howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
madislandman (3) - USA - FEB 5, 2003 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 . . . ;>)
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 9, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber pour with a nice white head.Malty nose with a touch of sweetness. Very easy drinking brew. Never had a blonde doppelbock but if you take it for what it is,a beer then you have an enjoyable beverage here.
Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It is what it is, and that is a well made extra strong pale lager. Like many in this catagory it is not bitter enough to truly balance the sweet character of the malt, but the malt does serve nicely to make the high level of alcohol palatable. It is a very satisfying draught, but not one to have more than a half liter of at a time.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
whoa! Very sticky texture and warm, alcohol laden taste. Very ’middle of the road’ to me.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber, very little head on my sample; average light ale appearance. Nose very complex, super-malty but peppery and alcoholic as well, with some herbal tones and an almost Belgian yeastiness; very promising. Mouthfeel very warming, alcoholic, very low carbonation. Super-malty and caramelly but also somewhat spicy which keeps it from being too sweet. Finish could have more oomph; a good but not great or exciting doppelbock.
badgerben (4363) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!