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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Sudwerk Doppel Bock is available throughout the Holidays and is reminiscent of traditional winter seasonal brews of Germany. Rich and complex, with a layered malt character. Brewed with generous amount of Munich malt. And a subtle addition of chocolate malt for a distinct roasted character, and a range of caramel malts for a full, rounded flavor with a silky creamy finish.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kambei70 (929) - - JUN 21, 2016
Pours a clear brown color with a 3/4 finger thick light tan head. light lacing. Aroma is lightly roasted malt. Flavor is toasted malt, light chocolate, and herbal hops. Finish is a little harsh. Medium body. A decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (3896) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2016
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a mix of sugar and loads of dark fruit. Lots of plumbs and figs. Flavor is pure raison juice with a bit of treacle and toffee. This was such a dark fruit forward beer. One of the best dopple bocks I’ve had in a long time. This beer leaves so much raison on the tongue you may think you are eating a box of sun-maids.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_rookie (332) - Arkansas, USA - APR 17, 2016
Pours a dark mahogany color. About one finger mocha colored head. Poor retention, okay lacing. It’s so dark, it’s hard to see it. But from what I see, it looks good.

Aroma is coffee, chocolate and malts. Lots of fruits. Raisins, cherry, figs,. Smells great.

Taste follows the nose. Very malty, no hops. Very fruity with cherries, raisins, figs. Sweet, no bitterness. A little alcohol burn, but can’t taste the alcohol. Chocolate and toffee.

Mouthfeel is full bodied. Creamy and rich, but has alcohol burn. Can’t taste the alcohol. Be careful, high ABV, sweet and easy drinking, could make for trouble. Drinkable yes, sessioinable...no.

Overall, it’s rather tasty and enjoyable. I don’t have much more to say about it. I would buy it again and I would recommend it. It’s mighty fine!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5470) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2016
The beer pours deep brown with a reddish hue with a beige head. The aroma has toffee, rich malt, some dark fruit/berries and lager smoothness. It has a medium body with some mild carbonation. The taste starts with dark toasty bread, lager smoothness and burnt toffee. The finish is pretty dry while maintaining the richness. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StudHammer (25) - - MAR 2, 2016
Rich and complex, with a layered malt character. Brewed with generous amount of Munich malt. And a subtle addition of chocolate malt for a distinct roasted character, and a range of caramel malts for a full, rounded flavor with a silky creamy finish. Chocolate, Coffee, Smooth. Nice Beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1695) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 25, 2016
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau during a Sudwerk event. Very rich caramel malt with slight chocolate. Alcohol burn.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theOptimator (360) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Aroma is bright sweet caramel malt with hint of chocolate roast. Appearance is dark brown with redish tint, medium off white head. Taste is bright sweet malt followed by a light chocolate bread crust followed by a light herbal hop flavor/bitterness. Palate is medium. Crisp yet full, hides alcohol well. Overall a very nice beer. Not a world class example, but has some malt depth and very clean. Good example of the style

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (1692) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2014
A great Doppelbock, very well balanced. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Smell is raisins and caramel. Taste is very well balanced with a nice amount of hops. Well done. Tasted at the BevMo Holiday Beer Fest.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (9429) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"not a bad beer, but sub par for one of my favorite styles. slighlty lacking in the big body. the malt character is there as well, but not robust enough. it didn’t help that it was served too cold, but i got the idea as it warmed up a little. pleasing, if a little lite for the style. 1/11 - had it again in the bottle at proper temp, and raised the score 0.1

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 26, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 Pours a clear amber with three fingers of frothy off white head. Aroma is sweet malt and caramel. Some spicyness in the nose also. Flavor is caramel but is also very tart and tangy. Very odd. Doesn’t seem to style at least not what I was expecting. Almost berlinerweiss in character but with some maltiness. Overall drinkable but a bit odd.


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