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RATINGS: 599   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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This award winning doppelbock (8.2% alcohol by volume) lager is brewed with a generous supply of Munich, carapils, caramel and chocolate malts and is fermented with Bavarian lager yeast. The resulting caramel sweetness and rich mouthfeel are complimented by the mild bittering of German Hallertau hops. 1997 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal Winner

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pershing (475) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Pours Dark Amber with a thin tan head that dissolves quickly. Sweet malt aroma with some bread and yeast. Smooth rich mouth feel that is slightly sweet. The alcohol is hidden very well. An excellent doppelbock that’s made in America.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (777) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2012
12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear medium brown with some reddish highlights and an average (1-2 finger) light tan creamy head that was mostly diminishing, down to a thin film and medium collar with poor runny lacing. The aroma was of a lightly toasted sweet grain malt and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee, chocolate and a mild fruity ester. The taste was lightly sweet and rather malty with a hint of caramel and just a touch of chocolate form the start, then changed slightly into a bitter sweet taste with a light fruity presence and a mild alcohol finish. The flavor was short lived with just a light lingering alcohol taste left behind. Mouthfeel was just above light in body and dry in texture with a somewhat lively carbonation. Overall this was a decent Bock beer with a really good taste and a smooth drinkability...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonhall (57) - - DEC 2, 2012
Draft at jupiters. Deep amber in color. Nice maltiness with some caramel. Finish is also good. Not too hoppy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LiMuBai (154) - - DEC 1, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2012 Well, you certainly can tell it’s a bock. Nice dark chestnut, amber color. Very light head with limited lacing. However, tasty and well balanced. Have four and relax.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (1602) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2012
12 oz.bottle dated March 25 2011, consumed in Oct. 2011. Pours a dark reddish brown, more or less clear, with a finger thick light tan head. Head reduces quickly but then lasts. Smells of dark fruit with bready malt and hints of higher ABV. Slightly earthy. Taste: Rather floral and a bit yeasty with hints of hop bitterness and toffee but rather little malt presence. Rather sweet despite recognizable bitter and sour components. Medium body with some bite and crispness from the alcohol and carbonation. O - Not bad, but not appealing enough to be a session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
shinaz (1) - - OCT 30, 2012 does not count
Very malty little hop presence. Dark with mild carbonation. Tan lacing. Caramel, roasty,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rollinsr (365) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - OCT 24, 2012
Pours hazy brown with some yeast sediment and tan/orange head. Aroma is dark fruit, namely raisins and prunes. The flavor is an amplified version of the the aroma but with some heavier yeast notes. There is some sort of sour and chalky off-flavors in the flavor that inhibit its full potential. I would also like to taste a bit more malt character in this one but all in all not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
TequilaReader (33) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2012
coffee, roasty, amber, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle on a train into NYC, post-wedding. Pours cloudy brown with a fine, beige cream head. Sugary malt nose, some caramel, brown sugar, dried fruits. Medium sweet flavor, some dry bread, dried cranberries, lightly tangy caramel. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Rounded dark sugar finish, more caramel, light alcohol, some dust and dirt, a bit of demerara sugar. Overall it’s just OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
steve1966 (100) - Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Was afraid of this but pleasantly surprised. Smell of caramel Ruby brown murky mess no head no lacing. seems to be missing something but still very good. Good alcohol content warming. Imagine after 2 or 3 of these one would be feeling pretty good. Date on bottle was Nov 12. Was so impressed went back to grab a 6 er. I1ll age a few and see how they do. Boozy, sweet caramel very tasty. A strange and interesting brew. Nice job guys.

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