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Leinenkugel’s is pleased to bring back Leinenkugel’s Big Butt Doppelbock into its limited-release portfolio. The name "Big Butt" comes from the image of two goats butting heads that you see on the label. Bock means billy goat in German and Leinenkugel’s Big Butt Doppelbock’s name and label pokes fun at the goat’s springtime mating ritual. The result is a malty, rich, full-bodied bock beer brewed with two-and six-row pale and specialty malts and two specialty hops. Like all Leinie’s beers, Big Butt Doppelbock is handcrafted one batch at a time in our historic Chippewa Falls brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1552) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Reviewed from notes: pours a dark brown color with off-white head. Lots of nuts on the nose, with some rich caramel malt; follows onto the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryecatcher (825) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2013
From notes. Pours a deep ruddy brown, medium head with so so retention. Nose is malt forward, some dark fruit. Mild sweetness. Finishes kinda watery for the style. This was my first Dopplebock a little over a decade ago, and although I’ve had superior examples since, it’d be cool to see it brought back for nostalgia’s sake.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TCT328 (15) - - MAR 2, 2013
This is a dark beer that is super heavy and malty, and drinks like a loaf of bread.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Its sort of a shame that this was my introduction to the style back in college. It was cheap, it looked dark, and that was good enough for me. I wouldn’t call this "rich," but it has a nice malty sweet flavor, though nothing approaching the toffee and syrup character of the German varieties.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sourvistalow (3) - USA - AUG 31, 2012 does not count
Dame good back in the day. They need to bring this one back. Also it was fun to say I am going to the store to grab a few Big Butts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Tannish brown in color. Strong nutty aroma. Creamy with a descent head. Strong toffee and nut flavor. Somewhat full body but this doesn’t seem like a doppelbock...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lemke10 (826) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2012
I managed to run across a few bottles of this from a relative. They have been sitting around 3-4 years. This beer is officially retired at the moment. Pours a dark brown/black with a half inch head that dissipates quickly. Scent is mild but has characters of robust malts, caramel malts, and toffee. Picking out some mildly heavy hints of cocoa, toffee, caramel, and hints of nuts. Granted this has been sitting around for 3-4 years but it seems rather flat and doesn’t really hit any high note for taste. Smooth and easy drinking, but I don’t think aging did this beer any favors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep brown with a small creamy light tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty, plenty of dark fruit and some caramel bready notes, a bit of cocoa. Flavor starts sweet, the dark fruits are more forward, some dark chocolate bitterness in the finish. Light medium to Medium body and a sharp carbonation. Not up to par with other doppelsbocks, needs some serious complexity

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2011
A- pours a rich mahogany color with a brownish white head that leaves a faint amount of lacing. S- strong caramel and banana esters that linger for a while, almost like banana bread. T- a sweetness of bananas. good caramel malt flavor. a little light compared to true german dopplebocks. M- leaves the mouth feeling malty and sweet, and I am still trying to figure this one out. If I had a bratwurst right now, it would help. D- its good for what it is, an american style dopplebock. needs more malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (4057) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2011
In retrospect, much more of a big dunkel, decent malt heft, just not quite enough to stand up to the great doppelbocks.

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