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Plank Heller Doppelbock

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Brewed by Brauerei Plank Laaber
Style: Doppelbock
Laaber, Germany

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2337) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Cloudy deep golden pour lots of particles in this one thin white head ... aroma of fruity yeast, caramel malts, grainy lightly herbal/floral ..... taste of fruity yeast, caramel malts, tea, light bitter hops, toasted malts, little floral and herbal with a dry hoppy bite in the finish ... tasty stuff solid brew abv hidden well

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Full bodied and frothy beer. Sweet caramel and grape flavors. This is a hearty beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (2077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Bottle pours hazy golden with a off white head. Aroma is of sweet bread and malts. Taste is much the same.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Golden, slight haze, moderate frothy white head, falls quickly, spotty lacing.   Soft bready nose, pale floral notes.   Soft sweet malty goodness, bready but not heavy.   Clean, smooth mouthfeel, decent body.   This one I enjoyed.   Unlike others it had a mild sweetness and it wasnt overly bready.   Thanks Bob!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2011
500ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, caramel, bread, slight grain, and slight fruity yeast. Poured amber/copper/slight brown in color with a medium-sized tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of medium and large-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, caramel, light hops, light grain, bread, and some rye. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, caramel, bread finish is dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (10649) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 8, 2011
Hellmalziger, deutlich herber Antrunk. Erst im Mittelteil ist das Bier auch hopfig, die Herbe ist aber voluminöser und toppt den Hopfen vorerst. Das lässt dieser sich aber nicht lange gefallen und holt dich die Krone im Abgang mit Hilfe der Bitterkeit zurück. Abgesehen von diesem ständigen Kampf ist eine grasige, später auch süße Note präsent, die das Bier noch aufpeppt und zu dem hellen Malz passt. Netter Doppelbock ohne Malzfixierung. 10/11/11/12/11/11

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
armando629 (2408) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 14, 2010
0,5 l bottle as a gift from the brewer, thanks! The BBd was expired.
Poured opalescent deep golden-amber with a small but delicious, foamy white head. Sweet caramel and fruits in the nose with some herbal hops, honey and raisins. Oily texture, fruity tastes on a caramel base, well hidden alcohol. Little bit tired beer, but fine.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2010
My Bottom Line:
Deeply bready malts float amongst heavy honeyed sweetness and alcohol warmth for an unrefined, somewhat lazy pint of Heller Bock.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the hazy deep golden. There is a lot of yeast at the bottom of the bottle; beware!
-This is way too sweet to be drinkable.
-The mouthfeel appears lax with its flaccid sweetness and dispersed bubbles.
-Faint hops are tasted throughout, obviously overcome by sweetness, while still producing some wooden bitterness in the end.

Bottle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy light orange color. The head was a few fingers high and white. It reduced over a few minutes to a thin lasting film. Smelled of hay, corn syrup, and cereal grain. Medium bodied with a somewhat slick mouth feel. Some sugars emerged, but were balanced by mild hop bitterness. I tasted grassy hop, distinct corn syrup, and toffee.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7910) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2010
Fast receding dirty-beige head over orange-chestnut beer, hung with micro-UFO’s. End of bottle virtually opaque. Bready and sourish - like sourdough bread; oxydized speculoos. Not very inviting nose. Bitterish/sourish flavour, like old sourdough bread with some bitterish spice. Laurel flavour. Very faintly burning MF, medium bodied, quite slick. I fear my sample might be beyond its BBD, but no date to be found on the bottle. Bottle seemed underfilled, too. Danke, Sebastian!


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