ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a murky copper color. An incredibly fluffy head (about two fingers high, off-white in color) tops it off with amazing texture,and mediocre retention. As it fades away, some lacing is left on the glass.
S: My very first whiff of this brew made me wonder if it were lightstruck - it was a bit skunky. Once it warms up in the glass, however, it smells less like a skunk’s ass and more like the dying presence of German hops. Also of note is plenty of caramel and brown sugar.
T: I pick up more in the way of dark fruits than I did on the nose, especially when it first hits the palate. The general flavors are caramel and brown sugar. I also get an apple note, distressingly similar to a macro lager - if I had to pick my least favorite part of the profile, this is it. On the plus side, I’m surprised how hoppy the finish is given its proximity to the 11/13 best-by date. It honestly does a good job of cleaning the palate up, and also provides a nice bitter-ish balance.
M: Like I said, the finish is drier than I anticipated - and that’s a good thing! It helps to balance the syrupiness without killing the rich feel. Carbonation is low, but that’s because I let it sit for a while before drinking.
O: A solid doppelbock, but it lacks the defined complexity to be a great one. Would drink again, though.
Zymurgeist2 (1234) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at gourmet Haus. Rich caramel nose leads to a clear copper with small off white head. Slight lacing. Taste is layers of rich malt. Caramel, bread and toffee bread. Sweetness lingers faintly.
tmongoose (1600) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint 9 bottle shared. Poured a dark copper color with off white head. The aroma was of sweet malts and plenty of wheat very pleasing to the nose. The flavor was more of the same very nice sweet malt and wheat nicely balanced throughout and quite tasty.
minutemat (2252) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Pours deep amber with large off-white head. Taste is rather thin for the ABV with a lacklustre maltiness and medium sweetness. Expected more.
CorBon (9) - - MAY 18, 2015 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A bit disappointing. Nice aroma. Malty but too sweet for my taste. The sweetness dstracts from everything else, which is a shame.
Keukeman (8) - BEST, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle .5 litre had @ family reunion, copper colour, hazy offwhite head that diminishes quickly. Fine beer but had enough after a glass
ScottWallace82 (83) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft. Pours a deep amber with an off white head. Dark fruits abound in this classic doppelbock.
spacecube (1214) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, pours amber with a small off white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, toffee apple, medium body, texture is oily and thins out. Finish is balanced with a light bitter short ending. Carbonation is soft. Improves as it warms.
gustavofnd (126) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - MAY 8, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Boa cerveja, bem saborosa. Não tem um sabor de tostado muito forte. Comprei no pao de açúcar.
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ChtiBreizh (90) - Rennes, FRANCE - MAY 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2015 An amber, all malty beer. Caramel, cereal. Sweet in mouth . Some dryness but no bitter at all. Ok.
rreinis (15) - Jurmala, LATVIA - MAY 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. nice, strong, long standing head, sweet aroma and taste. Great amber colour.