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Sierra Nevada Double DeBOCKel Beer

Sierra Nevada Double DeBOCKel Beer
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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (3263) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TikiE (368) - Asheville, 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TeamTrappist (832) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4358) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
LilBeerDoctor (3772) - 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

   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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7020) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3259) - 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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