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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: 1924   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2003 Sweet all the way through. Malty sweet aroma, HEAVY malty sweet flavor, sweet aftertaste. Almost like drinking butter. Head disappears quickly. Don"t try to do a lot of moving around after drinking this. This is a fine beer for nights when you are with a friend and have nowhere to go. Extra points for having head and head retention, when most other doppelbocks I"ve seen don"t. Seems to be widely available in Texas and not much more expensive than other imports.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5286) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 3, 2002
Dark brown color, medium head, fairly thick malty aroma. Deeply roasted malts. A full-bodied Dopplebock. Malts are slightly sweet with a nice caramel flavor. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is malty and dry. Great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2003 Draught @ Papago

What can I say about this beer other than I “Love It”, have for many years and last night for the first time in years I was able to get it on tap. The beer pours an unblemished deep mahogany color with a massive head that is frothy and a light tan color, the resultant lace a thick and clinging sheet. Nose is sweet malt, caramel, plum like and also a hint of toasted grain, front is ambrosial, top is middling in feel. The beer finishes with a spirited hop spicy bite, light to moderate in carbonation and a somewhat tart and very dry aftertaste, a real treat I must say.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 18/20
Discofish (152) - USA - SEP 27, 2002
Very Thick and almost syrupy. Malty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5557) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Wished I would have saved this for winter. Good, full bodied flavor - just the right amount on caramelly sweetness. Nice deep dark amber color. Good strong malty aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Deep red color -- strong alcohol overtone with sweet caramel. Good beer for a cold winter night next to the fireplace ... not a summer day in Vegas.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2002
Has nice deep redish color and doesn’t look like a beer to me, but what do I know... A very good strong taste that has just the right amount of bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2002
Very good, nicely flavored, easy to find and good value.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
albertk99 (12) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2002
Great doublebock, deep rich taste with a roasty bite that trails off.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2002
Very good Doppelbock. Better than Paulaner but not quite as good as Ayinger. Last reviewer made a good point, $16.99 for Celebrator as opposed to $9.99 for Optimator here in Maryland at my favorite watering hole.


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