MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very malty, with a beautiful ruby color.
Got Stout? (173) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma was very nutty/grainy. A good beer.
JessterCPA (130) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice doppelbock, often overlooked by people looking for Salvator or Celebrator.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - SEP 11, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 27, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
THere are many sides to this hearty dopplebock.
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great malts with a raisen, coffee and smokey flavors through out. One of the great double bocks.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2001
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty much the archetypical German dark. Lovely texture. Sits in a glass beautifully. Roasted malts to die for.