Cjurke (2) - - DEC 23, 2014 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
northropfrye (2314) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper body with foamy off white head. Fruity sweet grainy malt aroma. Dried fruit, cereal and vanilla. Taste is similarly sweet, dried fruit with a touch of cola. Doppelbocks are often very sweet, I’ve had a few that were too sweet, and this one reaches close to that level without crossing the line. nice beer.
andrewturba (1085) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear brown with a thin off white ring of head and a bit of head. Aroma is rich maltiness, melanoidins, toasty notes, melanoidins, fruity esters, prunes, plums, caramel and faint chocolate. Flavour is rich maltiness, fruity esters, plums, prunes, grapes, melanoidins, light bitterness, faint chocolate, caramel, a touch of alcohol and a bit of spices.
Oldschool_Mike (84) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a clear brown with off white head that doesn’t stick around. aroma was malt and sweet dark fruits. Taste was sweet malt and brown sugar. Decent beer.
MunBro (527) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
CBAC Day 21: A pretty decent winter beer, but overly heavy on a few notes. Getting a TON of malt and caramel flavours, and then almost as an afterthought maybe some dark fruits and brown sugar - but not a lot.
brainwafer (25) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich caramel nose , deffinite brown sugar smell, little apple juicey, almost like a fermeted apple crumble. Pour up beutifuly dark,and rich cherry color.. first sip coats your mouth in caramel, almost like a caramel apple. heavy on the malty taste and in the mouth no lingering bitters..love this beer wish I had more..
UXO (414) - CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2014 Advent Calendar #21, 330ml, best before 17.06.15.
Pours clear deep amber with a short, short-lived head diminishing rapidly to nothing, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is caramel malt, brown sugar, faint dark fruit and grassy hops. (6/10) Taste is moderately strong sweet, mild bitter. (5/10) Medium to thin body, low carbonation, slightly sticky finish. (3/5)
Not particularly well-balanced, with a thinnish, watery body that doesn’t suit the style all that well. Starts out very sweet, but has a sharpish finish that isn’t all that well-integrated. Fairly mediocre, can’t say I’d recommend looking for this one unless you’re a huge dopplebock fan. (10/20)
shorlin (692) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is very nice and malty, little like caramel. Also kind of fruity, kind of like grape flavouring, but not in a bad artificial way. Colour is a dark caramel brown, not much head. Very clear. Oh that’s so tasty. Malt malt malt. Sweetness rounds things out at the end. Nice and full bodied, 7.5% is pretty well hidden, although you get a warming at the end. Great beer!
dfearnley (1080) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to tulip
Caramel, molasses, hay, ginger, plum, currants. Reddish amber with a thin white head with minimal lacing. Taste is caramel, brown sugar, molasses, currants, plum, and malts. This is a full bodied ale with well hidden alcohol content. Merry Christmas...this works quite well.
robdoerk (9) - Okotoks, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am more familiar with darker doppelbocks, but after re-reading the BJCP guidelines (particularly related to lighter-coloured doppelbocks), I have to say this beer really nails the style. The rich Vienna malt flavour really dominates both the aroma and flavour, very smooth with no harshness. The alcohol warmth is also very smooth and warming. Hop flavouring is almost non-existent. Alcohol provides a very pleasant lingering bitterness to balance the strong, somewhat sweet malt flavour. Even though the malt has a sweetish flavour, the beer finishes quite dry; again, totally nailing the style as described by BJCP. Excellent beer!