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Würzburger Hofbräu Sympator Doppelbock

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Brewed by Würzburger Hofbräu (Schörghuber)
Style: Doppelbock
Würzburg, Germany

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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SYMPATOR DOPPELBOCK Here the word "Bock", which in German means billy goat, has nothing to do with the horned, four-legged creature. In fact it is a corruption of Einbeck, a town in Lower Saxony, that gave its name to the strong beer that originated there: Although for many Bockbier is the quintessence of the art of brewing in Bavaria, it was first created in northern Germany. Nowadays it is mostly brewed and drunk in Bavaria. Roughly one third of strong beer output nationally comes from Bavarian brew kettles. It’s mostly in winter and spring, when the weather is cooler, that local beer drinkers reach for higher percentage specialties from the brew kettles of Würzburger Hofbräu. What is common to all strong or “Bock“ beers is that they must have an original wort content of at least 16 percent. In the case of Doppelbock / double Bock / the original wort content must be at least 18 percent. Original wort content must not be confused with alcohol content. The original wort content refers to the proportion of dissolved materials, above all sugar, but also protein, minerals or vitamins, that are in the wort before fermentation. As the yeast in the course of fermentation turns the wort’s dissolved sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide, it is obvious that the higher the original wort content the higher the alcohol content of the beer produced. A rule of thumb for converting original wort content into alcohol content is to regard alcohol content as approximately one third of original wort content.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (6096) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Tap. Clear reddish amber pour with a white head. Mild pumpernickel, caramel malt - fairly sweet. Just okay.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (10481) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 1, 2011
Bereits im Antrunk entfaltet das Bier einen sehr würziges Malzaroma an den sich ein untergeordnter süßer Ton klammert und so die Würzigkeit unterstützt. Im Mittelteil kommt der Hopfen hervor und stellt sich in den Vordergrund. Dennoch wirkt er sehr unwichtig, dagegen wird das Malz etwas erdig und schokoladig und zieht so die Blicke erneut auf sich. Angenehm röstig-karamellig, dunkelmalzig, aromatisch. Die süße im Abgang weicht, da sich auch hier das Malz breitmacht und noch einmal seine voluminöse Seite zeigt. Ein sehr gelungener Doppelbock ohne Fehler!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2011
19th November 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Smooth easy drinking dark beer. Lingering sweet notes and traces of banana. Very nice.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - OCT 14, 2009
(on bottle) Dark orange, white head. Dark caramel sent. Straight forward roasted malts, too sweet and cloying finish. A typical bumper of a D. B, totally overkilled, sugarwise.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34741) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2009
Bottle 50cl.
Clear medium to dark amber color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, bread, sugar. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20081129]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of MoritzF. Hazy orangey brown with floating impurities and an off-white head. Aroma of pumpernickel and burned caramel. Quite full-bodied with sweetish roasted malt, pumpernickel and overripe fruit. Subdued bitterness. 291108

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
50 cL bottle, courtesy of Papsoe/MoritzF. Pours clear and golden amber with a small off-white head. Mild fruity and slight malty aroma. Sweet malty and slight metallic note. Lingering malty flavoured with a mild bitterness. Smooth roasted malty finish. Nice flavour, flat aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13596) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2008
Bottle, 7.9%. Weak aroma, sweet, dried fruit. Clear dark brown colour. Very small head. Good sweet flavour, sweet fruit and a hint of cream. Some alcohol to balance, but very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2008
Bottled. A dark brown beer with a thin tan head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, straw, and bread. The finish is dry and quite bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10290) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 10, 2008
Botella. Clear deep amber brown with amedium beige head. The aroma is vinious with dark fruits toasty caramel and alcohol. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is sweet and alco caramellic with a mild dark fruitiness, pleasant bitter hops and malt. Tasty Bock Bock.


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