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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1937   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtmobile (42) - Alabama, USA - NOV 23, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2003 a little sweet, long lingering caramel taste, but it gives a nice bloom with little bitterness. A very nice bock.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 nice roasted nut flavor, very nice dark brown color, however, very strong alcoholic kick, can't drink too many and a tad syrupy to had to the cumbersomitity

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2002
Spicy sweet rum-like nose and taste. Nice reddish brown color.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2002
Really outstanding beer of this style. It’s rich, malty aroma and flavor, has some caramel flavors, along with some nut flavors. It finishes sweet, and lingers nicely

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2002
Thick amber color with a healthy head in this doppelbock that has the heavy malt aroma desired of the style as well as a smooth mid-range malt body. Easy on the palate--not overrich--the trap to which some doppelbocks succumb. A great beer of this style--one that is restrained in flavoring, and thus, should claim a broad appeal.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2003 Nice strong german beer. Dark rich amber color, sort of grainy taste as opposed to a strong belgian, low carbonation but very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Deep rusted garnet. Tannish beige head. Dark fruit nose. Rich and chewy malts, raisons, plum, medium bodied, and flavors pleasantly arise when warming. Finishes with delicately placed hops, a wonderfuilly balanced beer. Very drinkable, alcohol is hidden, I love this brew, stands up to most doppelbocks.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Similar to Salavator Double Bock but with a lesser alcohol taste. Excellent overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Malty, sweet, fruity aroma. Malty flavor, bready, and a little caramel. It finishes nice and dry with a warmth of alcohol. Beautiful dark brown/red color. Small head with moderate lace.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
snowman (9) - Powhatan, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2002 does not count
It’s 15f outside and you are next to the fireplace, drinking this magnificent brew. Is there really anything better? This is my favorite beer. I hear there may be a doppelbock that is better, Celebrator, but as of yet I haven’t found it in the greater Richmond area.


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