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Sierra Nevada Double DeBOCKel Beer

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Double DEBOCKel is brewed in the style of the traditional German doppelbock but with our original Sierra Nevada spin. At the start, our Double DeBOCKel is roasty and malty; it has a rich caramel character, a light bready flavor and mild, pleasant sweetness. It has silky-smoothness resulting from along aging period at near freezing temperatures, and hides its hearty strength with modesty. Double De BOCKel is a boisterous beer that finishes clean; and in true Sierra Nevada fashion the use of a healthy dose of hops leaves the beer surprisingly dry, with nothing but a full-body warmth and a faint malty memory left behind


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (2751) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2008
pint @ Thirsty Monk. Good aroma, sweet. Nutty, honey, little fruity. Clean brownish orange color, good head & lace. Bitter sweet flavor, malty. Caramel, nutty, little meaty. Tad harsh. Thin body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. eh, didn’t inspire me, aroma was the best part.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2008
pours a celar copper with mild head. mild swet malt aroma, alchohol front with malt dry finish. dry after. slight complexity.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TikiE (368) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2008
On tap at brewgrass! Pours gold color with no head. Smells of light citrus and malts, and taste is malty with a clean finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Tap @ Front Door: Pours a golden color with a nice white head and nice lacing. The nose is sweet and malty with a fruity light green apple note from the yeast. Seems more like a helles bock with the light fruity sweet alcohol notes and a light dusty pilsner malt and husk note. Seems almost like a fresher version of a russian malt liquor or european strong lager. The finish has a light hint of alcohol with more green apple and some fig. Maybe a bit woody and well balanced. Whoa, 9.4%? Very hidden.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2008
Tap at The Sunswick in Queens. Poured a med amber with a thick foamy head. Pleasant malty aroma,maybe a mild hint of sweetness.Not much of a bock drinker, but found this pretty tasty. Definitely more malty than hoppy but smooth and dry. Decent malt flavor.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2008
tap @ TacoMac, Johns Creek. Pours clear amber, thin white head. Aroma is of heavenly hops. Pine, citrus, and a bold malt. Flavor is of a Belgian Triple. Sweet malt, dough character, lots of heat in the finish. Big burn. I had no idea that the ABV on this beer was so high. very good, surprisingly strong.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2008
On tap at BT. Pours a clear deep red/orange with a small light tan head. Aroma of flowery hops and roasted/toasted malts. Flavor is quite strong, lots of sugary sweetness, honey, light fruits (pear, apple). Pretty awful and near undrinkable. Yuck

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2008
Tap at Blind Tiger. Aroma of strong perfume, super sweet fruits (cherry?). Flavor sweet, perfumy, sugary fruit. Cloying. Holy crap, 9.4%, I shouldn’t have put all that alcohol into me for this...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (6201) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2008
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Pours a burnt orange with quick disappearing head. Aroma is light malts, light citrus & muted hops. Taste is some sweet caramel malts followed by bitter hop burn. Sweetness stays after the slow burn leaves. Strange for a dopplebock.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2008
On tap at Barcade. Seeing the commercial description of this is interesting after having drank it, as it definitely had a much different character than your normal doppelbock.

Clear orange pour, little head. A lightly sweet, lightly bitter flavor leads into a small, pleasant cocoa-y sweetness, Fairly mellow and easy drinking. The malts in this taste much more American than German, which I don’t mind at all.


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