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Deschutes Conflux No. 3 - Doppel Dinkel Bock

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1056) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Nice. Aroma of wheat even though I know there wasnít any used and clove. Soft brown color with a light head. Full of flavor with caramelized sugar and burnt wheat and biscuit. Full, smooth palate with average carbination. Bold beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (909) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Cloudy amber brown with generous tan head. Aroma of whole grain, bananas, caramel, raisins, markers. Tastes like burnt caramel - creme brulee. Palate is clean, some boozy heat.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9487) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle... Pours clear and brown with no head. The aromatic highlights are sassafras and other herbs and roots Ė some notes of root beer or sarsaparilla. Full-bodied and sticky with modest carbonation. The flavor is sweet and caramely with an odd - but welcomed - banana component in both the flavor and finish. Bottle courtesy of growler!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1337) - Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Draft. Lighter full body. Fair amount of alcohol. wheat balanced with maltiness. Fair sweetness. Better than many of its peers, but not near the best.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jzzbassman (1522) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bomber. Pours clear brown, tiny head and minimal lace. Aroma is brown sugar and nutmeg. Very sweet and fruity, bubblegum and clove. Finishes long and sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Homer321 (2117) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle to snifter. Nose is like candy sugar with some light esters, like Belgian ale almost. Pour is a hazy red, with a minimal off white head that dies quickly. Taste is very sweet initially followed by a light bitterness. Full of fruitiness and a slight vanilla note. Didnít realize this was a weizen bock. Guess I should read better. Malt seems a bit one dimensional and gives way to a peppery alcohol finish after a couple sips. Iím mostly disappointed.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
weihenweizen (1865) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Refrigerated brown bomber, best by June 2015, poured into a weizen glass. clear copper with small beige head. Aroma is bready, medium body, rough texturer, medium/low carbonation, and little small-bubble lacing. Taste is caramel, bread, sweet banana, and some alcohol. Alcohol is quite a bit of the taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UrbanCaveman (73) - 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: Thatís 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 thatís along. However, beneath that, thereís 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: Iím 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2247) - 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 didnít get as much of the wheatiness as I expected. For me, I still liked it and still would bang it again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6769) - 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.


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