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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: 1931   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
VitaminD (2) - - FEB 27, 2014 does not count
Medium sweetness, full body, creamy, average carbonation. One of my all-time favorite beers. Dopplebocks rule!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1936) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, grain. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness. Good mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle - Pours a very dark brown with a nice off-white head. Aromas of hay and grass. It’s a healthy 7.6% alcohol, but it has a nice smooth flavor with more hop bite than I’d expect based on the aroma. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
snigglesnaggle (2) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2014 does not count
Characteristic fruitiness, mild vanilla, medium hop bite, mild astringency, thin head. Very well balanced, real nice mouth feel. Classic Doppelbock.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBeforeH20 (128) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours a deep drown with a medium off white head. Aroma of sweet malts and caramel. Tatse is malt dominant with a good caramel flavor, finish is well balanced with hops. Great beer, well crafted.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
biokid23 (102) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Rich, heavy, and not overly powerful. A good doppelbock, despite doppelbock not being my favorite style.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
nolsak (9) - - FEB 4, 2014 does not count
Optimator is my favorite doppel. It’s rich, medium-heavy, and not overly alcoholic.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBLP (7) - Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2014 does not count
Pours with a big head. Comes out dark, but can almost see through. Aroma is very hoppie (sp?). Very creamy flavor and strong.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (212) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Pours a deep brown with a creamy white head. Big malts and molasses and not much else. Tasty but a little rich for me.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVukelich (37) - Algona, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Gave it a Euro-pour right down the middle of the glass. Built a tall, beige head. Real, rich brown color. Less than average lace after sipping. Aroma was that sweet, malty smell you’d expect from a doppel. Flavor was the same. Definitely sweet, no bitter hop flavor...plum or raisin notes, maybe? I could barely pick up the higher alcohol content. Carbonation was less than average and mouthfeel was decent. The viscosity was medium and not a long aftertaste. This is a classic version of the style. Shouldn’t disappoint most that are looking to sample a decent doppelbock.


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