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RATINGS: 3390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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°

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
IndyF1 (19) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Dark Cinnamon Brown in color, decent head, aroma slight, carbonated. good. Doesn’t lose taste or go flat. Cost me $10 for a bottle, but it was worth it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2006 Superlatives only. Phenolic banana/clove yeast aromas reminiscent of hefeweizen married to rich, chocolatey maltiness of Ayinger Celebrator (underappreciated BOCK KING). Tying these elements together is the rarely mentioned overall character of a Trappist ale, drinkability included. Stupefyingly drinkable and delicious at 8% ABV, this is maybe one of the 5 greatest beers ever brewed. None better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2005
All of the best of hefe’s stirred together with dark roasted malts. Toffee, dark fruits, caramel, chocolate together with wheat, grass, banana, clove, etc. So very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Darkish Brown. It has a very unique aroma kind of piney. Thick consistency sweet with a unique bitterness in the middle with a chocolately malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
99beerman (29) - Gardners, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2005
Pours cloudy red/brown with initial beige head that diminishes quickly. Very nice malt flavors mix with caramel, spices, grass, dark fruits and some citrus fruit. Very Port-like. Good full body and lightly sour malt aftertaste. Very good beer. I even bought the pictured glass...pretty neat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2005
I could look at this beer all day long. Beautiful dark weizenbock with a bleached head. Aroma of cloves, a slight bit of bananas (in a good way as in german hefe), while the darker malts serve to set it off from a hefe.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmbranum (3) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 30, 2005 does not count
Excellent in a bottle, very rich with a clove-like banana-ish tang. Huge head. Excellent overall balance. Excellent in a bottle (and even better if allowed to age for 6 months), somewhat lesser in quality in tap at least here (not as complex of flavors)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4801) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2005
Dark and very deceptive. A lot of beers of this strength hit you head on.This doeesn’t-what you first taste is a complex smooth very slightly chocolate flavour.The alcohol follows. There are traces of wheat but they dont dominate. A very interesting beer,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
scotty (1131) - SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2005 A truly fantastic brew, wonderfully complex both on the nose and also on the palate, can’t start to describe the array of flavours..lovely. This obviously is a favourite with raters and I can’t say anything that hasn’t been said before. Asda £2

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
buddahmind (39) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 25, 2005
On tap @ Flying Pie pizza in Boise. Wow. That’s balanced complexity. Dark brown hue with a big head and nice lacing. Great Bock. Intense.

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