hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First of all, I have never seen such a light colored Dopplebock nor have I ever rated such a light colored Dopplebock since I've been rating beers. That said, this brew had a small white head with small bubbles that fully diminished. The lacing was fair and the body was clear with an orange hue. It had a light malty aroma and a hoppy aroma of citrus. There was no carbonation observed with this brew. It was bitter tasting from start to finish and lingered for a while after finishing this drink. The mouthfeel was smooth, light and somewhat watery.
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 29, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This brew pours a small head of fine white bubbles and a transparent light orange brown body. It had a mild malt aroma. This brew had a smooth initial flavor and no fore or after bite. I did not understand this brew and I would definately not call it a Doppelbock.
BBB63 (6396) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Floral, malt , amber, with a medium vanilla head. Harsh malt taste, not much bitterness. Alcohol seems obvious, ordinary.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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.
badgerben (4577) - 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!
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.