Brewed by Privatbrauerei Höss der Hirschbräu
Style: Doppelbock
Sonthofen, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 685   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Allgäuer Doppelbock.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankJohansen (3616) - Sabro, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2006
Bottle. Amber colour with a medium mostly diminishing light brown head. Aroma and flavour of malts, fruits and spices. Ok doppelbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2006 Aroma: hops, funky, slightly fruity, malt, wort, slightly roasted, powerful, mm.
Appearance: brown, pretty dark, coppertinged & clear, white (towards greybeige) head.
Flavor: bitter, nice, good sweetness, lovely, pretty simple.
Palate: pretty fizzy, slimy, pretty fullbodied, hm sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2006
Poured a clear copper hue with a thin head that lasted no more than fifteen seconds. Aroma is moderately pleasant with caramel up front with some fig, raisin and hint of wood. Flavor is disappointing though still has a lot of substance, I just expect a little more from a dopplebock. A solid caramel flavor is followd by raisin and a sllight herbal woodsiness. Palate is sweet though watery and flat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5555) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Swing-top. Sweet dark malt with caramel, toffee, and grape. Clear dark brown pour, no head. Taste is sweet and caramelly with brown sugar, toast, and light alcohol burn. Suprisingly light. Finish is dry. A tasty but non-exceptional Doppelbock that still fills a role. Thanks, joss!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2006
Bottle at Ølbaren. Pours brown in colour with a large head. Malty with a nice sweetness. Slightly roasted with a hint of caramel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 26, 2006
Abolutely love the aroma of this brew, the sweetness really comes out and is heavy in the flavor too. No lasting head but the flavor makes up for that small flaw.. can’t find much objectionable about this, except that its too easily drank ;)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14056) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2006
Bottle. Brown colour with beige head. Sweet malt aroma with toffee. Sweet malt and toffee and alcohol flavour. Carbonated bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2006
Bottled. Dark amber with a dense but diminishing beige head. Sweet and malty aroma with toffee and hops. The flavor is maybe a bit on the sweet side, lightly roasted and malty with some alcohol and hops. It feels lightly sticky on the palate. The finish starts sweet, but turns bitter. Ok beer, but it is not as balanced as I could wish for. (060422)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3977) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2006
Pour is a ruby red with a small white head. Aroma is hard to detect with some notes of caramel. Flavor is of tons of raisions with some toffee, candy sugar and brown sugar. A pretty good beer and by far the tastiest from this brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
beerbomb (222) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
From the way I sampled it (completely flat) this beer was tarnished obviously by the results of bad bottling. This is my second experience with this brewery and both times, in swing top bottles, their beers have poured like water. Great background flavors exist, but its hard to see past the dead, vineous mouthfeel. For this doppelbock, the background is rich and fruity with raisins and caramelly malts. Still, its fullest representation was destroyed by the flatness caused by poor bottling.

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