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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: 1927   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.


4.5
   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 (942) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (2553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 30, 2002
Nice appearance and aroma, but the strong alcohol taste distracts from the enjoyment of this otherwise fine beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2002

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 26, 2002
Prominent nut flavor and smell. Some chocolate notes, a little sweet. Powerful alcohol compared with other dopplebocks but not unbearable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
naes66699 (18) - USA - APR 23, 2002
we don’t call it ’decimator’ for nuthin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2002
Redwood tinge to it. Smells almost like a Porter or Stout. I have had beer with higher alcohol contents that taste less like alcohol. It really stands out. Tastest almost like someone dropped a shot of vodka in there. Pretty good, but they should have added something to cover up that extra alcoholy kick.


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