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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
Extremely rich and malty German-style lager, so intense that it’s named after our founder! Karminator Doppelbock has a traditional double-bock flavor, brewed with an over-abundance of the absolute highest quality imported Munich malt to create an irresistible toasted barley flavor, with hints of caramel & toffee. Alot of care, time, and know-how has gone into creating this complex, memorable, and majestic lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (2702) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2016
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2016. Clear amber body with a small offwhite head. Bread, caramel, nutty, spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (4534) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2016
(Hoppin’ Frog Karminator) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 9.3% Deep red colour on the body, small but thick enough dark tan head, with good retention. Aroma of malts and sugars, plums, strawberry jam. Taste is sweet with caramel, light toffee on the finish, red fruits, marmalade, plums, dark fruits. Thick body with soft carbonation, sticky on the palate. Well hidden alcohol by the way. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15387) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2016
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2016. Pours ruby amber with a white head. Berries, caramel and bread. Sweet and warming. Some alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (5876) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle purchased at One Stop Market, Haverhill. Deep garnet brown color, no head. Aroma is molasses, raisins, prunes.

Flavor is a copy of the aroma.This is pretty much spot on a German example with a higher elevated alcohol level. Fuller body with a sticky texture over the palate. Of course this is sweet, such is the style. I think this very well crafted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (2452) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2016
Tap @CBC16. Clear copper, beaige head. Malty, caramely aroma. Big creamy, fluffy mouthfeel. Caramely flavour, light hoppy biterness. uncomplicated and really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5402) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Tap at CBC2016, Copenhagen. Colour is clear reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, grain, sweetness, caramel, sweetness and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrOrla (2047) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2016
Tap cbc. Pours hazy brown. Caramel toffee, dark fruits, grainy, caramel. Dry and slicky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9788) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours deep ruby amber, nose is smokey sausage, malty toffee, caramel, taste is sweet, malty, toffee, caramel, bit of an abrupt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (6741) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2016
Woody brown hue with a thin light beige head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Very interesting nose of a perfumey citrus and boozy toffee malt, a kiss of bubblegum, a light kiss of chocolate. Full and boozy malty flavor with a light kiss of bubblegum and floral citrus, a nice complex body and flavor so layered it’s hard to dissect. There’s honey and floral hops and toffee and bock malt and light toast and something slightly perfumey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yayita (49) - - FEB 11, 2016
Extremely well rounded beer. Nice dry finish good residual sweetness, and a delicious bready maltiness... Great job!!

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