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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Draft: Poured at the brewpub...dark copper color with a minimal white/cream head. Caramel malts, light fruits and some subtle floral and spiced hop notes shining through. Medium bodied with a bit of an herbal, caramel and floral flavor residing. Decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8883) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2009
Bottle. High and lasting creamy off-white head. Hazy peach coloured body. Hoppy grapefruit peach aroma with notes of hay and bread. Mild sllightly acidic fruity flavor with a bit of caramel and a fair amount of hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Short sweet aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3965) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2009
Pours a hazy orange with a diminishing head. Smells sour. Slightly sour. Loads of barrel and wood. Also quite hoppy but still unbalanced towards the woody aromas. Full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Some residual sugars. Very bitter finish with more wood and sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9137) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2326) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Growler from BBB63 shared at DLD Hampton Inn tasting. Thanks, Mike!! Small ivory head that mostly diminished, sparse amount of lacing, hazy, and visible carbonation. Nose was malty, caramel, lightly hoppy and a hint of toffee. Flavor was lightly bitter, malty, hoppy, and berries. Smooth, thin mouthfeel. Nice brew, but did not seem all that "dopplebock" like. I guess this one was different from others of this style that I have had.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3467) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2007
Growler from BBB63 shared at DLD Hampton Inn tasting. Pours a medium amber witha thin off-white head. The aroma is alcohol, fruit, and flowery hops. Not malty enough and too hoppy to be a bock of any fashion in my book, which is what I expected. As it’s classified here as a ESL, I think that better desribes it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2989) - 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.

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