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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: 1951   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.


trubucho's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trubucho (20) - - MAR 21, 2003
I havent had any other doppelbocks so this was a unique flavor for me ... very smooth and warm with nice malty flavors ... very easy to drink ... nothing too special in the color/mouthfeel/etc


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (572) - - 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 (87) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 11, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestlake (181) - 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 (876) - 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 :)

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Brandon1989 (401) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Pours a very dark copper with a small tan head that dissipates very quickly. The aroma is dark fruits, caramel, vanilla, sweet, and some faint alcohol. The taste is also dark fruits and a sort of grassy flavor as well. I also pick up some grapes.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mikeyaponte (33) - Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2015
caramel, bread, chocolate, nuts, roasty, floral, earthy, leather, alcohol, raisin, Excellent beer for it’s style. On tap at the Student Prince restaurant.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bnwokedi89 (88) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Very interesting taste ... Almost seems to have a minty aftertaste. Very opaque color but not darker than a porter. Almost deep auburn brownish-orange in color. Very interesting beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisSc (369) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
12oz bottle into pint glass. Minneapolis. Pours dark brown, transparent. Little to no head. Aroma is dark malts, earthy, bread, subtle chocolate. Taste is mildly sweet. Body is medium. Soft carbonation. Medium finish, dry. Nice for a double bock, but lacks some flavor.


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