Derek881 (1251) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from the bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a semi-cloudy amber-straw color with light amounts of sediment and a modest foamy white head with shortish retention, below-average cling, but good lacing. Its aroma featured caramel malt and light sugars and candy, along with a presence of yeast, and a blend of citrus and grainy hops with a light floral effect. Its taste was a bit sour and grainy, with a slight floral feel, and light sweetness of sugar and caramel. The beer was fairly light in carbonation with a somewhat dry and thin body, and not a strong mouthfeel.
explosivedog (294) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2016 On tap at Tribaun. Pour is dark caramel. Aroma is burnt caramel and flavour is more of the same. It’s super sweet, but there’s the roasted malts so strongly at the end. Also quite a bit of brandy and raisin. I like it. I feel like this would be incredible if I liked this style of beer. As it is, a little too sweet for me.
Iznogud (2501) - CROATIA - JUL 6, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 330 ml, courtesy of and shared with JFK10000. Pours golden, no head. Malty, caramel, some fruity notes, but mostly sweet. Too sweet for me. Medium bodied.
JPDIPSO (5657) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden color with a moderately sized off-white head with great lace. Pale malts with herbal noble hops aromas. Solid, but not striking aroma (6+). Quite sweet, with pale malt, simple syrup and a hint of light fruit. Middle runs into a little balancing hops which are more on the floral side so they don’t tame the sweetness much. From the color to the flavors this is more a hellesbock. A bit too sweet and actually approaching a strong euro to malt liquor at time. Tame a little more of the sweetness and I would really like this one. 5/10
Douberd (4850) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Schlägl Doppel Bock) Bottle 330 ml from Sebilinz, thanks Erich! Served into a snifter, ABV 8.3%
Deep copper orange colour on the body, crystal clear, with a small and thin white head on top, with average retention.
Aroma of light malts, red apples, sugars, alohol.
Taste is sweet, with malts, apples, sugars, hay.
Medium thin body, carbonation on good levels.
Beerhunter111 (17008) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from trade with Sebilinz, many thanks! Pours clear deep golden colour with a huge most good lasting off-white head. Aroma of sharp grains, sweet malt, honey. taste of sweet malt, dry hops, honey, grains, some alcohol.
solidfunk (7627) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good doppelbock. Good roast and some chocolate. Black pour. Some caramel. Good balance here. Bottle.
gripweed57 (1365) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Hazy orange gold color. Small creamy beige head. Intense sweet toasted malt nose is full of caramel corn maltiness. Flavor is hugely sweet malt. Noticeable alcohol prescence upfront. Bittersweet middle. Bitter spruce hops in finish. Pretty intense from start to finish. Quite different.
GarrettB (1460) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 14th, 2013 - A bottle shop in California appears to divide its beer collection into three separate collections. First are the Belgian beers, front and center, projecting their grace and nobility across the room. Then there’s the local and American brews - extreme, eye watering, and muscular. And then there’s the German brews. The labels are humble, even drab, but the beer inside is exquisite, and brewed with care and compassion. Schlagl’s Doppel Bock is one of these meek geniuses, a foxy, orange-red brew hiding under drab garb and a sickly brown colored glass bottle. The smell is shockingly sweet, with tons of roasted malt sweetness, and an aroma familiar to anyone who has taken a brewery tour on brew day, with an added peel of mango for tropical goodness.The palate is fluffy and medium light, with a similarly rich taste of apples and caramel, with a pinch of spice in the aftertaste - clove and cinnamon in the back of the throat, and a somewhat better balanced flavor than the nose. The sweet side of the aroma has been collared for the taste, and I appreciate the discipline. That done, this is a great, rich fill beer, again belied by a less than brilliant label.
Werckmeister (2215) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
golden clear shiny color, small white head. smells of grain, alcohol, sweetness, marzipan. full body, taste of grains, some sweetness, alcoholic, light bitter finish.
Saeglopur (1697) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - NOV 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle, cellared for one year.
Dark golden, clear body, with a medium, slightly yellow head.
Aroma of bread, ripe fruits, dried fruits, some honey.
Taste is very fruity, with ripe fruits, dried fruits, slight citrus, bready malts, bitter hops.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes surprisingly bitter and dry, zesty, a bit fruity, also malty and slightly alcoholic.
Great! A classic example of the less common pale Doppelbock style. Surprisingly hoppy and with lots of nice fruits. ABV is noticeable, but still pretty quaffable.