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Ettaler Curator Doppelbock

Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Ettal
Style: Doppelbock
Ettal, Germany


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RATINGS: 471   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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The nose is filled with complex notes of figs, fruitcake, port, licorice, cherry, raisin chocolate, black toffee, coffee and caramel, while it tastes deliciously thick and chewy, with great complexity showing notes of fruits, coffee-roastiness, molasses, licorice, and toffee. This beer is a meal!
Editor's note. The draught version is 9% abv, but also contained under this listing. Edit #2 The bottles are now 9% as well (from 7%)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erzengel (4435) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2015
*Old rating, best before 15.06.06. 7.0%. Toll tief, malzig-frisch. tiefe, dunkle trockene Früchte. Dickflüssig, Intensiv-röstmalzig, süffig-mild, weich, tolle Malztöne, rundes, intensives Bier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotchzombie (384) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Pours dark chestnut brown with a slightly tan white head that fades to a solid coating. Aroma is port wine, raisins, winter fruit bread. Taste follows - darkfruit, roasted malt, molasses, dark breads, wine. Heavy on the palate and quite and active mouthfeel. Highly complex for a doppelbock. Booziness is well-hidden. A+ variation of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (528) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Pours cola brown with a minimal white head. Aroma is beautiful malted grains and molasses. Taste is off the charts. Awesome German malts perfectly balanced with molasses sweetness. Although not super complex, the flavor is absolutely beautiful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lele (185) - Padova, ITALY - DEC 6, 2014
ASPETTO: mogano scuro con riflessi rossastri. Schiuma fine, abbastanza abbondante e abbastanza persistente. AROMA: intenso, si avvertono soprattutto il maltato, del caramello e un tocco di liquoroso. GUSTO: avvolgente, dolce (ma mai stucchevole), con chiarissimi sentori maltati, di caramello (mela caramellata), prugna secca e molto marzapane. Corpo strutturato. Carbonizzazione scarsa. CONCLUSIONE: birra gustosissima, che lascia più che soddisfatti e che non finiresti mai di bere. I suoi 9 gradi neanche si sentono, e la bottiglia finisce che non te ne sei neanche accorto. Squisita!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (444) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 30, 2014
A deep brown golden brew, nice head of foam that shrinks quickly but not all the way. Good lacing. Strong grainy and caramel malt nose. Some choco. Tastes just like it smells, big malt monster that’s perhaps a tad too sweet, but it is a joy to drink none the less. Creamy mouthfeel, over all, a very nice Doppelbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (2954) - Weelde, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2014
with yves at my home dark brown colored body with a white head and a caramel malt coffee hops aroma a caramel malt hop fruity alcholic bitter taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2408) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2014
Shared with wim at wim’s place. Dark brown colored beer with small white head and no carbonation visible. Malty roasted coffee hinted aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is coffee malty bitter. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3648) - Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Comes out of the tap a partially translucent dark mahogany with a decent light tan head. Malty aroma as nice nutty, caramel,clove, and earthy notes. Flavor has bold strokes of caramel, toasty malt, cloves, and sweetish wood with nutty and earthy underpinnings. Thick, syrupy texture has some good fizz. Bock your doppel and Prost!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4288) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle 50cl from Mondial de la bière. An amber brown beer with good off white head. Nose is on caramel, grain and brown bread. Aroma is on sweet caramel, brown bread, toasted grain, nuts, cereals, good body, medium creamy, pleasant caramel finish with light spicy touch, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUL 5, 2014
It has a dark brown, almost black body with deep reddish highlights. On top it has a small one finger tall tan head which quickly fades to a ring of foam around the edge of with a thin film covering. Buy the end there was no head at all and lacing was nill. Deep malty sweetness dominates the nose. There are hints of burnt caramel, dark brown sugar and herbal earthy hops. It has a firm full body with a heavy slick texture and light carbonation. This gives it a coating effect with its deep rich malty sweetness. For me it seems a bit too sweet but complex as well. It has notes of deep caramelized sugar, bread crust, light toast, brown sugar, raison and lots of prune notes. It finishes with lots of residual sweetness then a short herbal/leafy/earthy bitterness which struggles to add some sense of balance.

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