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Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Ettal
Style: Doppelbock
Ettal, Germany

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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%)


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Ettaler Curator Dopplebock
Date: 05/19/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

clear dark brown with a ruby edge, whispy tan head that swirls up nicely and leaves a bit of head, light rich malt aroma, big sweet malt flavor, touch of chocolate, light bitterness to balance,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (10728) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 26, 2011
Dezent herber, eher zurückhaltender Antrunk und weiteres Aroma. Alkoholisch, gleichzeitig aber auch wässrig, das Malz ist laff, ebenso das Getreide. Zum Ende scharf alkoholisch. Wo bleibt die Würzigkeit? 10/7/7/8/13/7

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10722) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2006
Bottle. Poured dark brown with an average frothy off-white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate toated caramel and tart fruit aroma. Medium body with a syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Heavy sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10556) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2010
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Some caramellic notes. Moderate bitter caramellic flavor. Some alcoholic notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10275) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2006 Bottle: deep dark brown color, poor head. Malty raisinny aroma. Full bodied, almost thick. Sweet and malty flavor. Tropical fruit, caramel and some chichorei. Alcohol clearly noticed. Malty, bitter aftertaste. Firm high quality doppelbock. Tap: Café Morshuis Albergen. Sweet, malty flavor with roasted malt and some bitter chocolate. Mango. Soft but persistant prickly mouthfeel. Not a sign of alcohol. Very likeable. A tap sample tasted in feb ’06 had a mint and anis character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10241) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2004
Bottled: Clear amber coloured. Brownish dense head. Huge at the beginning, but diminished quite quickly. Malt, fruit and some chocolate notes in the aroma. Flavour of fruit, liqourice and alcahol. Alcahol is quite well hidden. Ends on a malty notes with some alcahol at the bottom. Quite good one, but not in the same ballgame as Andechs and Ayinger.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9730) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Bottle received via trade with porterhouse. Pours deep brown with an average, frothy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, toffee, nutty), light hops (grass), average yeast (broth, dough) with notes of figs, cherries, port, and molasses. Full bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a slight bitter, metallic finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bov (9560) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 8, 2006
courtesy of oh6gdx - pours a clear dark brown colour with a reddish hue; very little foam remaining; the nose is a little bit sourish, roasted with strong notes of caramel, dates and a touch of alcohol; sweet and medium-bodied, tart and sour; dry and astringent bitter finish - it really does not work for me

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (9377) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 12, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2007 Keg (St. Urho’s, Helsinki). Less punchy than the bottled version. Perfumed, almost fruity. More bitter, and less sticky than the bottle too. The bottled version is a perfect final beer - strong sticky sweet maltiness, with enough bitterness to hide the alcohol, or at least draw attention away from it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9171) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2006
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Clear, dark mahogany lager with a small, creamy, light brown head. Excellent retention. Vinous nose with esters and phenols of maple, nuts, port, dark fruits, chocolate and a puff of hickory smoke. Sweet dark fruit flavor, chewy malts, port. Some alcohol and medium bitter. Full-bodied with a heavy/oily mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Sweet, fruity finish. World class find in a little wine/beer/cheese/printing/shipping store called WorkSmart and The Virginia Touch in Berryville, Va. <<-- Now, that’s a plug!


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