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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15331) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2009
Had some on draft at the Pony Bar in NYC. Good beer this. Pours a copper-red with a fine white head. Nice malty aroma with earthy notes. Flavor is crisp with notes of caramel and a nice malt backbone. Finishes clean and slightly warming from the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Oakes (13961) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2008
Bright golden-amber colour. Toasty, deep earthy caramel nose. Rich bitterness. Toasty, lots of flavour, late alcohol. But it’s really messy, not bocky. Like the name I supposed but why would I want to drink that?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Served on draft at Tyler’s Taproom in Durham. Lighter color than expected. Golden amber with nearly no head. Aroma is roasted malts and spicy hops. Resiny hops in the taste with wheat and banana notes. Full bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Date: 08/15/2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Summits - Woodstock

Appearance: clear amber, wispy beige head, bits of lace,
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma with soft floral hops,
Flavor: sweet caramel candy malt flavor, lots of floral hops, light balancing bitterness with a light bitter finish,
Overall: the swetness of a bock with the hops of an ESB

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2008
Tap at Barcade. Amber pour with almost no head at all. The aroma is lightly sweet and malty with lots of pale malt character and loads of alcoholic peppery aroma as well. The flavour is really terrible. Initially a thin bodied peppery booziness that is followed by a really harsh sort of herbal bitterness. It’s very hoppy, but using some sort of high-alpha, low flavour hops. I can’t believe that SN released this crap. It’s just a high-octane booze-fest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7013) - 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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2008
Crystal clear bright medium golden amber. Thin, loose white head. Sharp boozy nose, lots of earth and dry leaves there as well. Crisp, light, slightly fizzy body. Twang, diacetyl, earth, and dry leaves on the mid-palate, along with some salt. Not much happening here, none of it much good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5830) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2008
The aroma is pretty fragrant and perfumey with some citrus and doughy malts. Golden pour with a nice head and sticky lacing. Moderately sweet and malty - like cookie dough with some floral and citrus hops in the finish too. Creamy body, nice hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5685) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Clear brown, thin beige head. Smells like toast, and maybe a hint if chocolate, I guess. Flavor is, well a little on the bland side, with some smooth malts and a subtle hop bite at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
notalush (5513) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Tap at Barcade - clear copper beer - this beer is all booze - the aroma is alcoholic, floral and sweet - thin-bodied for such a strong beer, and as a result, the alcohol shows even more - boozy, barleywine-like character, but without the complexity to back it up - fairly strong hoppiness, typical of this brewer, but it does nothing to help it - finish of hops, sugar, vodka - this is a mess.

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