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RATINGS: 432   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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The doppelbock style of lager came into being in Middle Ages era Bavaria in what is today southern Germany. It was originally brewed by monks to provide themselves with a liquid form of nutrition during the fasting period of Lent when no solid food was allowed. This has earned the doppelbock the nickname "liquid bread" because of its rich and filling capacity. The Thomas Hooker Doppelbock Lager blends huge amounts of imported Munich, Vienna and Moravian malts with select dark roasted malts to achieve a malt lover’s dream of a rich and creamy brew. Subtly hopped with noble German and Czech hops and cool fermented with a Bavarian lager yeast, this beer will leave you happy to give up solid food for a while. No dessert necessary.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsmerig (1464) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Pours a dark reddish brown. Aroma of chocolate coffee and roasted malt with a bready yeasty aroma. Taste is syrupy and chocolate with a roasted smoked flavor accented by noble hops. Not too sweet which is a bit more of the norm for the style. One here or there if the occasion presents itself. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Psytron (1788) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2013
Smell of nuts and tar. Very dark brown colour with dark brown head. Aroma of licorice, alcohol, coffee, roasted malts. Very sweet. Very nice/weird for a doppelbock. Carbon is flat but plentiful. Very balanced.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
route9 (21) - milford, Connecticut, USA - AUG 1, 2013
very nice aroma and taste.mouthfeel is medium.not as good as celebrator or korbinian,but a close third.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle. Had this one in the cellar for quite a while and since it is in the 50’s during summer time, figured it was time to drink. Pours a dark brown caramel color with a tan head. Lots of dark fruit notes in the nose, caramel, and honey. Medium mouthfeel. Raisin, cherry, plum, slight smoke, and caramel flavors. Big and chewy. Slight bitterness at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle @ home via trade with Ernesto987. Big thanks! I’ve been eager to see if this is really a world-class doppelbock. Here goes. Pours a dark reddish brown appearance with a thin brown head and not a ton of head retention. A touch smoky, light coffee, rich caramel malty, toffee, brown sugar, mild bubblegum aroma. A bit fruity, fairly smoky, burnt sugary, caramel, cocoa, plum flavor. One of the better American-made doppelbocks that I’ve come across but nothing like a Celebrator or an Andechs.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4042) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2013
Numerous flip-tops from Spirit Haus circa 2004-2006. Pours mahogany, light rusty red, with a sudsy, yellowish white head. Nose is malty with notes on banana, brown sugar, dates, light roasted malts. Flavor is bready and dark fruit malts, notes of cocoa, prunes, and toasted bread. A very solid doppelbock that I miss having access to.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito (5107) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Whole Foods, Bowery 12oz ($3): I have wanted to try this beer for years, and today, I randomly saw it at the supermarket. Now, it is time to see if the wait pays off. Body is really pretty deep brown with a tan head. Aroma is fruits soaked in brandy or something along those lines plus a little bit of bread. Taste has a nice reserved hoppiness, which melds well with the alcohol warmth. Body is nice and creamy. Quite nice. This is different than some of the German doppelbocks, but it is pretty nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
From notes at The Pony Bar in NYC. Pours a dark brown w. a medium sized foamy head. Aroma of figs, dark fruit and sweet molasses. Flavours of sweet dried fruit and biscuity malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Dégustée au Mondial de la Bière de Montréal 2012. De couleur brune-rouge et claire. Nez malté de caramel aux notes terreuses et rôties, légèrement fruité (raisins) avec des notes de houblon herbeux et quelques traces de chocolat. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture très légèrememt crémeuse. Moyen-léger goût fruité (raisins, traces d’autres petits fruits foncés) et accompagné de faibles traces de fumée de cigarette lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté de caramel aux notes rôties et terreuses avec des traces de chocolat puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume de houblon herbeux avec des notes de noix ainsi que des traces de café et d’alcool. Post-goût moyen, légèrement amer de rôti et de houblon herbeux avec des notes fruitées (moût de raisins), de café et d’alcool très doux

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (5971) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2012
12 oz. bottle from a four pack. Stamp on neck say’s 2011-11-29. So a year plus old, what a find!! Deep ruby color with thin tan head in a mug. Nose is rich malt with caramel, toffee, prunes, figs and dates. Flavor was delightful, heavy roasted malt that transitions into a nutty, bready, grain finish with the dark fruits in the finish. Notes of raisins. Slightly astringent yet very good. Full body. For being American made this is finely crafted German style Dopplebock.


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