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Metropolitan Generator Doppelbock

Metropolitan Generator Doppelbock
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Bocks have provided nutrition to fasting German monks during Lent for centuries. We donít fast, we arenít monks, and honestly, we donít even know exactly when Lent occurs. But we are pleased to honor this tradition with Generator, our winter seasonal brew. Original Gravity: 18 Plato Bitterness: 25 IBU Color: 10 SRM ABV 8.2%


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jahshuwuh (376) - USA - JUN 2, 2014
A dark but clear almost blood red copper color with a bit of white head. Smells of brown sugar, tart cherry, apple, banana, fig. Taste is a cross between a sweet brown sugar, caramel, apple, fig sweetness and a grainy like spiciness with just a touch of hop bitter. Tastes aren't real complex, just a light sweet with the light spicy and hops. An ok doppelbock. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (3814) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2014
Aroma is dark fruit, berries and malts. The flavor is dark fruit, cherries, malts, fruit, a hint of earthiness and a mix of mild alcohol and slight tartness in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10275) - GŲteborg/JŲnkŲping, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
Draught at Haymarket, Chicago. Clear copper/mahogany beer with a nice offwhite/beige head. Malty caramel aroma, toffee, dark bread, grainy, floral notes, biscuits, some citrus. Malty fruity flavor, caramel, syrup, licorice notes, biscuits, some alcohol. Quite sweet beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyh70 (693) - Missouri, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Pouts a clear dark amber with two fingers of ecru head with good lacing. Malty, grainy aroma with some raisin and hint of spice. Big bready malt taste with some caramel, dark fruit and an earthy nuttiness. Graininess and an almost burnt character in the aftertaste, as well as very mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth with a light/medium body mad moderate carbonation. A solid dopplebock but I wasnít completely fond of the burnt grain flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kambei70 (588) - - FEB 26, 2014
2014 bottle to a tulip glass. Pours a hazy red amber color with a small tan head. A deep caramel malt smell with some brown sugar. Taste is the same with a little prune and some roast. Little to no bitterness. Medium smooth mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7302) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Solid foppelbock. Lighter and easier to drink than most despite the alcohol content

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (770) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear, burnt sienna color (for those of you who didnít study color theory... or have a box of Crayolas with more than 8 colors as a kid, thatís a shade of reddish brown), medium off-white head with decent retention and lacing. Nose is caramelly malts, toasted pumpernickel, hint of brown sugar. Mouth is medium-full bodied, slight sweetness up front, malt forward and a bit creamy around the midsection, lots of chewy bread crusts, nuttiness, dried fruit, hints of toffee, mellow finish. Drank side by side with an Ayinger, it may have met its match, but as far as a domestically produced dopplebock goes , this one has no peer. Metropolitan does some of the best German styled beers Iíve had, and this one is an excellent example of what Iím talking about. I seriously could drink the whole six pack if I didnít have shit to do in the morning.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (1978) - Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Tap; Rich amber color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, molasses, & some fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, syrup, hops, and fruit; Nicely balanced; Pretty decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2012
On tap at Revolution. Pours a clear, rich and bright, ruby-amber colored body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is sweeter and fairly malty with some dark fruits, bready caramels, a few nuts, and some florals. A touch of toast and grain as well. Flavor is similar. Somewhat bready and malty sweet up front with dark fruits, florals, caramel, and nuts. Gets a touch grainy in the middle before some toast kicks in and this finishes dry and balanced with a light bitterness as well as a nice mix of florals, sweeter and slightly bready caramel, a hint of roast, nuts, and dark fruits. Lengthy aftertaste following a very smooth, richer feeling medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a really solid doppelbock. Very smooth and soft with a really nice malty, dark fruit flavor balanced well with a nice toast, hint of roast, and light hopping. Easy drinking and enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (1830) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2012
At Whole Foods Lincoln Park. Somewhat lighter brown than I expected. Not as much of the chewiness of some doppelbocks but also had some coffee like flavors. Quite drinkable. Serving: Tap


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