dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Possibly the best Dopplebock in America. Avoids the sweet, syrupy, hints that other Dopples have. Is a rich, dry, strong lager that provides a wonderful experience. Far better on tap than in the bottle.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Served from a growler) I always anticipate the release of this beer and I am never let down. The nose is straight forward exhibiting a pleasantly sweet malty aroma. The palate is full and rich with ample malt flavors intertwined with brown sugar. The hops are present but appropriately restrained for the style. I find this beer to be sweet, but not sappy. This beer has an OG 20 degrees plato and an alcohol content of 8.5% ABV, that indicates a beer that is well attenuated. Finally, the finish is long warming and delicately hoppy. Excellent Dopplebock!
booyaatribe (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very hoppy tasting bock.