MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2003 Clear light amber-copper color with a nice foamy lasting white head, sweet fruity and flowery aroma. Sweet and malty roasty caramel flavors very sweet in the finish, medium body with a sticky mouthfeel, alcohol well hidden, above average dopplebock worth a try always a good choice.
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A perfectly acceptable doppelbock, smooth and mouth-filling. Good body. Nice maltiness. Maybe just a little too sweet, though.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2002
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish color, thin and quickly dissipating foam. Nose shows instantaneous signs of dark fruit malt, raisin/plum, and a little roasted touch. Smooth layered palate with a tantilizing spritzy carbpnation. Lots of swet malt flavor, shows deep fruitiness, a little breadiness and did I say even more malt. It mellows a little in the latter half, drying slightly but remains predominantly sweet. A barley winesque alcohol warmth develops the longer the beer sits. Maybe the original doppelbock but I wouldn’t put it above Celebrator or Optimator.
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 11, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice deep golden/bronze color. Pours with big foamy head which dissipates quickly. Nose of malt and caramel. Nice full sweet flavor of malt and fig. Touch of bite on the backend, but by no means is this a hoppy beer. Smooth finish. Overall a very nice beer and one of the best DOLLAR VALUES when it comes to Double Bock.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice sweet carmel flavored doppelbock. Excellent dark, reddish color, slight roasted malt flavor I think. Not the best dopplebock I’ve ever had, but quite good.
Brew4Dug (138) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very good dopplebock, but I have had better.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet, caramel aroma with no bitterness in it at all. Also a sweet, caramel flavor with some sourness in the finish. Not terribly complex, and not terribly interesting, from my perspective.
argo0 (11729) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is of intense caramel sweetness. Flavor is dominated by the caramel, but there’s also some german hops, smokiness, and a bit of alcohol. Relatively crisp. Overall, a very good beer.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very sweet and hoppy doppelbock. Pleasant aroma (spring if you will), dark amber color, fruity aftertaste. Good with Sauerbraten!
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and refreshing. This is one of those beers I could proabably drink a lot of, and fairly quickly. Very smooth.