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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2009
12oz bottle courtesy of Strelnikov poured into a snifter. Bottle is labeled "20th Anniversary Doppel X". Pours a deep mahogany that shows hazy amber highlights when held up to the light. The head is tan and short-lived, leaving a small ring and only traces of lacing. The aroma is interesting with a caramel malt and dark fruit sweetness initially that is balanced by some toasted breadiness and some nuts. Sweet malts dominate the taste as well with toasted bread underpinning the sweetness. There are some figs and raisins in the middle before a slightly dry bitter finish. Interesting. The mouthfeel is medium to full-bodied and pretty thick. The carbonation is present but understated which leaves a fairly chewy mouthfeel overall. This is an interesting and tasty doppelbock, though the thick mouthfeel takes away from the drinkability slightly. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2009
<b>Bottle 12fl.oz.</b>
Clear medium amber brown color with a average, frothy - creamy, good, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, raisin, prune. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20081004]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15596) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2008
Draft at Full Sail Brewing Company. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit aroma with some hints of caramel. Sweetish malty flavor with lots of raisin and dark fruit. Has a dry malty fruity finish with hints of dark fruit in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2008
12 fl oz bottle, courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours dark brown yet clear and with a small orange/amber glare and a diminished tan head. Aroma is Warming alcoholc and fruity aroma. Fruity and dense malty flavoured with a mild yeasty touch. Smooth and roasted finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13055) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2008
Bottle, 8.4%. Good malty aroma, quite vinous. Clear dark red brown colour. Sweet flavour, caramelly and vinous with a lot of alcohol to balance. Hint of vanilla.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2471) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 8, 2008
On Tap at Full Sail Brewery, Hood River. Pours out a dark amber topped with a sand head. Aroma of pit fruit and a little sweetness. Tast of malt and more of the pit fruit. A tasty Doppelbock.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Pint - Full Sail Brewery - Hood River, OR
Aroma – Nice Belgian yeast and malt aroma.
Appearance – Reddish Brown in Color, Thin head and hazy.
Flavor – A very nice Doppel this beer had a good malt background with the dried fruit flavors in the back.
Palate – Nice Mouthfeel, crisp texture with a dry Belgian finish.
Overall – This was a summer brewers special beer and this was very good. This will be there special beer next year and will be mass produced . I hope to taste then what it is like.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFanDan17 (961) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUL 30, 2008
On draft at the Full Sail Brewery in Hood River, OR. Nice 4 oz sample. Poured dark with a light head. Flavors were typical of a doppel with light malt and pitted fruits. Very tasty and strong!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (28463) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2008
A ddep red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet and very malty combined with notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of alcohol as well as notes of caramel, leading to a dry bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Very pleased to have gotten the opportunity to try this last year. Driving through Hood River, right before it was blanketed in snow and had to stop for the night before getting to Portland. Tap at the brewery - Has a fruity fresh bread nose, with just a hint of alcohol. Very warming on the palate, which was refreshing because I was freezing my ass off. Light chocolate notes, with some caramel and some fruity yeastiness. Very much made in a German tradition. Enjoyable.


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