DSG (9563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 29, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(11/16/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Philadelphia. Deep amber-brown color. Aroma of fruits, malt and some toasted notes. Sweetish flavor with fruits (although I don’t particularly notice the orange and cranberry), light spicy notes and caramel. Medium-bodied.
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old ale look. Thin nose, possibly some roast, which immediately presents itself in the flavor. Brown ale like flavor with well hidden alcohol. No fruit flavor whatsoever.
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Manayunk Brew Pub. Poured a deeper brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, roast, caramel, cranberries, and nuts. Tastes orange peels, citrus, caramel, lighter berries, and malty. Alcohol content well hidden.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the pub. Pours a deep brown with amber notes and little to no head. Aroma of sweet dark fruits, toffee, nuts, grains, caramel and some molasses. Flavor of toasted grains, nuts, molasses, caramel, malty sweetness and toffee.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub - served in a snifter. Darker brown color with a reddish tint and no head. Aroma of burnt brown sugar, sweet malts and dark fruits. Taste is strong & malty,with some roastiness - Big doppelbock flavor with some blackberry, cranberry, and orange/assorted citrus in the background. Big, roasty feel - interesting take on a big lager.
Note: I entered this one as a Doppelbock despite the lack of a deScription on the menu - though listed as being made with cranberrries and blood oranges, the "strong lager" deScription and taste led me to think doppelbock over fruit beer.