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

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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
d07c0m (126) - Ontario, - NOV 10, 2012
Inhale the fumes given from the head alone and you get a fresh, hoppy wave of weirdness. The fresher the beer the better, I experienced it so. Mouthfeel is not as heavy as other doppelbocks, exceptionally drinkable. Colour is a very dark red sunset, just before dusk. Nothing sucks about this beer.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UjoKlobasa (516) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 6, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2016 Bottle. Chestnut color, hazy liquid, white head. Smell of caramel. Aroma of honey, caramel, wheat. Heavy malty. Taste is medium heavy sweet, light bitter. Very good, but could be less sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ironprog (60) - Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours a muddy, medium brown, with a mocha head that dissipates quickly. Dark coffee and chocolate are the most prominent scents, with a slight hint of ripe banana underneath. It is medium-heavy in sweetness with flavors of coffee, caramel, and Kaluha. Full-bodied with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. The finish is mildly bitter and is where you really get a lot of the "alcohol" taste. Overall, I find this to be a great beer and don’t really have much to quibble about other than to complain that I don’t have another one waiting for me in the fridge. :)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 26, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ForlornHope (377) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours amber-red with a pillowy off-white head that diminishes a bit. Aroma is bready, yeasty, with notes of marzipan and leafy hop. The taste is initially sweet, then a good balance of gentle bitterness follows. The malt is rich and fruity, with fruity backtastes and more leafy hop and marzipan to follow. The carbonation is gentle and each sip is more satisfying. For the strength, this is very drinkable. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4862) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle.Reddish appearance with swing top bottle top opening.Powerful but not overpowering.First tried this one years ago before my ratebeer days and unlike a lot of thinks its a good now as it was then. Highly recommended.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fules (640) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - MAY 3, 2016
Hatalmas, bézs habja percekig tart. Színe félbarna. Illata nem túl intenzív és csak a karamellt érzem benne haloványan. Az íze csodás, édeskés, karamelles-barnacukros, nagyon enyhe komlós keserűvel. Utóízében picit felerősödik a keserű, az édeskés ízek pedik tompulnak, ezzel egy kiegyensúlyozott epilógust hagy maga után. Az erejét végig érezni, de nem alkoholos az íze. Testes, nehéz sör.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cristobal37 (732) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 2, 2016
Big sweet aroma of slightly boozy caramel. Syrupy but smooth. Really clean domimated by a nutty sweetness and booze which is delighting. Doppelbock in the vein of Salvator, but a bit smoother. Kinda one dimensional but a really great example of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Piw (776) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - APR 1, 2016
2l Flasche. Klar und dunkelbraun mit großer Schaumkrone. Röstaromen. Malzig. Erfrischend. Durchschnittlicher Körper. Leicht süß im Geschmack. Alkoholgehalt ist gur versteckt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
massingasetta (627) - München, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2016
For a doppelbock this is a really good and refreshing brew. The creamy head and has notes of sweetness and even light hints of fruit. A good beer and an impressive bottle in the large version.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (1011) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle, courtesy of SinH4. Pours dark brown with a fine low foam. Some ripe apricot, but mostly lots of caramel and sweet chocolate. Less sweet than my deScription might imply, but still hefty. Low but lingering finish.


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