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Brewed by Tree Brewing
Style: Doppelbock
Kelowna, Canada

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A sweet aroma with hints of toffee, light caramel and hazelnut. A deep brown reddish hue with a clean smooth finish.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
Pours a hazy light brown with some suspended solids, small white head diminishing to a spotty covering and small ring around the glass. Aromas of rich malt, toast, caramel, light dark fruitiness. Flavours of rich maltiness, caramel, toffee, toasty, slight chocolate, some alcohol warming.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
Pours a clear brown with a off white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma of toffee, caramel, dried fruits, nuts and a hint of booze on the end. Taste is sweet caramel, bready nuts with a nice alcohol warming. Full bodied beer with lots of smooth sweetness and a high abv and medium carbonation. Overall it’s a really good doppelbock that’s easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neongolden (1108) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
(650mL bottle from LCBO) Poured dark copper with a slight haze and a tan head. Aroma caramel-heavy with a bit of spicebox and nuttiness. Flavour dominated by brown sugar, maple syrup, slight rasin and a bit of nutty bitterness to dry it down on the finish. Finish neither very bitter nor cloying, but brief. Palate somewhat oily, moderate carb for the style, alcohol came through as it warmed. Kind of bland and sugary, lacked the malt complexity of a good doppelbock.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Pours a nice deep brown color with ruby highlights topped with an uneven, frothy, cream head. Aroma has a very sweet profile with a strong raisin sweetness, light leathery notes, some earthy hops hit the nose and a fairly strong alcohol and toasted malt notes. Flavor has notes of raisin, caramel, toffee, slight nutty middle, light earthy hops kick and a touch of coffee in the finish. Palate is very odd as my taste buds seemed to be in shock initially from the amount of flavor and alcohol that was bombarding them. Good density, perfect amount of carbonation for both the flavor and head retention through the entire sampling. Overall a pretty good brew. After the initial shock to the taste buds wore off, the flavors tended to melt a bit better. My only knock on this is that the alcohol presence is a tad bit on the high side (even for dopppelbocks) but not so much so that it’s a deal breaker. Solid offering by Tree Brewing overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6373) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
Bomber from the LCBO and the dark recesses of the back of my fridge - boo-ya!!! Clear light copper, large frothy tan head. Lightly nutty aroma, interesting plum overlay, somewhat floral. Taste follows, really well balanced, a little earthy - light body, mild carbonation, quick finish. Simple, light, hides the alcohol well - really tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (2170) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
Not bad at all. Pours amber-brown wih some head that goes away quickly, and no lacing. Nose is limited. Aromas of toffee, some dark fruit, some brown bread. Tastes are medium sweet. Light ish body. Alcohol pretty well hidden. Decent beer in a category with some standouts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (5686) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle: Poured a clear dark copper color bock with a medium size foamy head with average retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light hazelnut and caramel malt with light medium sweet toffee notes is interesting. Taste is dominated by residual sugar with some medium caramel malt and toffee notes. Body is somewhat light for style with medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Overall, this fell a bit short of my expectation with not enough interesting ester and the residual sugar felt a bit flat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkska101 (1558) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
660 ml bottle from lcbo shared with dad. A: caramel, toffee, licorice. App: hazy brown with reddish highlight. small white head. T/p: full body finish is sweet and medium long. average carbonation. O: great beer like the overall malt backbone should have bought more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (769) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
650ml bottle. A gorgeous cloudy amber-brown body, good mocha head with a decent retention. Aroma of caramel, sweet dough, cinnamon, coriander, toffee, floral. Taste of caramel, kvass yeast, rye bread, maple syrup, malt and dried apples. A bit of an alcohol touch at the end. Full body, slick texture, carbonation is pretty flat. A really nice doppelbock.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6937) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 27, 2012
Aroma:sweet malty with maple syrop notes, some dryness from alcohol.
Look:fine haze on maple amber. Ligher creamy top.
Taste etc: medium bodied with fuller walls. Malty, syrupy - maple like. Carbonation low. Sweet malty approach but not in Euro doppel way.


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