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Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Company
Style: Doppelbock
Greymouth, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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. Doppelbock Winter Ale replaces the previous Monteith’s Winter Ale seasonal release which boasted cinnamon and clove flavour cues.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Bottle 330ml. Great beer, with malt-driven aromas. Aromas of caramel, nuts, and milky chocolate. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and long length. Palate is almost creamy, with medium-to-full body. Dark brown, with a frothy head.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (404) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2009
Bottle - pours black with a creamy tan head. Chocolate malt and caramel aromas. Chocolate malt flavours with a nice dry roast malt finish, which is quite warming. Nicely full bodied, great beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4494) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2008
Bottle: Poured a clear brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention but no lacing. Aroma contains loads of caramel malt. Taste is also dominated by some caramel malt with some subtle notes of toffee but none of the banana or cloves notes usually contained in the style and that I usually appreciate. Medium creamy body with some good carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (914) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2010
From a 330ml bottle on 3/6/2010. Has a sweet chocolate, coffee and brown sugar aroma. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, a little coffee and touch nutty. The flavours are balanced very nicelyby a firm bitterness on the end. A lovely winter beer which has become a bit of a fave.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dudar (103) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 10, 2011
Red brown pour with thin creamy head. Nose: sweet malt, caramel, banana, milk chocolate, honey, toast. Taste: sweet malt, some toffee and mild milk chocolate, fruity-sweet with slight tang and modest brisk bitterness. Med-full body, soft creamy carbonation. Nice and balanced beer, totally worth every penny. Enjoyed it a lot with bold flavours of gamey meat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
alepig666 (78) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2009
Poured black that shows up red under light, minimal light tan head. Wheaty aroma with lots of sweet malt and toffee, very nice! Taste of mostly sweet malt, with nice wheat in the background, slight hop bitters and a bit of burnt toffee and chocolate. Swallow is mild yet flavoursome, with an aftertaste of mostly the aforementioned malts, with a nice mild bitter hop aftertaste settling in after a while. Definitely not true to the doppelbock style, but still a brilliant brew in it’s own right. If they righted the false advertising I’d give it a medium 4 at least.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2009
Bottle - Dark reddish brown with beige head. Medium carb and body. Sweet, caramel malts, with a spicy chocolaty flavour. Mildly bitter finish. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2010
Bottled. A chestnut-brown beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and nuts. The flavor is sweet with notes of brown sugar, bread, malt, and nuts, as well as lighter notes of alcohol, leading to a dry nutty finish. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (861) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2010
Bottle. Deep red with slight beige head. Aroma has hints of chocolate and perfume. Medium body, creamy with good carbonation. Fruity, tangy start moving through rich toffee with peppery notes to a dark malt finish. Overall, really very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3090) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2008
Pours a clear brown with a beige foamy head. Sweet with a little bitter dryness. Lots of caramelaromas with a hint of molasses and toasted malts. Medium to full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. High cqrbonation. Dry slightly metqllic finish. Gave me saltkringle burps.


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