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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 1916   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.


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
unyora (1) - - MAY 4, 2014 does not count
?????????? ?????? ?????7????? , bubblegum, bubblegum, basement aromas, cheese, grass, toast

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2014
12 oz bottle from Wilbur’s. Appearance: two fingers light brown head that does not stick around too long, deep brown, clear, slight lacing. Aroma: roasted malt, molasses, floral, a bit nutty. Palate: full body, average carbonation, dry finish, oily texture. Taste: sweet caramel into nice hoppy bitterness on the end. Overall, balance is nice, taste is short and everything is pretty straight forward. Like the simplicity of this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RevBFG (54) - - APR 19, 2014
Bottle from Trader Joe's. Clear, reddish brown pour with thick white head that disappears quickly. Almost no bubbles. Smells of bread and caramel. Taste is sweet, but with a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wisdomsolo (433) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
Has a decent caramelly sweet aroma. That sweetness translates through to the flavor as well. Along with some maltiness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1193) - Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2014
Will always remind me of when I ducked into a nice German restaurant here in Milwaukee to escape rush hour traffic after my visit to the VA down the street. My first time enjoying Optimator (several) including eating an old can of sardines and then downing the juice on a dare for about $30 and then bought everyone a round... fun times. Anyway, the beer is a beautiful ruby brown with a great frothy beige head. Super enjoyable. Super drinkable. Full of brown sugar, dark fruit, bread, caramel, and a really nice smokey roastiness. Approaching full bodied. A whisper of alcohol. Overlooked. Yes ill have another..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresyourball (491) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
On tap as a part of a flight. Pours clear brown-red with a small white head. Nose is caramel, fruit. Flavor is caramel, bread, hops; sweet vanilla. Good balance with creamy mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gvaughn (22) - Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
Another nice malty doppelbock that is the 3rd one listed in the BJCP styles guidelines. Nice dark coloring with ruby highlights and very good tan head. Good lacing on the glass. Aroma is malty with some toast. Taste is malty, toasty, and has dark plum overtones. This is a full bodied beer. Overall very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
perezs25 (39) - - APR 4, 2014
1.5" off-white foamy head, low lace. Dark brown to black liquid. Malty aroma is toast grainy with hops in background. Well balanced taste of rich malty and bitter. Smooth body texture and very clean finish. Very drinkable and a pleasure to drink while grilling my favorite brats! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
finn1918 (193) - Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Pours a crystal clear deep ruby with a huge reddish head. Aroma is caramel malts and some dark fruits. Taste is unadulterated malt assault with just enough soapy hoppiness to keep it from being cloying. Smooth, thick mouthfeel that manages to stay refreshing despite the ABV. This is a solid doppelbock.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (733) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAR 20, 2014
BOTTLE 355ML. Look: deep ruby-brown with a small beige head with poor retention. Aroma: very malty with some burnt sugar, a hint of fruit acidity. Taste: sweet, caramel/sugar, balanced by some hop bitterness. Huge malt, not very complex, but otherwise nice and cleat bock.


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