Marko (4175) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2008 RBESG08 grand tasting
Really dark amber body. Very good malty and honey nose, some alcohol. Nice soft malty taste, notes of alcohol. Bit boring however.
oh6gdx (21963) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is caramel malts, sour fruityness as well as some mild earthyness., Flavour is malts, earth, some caramel and very sweet notes.
ekstedt (5813) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the RBESG08 grand tasting. Clear amber/copper, medium tan head. Mudgy and caramelly malt aroma with some earthy hops. Dry finish. A good doppelbock.
yespr (33872) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBESG2008: 50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden amber/brown with a slowly collapsing light yellow head. Smooth malty to breadish aroma. Flavour is sweet and breadish with a light fruity note. Light sweet fruity and breadish finish. Nice one.
jonas (6019) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2009 Bottle.
Light hoppy, wooden malt nose, hints of strawberry
Cloudy red-brown, big creamy brown head, fine carbonation.
Roast, oak, cherrypits, light herbal notes
Oxidized wooden retronasal.
Not cloying and pleasant to drink.
madsberg (10598) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Light foggy. Dense beige head. Sweetness and light ripe fruits in the nose. Some light caramel. Quite bland. Flavour as well on the light and bland side. Alcohol and ripe fruits are the most evident notes I get. Medium bodied. Has distinct alcoholnotes and alcoholwarmth in the end.
MiP (14007) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2008 Bottle, 7.2%. Clear dark amber colour. Small head. Weak flavour for a bock. Some caramel/bonbon flavour. Medium to high bitterness. 6 3 5 3 13
Bottle, 7.2%. Clear dark brown colour, small tan head. The flavour is roasted and quite vinous. Hint of cream. Some grainy bitterness which is a bit unpleasant. 6 3 6 3 11
Quinten (1051) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark color, less head very malty. Lighter body than other doppelbocks, lively carbonation keeps this from being overly sticky,..doughy and fruity. It smells of whole-grain bread,..very plesant one.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amber colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of malt and little caramel. Also sweet malty flavour, a nice doppelbock but nothing overwelming.
MoritzF (8676) - Bochum, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(swing top bottle, with many thanks to EithCubes) Clear, dark amber colour with a big and slowly lacing beige foam. Sweet malty aroma with a soft roasted caramel note, liquorice and shades of dried red berries. Sweet flavour, rich malty taste with slightly roasted and fruity aspects; medium bodied with smooth mouthfeel; sweet malty and slightly bitter finish with a good length and well-integrated, warming notes of alcohol. Well-rounded and quaffable Doppelbock.