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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Doppelbock (dop-el-bok) -- Dark and rich with a big beer taste, Doppelbock is our traditional holiday brew. The Great American Beer Festival awarded ita Silver Medal in 1994 and a Gold Medal in 1995 in its bock beer category. Its exceptionally smooth, full-bodied character is sure to brighten your spirits. Like all DeGroen's beers, Doppelbock is brewed with the finest, all natural ingredients and strict adherence to the Reinheitsgebot, the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1670) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Dark copper appearance with a small head. Fruity aroma with cookie dough-like sweetness. Full-bodied and filled with the rich, sweet malt taste of a really good bock. Smooth finish with a bit of a kick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13309) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2003
Hazy copper body with beige head. Aroms is medium sweet, cherry, caramel. Taste is the same, with some background earthy bitterness. Strong alcohol evident as well in the full body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Nice head with big malt aroma. Caramel, then caramel, oh how about some caramel (It is kind of like that Being John Malkovich movie scene where everyone said "Malkovich" and nothing else). Anyway, typical doppelbock which is very true to style and fresh. Alcohol flavor in aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2003
Brown. Phenomenal nose, hugely malty, sweet, toffee, just excellent. Flavor does not live up to the nose's promise, as it's a bit thin. Sweet, lacking depth, doesn't have the malts needed to back things up. General consensus was this would probably be better had it aged a bit longer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Crystal clear, deep amber lager with copper highlights. Small, creamy, khaki-colored head. The aroma holds nice notes of caramel and buttermilk. The flavor is very malty and rich with big butterscotch. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, bitter, astringent finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Hazy copper with a small off-white head. Aroma has lots of very nice malt notes. Flavor is quite sweet, nutty and cherry flavors also abound. Medium full body and the alcohol makes its self known.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2003 [On tap] Cola-colored, with a full head that rapidly dissolved. Hints of banana, clove, and just the slightest bit of kiwi fruit. Well-balanced and full-bodied, this is an excellent doppelbock. Wonderful maltyness. Sweet, but in a balanced comfortable way. The only flaw is I could easily feel the alcohol, but it wasn't very distracting. Not much could be distracting when you're drinking this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 6, 2003
GABF 2003: Clear orange/red color. Dark malts and fresh bread in the aroma, syrupy (in a good way) feel, excellent smooth ending. A great doppelbock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2003
On Tap at the Blind Tiger Ale House, NYC; 2002 Vintage: This one pours a clear copper color with a medium sized, mostly lasting, off-white head. The head leaves good lace on the glass and the aroma is wonderfully malty and sweet with a touch of molasses and brown sugar in the mix. It has a full body with soft carbonation and a full, rich, creamy mouthfeel that is ver satisfying. The flavor is full os malty goodness with just a hint of hop flavors present, which is just perfect for this style. A very nice doppelbock indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2003
Likely the finest Doppelbock I have tasted. There is simply a ton of good, sweet malt here which never even approaches being cloying. Complex, rich, warm (but never too boozy). Not too big, not too sweet, not too rich. A good analogy would be what Victory did with the Imperial Stout style, this brewery has done with Doppelbock.

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