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Doppelleu Chopfab Amber

Brewed by Doppelleu Brauwerkstatt
Style: Amber Ale
Winterthur, Switzerland


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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KRISTALLKLAR, KUPFERAuge EDLER HOPFEN, ZITRUSNOTENase MALZIG, FEINHERBGaumen Passt zu fast jedem Hauptgang: Geflügel, Schmorbraten, rotes Fleisch, Risotto, Käsegerichte...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pindoc (103) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Schaum leicht hellbraun! Das Bier hat schöne bräunlich schimmernde Amberfarbe. Leicht bitterer aber gut im Geschmack. Bleibt aber im Abgang eher fahl-bitter, hier verliert das Bier deutlich Punkte!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerkenstock (44) - - AUG 4, 2014
Location: bierpoint53, drinks of the world Winterthur. drink cold (8°C) Eye: nice, unpretentious bottle. pours brownish red colour with thin fast-disappearing beige to white head. Nose: hoppy and almost a bit sour. reminds me a bit of a geuze. Mouth: hoppy, lot of herbs, grass, berries, sour. Palate: reminds me of a geuze once more. Cranberries, perhaps red- or blackcurrant or even cassis. herbal notes and earthy malts. Overall: nice hoppy beer with berries as well as strong malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (1631) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
330ml bottle from Drinks of the World, Winterthur. Pours a great red/amber colour. Sweet autumnal fruity taste with earthy malt, jam & caramel notes. Not as sticky sweet as others of this style. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sdg (27) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Amber-reddish color, small, slightly yellow head - Aroma contains malt, hops, slightly fruity - light sweetness - medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation - bitter, short finish, malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goochflies (50) - Kaiserstuhl, SWITZERLAND - APR 19, 2014
I think this beer missed the mark on a California style pale ale but not a bad beer at all. Poured clear amber with a off white head. Aroma of malty, hoppy, raisins. Low carbonation and medium body with slightly bitter finish. Enjoyable...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
weark (303) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle from Amstein - clear amber reddish color with a small but persistent tan head - aroma is grainy, malty, caramel, bread - flavor is grainy, malty and hoppy - medium body, light bitterness, soft carbonation, malty finish - decent amber beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1407) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - FEB 2, 2014
Appearance: Chestnut, clear. Bubbles. Nice light tan head. Aroma: Hops and fruit. Taste: Malt, but also a surprisingly bitter finish. Some fruit as well. Info: 330ml bottle, 2/2-2014, BB: 28/2-14

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopfemandli (107) - Zug, SWITZERLAND - JAN 3, 2014
33cl, bb 07.2013 -- Amber, klar, bräunlicher guter Schaum. Nase Malz, Caramel, etwas staubig, Karton. Auf der Zunge malzaromatisch, Caramel, Dörrpflaume. Mittlerer Körper, ölig. Wirkt etwas alt, moderig. Trockene krautige Bittere im Abgang.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5118) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2013
330 ml bottle. ABV is 5.4%. Beautiful copper to amber colour, moderate off-white head. Aroma first disappointing, of dust, caramel and stale jam, gets better as the beer warms up a little. The flavour is much better, malts, caramel (but not too sweet), burnt breadcrumbs, dark fruits, bitter hops in the finish. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1718) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2013
33cl bottle, MHD 07.2013. Merci for the Chopfab series Allen. - Just as puzzled about what exactly in the recipe makes this qualify as a "California Pale Ale" as their Australian Golden Ale, but the will of a continental EU microbrewery do produce something out of context and new. Mission accomplished, this is a modest, malt-centered amber ale with modestly dosed earthy, herbal tea hops. Not as pronounced as the other Chopfabs, but still well-balanced pleasantly drinkable and fit to accompany different kinds of meals. Gone in a few gulps.

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