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


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RATINGS: 1953   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2002
The OPTIMATOR. The optimum beer name that is fun to say and more fun to drink. A very good beer to drink while eating spatzel and bratwurst. I like the deep dark color and flavor of a nice drinkable Geramn Octoberfest brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2002
On the dull side for a doppelbock. Serviceable, although nothing really sticks out as far as aroma or taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2002
Had it in a side by side tasting with Ayinger Celebrator. Very good, malty and full bodied, but not as characterful as Celebrator.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2002
Malty goodness indeed. Very sweet brown sugar/burnt mollasses flavor with just enough body to set this above most other Doppels. The malt flavor is very well developed, it just may lack a bit in overall appeal. There may not be quite enough to balance out the sweet for me, although this is still an excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Lovely dark brown complexion. Nice toasty flavor but seems a bit watery near the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Beautiful ruby-brown color, creamy head. Sweet, malty nose. Roasty, caramel flavors. Robust and big mouthfeel. Alcohol is sometimes apparent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dionysian (39) - Paris, FRANCE - AUG 25, 2002
An excellent beer. Very ghosty attributes. A hefty ABV which it incorporates well. Not the best dopple Ive had, to be sure.. but still a great beer. Dopplebock is simply a style with many great beers, the greatest being Ayinger celebrator. Those Germans do everything well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2010 Pours a clear deep copper ruby with a stringy-lacing froth of beige head. Has a rich caramel aroma with some bready notes. Has a robust sweet flavor with some raisin fruitiness and caramel toffee complexity with a decent balance of noble hoppy bitterness. Finishes slightly warming with a chewy caramel sweetness. True to style and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 23, 2002
Dark maple color, head dissipates rather quickly. The alchohol is evident. Not close to the best of its style, but as far as beers go, this is a good one. Double your pleasure, double your fun, one road to drunkenness, is with dopplebock gum.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - AUG 18, 2002
I love the roasty and grainy aroma. The flavors are dull and undefined.

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