A Munich classic made local at Mazama, this doppelbock features big, sweet toasted malt flavors upfront, with warming alcoholic cheer and a roasty, toasty finish with just a hint of Noble hops. This strong lager is just the thing for toasting the good health of your warmest friends on the coldest nights.
cwald (91) - Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mazama Brewery. Draft.
Wow. Serious beer drinkers need to give this beer a try. Mazama is putting out some interesting stuff that many NW beer drinkers are unfamiliar with...or at least skeptical about. I’m just not a Belgian or doppelbock guy, but this stop really surprised me. There is more taste here than I can describe. It’s got...well...something. It’s different. Its unique. Smooth and easy to drink, and pretty light for a 9.9%. Well, I guess technically it is a lager, but you wouldn’t guess it without reading the label.
My only gripe is they wouldn’t let me get a growler of it, and I would have gladly paid for it. Really curious to bring this one back home to Bend and see what my IPA friends think. They are selling it in bottles at the brewery, but that doesn’t work for me.
Anyway, if you’re in Corvallis, find this brewery and try this beer. It will be worth the stop. Also try the Grand Crux. Between these two beers, Mazama has something unique for NW beer drinkers to talk about.
Salmoniform (201) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Rich copper hue with off white fizzy head that dissipated quickly. Aroma of raisins, malt, cola, ethanol, peppercorn. Mouthfeel is refreshing with a lighter body and medium carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness throughout with a slight hop bitterness and slight astringentness in the following and CO2 bite and ethanol in the finish. Overall this is a decent brew. A bit dry for my preference in a Dopplebock.
pdx77 (945) - Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at 2013 Holiday Ale Festival 12/07/13. Amber color. Aroma is sweet corn and malt. Taste is a whole lot of sweet malt and caramel, but not much else. Really smooth finish, but not as great as other Mazama beers.
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