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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 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 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - 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.

   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 9, 2002
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2002
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2002
whoa! Very sticky texture and warm, alcohol laden taste. Very ’middle of the road’ to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 25, 2002
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4363) - 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!

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