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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1955   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


Stracey's rating

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stracey (39) - Pelham, Alabama, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Very faint aroma. Some fruit. Thin tan head with dark amber nearly black coloring. Fruity taste to it but not overly sweet. Very decent dopplebock.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocJitsu (1180) - Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Rich, dark, amber pour with a short khaki head. Faint toffee nose. Mildly rich mouthfeel with ample carbonation. Toffee, fruity, and faint horehound.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
spittle8 (126) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Poured from a bottle, San Diego. Sweet, sharp malt aroma. Dark beer but translucent. Moderate head. I’m not impressed with this beer and only rated it after trying it several times.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlindGuardianco (29) - - APR 26, 2015
One of my favorite beers, not too heavy but complex, nice head and color, malty aftertaste but still has that spaten taste in think from the hops, will always buy again

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (780) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 23, 2015
Clean malt liquor aroma. Crystal clear dark orange/amber with a very fine head. Creamy, smooth body with lots of roasted malt flavor. Slight wood flavor with sweet cream and a hint of vanilla. Light molasses and caramel sweetness. Earthy, leafy hop bitterness comes out from under the sweetness and the finish is a combination of both. Delicious doppelbock and definitely a classic. Happy German Beer Day 2015 everyone!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (589) - - APR 13, 2015
Bottle at home. Great choice for a rainy, cool spring evening. Pours an appealing but not imposing dark and somewhat opaque brown with a small tan head. Super roasty and malty which leaves overall impression as sweet. Nutty and earthy as well. Reminiscent of pumpernickel bread or dark caramel. Pretty smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Great example of the style. Alcohol level well hidden- easy drinker for almost 8%.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartzluke (201) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 11, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2015 12 oz refrigerated pour into a shaker pint. Mild head. Fairly dark, mostly opaque. Malty and sweet nose. A little caramel. Mouthfeel is midway between thin and creamy. Pretty thick. Taste is good. Dark, malty, caramely, dark fruit. An aggressive beer. A bit of an alcohol bite on the end.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestlake (193) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 9, 2015
Bottle pour. This beer is very sweet. Aroma and taste are caramel and sweetness. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NotMolly (3) - Sandpoint, Idaho, USA - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
Nice. Almost completely not-bitter, and super-smooth. But it honestly doesn't taste like much. Like Guinness Stout, really, with a tiny bit more carbonation and about triple the flavor. (Guinness Stout tastes almost like water to me.) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (909) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Clear reddish brown color. Small creamy beige head. Rich roasted malt aroma is reminiscent of molasses and fresh baked bread. Upfront is a sweet roasted malt flavor with notes of toffee and vanilla. Mid taste develops more complex notes of dark fruit, brandy and herbal hops. Finish is chewy, malty and more herbal notes. This is a wonderful example of a classic Bavarian Doppelbock. Right up there with Paulaner Salvator and Ayinger Celebrator.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cidertron (30) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
This beer is like candy! It runs sweeter compared to some others I’ve had. It pours dark brown but not nearly as dark as a lot of the porters or stouts. The carbonation is soft and balanced. It has a nice sweet vanilla taste :)


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