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

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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thompson (370) - - JUN 11, 2013
Medium beige head gone quickly.. red/brown hazy colour.. smell sweet fruity.. taste some malts sweet bit of lemonny.. bottle shared by joel


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (477) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (506) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wxman (1491) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkurzynski (1610) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (1998) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (1494) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2580) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (2545) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle at a Seattle tasting. Part of our blind tasting panel. More orange appearance than others (i.e. doppelbocks), brown note. Crisp. Alcohol, orange malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (7443) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle, pours a clear darker orange with a small beige head. Aroma brings out toasted nuts, a touch of smoky wood, and some light fruitiness. Flavour reveals notes of dark fruits, toasted malt, and a little toffee. Well-balanced, with a good amount of sweetness. Solid stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (8178) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2014
500ml swingtop. Amber color, reddish fire hue to it. Smell is malty, some hop and alcohol perfume, dark fruits, hint of oxidized mint. BB is 06/15 so relatively fresh. Flavor is sweet malty, some dark caramel booze, nuttiness. Decent but not one of the better doppelbocks of the big 6.


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