hershiser2 (2056) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours brown with half-inch of beige head. Smell: lightly sour wheat and cola. Taste is sour grass, metal, and wheat. Blah.
ESPh (128) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice roasted malt, candy, coffee but not sweet. Light head, dark color, nice finish. Good.
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scotchzombie (533) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown and ruby red in the light. Small off white head that quickly dissapates leaving the tiniest of rims. Aroma is rich roasted malts with toffee, brown sugar, maybe raisin. Taste largely follows - very clean bready malts + caramel/toffee with a roasted slightly bitter finish. Not boozy. I like dbocks; this one is decent.
EBROVIAK (29) - - FEB 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I guess I get the ratings I’m seeing if you call this a lager. I’d call it a Belgian-lager cross and very good. Not strictly a lager but I’d sure order it again. Good flavor and body - my fave out of a flight of 4 that included 2 porters.
mike5326 (1624) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear medium brown color, small off white head. Medium sour aroma. Medium body with a light malt flavor and a medium finish.
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nasmith003 (212) - Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
cereal, brown, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, average carbonation, long finish,
kidobutai (629) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2016
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. No head or lacing. Kind of skunky aroma, but the taste wasn’t awful. Coffee hints.
JDBaker11058 (1935) - Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
appearance: clear medium amber, short soapy light tan head. aroma: raisin and brown sugar most prominent, with some general bready malts. taste: as the aroma indicates; brown sugar is strongest flavor. finish: lasting sweetness, but the body isn’t overly thick. notes: On the lighter side in the style, from the appearance to the sweetness, which is relatively restrained. It’ll never compare to the mainstays in the style (Ayinger Celebrator et al) but it was just fine. Draft at Barrel and Bushel in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
bigben873 (205) - Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice malty doppel without being overpowering. A little better on draft when I can get it.
Darwenus (888) - Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Doppelbock is not my favorite beer style, and this beer doesn’t change that. It pours a cherry-brown color with little head. The aroma is sweet, candied fruit, cinnamon. The flavor isn’t bad. It has a quality that reminds me of Dr. Pepper, which isn’t unusual for doppelbock, but with that slight sulpher aftertaste I also associate with the style.
jmm635 (991) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coca cola color with a beige head that fades quickly. Muted aroma of caramel and toffee. Taste is sweet with very little bitterness. Palate is silky but finishes pretty quick.