Testodan (7) - - OCT 25, 2012
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
My first dopplebock, and I must say that now this is one of my favorite beers, tasty, malty, balanced alcoholic taste, lightly sweet and complex enough.
mrjez (194) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
L: pours a murky brown-amber, highlights, like an oolong tea, small beige head.
S: lovely raisins and fig, malty, slightly sweet, brown sugar, a hint of alcohol esters.
T: warming malt base that rides from front to back, a little booze warmth with rich malt, sweeter than the nose but with a balancing bitterness. Lovely.
F: nicely carbonated, medium-full bodied, easy mouthfeel that’s substantial yet slightly drying, inviting more sips.
O: this always goes down really well. Cheap in Japan, warming, refreshing and full-tasting. Great stuff.
Maris (1227) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 330ml bottle on 28/11/2015. Pours a clear amber with a biggish head. The nose is mild but distinctly malty, with chocolate, caramel and toffee present. As expected the flavour is sweet and malty - caramel, toffee, rye bread and nuts, finishing with a very mild bitterness. Full bodied with slightly soft carbonation. Nice stuff.
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is probably my favorite overall beer. Malty, bready, sweet, delicious. To me, this is the ultimate in what a standard ale should taste like. Get it!!
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Bawelt (188) - Lyon, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Plaisante. Une Doppelbock plutôt légère mais bien maîtrisée. Un bon petit caramel fumé.
Sans grande originalité ni défaut.
ZeroDome (83) - GERMANY - NOV 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber, reddish color. White head, getting small soon. Aroma is malty, little alcohol, sweet. Body is on the heavier side, good maltcharacter. Caramel, bread, creamy. Heavy beer, typical for its style and pretty good.
kermis (8085) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Huppel. Pours hazy brown with a big off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, sweet malt and a touch of overripe fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
damjan (70) - CROATIA - NOV 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Pours dark amber colour with small off white head. Light caramel aroma with noticeable alcohol, but still very drinkable. Very light bitter aftertaste.
popiela (219) - - NOV 14, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red/amber, medium head, clear. Aroma of alcohol and malt. Sweet, medium carbonation. Alcoholic bitterness.
kamwitsta (367) - POLAND - NOV 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: caramel, raisins, a little honey, a little alcohol (not offensive, helps break the sweetness).
Appearance: pleasant brown, fairly strong tea; clear; head small and not for long.
Taste: sweet, a little bitter; not exactly balanced, but the sweetness is broken.
Palate: body full; carbonation average; finish more sweet than bitter. For 7,9%, the alcohol is reasonably well hidden; it’s still clearly there, though.
Overall: I’m not too excited about the alcohol, but the beer’s nice, full, intensive, sweet, strong, and definitely enjoyable. Not in huge doses, I imagine, but quite fun once in a while.
gyhallmanti (80) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle at home. Pours a darkbrown colour with a nice beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, malts, slight coffee. Taste is malty sweet with notes of caramel, toffee, raisins. Texture is watery with average carbonation