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Monteiths Doppelbock Winter Ale

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Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Co. (DB Breweries)
Style: Doppelbock
Greymouth, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Monteith’s Doppelbock Winter Ale is a smoothly rich beer with a dense head, a powerful aroma, and chocolatey malt notes – the perfect way to cheer yourself up this winter. As of 2007, Doppelbock Winter Ale replaces the previous Monteith’s Winter Ale seasonal release which boasted cinnamon and clove flavour cues.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidAust (38) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2015
Very nice beer, it a little light in aroma, taste and alcohol strength for a true dopplebock. However, it is well priced (when you can get it) and great introduction if you bringing someone over to the style from the lighter ales. Great to drink several as it isn’t too strong. Happy to recommend, but if you are a serious doppelbock connoisseur you will find it weaker in every sense. Think of it as a sessional dopplebock. Which is why I buy it - enjoy the taste and can have two or three as opposed to one with the stronger brands. Plus it isn’t super cold in Qld, Australia during winter so a 6% dopplebock makes a lot of sense. BTW pours well with several fingers of foam, but it does disappear fairly quickly.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DylansDad (449) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2015
Regardless of the style, I found this quite a tasty number but, due to cloying sweetness at the back I couldn’t, and wouldn’t want to drink more than one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RafeAU (390) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2015
dark rich red pour, attractive. malty aroma, big malty flavours with sweetness and mild bitterness. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sissio (887) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle in Tasmania clear brown, minimal cappuccino head sweet caramel and winey same in taste but a bit of ashy, something between a stout and a bock

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
waiake (435) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2015
330ml bottle pours dark & translucent with a brief tan head & a heady malty aroma taste is full of roasted caramel malty flavours with a lasting bitter dry aftertaste

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2014
Really get the chocolate malt early. Bit of bread and red fruit. A bit carbonated but taste is pleasant. Toasty on the buds and bitter at the end. 330ml, 6%, 1.6std drks. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (9300) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2014
Bouteille. ruby-amber coloured, smaller and stable off-white head; toasty-nutty nose, not too sweet, very faint metallic traces detectable; moderate sweet and (malty-)bitter flavour, baraly full bodied; a tinge of molasses is detectable in the dark-malty a caramelly and bitter finish. A pleasant, easy-drinking Doppelbock...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShaneJ (727) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle from Plonk (October 2014). Dark reddish-brown, medium tan head, malt dominant, rich caramel, coffee, chocolate, cigar ash, roasty bitterness, dry finish. Nice.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KeefOz (1137) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2014
BB 15 Feb 15. Poured a translucent bronzy red colour with 5mm a light tan foamy head that retained poorly but laced OK. Carbonation very high and coarse. Aroma of dark chocolate, sweet caramel and hints of coffee. Taste of sweet dark fruit, chocolate and hints of coffee and maybe a hint of alcohol; low bitterness. Light to medium body. Smooth and sweet with no real taste on the finish but still quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (995) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2014
From a bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown with a tan head, oaky malty aroma and rich malty flavours. I like it, a good doppel.


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