Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Co.
Style: Doppelbock
Greymouth, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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. Doppelbock Winter Ale replaces the previous Monteith’s Winter Ale seasonal release which boasted cinnamon and clove flavour cues.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2008
...bottle. Poured a darkish brown with decent carbonation, and small off-white head that faded quickly with no lacing. On the nose, hints of chocolate, slightly roasted malts, caramel, and something else I couldn’t pick out. Flavor was not that great, something just wasn’t right. Not a bock, or a doppel. This one just didn’t taste right to me. Finish was dry with a weird lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Samma (97) - Fitzroy, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2008
irrespective of the misnaming, this is a pelasure to drink. Lovely dark brown in hue, well-balanced palate with loads of chocolate and malt. Lovely winter beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KiwiJonno (76) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 31, 2008
330mL Bottle. My first DoppelBlock, though I understand its not a "true" one being only 6% alc/volume. Very malty aroma. Poors a dark brown/red colour which is clear. Big long lasting head. Sweet and complex malty beer, thats also clean tasting being a lager. Malt aftertaste dominates. Reletively thick on the palate. Nice beer to have a couple off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MelbBrewersJD (39) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2008
At 6%ABV this is not a Dopplebock and barely a Bock. That said it is a very nice and great value commercial offering. Nice colour with ruby hints, enjoyably malty although you would expect much more from a true dopllebock. Overall a very well balanced beer I thought.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3511) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2008
Good thick frothy bubbly head,off white in colour,tan colour,dark red/brown bock with good carbonation.Aroma mild notes of caramel,chocolate.Flavour,mild grittiness,taste of liccorice,coffee liquers,bitter dark chocolate,very easy going down ale.Finish bitter,dry full flavours of coffee and chocolate liquers.Strong rich tastes you get in liquers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lunkie (1539) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2008
Sulpher malt hop aroma. Dark brown red colour with good head and lacing. Malt flavour with hint of burnt chocolate. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle -- Deep, dark red withfair beige head with nice retention and lacing. Apart from the head, looks a lot like Coke in the glass, with large bubbles on the bottom. Malty aroma with lots of caramel sweetness. Creamy palate with carbonation. Flavour is all malt with a dry roasted edge at the end. Nice and without any cloying sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madquacker (1068) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2008
Light black brown colour. Not a big head. Coffee and ash tastes with an old guiness type smoothness. Velvety and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stew41 (1793) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2008
Not bad and a reasonable interpretation of the style. Dark fruits and malts on the nose with cola hints. Similar to taste although the spices, as quoted on the label, become more pronounced. Plenty of dark malts and chocolate. Tails off on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Clear, dark, orangey brown with a small, rough, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and some alcohol - a fairly authentic "German" aroma.. Solid body with a fine base of roasted malt, caramel and some nuts - a lightly burned accents also. The finish is dry with both some bitterness and some alcohol. In spite of the confusion about the contradictionary name "Doppelbock Ale", this clearly is a Doppelbock - even a good one. 200208

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