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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


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mechtly (1) - Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2008 does not count
I have only found this beer on draft. Superb aroma, nice caramel color, and a slight bready adn outstanding tasty flavor from first sip to after the last sip. Have 1 or several and feel the flavor burst.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Draught - BrickStore Pub - Decatur. A dead ringer for an IIPA. Not what I would expect from a doppelbock. Hoppy, citrusy, resiny, substantial, with a great malt backbone. This one is what would happen if an IIPA had kids with a a great tippel... Truly good.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2008
This brew was amazingly drinkable despite it’s fat malt kankle legs. True to SN style there was a defined hop profile yet still mild. It reminded me of a baby bigfoot. Excellent stuff and well made.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2163) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2008
on draft at Taco Mac, Crabapple location. nice deep golden color with a very thin white head. the aroma is a bit faint... some sweet malts and hops. excellent on the palate... very soft body with apricot, peach and caramel on the tip and a good punch of bitterness on the back. really soft on the sides... I really could drink this all night. So smooth. Nice bitter finish... definitely a "healthy dose of hops." I thought I was drinking a IIPA there for a minute... didn’t really feel like other doppelbocks I’ve had in the past.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alassio (71) - USA - OCT 17, 2008
Draft at Malt House in Madison, and very well cared for. Has a slightly amber tinge to the blonde doppelbock beauty. At 9.5% the syrupy malt richness helps buffer the potency, but it is the big hop kick that makes this really dynamic. The heavy juicyness of the rich, clean, well-powered malt go head to head with the nice, big hops, and herbal, licorice, sugarplum things start dancing around as they battle it out.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2008
I think this is better than the ratings indicate, and the ratings would have been better if it had not been called a double bock. It’s more of a double Sierra Pale ... Strong, malty, hoppy, good body, great bitter finish. But it has nothing in common with a double bock except alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3318) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 23, 2008
From Hops in Humboldt in Fortuna, CA this came a deep dark yellow with a decent white head and quite a bit of lacing. Nose of citrus hops and caramel malts, Mouthfeel is rich. Strong hops in the flavor. You can taste the alcohol in the dry bitter finish. I like this a lot and hope it hits the stores in bottles.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10483) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Draft at Taco Mac. Pours a very clear copper with brown/amber/orange highlights and a very thin off-white head (awfully light in color for a doppelbock). The aroma is malty and bready - not particularly strong. The flavor is quite crisp and refreshing. The beer certainly starts malty and bready with some residual sweetness (not much for a doppelbock). The roasty notes mentioned in the commercial description are pretty much absent (is this the right beer?). At mid-palate - the hops hit. They are pretty serious: very firm bitterness with a slightly citrus touch. The light residual sweetness and light citrus note of the hops give subtle impressions of orange candy on the back of the tongue. Aftertaste is fairly balanced - malty, but also surprisingly hoppy. The mouthfeel is nice and full with a crisp bite of carbonation, but not spritzy. Overall - I liked this beer a lot, but I really fear that the server screwed up entering my order. This doesn’t look or taste like a doppelbock. The commercial description does mention the "Sierra Nevada fashion" of using a lot of hops though. And, aside from the description’s mention of roasty flavors, it tastes a lot like the description says... So here’s to hoping that this rating is in the right bucket. (I was hoping to read other reviews to see if others had a similar experience or if I really was sent the wrong beer, but I see a message that instead reads "No ratings yet, use the form to the right and be the first!" - someone else entered the beer w/out rating it...)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (1901) - New York, USA - OCT 20, 2008
on tap- poured a clear brown hue with a thin white head that had someretention.Sweet caramel aroma with a hint of warming alcohol. Flavor ssemed to showcase the alcholic content of this brew as well as brown sugar and caramel notes. Finish was smooth.


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