bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a must try for me. I love this brewery and I loved this beer. Great art work on the bottle. great beer in the bottle. A winner from Brooklyn
gyllenbock (5032) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget bought in November 2013.
Clear copper with a white head. Aroma and taste of caramel, malt, some dried fruit and some bread. Some warming alcohol in the finish. A descent beer.
SirLimpsalot (2364) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Gyllenbock 14-10-11: lite diskret doft men en trevlig lite halv fruktig halvt torr smak. Ingen större maltighet eller sötma men heller en lite fruktig och het eftersmak.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
---- Soberness not garanteed!
VictorStr (1443) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Riktigt bra bira & bishop. Bra balans i smaken, hel del maltighet. @ 750ml flaska.
Cunningham (4945) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep nutty color with a fine off white head. Good looking. Fruity, malty and herbal aroma. Quite inviting. Tad sweet, but with an ok balance. Bready, malty, fruity and some spices in the flavor. Solid evening sipper.
[Bottle at Grosvold beer party 2014]
bartlebier (1981) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour@5e Mondial de la Bière, Mulhouse. Pours kellertrüb. Apricot marmelade in aroma and taste, counterbalanced by a fair amount of green floral hop, a distinct New World touch. Smoothly textured, easy drinking for a Bock.
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cheers to Brooklyn. Pours a clear copper with a lovely pillow head. Aroma is noble hops and caramel malts. Flavor is a dead on match. Really is sort of a souped up version of the usual Brooklyn Lager. Not cloyingly sweet like many doppelbocks, I actually enjoyed this. The caramel malts were perhaps even a touch in the background of the floral hops. Nicely done.
Darkmagus82 (1830) - - SEP 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-7-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer was served a clear brownish-amber color with a one finger white head. The head had a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to give a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a caramel sweetness and a bit of breadlines. Mixed with these aromas are some smells of some lighter fruits of apple and pear as well as a bit of orange as well as a grapefruit hop.
Taste – The taste actually follows the nose quite well. It begins with a sweet caramel and malty taste. As the taste advances, more sweet flavors of a more toffee flavor as well as a light fruit flavor of apple pear comes to the tongue. The sweeter flavors of caramel and toffee dwindles some from the middle to the end where a light citrus hop flavors of a grapefruit nature meets the tongue. In the end, with a bit of an earthy flavor mixing with the rest, a somewhat crisp and bready flavor is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the brew is on the medium to slightly thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the average to just below average side. Both are rather nice for the more malty tastes of the brew as well as for still allowing it to be fairly easy drinking, but not too easy drinking brew at its 8.6 % abv (which it hidden quite well).
Overall – A tasty and more malty/bready doppelbock with a nice easy drinking and rather smooth flavor profile.
KyotoLefty (6739) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pretty amber-orange, cloudy, lovely head. Caramel, peaches, dried fruit aromas. Fruity and somewhat ale-like, nice bitterness, hops present, more than usual. A bit light. Not a big, thick doppelbock, but a nice new take on the style that is quite enjoyable. Fun beer.
daje (2609) - NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Haand Festival 2014. Dark copper body with a moderate offwhite head. Grassy aroma with toast notes and flowers. Taste of caramel, bread, faint hops. Sweet malty finish. I find the taste a bit weak for a doppelbock.