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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1953   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2001
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2009 rerate 6/19/2009: Pours a medium cola brown with a rich, light khaki foam that quickly falls. The aroma of bread dough and big Munich malts overwhelm the nose and start the salivation process. Again, dough and Munich malts are at the forefront but are followed by an ever so slight alcohol presence . What a full and wonderful doppelbock! The cleanliness of German lagers, Spaten’s in particular, always astounds me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2001
Very malty, with a beautiful ruby color.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Got Stout? (173) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2001
My nose really appreciated this one. I had a cold when I tasted this, but after my nose cleared a little and I was actually able to taste the beer, I had to adjust my ratings accordingly. Recommended.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2001
The aroma was very nutty/grainy. A good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JessterCPA (130) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2001
Nice doppelbock, often overlooked by people looking for Salvator or Celebrator.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - SEP 11, 2001
A nice smooth doppelbock. quite malty and a little sugary. alcohol content is higher than one expect from the taste so this one could sneak up on you

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2001
I was quite disappointed in this beer after the hype. I expected a much deeper flavor and found the aroma and color to be less than expected as well. Light malt character compared to others. Mouthfeel seemed almost non-existant and I almost felt as if I was drinking a good lager rather that a hearty dopple. Give me Celebrator over this any day. Celebrater had everything I expected in great abundance. Apparently Ayinger stole some of that ’little extra’ from Spaten and left this beer wanting. Not a bad beer overall, but pales in comparison to some other examples.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 27, 2001
THere are many sides to this hearty dopplebock.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2001
Great malts with a raisen, coffee and smokey flavors through out. One of the great double bocks.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2001
Pretty much the archetypical German dark. Lovely texture. Sits in a glass beautifully. Roasted malts to die for.


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