pinkie (405) - New York, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep golden color with good clarity and fat creamy off white head that stays and stays. Nose is strong with malt richness and depth. Like ribbons of scent from malt but nothing burnt or roasted. Just sweet. No hops on the nose but a nice light fruitiness. Sheeting lace that slides back into the ring and alcohol legs. Some grape like sweetness. A bit of sweet chocolate comes forward shyly as it warms. The fruit on the nose is a mere grapey sweetness. Light and bright. Taste is heavenly delight. Rich sweet malt unfolds on the palate. Light chocolate, clean tastes and a grape like sweetness that includes a bit of sweet raisin type depth. Toasty but nothing burnt. No hop flavor until the very end where it finishes with a timid bitter and a little more of that chocolate to linger in the aftertaste. Medium full body, smooth and wonderful.
Cunningham (3912) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear deep copper color with a off white head.
Aroma: Fruity and sweet malty.
Palate: Medium + body. A bit sweet and a mild bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Sweet malty, vinous and fruity. Very well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: Well I had this a bit cold beside a bbq in the forest. Perfect. Normally not my cup of tea.
Personal stats: Bottle from Magnus
BlackHaddock (3179) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml Bottle: BBD 05/2014. Poured into a Westmalle chalice at home on 14th Jan 2014.
Looks a typical lager/pilsner with a deep orange hue to it’s golden body, the wispy white head departed before it arrived, which always annoys me greatly: so not a good start. I don’t think I’ve ever had a light coloured Doppelbock before so I can’t really compare it to anything else.
Struggled at first to find any aromas: semi-sweet arrived though with honey hints to the fore as well a candy floss.
The taste was also sweet and again candy floss and honey came to mind. It was difficult to really like to be honest: too strong in alcohol for it’s own good and it doesn’t try to hide it very well.
A strange one to call: nothing bad at all, but I’ll never have another one.
tmzl (65) - SLOVENIA - JAN 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Look: Pours with average fizzy foam, fast retention, tiny bubbles. Clear, golden with a bit of amber hue. Fair amount of lacing and light carbonation. Good looking lager.
Smell: Honey, propolis, sugar cane, burned sugar. Some spice and wood. Very light fruity aroma for yeast. Alcohol well hidden. Smells like a huge sugar bomb.
Taste: And it is. Honey, medium/heavy sugar cane, burned sugar middle. The taste is all malt. Small spike of bitter and alcohol towards the end. Light bitterness stays with you for a while. Bitterness is mostly from sugar, wood, like chestnut honey enhanced with alcohol. Also slightly metallic on some sips.
Mouthfeel: Fat medium, smooth. Low carbonation and some alcohol warming. Not an easy drink, would be hard to drink more than one.
Overall: Solid sugar bomb, but not my cup of tea. I didn’t find this type of sugar particularly tasteful. But definitely worth a try.
decay_of_mind (13) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth and caramel flavour. Amber-gold color. Fruity plate. Hoppy Bitter ending.
rreinis (2) - Jurmala, LATVIA - JAN 5, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
very clear amber colour with fast disappearing head, too much alkohol for me.
rgf001 (80) - München, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malt and caramel aroma. Clear amber with small head that disappeared quickly despite high carbonation. Complex malt flavor, warming alcohol, sweet caramel taste. No hops. Finishes sweet.
Erzengel (1742) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Das Bier ist für meinen Geschmack total süßlich-alkoholisch.
Der Geschmack erinnert im Mund irgendwie an gesalzenes Popcorn. Es hat eine stark alkoholisch-vergorene Note, wie vergorener Fruchtwein mit CO².
Im Nachgeschmack ist eine ganz leichte Herbe wahrnehmbar
--> nicht so mein Ding!
Test vom 19.3.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,4,5,3,12,4 - 5,20
erickok (3072) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange brown body and tiny head. Moderate aroma, grainy, light spiced, woody and not terribly complex. But the taste is much better, concentrated, warming alcohol, light spice, butterscotch, dried fruit, dry. Certainly got a bitterness, not a thick sweet Belgian style, but clean, lager-like with qualities. A warming body and I enjoy sipping this totally different from a modern style ale. (3cl bottle from B&V Tours)
luttonm (2049) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 10, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks BalkanMac. .33l. Rich orange, clear. Strong euro strong lager nose, big alcohol body, orange cola. Dry bittering finish. Strong alc obviously. Clean, more refined than most, but still over the top.