Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Doppelbock
Copenhagen, Denmark


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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alexanderdahl (111) - DENMARK - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours really dark amber, with a light foam. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla and mint. Taste is lots and lots og chocomint. Like liquid after eight! Slightly roasted, caramel malt. Really nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2813) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2014
0,375 l bottle via Mikkeller Julepakkekalender Bottled as Trippelbock Aroma is raspberry, chocolate, brown, hazy, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, medium body, oily feel, fizzy, long finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1515) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - DEC 8, 2014
Dark dark brown with a huge off white and lively head. Aroma is dominated by dried fruits, sweet notes, leather. Big bodied and flavourful, fruity notes with light yeast notes with some hint of chocolate. Complex and awesome

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1859) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2014
75 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are caramel, nuts, roasted malt, and hops - with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1581) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Caramel, dark roasted malts, and hints of coffee fill the nose. While a solid brown pour with a handsome espresso head produces normal lacing. The taste is robust, malt forward and somewhat bitter. Richly roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, caramel, and a smokey peat note. Medium body and medium carbonation. Bitterish dry finish. Slight suggestions alcohol in the finish. Overall, this is a complex brew that improves as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2476) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a glass. Black with fluffy light brown head. Aroma is dark fruit, medium body, medium/well carbonated, and little lacing. Taste is roasted malt, smoke, dark fruit, and hints of alcohol. This is as much as a strong dark belgian ale as a doppelbock. Hell this could easily save two people.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7863) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"called a doppel and a triple bock. not like any doppel i’ve had. less bready, more extreme caramel, brown sugar, alcohol, sweet fruity. pretty good, but also pretty in your face."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (2391) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Pours dark and mysterious. Very complex, with dark fruit, chocolate, leather and spices. Sweet but not cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Foffern (1494) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle at home. BB 10.1.2014. The colour is deep reddish brown and with a big, creamy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, leather, coffee, dried fruit, rye bread, some alcohol and a good dose of hops. Complex. Fruity flavour with much hops at first, and then goes into a chocolate middle stage before ending quite roasted. Alcohol warmth in the background. Has a rich and slick mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. An incredible complex and compact doppelbock. Is rich with a lot of hops still very present after over 2 years of aging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (882) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
(750mL bottle from LCBO, cellared ~2.5 years) Pours a clear dark brown with a moderate pillowy tan head, loads of lace. Aroma of raisin and prune, toffee malts, leather, tobacco, light smoke/chocolate, scotch (peat?), perhaps something herbal. Very complex nose at any rate. On the palate, rich chocolatey malt and cherry-type fruit at first, caramel, somewhat sweet. Drier in the middle with more leather/wood/herbal character creeping in. Towards the finish, quite dry, coffee grounds, wood, tobacco, smoke and ash, feels like a whack of bittering hops lend medicinal, menthol character. Some sweetness to the aftertaste but detectable alcohol and those hops leave it dry and tingly on the tongue, a nice surprise. Full, rich body with moderate carb. This is a weighty beer, but it is a lot drier and more drinkable than I expected from the style. Very complex too. Glad to be sharing such a big bottle with my girlfriend, but each sip showcases new layers too.

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