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RATINGS: 603   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


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2002
This one is a keeper the only brew in there variety pack worth drinking i hope they can improve the others,because 1 flafor wont make it in this market.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9388) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2004 Malty as all hell. High ABV is decently hidden. Enjoy, but be careful. A maltheadís delight.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2002
Almost seems to light for a dopplebock. Carmael flavors with decent hopped balance. Alcohol is well hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brew4Dug (138) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2009 Very impressed with this doppplebock. Great appearance and full meal-deal flavor. Alcohol kick is hidden fairly well for itís content.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2002
Interesting brew...caramel, hops, malty as it can be. Never tasted anything like it, though it reminds me more of a barleywine than a bock...and no this is NOT a bock...itís a doppel. Itís sweet, but not cloying, and the bitter finish goes well with the sweetness. Nice not-so-hidden alcohol kick too! Like someone else said I felt a slight buzz even after one bottle. I like this one alot and I will now try my second bottle of the six pack!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2002
Interesting beer. Pours out to a nice brown color in the glass. Light fruity smell. Nice taste of caramel with a decent hop bitterness at the end. The alcohol in this one sneaks up on you. I felt a little buzz going after one. Iíd drink this again.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 6, 2002
I donít know why this is listed as a Bock. This is a Dopplebock. This brew pours a clear ruddy brown. The average creamy/frothy beige head is mostly lasting with good lacing. The soft nose is mostly caramel, and roasted cereal, with a hint of flowers, herbs, resin, and earth. The flavor starts warm, rich, earthy and very sweet and finishes long with a nutty bitterness. The alcohol is well hidden in the nose, and the flavor. The brew has a lovely medium creamy body with soft carbonation. The finish has an alcoholic feel. Hats off to Tommyknocker brewery, nicely done! Beer of the Month Club is 4 for 4. And I had previously thought I didnít care for the Dopplebock style. I guess I just donít care for Paulaner.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vacek (67) - College Station, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2002
Other than the missing head, this beer has many qualities of something that I would like to add to my favorites. Awesome amber color, sweet smell and a great taste. The cartoons on the bottle just add to this beer. To this point, the best Tommyknocker product that I have tried. I am certainly looking forward to the rest.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
STUARTMILLER (10) - flushing, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2002
mildly sweet yet a quite enjoyable dobbelbock

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TAR (2517) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2006 Bottled december, 2002: Thin whisp of unretentive foam atop an auburn shade. Subdued, yet beautiful, aroma exhibiting loads of spicy hops, brandy, pecans, wet paint, underlying pineapple, and loads of crystal malt to complement the hops. Lean texture. Sublime flavors of chewy Crystal alongside and spicy hops. The finish is extremely long, full of grape and more spicy Hallertauer. The winner of the sampler pack, but thatís not saying much.


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