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RATINGS: 474   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
A blazing rich beer, this is a doppelbock based on an Oktoberfest personality. Warm and intriguing, the perfect "Brandy Snifter" beer. Available September and October.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6502) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Dark hazy copper hue with a small frothy off-white head and good lacing. Big heavy roasted malt aroma with nutty and caramel characteristics. Nose also hinted of light floral hops, raisin, brown sugar, and vanilla. Some phenol notes as well. Initial taste was sticky and sweet. Minor hop presence shows up later. Moderately alcoholic feel and lightly acidic finish. Medium to full-bodied with an oily and lush mouthfeel. Very good German bock style bier. Very inviting and good for those crisp autumn nights. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2003
UPDATED: APR 5, 2004 Glad to get my hands on a VERY fresh batch of this seasonal... Pours with a jewel-red color, the aroma of Munich at harvest meets the nose immediately, or so I have imagined Munich at harvest to smell. Flavors are of expertly handled German malts, truely a "Double Oktoberfest". Sweetness is prominent, but not cloying. A beautiful lager worth seeking out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2003
Very nice brown color,small to no head what so ever.Good malty aroma with hints of caramle and mild fruit and just a mild alcohol hint.The taste was malty for sure with hints of caramel and very mild fruit and possibly some mild spice tones.The after taste was malty with a slight alcohol bite,and mild hops.This was not a great brew but that could be due to the age.But props go out to my Bro-In-Law for finding it for me,because it was well worth trying and with luck he can get me fresher brew next time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2003
A ruby brown color with a medium creamy head that quickly dissipates. A warm malt aroma with suggestions of fruit and alcohol, just enough to let you know it is 8%. A smooth malt taste with a slight spice feel. This is a great beer to have on a crisp fall day, with the leaves falling, the sun out, and football on. I am getting all misty eyed just thinking about it. I better have another beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2003
Iím happy to see any dopplebock brewed in the U.S.--just need more of íem. Very, very malty. Nicely nutty, slightly lemony.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2002
Flat mahogany appearance, very light carbonation, no head. Syrupy malt nose, with maple, hazelnut, butter, and light esters. Tangy malt, although it seems a bit muddled. The finish is moderately astringent, which I didnít really care for. Iím thinking this was an infected sample, considering the good stuff Iíd had from this brewery otherwise. Iíll have to give it another shot. Thanks Tom.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 27, 2002
I get the octoberfest comparisons. Sweet, capital house aroma. (if youíve had any, you know what I mean) Faintly estery with an attractive mouthfeel, and a sticky malt finish. Hops are muted. But a decent big malty lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2002
This is a big beer. I guess I never expect a lager to be so complex, until I realize itís a doppelbock. Slippery mouthfeel, huge malt character, nicely balanced though. Really warms you up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2002
Ruby red almost. Big head full of tiny bubbles. The aroma is heavy on caramel malt and peppermint? Yup i get caramel and peppermint in the flavor. An almost spicy doppelbock, interesting. Im going to have a couple more..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2004 Pours the color of fallen leaves, a deep copper ruby. The smell is caramelly sweet and has hints of Belgian yeast. The body is rich and syrupy, heavy on malts and pleasantly well-hopped. Finish is malty, warm and inviting for more. You gotta love a brewery that has a doppelbock for every season.

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