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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzuriel (1922) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Appearance: Deep red copper. Thin head of white foam. Almost clear. Nose: medium roasted caramel malt forward. Aspects of dark stone fruit and tobacco Taste: Sweeter malt forward with aspects of molassess, earth, black cherries and a touch of raisin Body: fuller and round Parting thoughts: a big dopplebock. I like it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (2591) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2016
A reddish brown beer, a head is dense, medium and beige. Aroma has dried fruits, dry cake, some oranges, caramel, hint of bread. Rich. Taste has dried fruits, richness of malts, some orange marmelade. Good balance with sweetness, not too much. Some breadyness and some bitterness in the end. Medium+ bodied, pleasant smooth and enjoyable. Dominance of malts, great and dried fruity beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (8000) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2016
Tap@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, Copenhagen - amber pour with off-white head. Sweet toasty and roasted malty aroma and taste, prominent caramel notes, some treacle, cocoa notes, warming boozy bear hug at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (2814) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2016
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2016. Clear amber body with a small offwhite head. Bread, caramel, nutty, spices.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (4752) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15491) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (6085) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (2701) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5603) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrOrla (2186) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2016
Tap cbc. Pours hazy brown. Caramel toffee, dark fruits, grainy, caramel. Dry and slicky.


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