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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A deep golden color leads one to an extremely flavorful, yet very drinkable beer of great character. Treat this malt monster with respect! Available March and April.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6343) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2003
Amber hue with small white head, some lacing, medium to full-bodied. Aroma has caramel and slighty chocolate sweetness, spicy and fruity hop tones, phenolic notes. I agree that this beer has an almost belgian-like quality to it. Spice and sweet taste, the alcohol is detected, but not overbearing. Warming and smooth. A minor bitter bite on the the finish to help the balance. Mouthfeel is fizzy and somewhat creamy. A unique beer, not for everyday drinking however.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Color is a deep golden orangy/amber with a head of short fluffy loose whiteness, lace sticks in strings. Smell is a lightened but darker orange and a terrific caramel sweetness in the nose. Rich and creamy taste, a bit of chewyness with good amount of caramel malts and a pretty moderate amount of dulled bitterness that has a great little hold of solid tang from hops. Excellently balanced. Feel is a partially full bodied, light and airy in carbonation and the small amount of chewyness mentioned. Extremely drinkable, yummy, delicious, rich and creamy delightful wonderment. Capital has a winner with this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2003
Floral, malt , amber, with a medium vanilla head. Harsh malt taste, not much bitterness. Alcohol seems obvious, ordinary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2003
Pours a very light color for a doppelbock, but I guess that is to be expected. A sweet aroma of fruit, caramel, a bit of chocolate and perhaps some light spice. THe flavor is also quite nice. Fuller than I expected it to be, this was a pleasant surprise. A flavorful beer that hides the alcohol well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2003
Very nice. Auburn-gold, ridiculously light for anything dopplebockish. Nose is malty and a bit sour with subtle hints of cocoa. Is expectedly lighter in the flavor and palate than most dopplebocks, but far from thin, has a nice, chewy palate on it. Malts are caramel sweet with very faint chocolate hints for heft. Cannot believe the abv is correct here, simply too quaffable. Excellent, excellent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4540) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2003
Wow, very nice. Moving from Celbrator to this was a color shock. Amber color, medium head. Very sweet and just generally pleasant. I could not believe the ABV when I saw it, I would have recommended this as a great session beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2003
Golden-amber color with rich rocky head. Heavy malty aromas with spicy hop undertones. Fruity aromas are a surprise, almost belgian-like. Sweet caramel maltiness, nicely bittered. Peppery alcohol and fresh hop bitterness lead you to believe that this will finish dry, but it leaves a residual sweetness that's a little sticky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2003
Had during this weekend's Bock Fest, where frozen cod were being thrown off the roof of this WI biergarten. Very sweet with the alcohol detectable at subtle levels--but after finishing this beer I knew it was there! Very warming, slightly yeasty and enjoyable to drink on draught.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madislandman (3) - USA - FEB 5, 2003 does not count
Except to note the great golden color with hint of amber, I'll leave the detailed descriptions to others. This is simply the best malt liquor I've ever tasted! (A rose by any other name . . . ;>)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2002
Aroma of wheat and fresh hops erupts from the clear golden body. The flavor goes from sweet and malty to a somewhat alcoholic lightly bitter finish. A good spring doppelbock.

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