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Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Ettal
Style: Doppelbock
Ettal, Germany

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RATINGS: 476   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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%)


doboy's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2012
A great doppelbock! Pours A deep dark brownish amber. Head was nice but dissipated. Aroma was sweet caramel malt. Taste as well was a sweet malty caramel. Mouth feel was like velvet. Aftertaste was warm and sweet. I want more of this! Can’t wait to drink this on draft in Germany next year!!!!!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Neururer1337 (19) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 3, 2015
Feiner, leicht dunkler Schaumteppich. Noten von Kastanie im Geruch. Geschmacklich vollmundig, malzig, leicht nach Haselnuss, etwas klebrig. Im Abgang eine Spur Herbe, der Alkohol zeigt seine Fülle. Insgesamt überzeugend.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
strap (577) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JUN 4, 2015
perhaps my favorite German beer. thick and sweet with a complex flavor of chocolate, raisins, caramel and cherries. sweet and roasted aroma. beautiful dark pour. slight alcohol burn. good one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sdg (125) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Brown color, clear liquid; slightly tan head, a thin foam layer lasts - Aroma: Malt, a variety of ripe dark fruits, caramel, vanilla, biscuit, bread, some decent alcoholic and bubblegum aroma - between medium and strongly sweet taste, very decent bitterness coming with the finish - full body, rather heavy, smooth, viscous mouthfeel, soft carbonation. A very tasteful Doppelbock.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (10502) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 2, 2015
Klare dunkel orangebraune Farbe, geringe beige Schaumkrone. Geruch nach reifen roten Früchten, Röstmalz, Karamell, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack süß röstmalzig, reife Früchte, gering Kaffee und Schokolade, leicht alkoholisch.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (665) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Poured from A 50cl bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- A great nutty malt aroma. Appearance- Pours a reddish tinted brown with a large off-white head. Taste- A sweet malty flavor that I really enjoyed. Palate- An almost heavy bodied brew with mild carbonation. It has a real creamy texture that lends its self well to the flavor. Overall- A thoroughly enjoyable beer, this is hard to find in GA so if you can find it, give it a try.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erzengel (5526) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotchzombie (422) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (594) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lele (249) - 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!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (552) - 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.


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