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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13314) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11579) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2007
12oz bottle acquired in trade with bstill (thanks!). Poured a deeper mahogany color wtih a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of toasted nuts, bready and caramel. Tastes of caramel, nuts, brown sugar, cookie dough, and some dark fruits. Light to medium alcohol finish.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Pours a transparent dark copper mahogany with a short-lived off-white head. Rich, toasty caramel malty, cookie dough aroma has a nice authentic German doppelbock character. Body starts with a sweet, viscous caramel sugar cookie flavor, with some earthy noble hoppy bitterness, mild metallic character and a drier, lingering warming finish. Overall, very authentic and well-made. Thanks to StewardofGondor for the chance to try this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours mahogany with some protein globules and a tan head. Smells of rich roasty malt, some light spicy undertones, some fruity hints. Tastes of chocolate, spicy, caramel, breaddy, some vegetal hints creep in on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6130) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Poured a reddish amber color with a medium sized, creamy, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, roast, cereal, smoke and light citrus hoppiness as well. Caramel, toasted malt, earth, roast and light alcohol in the finish. Creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (3032) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Poured a brown color (some reddish edges) with a generous head that laced well. The aroma was most strongly of caramel, some bread, some nuts, and spices. Alcohol was also strong and readily detectable. Flavor was as busy as the aroma, but again the alcohol was too prominent and squashed an otherwise decent take on the style. Finish did not have enough hops to keep this thing honest. Mouthfeel was sticky sweet, somewhat syrup-like.

   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2004
Deep copper and browns with a fluffy tan head. Lot of dark fruit, brown sugar, caramel, and fresh baked bread. Rich, without being overly sweet. This batch didn't show any of the ABV. On tap at Degroens, declared as 9% if I recall. Medium to full bodied, nice soft carbonation. Quite smooth and drinkable. Worth a try if in Charm City.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goodgrief (1997) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 20, 2008
March 2006 - For a dopplebock from Maryland, this isn’t half bad. Beer poured very dark brown with reddish highlights, a smallish head with some decent lacing. Flavor was caramel and roasty malts...sweet, but not overly so. A little hops balanced out the flavor, but mouthfeel a little thin. This isn’t going to full you into thinking it’s Celebrator or Maximator, but this is definitely better than other local attempts (*cough* Troegenator *cough*) I’ve had.

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