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RATINGS: 616   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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rollinsr (504) - Atlanta, - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (5176) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear rich hazel, small beige head, dissipates fairly quickly, some lacing. Aroma is rich and malty, a bit smoky, toffee and woody notes. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter, very malty and rich, caramel notes prominent. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_rookie (220) - USA - SEP 30, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2015 Pours a dark ruby color. Almost too dark to see through. Less than two fingers tan head. Reduces to film, but some lacing left on glass.

Aroma is very malty. Itís also pretty heavy on caramel and bread. Some grassy hops in there, but not much. The malts are pretty dark roasted, so smells also somewhat smokey.

Taste is a little caramel. Itís also maybe just a tad chocolatey. Itís very malty, but not so bitter from hops. Taste is hard to figure out. But it seems there may be some figs in there, perhaps?.

Mouthfeel is quite full. Itís thick and rich and perfect for cold winter nights, hence the winter seasonal style. It does finish a little astringent from the high ABV.

Overall, itís pretty good. I wouldnít suggest it for everyone. This is not very drinkable. I donít know how one could handle more than two of these. But itís worth a try if you like the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Barreras (1367) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Pours a light copper color with a faint toffee aroma. Taste is sweet, with a decent malt backbone. Syrup, and caramel in the flavor with a little bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall, tasty and good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (5953) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Lots of sweet malt and caramel. Light hint of roast. Sweet finish. Slightly syrupy consistency. Bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moebbels (556) - FINLAND - AUG 15, 2015
Pours a clear reddish copper body with a minimal head. Sweet and makty nose with caramel and chokolate notes. Sweet malty and chokolatey taste with a mildly bitter finish. Soft carbonation and rich palate. Good basic bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (3738) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear reddish brown with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like sweet nutty malt, some dried fruit, caramel, chocolate, very sweet with a light hop presence. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet malt, nutty, and some dried fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jabah (253) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2015
The best thing about this beer for me was the kick (ABV%). The balance of flavors were a little overwhelming, but Bocks are typically heavy in flavor....especially a double. It was good, but meant more for sipping or a change of pace beer. I also read a review about not mixing with dinner, but to enjoy on itís own....which I tend to agree with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlindGuardianco (48) - - APR 23, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2015 Good amber beer, a bit more interesting as it is a doppelbock , got a flat bottle but think the others had a good head, will try again. Low carbonation on another bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toast, some dark fruit notes into a bit of spice, some vanilla, touch of grassy notes. Taste was a mix of dough, grass, dark fruit into some spice, caramel, toffee into a bit of dark fruits, finishing slightly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (1520) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Tap. Pours a dark semi hazy amber with a ring of creamy off white head. Aroma and taste of malts and a bit of wood.

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