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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A Czech Doppelbock, this copper colored lager is dry hopped in the secondary fermenter with a blend of Czech Saaz and Sterling hops. Will also be available barrel aged. First batch was 8% ABV and the latest batch is now at 10% ABV.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2011

Bottle @ RBESG 09 Grand Tasting @ [ The Harlequin, Sheffield, England. ]

Unclear - hazy medium orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate hoppy, moderate yeasty, fruity, peach, pineapple, oak, yeast, sour yeast. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, hoppy, fruity, peach, dry oak notes, sour. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is fizzy - lively. [20090719]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2011
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting 2009. Orange hazy color. Earthy hops. Sour with a intense citric flavors and similar citric hops.Some sourness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9810) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 25, 2011
courtesy of fiulijn - pours a cloudy copper-orange beer with a moderate head retention; fairly hoppy with notes of bretts, grapefruit, esters and some caramel in the background; full-bodied, sticky and with a solid carbonation; decently bitter and spicy, slightly sourish; long lasting fruity estery finish with some warming alcohol notes - a doppelbock ? ok ...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2100) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2011
Barely legible notes from RBSG 2010 - I think this was poured on the bus to Dark Horse? Brown brew with a bit of rust colour and a white cap. It’s 9AM - let’s drink! Aromas that are sour and funky and unique - wood, cherry I think and caramel similar to Coke. Wha? Hot, sour burn and big yeasty flavour, leaf, sour red apple, apricot, dirt, hop heat. Quite bitter considering. This is very sour and very nice. Loses out when a bit warmer.. not sure how that happened with the endless amount of beer available.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5920) - Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Draft. Pours a deep copper brown color with a small whitish ring. The aroma was soft acidic sour/tart with some fruitiness. The flavor was more like a sour brown with tart cherries, acidic, some malt sweetness. Strange and interesting at the same time. Not like any other dopplebocks I’ve had. Although here it is not listed as a dopplebock. The 10% is well hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11612) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 9, 2010
A: The pour is a dark caramel color, perhaps light brown, with a white head. A bit on the light side for a doppelbock. S: The nose is quite tart with plenty of sour cherries and cola. A hint of chocolate and miscellaneous fruit notes, and undertones of toffee and malt. T: Plenty of sourness on the flavor as well. A fair bit of vinegar, but it works nicely with the cherries, cola, toffee, and caramel. This is sort of reminiscent of an oud bruin. M: The body is medium with a solid carbonation. D: Some other beer drinkers were not huge fans, but I liked the way this one turned out. Of course, I like almost anything that’s sour.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2010
[bottle @ RBESG 2009, Grand Tasting] Buttery horseblanket aroma with some sour plum. Hazy orange under a white cover and ring. Oaky vanilla sour malt flavour with a nice oaky finish. Faint bubblegum note. Smooth but with some sour oak.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with some hopy grapefruit hints. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints and some tart hints. Has a fruity malty warming caramel finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2009
From the Bottle at RBESG Harlequin, Sheffield 19/07/2009 Hoppy aroma. White head. Amber coloured hazy in appearance hoppy and sour with a slightly dry oaked finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14141) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle at RBESG 09 Sheffield. Sour and hoppy. Big rubbery yeast aroma. Too sharp and acidic for me. Not much of a doppelbock. Decent sourness though.


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