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

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RATINGS: 609   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Allgäuer Doppelbock.


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2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2007
From bottle courtesy of Immy. Copper pour with ring of off white foam. Nose is vegetable malts with sweeter malt in the flavor. Not too bad, but the nose really messes this one up.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (1558) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Aroma: intense caramel and toffee malts. Appearance: slightly hazy, dark amber, small, beige, frothy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: medium carbonation, caramel sweets continue, getting quite heavy, syrup. Overall: nice Bock, great aroma. Bottle from Wittich Weine, Olten.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sdaniel90 (407) - Mexico City, MEXICO - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. Clear ruby with a frothy tan head. Aroma is of dried fruits, caramel, cereal and alcohol. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Sweet malt character with a robust alcohol and bitter finish. Heavy and warming, but lacks the character of a top German Strong Lager.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
droef (106) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
0,5ltr bottle. Great beer! One of the best doppelbock’s around! full of flavour and easy drinkable.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
robto (30) - Belas, PORTUGAL - NOV 25, 2014
50cl bottle at home. It pours a clear dark copper colour with a decent, but dissipating beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel and Dark fruits (lots of plums). Taste is also sweet malts, some roasted malts, brown sugar, raisins and plums and some yeast. It is medium to low body with medium carbonation. It’s not that bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
monacomelody (25) - Bavaria, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2014
Schöner Doppelbock mit eher mildem Aroma, welches aber dem Geschmack keinen Abbruch macht. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
klas (314) - SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle bought in Germany. Copper red. Malty sweet aroma and taste with dried fruits. A bit too sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfredvik (1207) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
Dark copper body with a beige head. Extremely malty and strong aroma of malt extract, sweet caramel and dark dried fruits (lots of prunes). Strong flavour of malt extract and sweet caramel, dark dried fruits in that back and some nutty traces. Very sweet taste with a light bitterness in the finish. Close to full-bodied, syrupy texture and soft carbonation. A good one if you like sweet malty stuff.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 2 months before BB date, courtesy of my mother in law, from somewhere in Berlin]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2280) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle from Supervalu, Longford [271014]
Caramel copper brown, clear, frothy white head dissipates quickly
Aroma of sweet brown malts, slight savoury notes, soft dark fruits, light aroma
Taste of sweet rich caramel, very malty, some raisin fruits, smooth fruity caramel, alcohol well hidden, straightforward flavour
Palate - Medium carb and body, maybe a little thin, fairly sweet. Finish of smooth malts, dab of warming alcohol
Overall - Nice soft sweet malts in this

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FunkyF (173) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Flaska från Stuttgart. Rödbrun med vitt skum. Söt doft av karamell och alkohol. Söt med inslag av torkad frukt men även viss beskhet.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Moravius (606) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2014
Flasche von Ambrosetti, Berlin. - Tiefes Kupferrot, schwach trüb, kurzlebiger Schaum. - In der Nase bockbiertypische, warm alkoholische Malzsüße, Rosinen und ein wenig dunkle Frucht. - Antrunk breit dunkelmalzig und karamelsüß; Bayrisch Blockmalz mit süßer Fruchtigkeit (Pflaumenmus, Kirschkonfitüre). Durchschnittlich rezent, vollmundig. Im Abgang sehr milde, schwach krautige Hopfenherbe, überlagert von der nachhängenden breiten Süße. Der Alkoholgehalt tritt zu deutlich hervor. - Nicht unangenehmer aber viel zu süßer, zu wenig kerniger Doppelbock.


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