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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Round and malty, our doppelbock lager (German for "double bock") celebrates the style originally developed by medieval monks. Just as the monks appreciated this hearty brew in the late winter/early spring, we savor the flavors of this rich beer along with a double dose of our favorite pastime, rock and roll. In keeping with the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516, this beer is traditionally brewed from all natural ingredients: barley, hops, yeast and water. No chemicals or preservatives are used.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (6371) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Old tick, thick and sweet brew, not among the best doppelbock but good for the US.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (1755) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
A: Brownish/Mildly Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing S: Sweet Bread, Plums, German Malts T: Sweet Bread, German Malts M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Malty Overall, an average double bock that lacks any real solid flavor of a typical dopple bock.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
generallee08 (64) - New York, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a mug. The label has a nice description of the beer and lists the abv. (7.8%) and has a freshness date of "06/01/11". Appearance: The body is very dark with deep reddish highlights and is capped by a tall light tan head. The head is slow fading and it slowly settles to a light ring of slick lace at the edge of the glass. Some lacing is left on the glass at the top. Smell: Its aroma has sweet caramel and dark fruit notes with herbal/botanical hop notes. I also get a light boozy character and a slight hint of mineral. Taste/Palate: There is a nice solid bready and doughy malty sweetness with notes of caramel and slight hints of fruit like dates, fig and plum. This is surrounded by a big warm booziness and backed up by earthy and herbal hops bitterness. I also pick up that slight mineral edge as well. The palate is smooth, almost creamy with a firm medium to full body and medium carbonation. Notes: Overall I feel it’s a well made and very tasty Doppelbock. Its only set back is the heavy alcoholic warmth and this will probably mellow just right with a little age.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EithCubes (4641) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Oh. Well. I guess I should have looked at the best before date (06/12/11 -- it’s now 08/27/13). A Roger Wilco special! I promise, Great Lakes, I respect your product and will revisit this once the new batch is distributed to my state. But this one’s getting ticked! Sweet nose of dark toffee and caramel, sweet red berry, light dough, some spice, very inviting! Cloudy, murky dark brown with amber-red highlights and a short tan head. Taste very, very sweet but not cloying, light and deft bitterness but generally swept to the side, red berry with light spice and very good malt depth (all sorts of nice roast and faintly burnt notes in the deep bg). Faint fresh grass and low-level butterscotchy diacetyl, which I find to be a pleasant and positive rounding element here. Alcohol hidden as if it were not here, and semi-crisp medium-full body is just about right for style. This has held up amazingly well -- if it were drier, I would rank it among the best DBs in country, perhaps in the world!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Pours a lightish brown with some mahogany overtones and a small off white head. Nose is malty and nutty and sweet. Similar flavor with a bittersweet finish. A tad boozy at the end, but a solid lager.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5562) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Nose of toasty brown bread light sweetness a little dark fruit and roast. Touch of hops. Pours dark brown auburn red hues. Thin off white head. Flavors of dark fruit toasted brown bread roast light bitterness. Really good balanced dopplebock. Very solid.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlbeer (665) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Bottle. Brown/maroon pour with yellow tan head. Smells of dark fruit. Tastes of dark fruit and slight bitter finish. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gregis (1279) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle courtesy of theisti. Pours a chestnut brown with a khaki two-finger head. The nose is of dark, almost burnt caramel and biscuits. Medium-bodied with soft, fine carbonation and a drying, mildly astringent finish. The flavor follows the aroma: round, malty and fairly dry, with a dry, slightly herbal finish. This is an interesting rendition on the style. Thanks again for the bottle, Tim.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryecatcher (657) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Notes from April 2011... Looks like coke with a head on it... aromas of malt caramel and dried fruit. Malty with some caramel and slight chocolatey notes and medium bodied, some sourness, hint of that ABV. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NJBeerman013 (1043) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Rich coppery pour, pure white head. Caramel malts, fruity notes, nice hop zing.


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