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RATINGS: 3398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Deep and complex – for big and relaxing moments by the fire.

Dark-ruby colored wheat doppelbock with a creamy fine head. Strong notes of ripe bananas, raisins and plums meet liquorice and roasty aromes. Full-bodied and warming, with a well-balanced and smooth finish. The ideal companion for hearty roast meat, venison and also fruity chocolate desserts, “Kaiserschmarrn” (pancakes), “Elisenlebkuchen” (christmas cookies) or blue cheese.

Oldest wheat doppelbock of Bavaria. Since 1907. 18.5°


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddressle (1) - USA - MAR 20, 2006 does not count
It was a nice change but not one I’d drink on a regular basis. A little too fruity and spicey for my tast. Reminded me of spiced cider.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2006 Bottle. Poured a hazy amber with a thick light-tan, almost white, head. The aroma was faintly sour, but then sweet and richly floral. That carries in to the flavor which is at first sweetly floral maturing into a rich maltiness with hints of dried fruit and aromatic herbs. The finish is a just barely bitter rounding out a very rich beer. Smooth and balanced in the mouth it drinks nicely.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrankJohansen (3616) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2006
Draught. Brownish colour. Powerful spice aroma and taste. Nice palate. Alcoholic aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12927) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
Draught. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Brown colour. Powerfull aroma with hints of cinnamon. Very good flavor aswell. Creamy palate. A very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Bottle Pours a murky brown with a huge creamy white light brown head, which is mostly lasting with good lacing. Has a complex aroma. At first I get sweet perfume, then you get chocolate malts with plenty of good spices and some bubble gum. Has a smooth palate with easy drinking flavor. Light on carbination and lacks some finish but has a nice duration. Has a medium body. The alcohol is very well hidden. The flavors really come out, even taste some cherry. Very easy drinking, sips extremely well.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lunkie (1770) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2006
Malt spiritus fruit hop aroma. Murky brown colour with excellent head and lacing. Smooth malt fruit flavour that lingers. Smooth palate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Beer pours a very dark tea color with a large soapy head. That foam lasts and leaves a significant lacing. Very appealing in appearance. First taste is of malty caramel but the caramel faded. In its place was a strong banana and clove combination that was delicious. The malt flavor remained but fell to the back. This is a wonderfully crafted beer and is a great style. This one was stumbled upon and what a great find it was!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5475) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2006
UPDATED: APR 13, 2006 Review No. 200. Bottled. Muddy, murky pour. Quite a yeasty appearance, in fact. Head laces well, white-to-eggshell in color, and is probably the noisiest head I’ve heard (despite no visible carbonation. Light, sweetish nose, lightly spiced with caramel. Typical Hefe flavors are subdued. Very thick caramel taste to start, alcoholic but not offensively so. Strong. Dark sweet malt of a well-made bock without the stickiness, though not cloying. Add to that the wheat of a Hefe. Light and fruity notes in the background. Medium body. Fantastic Weizenbock. My friend finds that the sweetness detracts from the complexity. I’m inclined to agree. [3.8]

Re-rate: Second bottle much the same as the first. The noisy head really is something, isn’t it?. Conditions were slightly better this time, though the comments of the first rating hold. Spice is coming through more earnestly this time, though, adds a disproportionally high amount of complexity to the final product. Cheers to this major-league brew!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2363) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2006


From the bottle

Pours a deep reddish brown with a big foamy head.

The aroma is strongly clove-and-flambe bananas, with a hint of booze and a hint of agar. The flavor follows suit, curiously spicy, with a bitter flourish on the roof of the mouth --- yet gentle on the tongue like warm herbal tea.

This is clearly an outstanding beer, and yet I’m not completely clicking with it. I think the fault likes in my palate and not in the craftsmanship with which this one has been produced. It’ll be good to revisit under different circumstances.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2006
16 oz bottle at Federal in Durham, NC. Bottle conditioned. Served in a tall 0.5 L Aventinus glass. Hazy garnet-brown color with foamy tan head. Smells of bananas, cloves, and alcohol. Citrusy flavor, slightly sweet with a touch of caramel, cloves, and a splash of alcohol at then end.


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