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Deschutes Conflux No. 3 - Doppel Dinkel Bock



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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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Double down with this imperial spelt beer that features a generous amount of dinkel (spelt) malt in place of the traditional wheat malt. The result features aromas of bubblegum, banana, clove, citrus, and a slight spiciness. Smooth, full bodied and drinkable, Doppel Dinkel Bock will make the Bavarian in you proud!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UrbanCaveman (55) - Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2014
22 oz bottle, poured into a tulip glass as room temperature. A: Pours a deep orange-copper, with some mild cloudiness, and forms a three-finger pale orange head that collapses rather quickly into a cap and ring. S: Caramel and toffee malt notes dominate the opening of the aroma, and are quickly joined by what seems like pine sap. Some fruit notes also appear, like overripe pear and raisin, and perhaps a vaguely banana-bready tinge. T: That’s an interesting approach to a weizenbock. The piney scent from the aroma carries forward into the beer, giving the whole flavor profile a wallop that is tough for me to get past, and highlighting the alcohol heat that’s along. However, beneath that, there’s a parade of fruit esters - cherries, overripe pear, raisins, and tart apple. Further beneath that lurks the shades of banana bread with toffee replacing the nuts, alongside clove and coriander spices. The finish is pure alcohol burn, perhaps with some of that pine-ness along. M: Creamy, full, and sticky, with high carbonation that carries a sharp tang with it, and plenty of alcohol heat - this does not hide its ABV at all. O: I’m torn here. While the flavor profile offers significant complexity, it also heavily features a two-note barrage of pine and alcohol, to me. While the mouthfeel is exactly what one wants out of a weizenbock in consistency, the carbonation and heat are a bit excessive. I imagine for those who are less hop-sensitive than I am, this is an outright good beer. I am left wondering if I would repeat it given the opportunity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2224) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - NOV 17, 2014
On the side, the best by date says "06/17/15." This was poured into a weizen glass. The appearance was a hazy dark brown color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that settled within about a minute. Light lacing conclaved around the sides of the glass. The smell started off with a caramelized / bready spice. As it warmed, it seemed that the spice leaned towards the clove side. The taste had a sticky sweet bready caramel connotation sliding across my tongue. Super sticky sweet caramel aftertaste. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a good sipping quality about it. Sweet bready caramel malt moves finely across my tongue. Overall, as a weizenbock, I didn’t get as much of the wheatiness as I expected. For me, I still liked it and still would bang it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6685) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours reddish brown with a pretty beige head and a treacle aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor with a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (671) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle, muddy brown pour with a finger of light white head. Aroma, spices, sweet malts, and dark fruit. Taste is malty sweetness, followed by spices, brown sugar and more clove like spice, aftertaste is sweet, carbonation and mouthfeel are medium. Really tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2014
GABF 2014. Pours a somewhat cloudy brown appearance with a light brown head. There’s some caramel, chocolate, banana, and gooey caramel. Quite a bit of banana, actually. Overall, ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1969) - California, USA - NOV 2, 2014
On tap at Whole Foods Roseville... Caramel colored... Aroma of caramel, wheat akin to a dunkel weizen... Notes of ripe bananas... Flavor is sweet, overripe fruits, bananas, raisins... Yeasty, wheaty finish... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (990) - , Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2014
bomber to glass - just noticed that damn near every weizen bock I drink I like.. this is the same - I get dark fruits and sugar in aroma (not banana). Taste is same with soft carbonation; alcohol is hidden; my one nitpick is that it is cloyingly sweet after 10-12 oz... better shared. still good stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (1910) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Bomber shared with hakes at the DUB, aroma like a sour, color is deep brown, (I think its dark in here), taste is raisen fruit, alcohol, for a weizen bock, (which I never buy pourposly), this shits awesome,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RumRunner101 (803) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
Aromas of bubblegum and clove mixed with caramel and bready malts. Flavour has less banana and clove and more toffee and caramel sweetness, lightly spicey. Way too sweet, on the verge of cloying for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1513) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2014
A malty sweet nose - carmel with hints of banana and spice rise from a slightly hazy dark copperish hued pour with no head or lacing. The taste is sweet - sweet malt (spelt), banana, caramel, cloves, and hints of spice. There is a long lingering malty aftertaste. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, while somewhat sweet, this beer should complement a number of different foods.

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