Sawmill The Doctor
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Brewed by Sawmill Brewing Company
Style: Dunkler Bock
Leigh, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Rich and warming with notes of cocoa and toffee. The Doctor is a dark lager (so much lighter on the palate than Stout). A suave beer best enjoyed with Louis Armstrong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (1847) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Tap. Pours a black colour with a thin beige head, not much of an aroma, dry malty taste, with a thin dry finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ehsan (2) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2013 does not count
My favorite beer of all times. a bit more viscous than I expected, and although it says "dopplebock" it is very drinkable. Smells sweet and gentle on the tongue but does pack a punch

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tejonno (11) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 11, 2013
Pours very dark brown,not black though. Very little aroma, but more than makes up for it in taste, which is full, roasty and quite warm, despite me drinking it chilled. A wee zip in the aftertaste that reminds you that it’s not a straightforward beer. very enjoyable Doppelbock.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DylansDad (308) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 10, 2013
Looks good and smells good, but the flavours just don’t open up, almost like they’re locked-in by the alcohol which tastes stronger than the stated 6.5%

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alaw (2) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 17, 2012 does not count
Rather average but with some good choc/caramel flavours. Colour and flavour reminiscent of a porter style in my uneducated opinion.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maneliquor (3116) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2011
Bottle. Dark ruby with a small beige head. Roast malts and biscuit on the nose. Roasted biscuity malts in the taste. Boring

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2009
330ml swing top bottle - dark brown but very thin head. Some alcohol warmth, woody and dark aromas however this sample was showing oxyidised signs. Flavours bulging with dark friuts - currents and a touch cocoa. Would really like this again fresh

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 18, 2008
Dar red/brown in colour. toffee coloured head. malty biscut aroma. Mild caramel, coco and coffe flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2008
Pours - from a bottle this time (rather than a can!) - a dark and clear brown with a thin off white head. A sweet and complex aroma, medicinal and oaky, peppery and fruity. A slightly syrupy malt palate, medicinal again, but with a very drying finish. The malty flavour is fruity and sappy, with also a touch if licorice. I’m quite impressed, very different for a NZ brewer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29335) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 2, 2008
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin tan head. The aroma is sweet and very spicy combined with light notes of hops and fruit. The flavor is very sweet with notes of fruit and spices as well as a light touch of alcohol. Thanks Papsoe for hauling this home from NZ.

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