doublebock (487) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden translucent color with thin white head. Light malty aroma and pilsner aroma. Initial flavor is caramel malt but then it takes on more of a hefewiezen with honey notes
freezy (55) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2011 this unassuming bottle contains the second best doppelbock around. Drinkable, but still thick. My favorite style is doppelbock and I have been to Germany for the Starkbierfest. This Austrian right on the Czech border. I can’t remember all the details but I marked it down as just below Celebrator.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Pours a caramel color with a light white head. The nose is boozy with a sharp sugary note and a touch of sweet marinated cherries. The flavor is sweeter still but not just sugar, it’s very specific, like drinking maraschino cherry juice or agave nectar. The light stuff has fermented out so all that’s left is the big heavy syrup at the bottom of the tank. Along with the high alcohol, the big sweetness and the vague fruit and lack of grainy notes, it doesn’t do much for me. I can look past this though and see this big giant maibock for what it is and find a sanctuary in the herbal and bready notes that you can pull together, but then again, it’s not my job to try, it’s theirs.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from a 16.9 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark golden color with an enormous creamy yellow-white head that lingered forever and left good lacing. The aroma was tangy and sweet with notes of grape, bread and pepper. The flavor was tangy, yeasty and had faint notes of cinnamon, grape, nutmeg and table sugar and a strong alcohol presence. The finish was long tangy, sugary and a bit spicy with lingering alcohol that overwhelms everything else. Fairly full bodied. Too boozy to really enjoy.
crossovert (5687) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle. 3.49$.
It pours a clear gold with a fizzy white head that leaves some nice lacing as it dissipates.
I love the smell of Helles Doppelbocks. This one smells like big loaf of sweet bread. There is some pretzel in there too along with a touch of earthy hops.
The flavor is rich and malty with again the fresh bread flavors, caramel, and a touch of alcohol. The hops are there too, providing a subtle bitterness to cut the sweet ever-so-slightly.
This is a fine brew.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-10-2011 06:05:45
adnielsen (7595) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Light golden orange, hazy appearance with a small cream colored head. Fairly light malts in the nose with the characteristic Bock smell. Sweet pale malty bock flavor with some bitterness, especially on the finish. Lighter malts than many other Doppelbocks and less flavor also.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
01-Apr-10 (500-ml bottle: Purchased 12-Mar-10 for $2.99 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) With the exception of the higher ABV, everything about this "Doppel Bock" suggests that Helles Bock would make a more accurate front label. It’s golden-yellow in color and beautifully clear, and the whitish head pours to half an inch in height, then subsides quickly to a thin sheen. The nose offers the classic grassiness of noble hops, honey, and sweet, cereal malts, but also a moderate cheesiness. On the palate, the pale, cereal malts are honey sweet and sugary rather than rich with melanoidins. Although the beer isn’t particularly cloying, the floral, grassy hops seem to augment the malty sweetness. Medium in body with ample carbonation. Enjoyable, but still disappointing because of the claimed style. It’s not really a doppel bock, but rather, a hoppy, extra-strong pale bock.
ogreface (1216) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mély, aranysárga színe van és a habja fehér, igen terjedelmes, szivacsos és lassan esik össze. Illata malátás, virágosan komlós, inkább egy erősebb pilsenire hajaz, mint egy dupla bakra. Ízében is erőteljesen hasonlít az említett fajtára, kesernyés, gyümölcsös és gyantás, enyhén citrusos, karamellás. Közepesen testes, és szénsavas, a magasabb alkoholtartalmat alig érezni benne. Utóíze medvecukros, gyógyfüves és kesernyés. Inkább heller bocknak mondanám, mint dupla baknak ,de könnyen iható és elég kellemes.
3fourths (7533) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear medium-dark gold, white head. sweaty nose, light fusels, medium corn, medium dough. malt-liquor like. syrupy, a little too much ethanol tasted. unpleasant.
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden color/ white head. Nice honey vanilla, corn bread aromas. medium bodied. Honey butter slathered corn bread flavors, nicely bitter finish.