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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30680) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2007
RB# 1400: 50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a lacing light brown head. Malty nose with a minor but distinct apple/citrus fruitiness. Heavy flavour of roasted malt and a slight herbal note, clearly lifted by alcohol without becoming dominant at all. Bitter and still malty in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29070) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2005 A hazy red-brown beer with a disappearing light brown head. The aroma is sweet and very spicy combined with notes of berries. The flavor is sweet malty with lots of berry and wood notes as well as hints of alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2007
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of Kramer17801. Hazy, orangey brown with a small, rough, off-white head. Aroma of burned caramel. Rather full body with plenty of roasted malt, burned caramel, lots of fruit and a fairly bitter finish - a lot more bitter than a German Doppelbock. 310807

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2004
Bottled. Very dark brown, small head. Sweet and very roasty with caramel and chocolate. The malt profile is however clean and hard. Salty finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2007
Dark brown color. Some sweet caramel aroma and flavor; good body strength; too much alcoholic, too simple.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12331) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2012
Draught@The Ginger Man, NYC
My first beer from this brewery! Very dark brown color, steady beige head. Light chocolaty-grassy aroma. Medium to full-bodied. Grassy hoppyness, caramel, alcohol with chocolaty notes. Lingering grassy bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2008
Beer # 7500, that’s 3/4 of the way to Eternal Ticking Glory, ladies and gentlemen. I decided to toast this momentous occasion with one of the most well-respected lagers in America today, the Liberator Doppelbock from Thomas Hooker. This was a 2006 bottle and the result was, well, interesting. Thankfully I can say that I’ve had few, if any, beers quite like this particular bottle, which makes it a fitting beer to have on the occasion.

Dark brown colour. Chewy, smokey, plummy aroma shows some oxidation. Deep plums on the palate, again the product of oxidation, but I don’t mind it at all. There’s a light smokiness, some pear, and some burnt sugars. To me, this has developed well, although I’m sure this much oxidation and fruitiness in a doppelbock would turn just as many people off as on. Sweet and tart finish, an eclectic product of age, rendered upon a beer that may not handle such things as well as it should. But it works anyway, and that’s the fun of trying different beers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a black body (almost opaque) with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted and sweet malts, caramel, and coffee. Rich malt backbone with cocoa and coffee. Bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2005
(1L bottle) Biggest gusher I have ever had, but no sign of infection. Clear garnet with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, cherry, some caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some caramel, chocolate. Medium body, fairly clean -- no stickiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 05/04/2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

dark amber, thin head, dry smokey malt aroma, rich malt flavor, nice sweetness tries to break through, hint of tartness in the finish,
-------- /> Date: 06/07/2006
Source: tasting
Score: ii to iii

nice lace, rich chocolate flavor, nice smokey character, sweet but balanced with nice earthy bitterness, hint of smoke
-------- /> Date: 05/03/2007
Mode: bottle
Source: aa
Score: 3.5 to 3.7

ditto, rich smoked milk chocolate flavor

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4


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