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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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)


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8239) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9481) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle thanks to Jcr! This one poured clear with the a hue of dark tarnished copper with a light brown head. Nose was rich with toasted nuts, dark caramels, rich sweet bread and just a touch of coffee. Flavor was similar with a sweet rich bready malt flavor with just a touch of roasted like malts to add complexity. Medium sweet finish and really wasn’t that large of a beer by today’s standards. My only beef with this beer was that it was way overly carbonated- not infected, just over carbonated it seems which hurt the mouthfeel and the the flavor but other than that 3 or 4 swirls in the glass and it was good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eljefebrewing (7) - - MAY 2, 2013 does not count
Just had a pint of this on tap at Yeasty Beasty. It goes great with their pizza, which is excellent in it’s own right! Nice red color, full body, bursting with toasty, biscuity malt flavor. A great example of he style!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1949) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2013
22oz bottle from "Lifesource" Salem Oregon. $5.49 Pours with a huge cream coloured thick and frothy head..so big i had t wait a few minutes for it to calm down., the beer itself is a amber colour. Cant smell much for the head! ,but what i do is rich caramel and chocolate! Taste is rich caramel,some toffee, coffee and cream,black plums and some small amount of grassy hop. Nice Good luxurious mouthfeel Nice beer good in fact but i was expecting more from this brewer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 5, 2013
22oz bottle, purchased at the brewery. Pours a lightly hazy, deep-dark amber color; creamy, light-tan head with excellent retention and lacing. Soft notes of toffee, caramel, and red fruits in the aroma. Medium-full body; moderate, fine-bubbled carbonation; a really nice profile in the mouth; some acidity and a jolt from the prickly CO2; plenty of toffee, caramel, and dried dark fruits; though it doesn’t quite carry the heft and depth of those top-echelon doppelbocks, this offers a damn tasty pint. Lasting finish of caramel, dried fruit, and herbal hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericdevin (905) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Draft at 16 Tons, Eugene. Dark occluded tan/brown, moderate amount of head. Slight nuttiness to aroma. Body is medium, finish slightly sweet and malty. Nice but unremarkable, points for authenticity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a hazed amber hued body with a medium sized off-white head that fades. Aromas of honey-nut cherrios, malty, grapenuts, melanoidins, nutty, munich, rich, burnt caramel, raisins and figs. Clean fermentation wise. Flavors show a light chlorine initially. Very dry and a bit thin. Grapenuts and a dry malt character. No body at all (and I like dry beers normally). Malt character is decently deep. Medium melanoidins, cereal, nutty. Very clean yeast component. Medium to lively carbonation. Dry but quite thin. Decent dopplebock. Not as flawed as a lot of attempts, but it still misses the mark a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Bottle:   Ruby hued amber, large foamy sandy head, nice lacing.   Biscuit, fruitiness, some sweat and sweet breadiness on the nose.   Very smooth on the tongue, touch of prune and plum, bready, soft biscuit.   Has a fruitiness to it that no others have.   Hard to pinpoint.   At times its almost berry like.   Throughout its bready and malty, with a fruity flair, and some plums as well.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Not a heavy example, but smooth.   A little different, but I like it.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3271) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle. Notes of tart plums, dry green grapes, raisins, catamel, and hazelnuts. Nice beer, as expected from heater allen.


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