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Brooklynator Doppelbock

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Formerly brewed at Brooklyn Brewery
Style: Doppelbock
Brooklyn, New York USA

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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In German, Munich is "Munchen", or "place of the monks." While Belgium is now better known for monastic brewing, many of Germany’s great breweries have monastic origins. During the forty days of Lent leading up to Easter, the monks fasted, allowing themselves no solid food. They developed doppelbock, a beer style solid enough to get them through their fasting period. Names for German doppelbocks always use the suffix "-ator", so we’ve followed suit. Brooklynator Doppelbock is brewed in the classic style, often referred to as "liquid bread." It’s brewed from 100% German malts and hops and fermented cold with a Bavarian lager yeast. It has a bready, toffee-like aroma, crisp, moderate bitterness, a silky slightly sweet center and a long bready finish. The monks fasted, but you don’t have to. Brooklynator Doppelbock is great with pork dishes, venison, duck, sausages, earthy beans, mushrooms, and full-flavored cheeses.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2005) - New York, New York, USA - APR 15, 2013
Draft at Jimmy's no 4r in NYC. Deep brown color. Nice head that fades with lace on the side. Sweet nutty and boozy. Very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AGAquino (659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
From notes: Pours a dark ruby reddish colour with a thin white head. Nice aroma is sweet German malts and dried figs. Good clean malty notes, slight bready yeast flavours. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2010
A: poured into a snifter. Pours an extremely rich bombay mahogany with an off-white head. Decent head retention and good lacing. S: aromas of banana and clove. no hop aroma at all. Sweet malty fragrances are appealing. T: The taste of Brooklynator is amazing. A light amount of fruitiness, some banana, apple, and raisins. Some spices in here as well, but mostly clove. M: very smooth and refreshing mouthfeel. great carbonation level, and its not as heavy as most dopplebocks. D: extremely drinkable. very good representation of style. worth a shot if you can find it. probably the best dopplebock I have ever had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Recently found a note on this rating from roughly 2 years ago that I never entered. Score as shown comments say "dark brown pour, tan head", "roasty but sweet" and then "mildly creamy." I doubt this is still available.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Draft at American Flatbread. Aroma is of sweet malt and alcohol. Pretty chestnut body, small off-white head. Flavor is moderately sweet, with malt and caramel. A very nice lengthy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - DEC 13, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2008 Draft at American Flatbread - Poured a dark brown with a ruby red tint and a medium tan head. Aroma was Malty and slightly sweet with plenty of roasted malts. Flavor is also malt and sweet with medium roasted and plenty of dark fruit... dates, prunes, etc... Slight smokiness. A really good beer...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2008
11.16.08 A nice doppelbock. I like when a Brooklyn brew I haven’t seen before comes my way, it’s always a pleasant surprise. This doesn’t seem very common I hope I can find it somewhere.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adrian910ss (2358) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2008
On draft a few months back at the GL. Pours a very dark yet semi clear coppery amber with a ruby red tint and a medium sized light brown head. Aroma of malt, dark fruit and candied sugar. Taste of dark fruit, malt and candied sugar.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2008
(Draught) Pours a mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of molasses, raisins, nuts, caramel, and roastiness. Flavor of dark fruit, toasted bread, toffee, and caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2008
Draught @ The Brickskeller, Washington. Black/brown colored brew. Fruity, dark fruits, Bittersweet flavor. Subtile bitterness. Overall nice.


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