heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 22, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rerating here, not nearly as good as I remember. Some wheat, a bit of sour clove and alcohol (with a tinge of solvent) in the aroma. Aroma is actually a bit harsh and forboding. Malt flavor starts out good with a nice sticky wheatiness, but itis quickly hijacked by a sour component that prevents any enjoyment of a lingering malt flavor. There is a bit of the long finish there that is good, but it always finishes off a little sour. ALmost devoid of carbonation. I’m not going to resample this any time soon.
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma of this beer is strikingly similar to a Belgian Strong Ale, with a heavy scent of alcohol present. The flavor is a combination of a Belgian Ale and Bavarian wheat. Not exactly what was expected, but very tasty.
TAR (2627) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with an attractice creamy froth white foam. The aroma brings to mind pineapples and caramel, yeasty fruitiness, peach, dough, and alcohol. Like alcohol soaked fruit. Very smooth and soft palate leads you to believe this will be easy to slam. However, the rich flavors of sweet bread, caramel, cocoa, and fruity Belgian yeast notes force you savor each ounce. This is also turning slightly acidic. The soft finish provides lingering Munich malt, peach, brown sugar, subtle banana, and notable traces of alcohol. A nice rendition of this rare style.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one was also great. I love this brewery more with every beer. Beautiful thick head with an almost candy like aroma. The flavor was on par with any of the other weizen doppelbock i have had. highly recommend.
JPDIPSO (5450) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber color with a smallish light tan head. Aromas of yeast, sour apples and honey. Slight metallic and medicinal flavors. The smae flavors I get in my homebrew when I don’t get a good attenuation. Finishes sweeter and spicier. Decent effort on a tough style.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lighter colored, compared to Aventinus, and not at all cloudy, even after pouring the sediment...? Very grapey, hints of pear and honey, also floral notes (lilac, esoteric, no?) Quite sweet, but the light hopping, spice, and dry alcohol bite pull this from the edge of being cloying. The finish reminds me of the milk left over from a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, creamy, sugary, and cinnamon-y. 30% weizen and 70% bock I think, but a tasty one nonetheless.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 21, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nearly year old sample. Hazy yeast filled peach, not all the crud from the bottle was extracted. Thin tiny bubbled light tan head. Light carbonation. Bakery fresh aroma of cookie dough with dabs of sour fruit (Granny Smith apples), light cloves and caramel. Thickish body, even ice cold. Lightly tart and heavily malted. Chewy and thick with light banana flavors and wheat malt. Traces of clove, cinnamon, vanilla and mace spiciness. Smooth and mellow with light carbonation. Lingering cookie dough and yeast aftertaste with a cinnamon apple topping. Very tasty malt/spice mix. Actually thickens as it warms. ABV is quite high, but is never noticed. Finishes as it tastes all the way through. Like banana bread with cinnamon baked apples poured on top. My kind of summer seasonal.
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 21, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Initial aroma is pure classic Weizen yeast, cloves and all. Cloudy light golden hue, enough sediment that the bottle needed some swirling before pouring. Flavor is quite, quite different than anything I’ve ever had. It’s for sure not like Aventinus, possibly the only other true wheat doppelbock I’ve had. Starts off light, rest of the flavor profile is quite intense and sweet, with a hint of hoppiness towards the end, and with a wheaty syrupy alcoholic sensation. How bizarre. I think I like it...not sure....
This really does taste equally of hefe-weizen and a strong maibock. Try it if that sounds good to you.
I’ve discovered that letting it warm up a bit is definitely the way to go.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice refreshing wheat flavor,great summer beer for those who like something with a kick.The only doppelbock I can call refreshing.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit strong, but what can you expect in a dopplebock. The wheat adds a significant bouquet to this beer as well as a pleasant maltiness.