Brewed by Engel Brauerei
Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Light golden malty doppelbock

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2003
Possibly a bad bottle. Poured flat. To many floaters for my taste. It's a black non-see through bottle so I couldn't tell. Alcohol smell was a little overpowering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Read some prior reviews after seeing how light in color this is. Oakes says it's a European strong lager; okay, I can deal with that. It smells mildly fruity, like apples and pears. Not very carbonated, but very, very sweet. This posed a problem: it did get slighlty cloying (not as much as I would have thought considering the level of sweetness), but add more carbonation and it would have tasted like a sparkling fruit wine. I hate sparkling fruit wines. I liked this. The level of carbonation was okay. Mouthfeel light, which helped combat the sweetness. Finish not too thick. Alcohol not noticeable. Overall, very interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shorlin (721) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 18, 2001
Kind of flat, both in carbonation and in flavour. I wasn’t very impressed. Perhaps I was expecting too much...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2002
Rich malty flavor and aroma, subdued alcohol sneaks up on you

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2002
Apperance: cloudy, deep golden colour, thin lacy white head at the start though it fades away fast. In terms of aroma this beer was almost non-existant with only a faint malty nose. For a 7% german geer, this one is extremely light in body. There is a definite lactic acidity similar to what is found in lambics, flander’s browns and berliner weiss beers. It is extremely unique and tantalizing and certainly not in the traditional doppelbock style. So light in body for 7%, you’d think they used adjuncts like the belgians do to lighten the beer. It is sooooo easy to drink and so refreshing. Not a doppelbock at all... I need another!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
Medium golden color. No head at all. Sweet and malty aroma. Some caramel and honey. A dash of yeast. Medium mouthfeel. Overall a little on the thin side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2001
I saw double bock and decided to give it a whirl. It was nothing super memorable, alot lighter in color than I expected.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2002
Good beer and a cool label.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stefano99 (19) - Ghezzano (Pisa), ITALY - DEC 29, 2001
Finally something different from the usual german lagers! Rich colour and taste, very pleasant!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
toad99 (15) - USA - APR 15, 2002
Not what I expected for the acl. content. I can’t really compare it with other Dopplebock brews, because I haven’t tried any. But I enjoyed this one so much, that I would gladly try another.

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