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


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RATINGS: 590   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Allgäuer Doppelbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2004
Rich brown. Chaulky nose, quite dry, with fragrances of plums, toffee, almonds and herbs. Chewy malts along with a big body. Notes of hazelnut, caramel, cream, plums and currants. Flavorful brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2387) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Pours with a one-finger head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Deep, clear amber color. Very low carbonation. Nose is malty. Medium bodied. Starts sweet, raisiny, very smooth, the alcohol just comes through in the aftertaste. $3.00 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Copper color with a small off white head. Aroma of cinnamon, spices, sweet malts, and raisins. Caramel taste, lightly fruity, moderate alcohol, but overall rather thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Poured a medium brown color with an off white head. Aromas and tastes of sweet malts, brown sugar, molasses and caramel. Sweet. Thinner, watery body and finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portlytheo (1) - Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2004 does not count
Pours with almost no head. Nice reddish brown color. Sweet with few hopps. Good, but not the best I’ve tastein this genre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2359) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2004
Very small thin head which disappears very quickly. Leaves an oily film of tiny bubbles on the surface. Minimal carbonation. Malty sweet aroma with a bit of caramel and molasses. Color is a nice dark mahagony. Flavor is a little on the thin side for a dopplebock but quite good. Not very complex. Sweet and malty. Slight alcohol warming. Finish has a bit more alcohol presence. A decent dopplebock and one that is growing on me as I drink it. Awesome label and flip top bottle. Bonus points.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1490) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Medium brown appearance with very little head and no noticable lacing. Caramel malt aroma with hints of molassas and cookie dough. Taste is not as complex as the best doppel’s nor as one dimensional as the weaker ones. Sweetness dominates the taste with very soft carbonation. The alcohol becomes more noticable in the long lasting finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3290) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 26, 2004
This is a really cool bottle with a really cool label with a couple of stags locking horns on the front. The flip top is nice as well. Sweet, malty aroma with hints of brown sugar and maybe some caramel. Very quickly dissipating fizzy off-white head. This stuff looks exactly like cola. Start is quite sweet and malty. Some notes of molasses and toasted notes. This kind of tastes more like a schwarzbier rather than a doppelbock. Tobacco notes in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hangover (1056) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - SEP 24, 2004
Pours a dark amber, and absolutely no head, even with a somewhat vigorous pour. Very weak aroma of some malts and some spice. Decent body for such little carbonation, but it’s still pretty thin and watery. More malt in the taste, but not too sweet. Some smoke, little bit of caramel and bread. Weak finish with light hopping. Not really satisfied with this one, but it’s not bad or anything.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (1834) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2005 This German Doppelbock has a dark mahogany body. Crisp flavor with an underlying wood / smoke taste. Cool label design, but it was hard to read.

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