Brewed by Vetter Alt Heidelberger Brauhaus
Style: Doppelbock
Heidelberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
In 1994, the 33 Plato gave it the world’s highest gravity. Though the beer can no longer make this claim, it is still one of the world’s most reknowned strong lagers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8865) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Draught at the Vetter, Heidelberg, Germany. Dark brown color with a tiny light tan head. Dark fruits, raisins, sweetness, marmalade and dark maltiness in the aroma. The flavor is... Wow!? This is... strong! Dark fruits, sweetness, plums and alcohol. Alcohol is quite strongly present. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mister_Li (254) - GERMANY - AUG 22, 2015
Klares Bernstein mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Sehr Malzig, süß, vollmundig, reife Früchte, sehr süffig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (706) - Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Draft at source. Hazy dark brown No head Dark caramel malt aroma Light carbonation boozy up front. Dried fruits dark malt sligh syrupy very nice

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1759) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Pours a finger of head on a hazy brown body. The aroma is mild to non-existent... grain? The taste is caramel candy, malty sweet, touch of lemon, alcohol heat, cotton candy with a long finish. The texture is medium and smooth. It’s really sweet, worth trying for the experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lello4ever (294) - ITALY - APR 1, 2015
Colore marrone scuro, schiuma quasi invisibile. Birra molto dolce, da degustare a fine pasto e preferibilmente nei mesi freddi. Non è facile da sorseggiare visto l’alcol così prominente.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fugitive (1704) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 31, 2015
Color dark amber with almost no head. Arome sweet, fruits. Taste very sweet, alcohol, roasted, berries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevnic2008 (9991) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2014
On tap. Pours a very dark brown color. The aroma is yeast, caramel and fruit. The flavour is sweet malty, sweet caramel and sweet fruit. Very sweet overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bartlebier (2760) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2014
0,2 standard pour@source, HD. 33° and advertised 12,5° Abv. Viscous and opaque ruby chestnut with some off-white foam. At first near-sickeningly sweet maltgasmic nose of Vitamalz and Malzbonbon slowly gives way to tawny port and some roast chestnuts, still not all that inviting though (lager containment vs ale expressivity). Taste sees layers upon layers of cloying candy sweetness, whilst funnily remaining at least sippable: Sirop de Liège condensed pear and prune sirup, Malzbonbon, massive liquorice, soy and a sweet prune marmelade à bobonne. As it sits and you struggle to take another sip, the beer does develop a bit, mainly into confident desert porto wine territory (the supermarket version, not the Niepoort one), yet gracelessly refuses to shed its marmelade cloak and to really open up to any surprises: the yeast has done its job und macht Feierabend, the plump, double plato dish of fruit sirup is served: how many times will you dig in? N.B. Including the hefty bottle surcharge, this teutonic anomaly seems less worth is take-home entrance fee: this beer was an attraction in its heyday, 20 years ago. Happy Birthday, Süße Heidelberger Omma! An on-premise 0,2L pour makes a great sipper... for a table of 4. Hard to rate, as it is perfectly that which it wants to be: malt soy. If you are viscousy thirsting for one of these, then you’ve sure picked a good one here. (Interesting side-by-side pairing: bocked ale artistry by De Struise Brouwers, wonders of drinkability at +12%).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
villevav (364) - FINLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Dark brown in colour, oil-like appearance, almost no head. The taste is very sweet, malty and reminds of the Finnish "Mämmi". Slight burn of alcohol in the finish makes. Taking into account that it packs 33 Plato, it is surprisingly well-balanced, but the 0.5 litre bottle is just bit too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rozsoma (572) - Győr, HUNGARY - APR 25, 2014
Gejl, ihatatlan, hatásvadász Guiness-rekorder malátalikőr. Szégyellje magát.

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