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


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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

Kurtos' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kurtos (186) - Sydney, - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cola black colour with a red hue as per description on the back of the bottle. Aroma. I can smell espresso coffee, with notes of Chocolate, cream and biscuit. Taste. I can taste espresso coffee right away with also some chocolate notes and general toasty flavours. Overall. Good beer, nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2016 Bottle 330ml. Served at room temperature. Pours a deep dark ruby. Head is foamy, very lightly tanned and lasts well in the glass. Aroma is of toasted malts, cooked brown sugar, brown bread, chocolate, dark cherries, raisins and hints of liquorice. Flavour is smooth with a light roasted bitterness, raisin toast, prunes, dark chocolate, aniseed, grains and nuts. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a dry, toasty finish. Would make for an awesome winter ‘session’ ale!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TedE (1015) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2016
Ok, so they used to call this just Monteith’s Doppelbock (7%) then it became Monteith’s Doppelbock Winter Ale (6%) now it’s back to Monteith’s Doppelbock but it’s still 6%. Alles klar? 330ml bottle into schooner glass. Light chocolate nose. Mahogany red beer with thin white head. Laces well. Light body, chocolate taste and finish. A little sour late on. Unspectacular but easy drinking (especially for 6%!).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13396) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Bottled, 330ml from The University Club, Oxford. Brown with cream head. There is a fullness to the flavour with this, rich, roasty malts alongside a slightly spiced character, which is better for me than an overly spiced character. Sweetish, but not overly so. Very drinkable, particularly at £2 a bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patersoi (152) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2015
Pours mid brown with decent clingy head. Aromas of hazelnut. Taste follows on with hints of Nutella. This lingers with some sweet maltiness through to the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoNm (2386) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 20, 2015
Pours a rather dark brown color, topped with a small and lasting tan head. There is a strong and very pleasant chocolate aroma. Delicious. The taste starts slightly sweet and chocolatey, some roasted malts and finishes with a little bitterness. creamy and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidAust (199) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DylansDad (590) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 27, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2015 dark rich red pour, attractive. malty aroma, big malty flavours with sweetness and mild bitterness. lower in alcohol and flavour intensity than most doppelbock but nice malty beer and good price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sissio (1302) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
waiake (606) - 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

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