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


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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thompson (545) - - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SinH4 (1590) - Garching, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2016
Brown-amber color with beige head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is caramel, raisins, some booze. Taste is toffee, caramel, raisins, liquorice, quite chewy. Carbonation is average. It’s a bit too sweet and alcoholic I think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sven1973 (66) - GERMANY - JAN 26, 2016
Flasche gekauft im Supermarkt in München (Rewe). Rot-Braun mit bräunlichem Schaum. Geruch Malzig, süßlich. Geschmack Schwere Süße, Malzig, Karamell. Cremig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (5083) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Kibble and dates nose, hints of honey and vinegar. Muddy brown, medium yellow head, little retention. Rich caramel, kibble and grain. Raisin finish. Medium body easy carbonation. Dynamic for the style, well balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3680) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Many thanks for this beer to kevnic2008. Piwo o ladnej metnej barwie bursztynowo rubinowej, pianie sporej i kremowej choc szybko opadajacej. Mnostwo slodowosci troche moze jakby przy slodkawe ale raczej o przyjemnym wrazeniu. Alkohol rozgrzewa lekko wyczuwalny i dajacy likierowa konstrukcje tego szlachetnego niefiltrowanego doppelbocka. Tresciwe i solidne, doskonale uzupelnialo wazywna kolacje z fasolka w roli glownej. Pozostawia na ustachj slodki u dlugi finisz, bardzo przyjemne, polecam.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (1162) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Very light malty smell, taste is also quite malty but also can taste the alcohol, a bit sweet and decent but a little much..can’t have too many

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mister_Li (473) - GERMANY - JUL 10, 2015
Leicht trübes dunkles rotbraun mit reichlich Schaum. Süß, Marzipan, leicht fruchtig, Röstmalz, etwas alkoholisch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12129) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2015
500 ml swing top bottle poured a cloudy orange amber with a small lsting amber head. Aromas of caramel, fruitiness, light tobacco and a hint of yeast. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, earthiness, light fruitiness and light spice with a smooth lingering caramel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (5560) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2015
500ml swing top - hazy light amber - thick, soapy lace - nose of cookie dough, dried cherries, raisin, brown sugar, fig - pretty pleasant, really - the flavor is not nearly as enjoyable - strongly present alcohol - malt character is kind of stale - texture is a little thin - some caramelized sugars, raisin, nuts - boozy finish - was hoping for more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (6377) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Clear slightly deep amber with a thin fading light tan head. Musty and toast-filled bock nose with some nuttiness and chewy caramelised wheat and more toast and crust. Basic bock flavors with some caramel, toast, German doughy nuttiness, and a smooth dry toffee-ish finish. Very color-inside-the-lines, but so dang well made I gotta give props. This is what every doppelbock strives to be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pumpkin87 (178) - - MAY 9, 2015
Pours almost clear dark amber with copper red highlights and small dense head that reduces but contributes nice skim and lacing. Aroma is big roasted malt, with nuts and toffee. On the palate, more nuts, caramel, raisins and bread. But there’s an undercurrent of heat, which surfaces as nice peppery notes but an ethanol, vegetal oiliness that battles the rest of the flavor profile. One sip is smooth and sweetish, the next is hot and slightly sour. Overall, the good overcomes the bad, but it’s not as well put together as the best bocks.

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