Brewed by Paulaner Brauerei (Schörghuber)
Style: Doppelbock
Munich, Germany


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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Hacker-Pschorr, Munich’s Brewery since 1417, has released a Limited Edition Series which is a collection of hand-crafted specialty beers produced in small single-brew batches and available in the US only while supply last.

Among the earliest Dopplebocks, Animator draws you in with its deep mahogany hue and creamy foam crown Your experience culminates on the palate with notes of chocolate, roast, brown sugar, licorice, apricot, and exotic fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6066) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 500 ml flip-top bottle. Pours a murky dark orange to brown with a quickly fading bubbly off-white head. Aroma has some bubble gum accents, a touch of booze and a hint of yeast. Chewy flavor with some molasses, dates, bubble gum and some raisin bread. Mouthfeel is thick enough, Pretty solid tasting, just lacking in some other respects. Good winter warmer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4971) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2015
500ml bottle. Kind of odd amber-orange color. Soda like fast dissipating head. Deep burnt caramel, not very appealing. I get the feeling they make crap one-offs just to sell to the US. Sweet, has some malt depth, but just doesn’t come off as natural to me, sort of a factory feel, thinnish in ways you’d hope it wasn’t. Suppose this one wasn’t that shelf stable. Not that impressive of an offering, but I still enjoy the style, so it works for me on some levels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nsanders (692) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2015
500 mL swingtop. Hazy light brown with a thin white head. Banana, clove, malts and honey. Taste is sweet and dry. Lighter body with a light sticky feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (608) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle. Amber with white head. Sugar malt nose with dark and spice. Strong aroma. Malt, dark fruit elements, full body and malty. Bourbon feel. Nutty, sweet malt with slight yeast. Nice finish but maybe too much malt at the end. Does animate my taste buds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (572) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Pours a cloudy amber-brown with a thick white head. Aroma is molasses, malted grains and a hint of clove. Taste is definitely malty with the grains and molasses; very silky and smooth and the clove is there in the mid. I swear I’m getting some hoppy bitterness in the finish (got another opinion - definitely hops). Overall, a pretty good dopplebock done American style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wxman (1538) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2014 Pours a clear amber/orange with a full light tan/yellow head. Grassy wet cardboard aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt, buttered biscuits (which is good), but also has a funky vegetal taste consistant with an old or tainted beer. This sample has a freshness date of 06/15, but may have been exposed to prolonged warm temperature and/or light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkurzynski (1725) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Reddish brown. Nose of deep toasted malt and dark fruit. Flavor is mild plum and raisin with toasted, near roasted malt. Carb prickly, almost too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2119) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Number 4 in our doppelbock blind tasting. Pours a light orange-brown. Very low carbonation, sweet but well balanced. Gentle caramel flavors. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (1613) - Missouri, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle - big foamy head, dark Amber color, very sweet malty aroma and flavor, some fruity like esters, mild hop balance, fair warming alcohol notes, pretty good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2777) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2014
500mL flip top; beer #4 in a doppelbock blind tasting.

I guess this was my biggest disappointment of the tasting. When I purchased it I was hoping this would be something tasty but instead I got something that tasted like a stale malt rich lager. There was an off flavor character of vomit on the nose but not the flavor.

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