Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Doppelbock
Copenhagen, Denmark


on tap

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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
This Bock from Mikkeller is called Frelser. Means Savior in Danish. The name is a subtle reference to all Bocks Mother: Salvator. Originally the monks brewed Salvator because they needed a very strong and rich beer during Lent. Do not drink this beer instead of a meal, it contains 11% alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1426) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Bottle. Pour is deep rich brown with a medium light brown head. Very powerful look to this beer. Aroma is loaded with roasted caramel malt. Tons of it. Also light fruity notes, faint coffee, light smoke, and faint licorice. Flavor is lots of roasted malt, but not as much as expected. Also a light dryness with notes of brown sugar and coffee in the finish. Less sweet and more well rounded than expected. Also a faint hop note. Really hides 11% well. Only a faint alcohol note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9981) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2010
Pours a dark thick gem, with white head that leads to alce. From private buying club. Big bold roasty aromas. Bold taste of roast, coffee and chocolate. Not too thick, still quite drinkable. Alcohol well hidden but it warms the body and then fogs the brain. Amazing meal in itself.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours a brune body with an off white head and poor head retention. Etoh creeps out first with a dark fruit tone, caramel, fig, sherry notes. Licorice and rye with a mild caramel tone. Soy and malt sweetness. Pretty boozy finish. Eh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2010
200ml from tap at Mikkeller Bar in Copenhagen. Deep and shiny mahogany coloured body. Bare naked surface. Spiced aroma with malts and a touch of almond. Dusty hops and spiced chocolate malts in flavour. Dry and lingering in the throat. A varied and flavoursome brew, 05.11.2010.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer5000 (5314) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2010
Sampled @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010. Clear, reddish brown body with a medium size brown head. Aroma of sweet malt, dry fruit and coffee. Flavor is sweet malt,chokolate, dry fruit, nuts and hops. Fine balanced body, bitter finish and well-hidden alcohol. A solid brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2010
750mL bottle. Poured deep brown with a tall, creamy, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up warm darker fruits, molasses, and some coffee, with a sweet overall impression.. some hints of warmth around, but the sugars led.. well-balanced. The flavor found more of the molasses and sticky caramel at the core.. prickly, peppery alcohol and malty sourness (molasses and some coffee) emanated outward.. a little too sour and sharp.. warmed up the belly and left a molasses impression on the finish. Heavier-bodied and sweet on the palate.. nice creamy feel on the front, but the sourness after that didn’t work so well.. chewy. This was a solid brew that may benefit from age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (15393) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2010
Bottle from Voldby. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are rich malt, dried fruits, caramel and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7994) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours black with a thick tan head and a strong treacle and coffee aroma. There is a thick sweet dark malt flavor with a very dry bitter finish. A marvelous brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2010
750ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, toasting, light burnt caramel, nuts, slight dried fruit, and slight raisin. Poured very seep amber/brown in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan/beige head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear but lightly cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of malt, tar, wood, roasting, slight caramel, and slight tobacco. Medium to full body. Viscous, smooth, creamy texture is a little dry. Soft to average carbonation. Malt, tar, wood, slight caramel, and slight tobacco finish is dry. 11%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gislings (4) - DENMARK - OCT 29, 2010 does not count
Shared at Cafe Viking, Nørrebro, Copenhagen. Close to an ultimate imperial bock, heavy, but disguised alcohol. Nice head, medium carbonation. Hazelnuts, caramel and smooth hoppyness, balances well with the malts. Two sips and i was hooked.

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