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


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RATINGS: 1924   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (194) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cowboy7381 (3) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2014 does not count
Great smooth beer. High on malt taste, but not bitter. Good mouth feel and goes down smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle->willi becher. Dark brown with medium lite tan head. A: malty, with grains, grass, brown sugar. T: bittersweet malt, with both roast and caramel, grains, molasses, burnt sugar. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrapersnbeer (1481) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Doppel rivalry: Spaten vs. Paulaner. The other rivalry match-up that occurred today makes me need a drink. In this games, everyone wins. Aroma of earthy malt and candied black cherries. Dark cola like appearance, except rather still. Sweet dark fruit taste, doesn’t feel so strong and to be fair it isn’t. at lest relatively speaking. Medium body, slick feel. A very good introduction to doppelbocks. For export only...strange InBev trickery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2014
0,5 l bottle from Systembolaget. A dense lightly tanned head, atop a clear ruby-brown body. Initial aroma is light acidic-fruity, followed by a scent caramel and dark bread, and a wee note of nuts and licorice. Body is medium full. Soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. Not very sweet-flavored, yet flavorfull with a big malt base. Taste of dark caramel, rounded roast, with a light pepper tone and hint of dark dried fruits and licorice. Low bitterness. Finish is surprisingly short, bordering on watered down. Overall, a more then decent beer with lot of fine Doppelbock qualities.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (3587) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle: Poured a burgundy edged brown with a frothy light tan head. Aroma is rich with roasted malts, some stickiness in the nose as well. Taste is sweet caramel and roasted malt, not sugary, very smooth ans some fruit like character as well in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Reviewed from notes on 07/07/10 $2 for 33cl @ Huck’s in Spokane, WA. Poured from bottle to snifter. A: Pours dark cherry brown with excellent clarity. No head, appears flat. S: Smells like a symphony bar! Toffee, cocoa, toast. Very pleasant. T: Surprisingly bitter given the nose. Rye toast, cocoa, toffee still there, just not as evident as before. Slight earthen flavor. M: Low carb flows well over tongue and after sweetness feel, but dries quickly and dries with the bitterness. D: A bit thin for the style IMO, prefere a bit more body. Otherwise, strong offering from a classic brewery. Serving type: bottle 12-23-2010

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2140) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle from AEON Mall Kumiyama. Good toasty malt nose, with light prunes and burnt sugar. Clear brown color with ruby highlights. Light roast malt initial, solid caramel base / alc. warms the palate / finish is fruity, sweet, and smooth. Medium body. A very tasty doppelbock. Not cloying, as some of them tend to be.

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