rougeau13 (2025) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber with a little beige head. Aroma of semi-sweet pale malt, citrus, and grass. Sweet, toasty, really malty flavor with a fair amount of hop bitterness; like a sweet, toasty pale ale. Medium bodied, sticky. Decent.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour is a clear, pale copper with an average, off-white, pillowy head which is mostly lasting and leaves minimal lace. The nose is pleasant but subdued with golden raisins, toasty caramel, very bready, and an earthy/spicy note (almost rye-like). The flavor is nice with the rye note, very toasty, some light caramel, very earthy, slightly peppery, and just a touch if the golden raisins. The palate is more than medium, nearly lively, crisp and velvety. The finish is fairly long, crisp and dry with caramel, rye, and earth. Actually a pretty decent light doppel with nice fruit and drying toast and bready notes. The rye and earthy tones were a nice change from the normal doppel style and the increased alcohol kept the usual lager flaws at bay. Better than I expected.
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BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful amber color of 10,000 year old petrified wood, a lovely hue, and topped with a thinnish head. Honey-tipped malt nose. Smooth body, again with an easy honey pepper and amber malt body. This one tastes young and fresh, but could gain a lot more desirable depth with aging. As it is, this is a vibrant, crisp doppel, that I expect will mellow nicely in the bottle.
boFNjackson (4171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ The Horse Brass... A darkish red pour with a thin, white-ish head. Notable sweetness up front. Husky grains, dark fruits and sugars. Some notes of cherries and vanilla with worty malt notes. Noticeable alcohol towards the finish. Thick mouthfeel and didn’t let up from start to finish.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a decent amber with a slightly lively body and a nice white head. Aroma is straw, grass, and a whisper of fruit dough. Not much going on there. Flavor is hoppy strawberry biscuit with a finish of grassy buttered toast and orange peel. Not bad, but the ’dopplebock’ aspect really doesn’t do anything but stand silent in the corner. Oily mouthfeel, like Walt. A decent IPA, but not much of a dopplebock.
blutt59 (6035) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, orange colored pour with white foam, bready,malt aroma, flavor of malty bread, butter cream, yeasty syrup