziger.
Test vom 5.1.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 11,10,10,9,9,10 - 9,90
cheap (3746) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Green bottle with a gold and white label and a gold neckband. Pour looks like darker colored iced tea. Smell is a little veggie, but not overwhelming; other than that its smells like many green bottle lagers from that part of the world. Some co2 but flavor overides the effect. Comes across a little strong on the first taste. A little more than this lager lover cares for, but its not terribly alky. Not real gentleman like, actually gets a littler ruder toward the end of the session. Finish is somewhat difficult as well. Big kick in the ass for a 7.5% beer
fluffy (1249) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
jeez, why the low overall ratings? i thought this was pretty good honestly. nicely balanced with nice buttery bread notes and dark roasted malts. very nice.
ExpendableHero (723) - Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle labeled as Premium Doppelbock. Dark brown beer with ruby tints, and an off-white head. Weak caramel aromas. Tastes a bit of chocolate, and some caramel. Smooth, and clean taste, but one-dimensional. A bit boring, but not a bad beer.