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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: 1924   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.


4.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HarryPlopper (19) - - JUN 16, 2014
Dark Brown color. Very little head, no lacing. Mild scented aroma. Sweet taste with chocolate notes. Very smooth mouthfeel with no bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (757) - Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle. A: Rich mahogany with a red outline when held to the light. Thin white head. N: Clove, caramel, toffee, biscuit, prune, raisin. Moderate earth overtones.T: Tastefully sweet, not cloying. Bitterness rounding the beer off.M: Medium body, slightly sticky. O: Meal for Lent. I think I could survive on it if I had to. Would take Celebrator or Andechser, but I wouldn?t push this one out of the cellar.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maltman53 (330) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Pours a dark brown color, with a tree-bark aroma. Great tan, two-inch persistent head. Strong malty, rich caramel, toffee, raspberry chocolate palate, with dark fruits, raisin and cooked plum. Overall, quite a heavy, complex beer that hits the style for those into the style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerSkull (1307) - SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
(Bottle). The scent is sour, fruity and slightly metallic with aroma of malt and grassy hops. The taste is the same, fruity and tangy with notes of sweet malt and alcohol. I do not like Doppelbock’s, but this beer is actually OK!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonusWagner (1391) - Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Dark brown, wispy and brief but present head. Nose is sweet, loaded with molasses, dark malts, and maybe some licorice. You can smell the alcohol, which isn’t good for a beer under 8%. The taste is pretty darn sweet, notice the licorice flavor that I saw before and some alcohol astringency. Very bitter on the back of the palate, there’s something lacking the balance of the beer. If the beer tasted more like the sweet, somewhat roasty front end and less like the needlessly bitter back, it would be a very good beer. Rated in 2010.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vulcanmeister (196) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2014
From a 355ml greeen glass bottle pours a root beer colored liquid with a very small white head which quickly recedes. Aroma of malt and butterscotch. Medium body, creamy, soft carbonation. Taste is medium sweetness, lightly bitter, with a bit of caramel, dark fruit, and just the right alcohol warmth and a drawn out finish of caramel and light bitterness. Really enjoyed this one. Would drink again for sure.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1313) - - MAY 19, 2014
From BA review rated on 2-11-12 - Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a brown with a big billowy off white head. The head fades to a thin film, with some nice lacing on the glass. Smell – Bready and sweet, with a heavy roasted malt aroma mixed with quite a bit of caramel. Taste – Bready with a roasted malt flavor initially. This is soon met with some sweet brown sugar and caramel flavors in the middle of the taste. The sweetness intensifies at the taste experience advances with it leaving a very pleasant sugar flavor on the tongue as the last drops of the beer work their way down your throat. A nice dopplebock flavor. Mouthfeel –The body is creamy and the carbonation is quite right. The body of the beer coats the mouth without too much stickiness; making it very drinkable. The carbonation only enhances the drinkability; it complements the thicker-smooth body with a lighter carbonation which tingles the tongue in just the right way. Overall – Very drinkable and enjoyable. A classic dopplebock in my opinion.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6158) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
(Bottle) Reddish brown colour with dense, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of caramel, red fruit, prunes, brown sugar, dark rye bread, liquorice and a touch of chocolate. Malty, fruity taste with red fruit, caramel, dried apricots, prunes, brown sugar, dark rye bread and a touch of coffee in the finish. Gentle bitterness. More than medium body, with balanced sweetness. Tasty and well balanced doppelbock. Nice one.

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 (544) - 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.


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