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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: 1922   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
A very good doppelbock. Nice hoppy taste. Pleasant, bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2002
Sweet malty, full body doppelbock.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pablo McStouthead (69) - L.A, California, USA - JUN 10, 2002
Malty taste no doubt. Raisiny, sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2002
Caramel sweet with bigtime alcohol overtones. It’s OK, but lacks the complexity that a top doppelbock like Celebrator has.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2002
A good, representative beer of its style. You could do a LOT worse, for sure. Roasty nut flavor. Alcohol shows through.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2002
I like this alot.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2007 Sweet, molasses malt nose. Dark amber/light brown color. Smooth palate with medium body. Vapory with nice finish. Great doppelbock! (10,5,8,4,16)

From green bottle. Rich malty aroma, sugary with a bit of tannic tang and light fruity hops. A touch of lactic-type acidity. Clear dark copper brown, with thin light tan lacing head. Medium heavy watery body with medium carbonation. Starts with a medium sweet raisin-fig note and mild soy tang. Malty and rich, but the mild noble hops gives a bit of thinning to the sweetness. Great taste to start, then falters at the finish, with a bit of grainy tang, mild fig sweetness, and a medium bitter nuttiness. Bit of a watery after with carbonic gaseousness. Question is, did my tastes change or did the beer or is it old? (6,3,7,3,12)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2002
The optimal beer. A good full flavor, without the bloating! Definitely not a one timer!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Davhgbrew (940) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 Interesting aroma, the creamy head lasted. Great mouthfeel with alcohol in the nose and there was enough body in the middle with this one. Very nice dark. Orig rate 05/03/02...3.3. Aroma of mash and slight skunk, very pleasant and fresh hoppy as well l. Beautiful appearance, dark brown with lasting huge head. Sips slightly bitter mint chocolate and big malt backbone. Middle turns to bitter balance and finishes smooth and slightly banana phenolic. Awesome brew that needed a rerate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2002
Nice beer, wasn’t expecting the kick.


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