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


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RATINGS: 2003   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2003
Beautiful beer with a deep and clear copper/crimson hue. Small well-tanned fizzy head. Somewhat diminishing with no lacing, but a thin layer lasts throughout the session. The aroma is of an American standard beer. Aluminum, light malt, cheap perfume and alcohol. Flavor? Wow!! The weak aroma hides a bold, rich flavor! Very malty and sweet up front. The bitter and pungent hop addition doesn't quite balance-out the sweet malt on the backside. Who cares? Bursts of dark fruit, maple syrup and light molasses. A tad acetic as well. Full-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Lenthy, lightly sweet, straw and clover laden finish. Very nice beer. Don't let the very mundane aroma fool you.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bythe40 (64) - USA - APR 28, 2003
i was expecting a little more of that great german bitterness but over all a decent beer not much mouth feel carmel taste but good alc. content.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2003
What memories came back - skying 87 in Berchtesgarden - oh yeah - we were so drunk - back on the beer: Coffe and caramal nose. Dark brown brew with a little foamy fast diminishing head. Malty and chocolatey. Syrupy fullmouth taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Esche (11) - Dresden, GERMANY - APR 27, 2003
Maybe a little bit too sweet, but all in all very good taste of chocolate and some sense of nuts. Dark brown in color with a sense of red in it. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2667) - GERMANY - APR 22, 2003
Caramelly, sugary, spicy nose; dark brown color with red tones; Nice low, tan head. Fully heavy body that is really really sweet. Hints of dark fruits and a slightly spiced finish. There is a nice toasted, roasted sensation after the swallow. Excellent double bock by all means.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - APR 4, 2003
(3Apr2003--500ml bottle) Nice beer. Invitingly thick head, light brown. Dark brown in color. Some malt in the aroma, light alcohol, and a potato-like smell. Odd, but not unpleasant. Toasty malt flavor, fairly sweet, low bitterness, slightly sour. Slightly vinous. Finishes a bit flat. Alcohol hidden very well. Warming, but never obvious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThePollinator (4) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 3, 2003 does not count
Good beer. Malty but goes down smoother than expected. Enjoyable for 7.2%. A unique doppelbock with good head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2003
I didn't get much hop in the aroma - very malty and sweet - slightly raisiny flavor. Flavor is definitely sweet and malty, with a lingering hop bitterness at the end. Not as good as the Celebrator or Salvator, but an interesting beer to try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Diablokev (165) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2003
This was a strange one. The aroma is a bit hoppy, and maybe even slightly skunky, yet there were hints of fruit, and flowers and malt. It was as if this beer didn't know which way it wanted to go. The appearance was a dark drown, with a thin off withe to brownish head, yet not as dark as most D-Bocks I have seen. The flavor is malty, and a slight bitter aftertaste. The beer is smooth and crisp. Overall this beer seamed to be confused as to what it really was... On the label of the one I sampled it claimed to be Malt Liquor, yet is calssified as a D-Bock on this site... I'm confused, the beers confused... But overall it was an ok beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggie80 (808) - Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2003
Nice dark brown with reasonable head and okay head. Nice malty flavor with a touch of sweetness. Slight hop aftertaste balanced the malt nicely. Pretty good stuff!

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