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

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Light golden malty doppelbock


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2004
Hazy amber with a small off white head. Sweet malt aroma. Sweet flavor of malt, dark fruit and caramel. Much maltier than expected given the relatively light color of this doppelbock.

3.4
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2004
This poured the color of apple juice. The flavor was a little hoppier than I expected and the body was somewhat light. A different approach to the style that is worth a try.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Very cool, black bottle. Contents are just right. This is a great lager, double bock. It’s appearance is a moderate golden color, providing a good fluffy head. Flavor was very nice, almost like honey or syrup was present. Taste complex. There was no ascorbic bite, so that’s nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2002
Citrus and peach smell. Peach colour, small creamy head. Tastes of apricot, and raisins, more like a barley wine. Complex, hides the alcohol well. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2000
The palest and mildest tasting doppelbock I’ve ever seen and tasted- even at 7.4% by vol. Golden colored like a pilsner and even a typical lagerish aroma. However, a strong malt presence and alcoholic strength separates it from regular lagers. Not a bad beer, but it doesn’t compare to doppelbocks like Celebrator and Salvator.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2004
Caramel fruity notes. Pear, apple, malty. Medium amber hazy with no head. Starts with light alcohol, watery malts, neutral fruits. Light carbonic burn, but otherwise smooth. Good light nutty finish, malty sweet. OK doppelbock.

3.2
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shorlin (648) - 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...

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy yellow body with a spare white head. Aroma of grain, mild cigar, herbs, and lemon. Flavor of grain, fruit, and dustiness. Soft carbonation with a chalky finish. Not what I would characterize as a dopplebock.


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