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Originally called "liquid bread," the Dopplebock style guided monks through periods of penitent fasting. Wolfgang has heavenly notes of caramel, dark fruit, and toffee balanced by a subtle hop character. While its revered history evokes and appreciation of austerity and sacrifice, this Dopplebock is a rich luxury - no repentance required.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Caramel and dark fruit nose. No flavor is too pronounced. Dark fruit and mellow caramel. Palate is very smooth. Really easy drinking

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dbhenry (124) - El Paso, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2013
A pretty good lager. It is dark with a nice head. The aroma is subdued. The taste of the malt dominates the hops, and it has a fruity sub-taste, that is a little sour. A full-bodied beer, it leaves a slight cloying aftertaste, a little syrupy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5242) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle - Dark brown with red tinges. Fruity and malty aroma with raisins and marzipan. Fruity, malty and tangy taste with raisins, malt, grain and sultanas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear amber beer with a thin off white head on top. Aroma of caramel, malts and milk chocolate. Flavour is sweet, light boozy and malty. Big touch of caramel there. Medium long, sweet finish. Very nice doppel. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4341) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2013
Tap at Great Divide, Denver. Poured a clear deep brown colour worn a round off white head. The aroma is rich red berry fruit yeast and alcohol. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a rich fruity alcohol nutty liqourice palate. A very drinkable and flavour packed beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5061) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt, fruits, toffee. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (2975) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2013
22 ounce bottle
Finally done traveling I began the process of clearing the on deck part of the fridge. This was right near the front and seemed like a good place to start. A solid release from Great Divide was also a fair deal at Sahara Mart. I would be hesitant to buy one now though; the hop edge is bound to have faded to just a memory.

Aroma / Appearance - A reddish brown base is the color of chocolate dipped red vines. Sand colored head falls like dust into a thin layer. Caramel, maple, and wet fall leaves warm the air with the texture of a late summer afternoon just after sunset.

Flavor / Palate - Maple, caramel, and chocolate are initially heavy. Soon though they begin to mellow out and open up into a creamy mouthfeel. Like a liquid candy bar it fills the mouth with flavor before a lazy bitterness wraps up the blend of hops and malts. While not the greatest doppelbock it is still a worthwhile purchase if you are a fan of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1846) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2013
On tap September 28, 2013 at ABR. Brown pour with some head. Pretty decent representation of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Had at Autumn Brew Review 2013, nice earthy malt aroma, caramel taste, creamy mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1012) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Draft at the Great Divide Tasting room in Denver. Snifter. Pours a dark brown, mostly opaque with a medium eggshell head. Aroma nice with roasted malts and a sweetness of spices and dark fruits. The taste was caramel, toffee, dark fruits, roasted malts and a hint of peach. Medium body, light carbonation. Slightly sweet finish. Loved it!

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