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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3125) - Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2015
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 4/6/2015. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, molasses, light chocolate, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, dark fruit, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, molasses, light chocolate, light nuttiness, herbal, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, molasses, light chocolate/nuttiness, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good complexity, balance, and solid robustness of dark/bready malt, dark fruit, and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is okay. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very solid doppelbock style. All around good complexity, balance, and solid robustness of dark/bready malt, dark fruit, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. The mouthfeel and robustness of malt flavors were lacking, but the taste was generally what I expected in the style. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (8604) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2015
355ml twist off. Calling this a doppelbock is a stretch. Brown pour. Aroma is malty and biscuity. Flavor is a bit spicy, sweet and malty, reminds me of an Amero-bock.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dekester1 (336) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Poured a nice dark copper color with a modest head and subsequent lacing. Aromas of roasted malts mainly and a light fruitiness. Taste is typical of bocks - malty, roasted, caramel, with light hops. Palate was OK. Overall, a decent but not exceptional bock.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerInHeaven (220) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2015
pours a dark burgundy cola brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malt. taste is medium malt with some nuttiness. A little more watery than I was expecting. Inoffensive, but unexciting. ok.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2504) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Date stamped in green: Apr 13/15 on the side of the bottle. For tonight, this was poured into a mug. Other times, this was poured into a pilsener glass, there was barely any difference. The rest of the appearance was a decent looking slim half finger-ed white foamy head that held its own for a good minute before gently dissipating into little lumpy looking valleys of light foaminess. The smell had a fairly decent roasty nutty malty substance with a subtle "meatiness" to it. Slight smoke, hmmm...different, but enjoyable. The taste had a big full rich roasted nutty maltiness running sweetly around my tastebuds. There’s a slight rich nutty malty aftertaste leading to a semi-quick dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a good sessionability about it. This one really rolls smooth and nutty across my tongue. Overall, ya know, I can’t knock it. I think Leinie’s made a good doppelbock with a slight "smokey/meaty" twist on its aroma. I’d have this again.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cybercat (3773) - Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Pours translucent mahogany with a thick and rather fine light tan head. Aroma is not strong, but promises roast malt and caramel. Flavor is stronger, toasty and earthy, roast malt with a little caramel and a sweet hint. Texture has average body and not much fizz. If not outstanding, still OK.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (462) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Poured from 12 ounce bottle...sweet malty nose...same taste...very easy drinker...not a big leini guy but this is good..

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (2542) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2015
12 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and some toast. Taste is malty and grains.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrjaxson (335) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Very light aroma is caramel, wafting up from a dark body and medium foamy head. Nice look and smell overall. Lightly sweet taste and a combination sweet-dry finish. Enjoyed on tap.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimsal27 (278) - New York, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Overall not bad. I was expecting worse but I got some caramel, malt, chocolate coming through. I’ve had worse.


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