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RATINGS: 621   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - FEB 17, 2014
Wow, someone at the brewery likes sweet beers, I however, do not. On draft, deep brown to red in the tulip glass with almost no head. Aroma of sugary caramel candy, some dark fruit notes, hints of vanilla, alcohol burn in the taste, mouthfeel is like carpet from the sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaser (5640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Amber color with off white head. Musty and earthy taste. Slight fruit hint. Not a fan. Had this on draft at tommyknocker brewpub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (5058) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2013
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s into my Funkwerks glass. Deep brown and clear with a small, mostly dissipating, tan head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, light chocolate, toasted malts, yeast, sugar and light fruit with a touch of herbs and spice. Similar flavor, medium sweetness and a touch of bitter hops. Smooth medium body with a creamy feel and a sweet finish. Paired with Cajun chicken pasta and chocolate chip cookies.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbruner (3987) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Pours a clear golden brown from the bottle with thin off-white cap of head. Aroma is sweet and vegetal, taste follows, almost like caramelized green peppers. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (2701) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2013
Backlog, from notes. On tap @ the brewpub in Phoenix, AZ, 16 May 2001. Brown color. Aroma’s: caramel, sugarry/syruppy, malt, some alcohol. Flavor is moderate sweet with some acidity from the carbonation. Too strong for this Arizona weather, but luckily the airco was working.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pyrmir (5527) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
On tap. Amber with off white head. Aroma if malt, bread, perfume, burnt sugar with some hop notes. Taste is malty with tangy notes, sugar, toffee and faint hop notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
mrossini (34) - - OCT 26, 2013
Good flavor of caramel. Fairly malty too. Aroma is pleasant. Tastes very smooth. I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pablo951 (636) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Had it on tap at the Chicago Craft Beer Festival 6/22/13 in Old Town. Poured a dark clear amber color with a good head. Smooth heavy malt taste, with a bad bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Amber pour with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee, caramel and nuttiness. The flavor is caramel, toffee, dark fruit and alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
climberbob (438) - Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle. Not in a glass so could tell appearance and hard to get aroma. Slightly sweet and malty. Tasty ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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