pwyman (71) - Hubert, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium dark amber with a creamy head. Pleasant malty flavor with a touch of molasses.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/16/03: bottle. good amount of head and lacing. candy apple aroma with malt tones. red amber body. sweet to the taste with some sour maltiness.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2005 Dark, clear reddish-brown. Sweetish aromas of caramel/toffee, malt, molasses, raisin. More molasses in the flavors, balanced nicely by a roasty bitterness. Alcohol does little to dry out the finish.
badgerben (4386) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An amber color, fairly carbonated and the head lasts about an average length. Very sweet, I tasted and smelled apple. A little carmel in there too. Not at all what I expected from a dopplebock, coming from Celebrator, but very nice.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glorious medium-dark amber clear with large lasting yellow beige head. Lively woody hops and carmel malty sweet with hint of yeast and alcohol in the aroma. Full smooth low carb body. Big almost lusicious nicely lingering toffee sweet bready malt flavours dominate until a medium bitter less sweet finish and aftertaste kick in. ABV is pretty well masked with all that sweetness. Probably more suited to a colder season but nevertheless a very good example of a Doppelbock.
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I purchased this and the Weihenstephaner Korbinian Doppelbock at the same time and I must say that this one, rater slightly lower on average, I find far superior. The aroma is very nice and the copper color is as well. The flavor is full and lovely. A very nice doppelbock.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not crazy about this doppelbock. Carmel, tart, and bittersweet flavor. Finishes dry and malty.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had from bottle February 8, 2003
A friend recommended this beer to me, and I'm glad he did. It pours a beautiful amber-brown with slight carbonation and a small head. Aroma is sweet with a bit of alcohol, but not too overwhelming. Taste is malty with a little bite of alcohol, but nothing too strong. A fine beer and a fine recommendation.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a beautiful leather colored body with a light tan head. No lacing.
Aroma had that wheat-ness to it. Maltiness and wheaty is the only way I can describe it.
Nice crisp flavor of malt. No hops present but the alcohol had a nice warming effect. I took the bite being more from the wheat than hops.
A bit of a bite on the tongue from the wheat, but that's perfectly acceptable.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - JAN 31, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a damn good beer, but it is light for the style. Thin by comparison to other dopples and not as dark. Great aroma that is typical with this style. I like it, but there are better choices.