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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Rich & Malty Lager. Fascinator Doppelbock is a full-bodied brew featuring a heavenly roasted and caramel malt character that will fascinate the most devote beer lovers. Year-round at the Alehouse.

Malts:
2-Row Pale Barley, Wheat, Pilsner, Munich 20L, Caramel 80L, Black, Chocolate, Roasted Barley

Hops:
Nugget, Hallertau Tradition

OG: 17


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1829) - - OCT 5, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-6-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a chestnut brown color with a two finger of foamy tan colored head. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is strongest of a roasted malt smell mixed with a light caramel sweetness. Along with these aromas is a rather nutty smell as well as rather decent showing of graininess. Taste – The taste begins some sweeter caramel as well as a rather decent level of a roasted malt taste. Some other sweeter flavors come onto the scene as the flavor advances, with some apple and molasses joining the taste. This combination of flavors is rather odd overall with it getting even more unique as the taste advances to the end due to some other favors joining in. The flavors that join in at the end consist of some nutty flavors, a coffee flavor, as well as a lighter herbal hop flavor, which when combine with the rest, leave a rather oddly formulated but in some ways somewhat enjoyable sweet, roasty and bitter flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the averages to slightly thicker side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average. The slightly thicker body is very nice for the nutty, roasted, and sweeter caramel flavors of the brew all while the average carbonation does well to keep it very drinkable Overall –Initially I wasn’t really enjoying the beer too much, but after drinking more of it I grew on me. Maybe it was the warming of the beer over time, or just an appreciation of the mix of flavors. Regardless of what it was, and while not the greatest dopelbock out there, it is worth a try

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jds2008 (20) - Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Dark brown with red tint, filtered but dark enough that cant see through it, malty sweetish taste with herbal and hoppy bites, tasty especially for fall

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3806) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle from the fall mix pack. Nose actually comes off as quite nutty to me, with a fair amount of caramel and a bit of toasting to it. Taste is a little sweet, but has some nuttiness and toasting to balance it out. Drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
foyle (254) - Wyoming, USA - APR 5, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle into nonic glass. Appearance: pours a 2" cream colored head which recedes slowly. Plenty of lacing. Color is a reddish-brown with streaming carbonation and sediment in suspension. Aroma: rich roasted barley malt, cocoa, a bit of coffee, and some herbal hops. Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied somewhat sticky mouthfeel with a dry, somewhat astringent finish. Flavor: rich caramel, chocolate, some coffee, hops are not powerful, but they linger in the finish. There is also alcohol that warms the finish and the throat. Overall: a well done and tasty doppelbock.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IrishBoy (3888) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
12 oz bottle from Safeway, Salinas. Nose is caramel, lightly fruity, and a hint of tobacco. Amber with a medium beige head. Flavor is lightly bitter with some pepperiness and nuttiness.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
COMRADEJOSH (306) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Aroma is of sweet malt. Taste is of toasted malt and caramel. Very warming on the aftertaste but something still missing. Like this is just a little to bitter for style or a little on thin side. Not bad but better doppelganger out there.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (1146) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle. Toasty, grape & raisin taste, with a sharp slightly bitter finish. Not bad, but nothing special.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - JAN 8, 2014
On tap at the Ale House in Walnut Creek
Clear dark amber with a medium sized beige head and good lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and caramel. Flavor of malts, caramel and metallic
OK

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (1767) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 3, 2014
12 oz bottle from the winter variety pack. Aroma is bready, roasty, dark fruit. Pours hazy dark amber with a collapsing beige head. Taste is sweet, savory and a little tart with flavors of licorice, metal, bread, caramel. The metal offnote goes away after a few minutes, leaving a pretty decent tasting brew. Creamy and medium-bodied. Not too bad, even with its flaws.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle:   Ruby in color, deep copper hue, thin to moderate sandy head, a bit sudsy, little lacing.   Soft biscuit and bready nose, slightly mealy.   Caramel, biscuit, bready, with a little bit of dark pitted fruit.   Slightly toasted malts too.   Tastes better than it smells.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   A bit of a husky malt finish, light sweetness, bready, a touch of caramel and dark pitted fruit.   Not bad, not watery like I thought it was going to be, fairly clean, but nothing too heavy.   Slightly lighter example of the style I would say.



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