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Brewed by Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu (InBev)
Style: Doppelbock
Munich, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1955   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The classic German dark beer, bottom fermented ’Doppel Bock’. Full bodied with a deep dark color and rich roasted malt flavor.

Supposedly only available in USA, at least not in Germany.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - JUN 3, 2003
Poured out of bottle, bought at Sam's Wine & Spirits Chicago 6/3/03. Pours to a medium loose head of mixed large and small bubbles, lingering to a thin whisp. Slightly fruity nose (apples?), moderately strong. Dark auburn color with a clear body, not much carbonation, but dark and sexy. Initial taste is full and warm, again of fruit (extra-hard cider?) as well as some caramel, roasted malts, and a little bit of spice. Medium body with silky, creamy smooth texture. A little bit of a pleasant metallic buzz and an undertaste of alcohol with a moderately long finish. Very nice stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2003
Damn fine beer. Rich creamy tast, reminiscent of coffee. Packs a punch as well.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flemdawg (540) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2003
Maybe I was expecting more from this beer, but I was not overly impressed. There was nothing really wrong with it, the color was a nice dark amber, almost black, and the head was tannish and stayed the whole way though. Maybe something is wrong with my nose, but I could not smell much in this one. Flavor was good, but it felt kind of weak. Maybe I should try this again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2003
This brew poured a large tan head with very little lacing observed. There was no carbonation observed. It had an amber color body. It had a very smooth taste to it. This was a very good brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
desurfer (1246) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2003
Nice sweet doppelbock. Big flavor of malt and candy, with a smooth, rich palate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 22, 2003
This brew poured a large head of light brown bubbles that were of fine to medium sizes. It had a dark brown almost opaque body with no carbonation evident. With a mild aroma of malt, it has a complex flavor full of spices, malt, caramel, some chewiness and a very mild aftertaste. It goes down very smoothly and leaves a good lacing as it does.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCW (1276) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2003
Excellent doppelbock. Malty sweet aroma and flavor, full bodied for the style. Sweet finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joemacaluso (119) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - MAY 16, 2003
Very good doppelbock, sweet, but not an excesively alcaholic tasting bock. Malty, not hoppy great easy drinking strong beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2003
Fragrance hits with hints of malty maple syrup and cinnamon. Thick black murk lurks beneath a plentiful creamy head. The beer has a wonderful smooth malty body with a touch of hardly noticeable hop at the end. A very fine beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2004 Well,this was sure a suprise.Saw it at a local liquor store for $7.29 a sixer. Brown/oarnge beer with a quickly vanishing,tan head. Extremely inviting aroma. Somewhat complex malty aromas.Major thick breadiness/toastiness. Mouthfeel is thick(not cloying)that sticks to the mouth.Excellent malt flavors with very little,if any,alcohol noticeable. Finish is silky-sweet,very light hop notes.Very rich,round,and satisfying.


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