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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Mediator is what we call our Dopplebock. Dopplebock started out as a Lenten beer for the monks in Germany. During Lent they would forgo solid food and get all their sustenance from beer. Needless to say it was big beer with lots of unfermented dextrins. Once the public got a taste it became very popular.
We call our beer Mediator because we think that a 22 ounce bottle is probably better shared than drunk alone. It’s rich, toasty and malty, with a few plum notes on the palate and the slightest roasted character in the finish. (BG 1.075, 7%, 35 IBUs, 15 SRM)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. caramel and light roast aroma. Dark fruit and caramel flavor. Medium bodied. Dark fruit and caramel linger with light earthiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3513) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 1, 2015
22 ounce bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Aroma has a little bit of a metallic, bready, and toasty character. Not much else. This is a bit lacking, and more reminiscent of a Dunkel, actually. Transparent amber colored body present with a medium light tan head. A little light in color. Starts with a chewy, sweet, husky and grainy maltiness. Somewhat musty in the middle. Nice caramel maltiness present, to finish. This is very reminiscent of Andescher Doppelbock...and that’s a good thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12947) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bomber from Corti Brothers. Pours dark copper with a yellow beige head. Aroma is somewhat treacly with med dark fruits. Med body or so. Flavor is a little treacly, a touch cola, and arguably with a little plum fruit. Not at all sticky. Could be some noble hop. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (4585) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
22 oz. bottle about 3 months from the bottling date. It pours a deep reddish color with a medium sized orange head. The aroma is definitely Munich malt focused with lots of fruity cherry, raisin bread, fig and just hints of earthy hops. The flavor is really nice with more fig, raisin bread and slight hints of coffee to go along with solid earthy bitterness. A little alcohol shows in the finish, but the maltiness is very rich and tasty. Great mouthfeel as usual with HA beers. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1741) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 19, 2015
The beer is a deep amber brown and fairly cloudy. The head is creamy and beige. Not much in the way of lacing. The aroma is rich with nutty malt sweetness. Pleasant caramel tone. Some perfumey dark fruitiness. Cherries and raspberries with plums and dates. The taste is sweet and full of more malt goodness. Nothing cloying about it though. Clean finish with light hop bitterness. Toasty, bready malt character shows off the depth of the style. Mild herbal hoppiness. Creamy, full mouthfeel. A bit low on carbonation, probably appropriate for the style. Tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7990) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 15, 2015
Bottle from Berkeley Bowl West. Pours medium brown with a huge beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied roasted malt and dark friut flavor that is fairly sweet, but with a more bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (1816) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Pours two fingers of head on a clear dark straw body. The aroma has a strong cotton candy smell, not bad. The taste is nice, sweet with a touch of bitter in the middle to end. The texture is sticky and thicker. A solid doppelbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7582) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Bomber from ABV. Pours a clear dark copper color with a medium white head. A big sweet toffee and fruit nose. The flavor is big berries, toffee, very smooth big sweet malts. Leaves, earthy. Solid beer. Very flavorful and big.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8788) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Two bottles from the Made in Oregon store at PDX, the only place I found the doppelbock, unfortunately stored on a room temperature shelf, so the freshness is suspect. The first bottle seemed in decent shape and the higher alcohol and rich dark malt seemed to hold up well - little oxidation, maybe a little too high carbonation but otherwise it seemed fine. Rich chocolate and coffee malt nose with fig, plum and black cherry dark fruits, very savory. Clean fermentation profile. Sweet, chewy, medium-bodied, balanced bitterness and acidity. Medium high carbonation, lively and frothing. A dark caramalt beauty of a bock that seems straight out of Germany. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle with MJ. Thanks Mike! Pours a brownish orange appearance with a cream colored head. Caramel/toffee, somewhat roasty malty, somewhat fruity/plum, light chocolate aroma. Lightly nutty, toasted caramel malty, toffee, brown sugar, fairly dry, plum/fig fruity flavor. Not hard to drink at all but a bit of a disappointment.

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