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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This big bodied, blonde, doppelbock is brewed in celebration of that festival of all festivals, Mardi Gras. Generous amounts of malts are added to this beer to give it a sweet taste.
2009 - 6%
2010 - 7.7%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2006
Bottled. Poured a clear medium amber with a short-lived white head and some small sediment toward the bottom. Picked up some caramel, bread, other darker sugars, and a little alcohol in the nose. Sticky caramel and toffee gave the first impression from the flavor department... light fruits, a tad of floral, and alcohol sugars came through afterwards. Sticky and very sweet on the palate.. a tad cloying at the finish. Just OK.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - APR 1, 2006
12 oz bottle from Beer World of Largo <P> Has next to no aroma. A vague "smell" but I wouldn’t even hazard a guess as to what smell that is. Ok I will..it’s kinda a vague alcohol enrinched caramel candy smell, but it is very faint. You have to get your nose wet to smell it. The color is a lusterous amber/orange with a diminishing thumb thick white head. Quite pretty coloring. Fore yields caramel malts, more alcohol than you’d expect from a 6% beer and some mild spice and yeasty notes toward the finish. Not bad really as American Bocks go.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Served as an ultra-clear copper with golden lowlights and a thin film & halo. Lemon peeks through sweet malts in the aroma with nuttiness and an alcoholic pinch. Spicy mouth with sticky malted sweetness elevated by a refreshing, lemon/sugar lift. I could swear I detect the punch of Belgian yeasts and my notes compare that aspect to Leffe Blond. This is an entertaining beer, one that emotes celebration and totally meshed with the Dixieland Jazz that was playing above.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2006
(02.11.06) On tap at Firkin’s, Libertyville, IL. Clear amber hued doppelbock having a giant long lasting off-white head with good lacing. No discernable carbonation. Fruity/sweet malt aroma. Medium bodied ale that starts with light malt sweetness and spicy/fruity flavors. Finishes dry with light hop bitterness. Very malty. A good drinkable malty beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Tried this beer again on the Lakefront tour (highly recommended, BTW). Flavor was initially hoppy, but finished pretty weak. Not one of my favorite Lakefront brews, but certainly not terrible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Clear copper. Nose bready, some caramel. Flavor sweet caramel malts, some bright fruit, bit chemical. Why is a bock that tastes like a Vienna named after New Orleans, anyways?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Medium orange body with a small bubbled slightly off white head. The aroma is pears with some light bread. There is also vanilla and the faintest hint of citrus. The taste is intriguing. A little sweet with carrot juice and some mango. There is also a medicinal quality that is almost like menthol. There is also a litte bit of bread crust. This is a strange package, but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Braudog (5486) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Robust aroma, sugary and sweet. Drinks smooth and silky with a hint of the alcohol. Caramel sugar with an almost clovey bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TipsyMcStager (1128) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 4, 2005
sugary, barley-wine aroma. Pours a nice copper brown. Called a lager, classified as a bock on the site, and tastes like an amber. Go figure. Sweetness and heavy palate. Still a good beer though. Enjoyable and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Slightly cloudy rose-orange pour, lacking much carbonation. Head, mostly diminished, is off-white. Aroma of bread crusts and egg whites, with a hint of lacquer and acidic red wine. Rich sugary malt, that blossoms into a lightly hopped caramel sugar, finishing with a touch of cardboard. A little bitter aftertaste. I’m thinking light struck. Notes of brandy, fresh white wine, and an off tone or two. Palate is smooth, crisp and fairly clean, except for some residual oily wet paper and vanilla sugar coating.

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