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


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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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.

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KyotoLefty (11821) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 30, 2018
Tap at the brewpub. Strangely enough, the waiter told me that this is the helles, but boiled for 9 hours! Reddish brown, clear and flat. Nose is raisins, cocoa syrup, dried prune, and big time treacle. Very sweet, treacle, some burnt sugar, raisin. Massive dried fruits. Aged taste with some oxidation, port-like (Found out that is actually isn’t aged but tasted like it was). Enjoyable.

dnstone (4627) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2018
Pours a deep copper color with off white head. Rich roast malt aroma. Super sweet, raisiny, defined alcohol notes. A nice warmer for the cold weather. Notes: on tap at the brewpub, Heidelberg Aug ‘18

biir (2018) - Hamburg, - JUL 12, 2018
Tap at the brewery - clear light brown color, small head. taste is syrupy. dark malts. molasses. very sweet but nicely balanced. good after dinner drink. great.

mcberko (24426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2017
Bottle, pours a hazy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out toasted nuts, light caramel and bready malt. Flavour is very nutty, with toasted nuts, bready malt and light caramel. Fairly dry and toasted, with a nutty finish. Nice stuff.

kto (2298) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2017
on tap in the brewpub. pours a deep mahogany with no head. aroma of liquorice, molasses, sweet soy sauce. flavour of molasses, caramelized sugar, dessert wine. extremely cloying and slightly bitter. flat carbonation. 0.1l is more than enough.

culchiem (4548) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2017
Draught at Brauhaus. Dark brown with a thin head. Aroma of dark fruit. Flavour is fruit and light booze, a little krauter schnapps, smooth warming finish.

KevinReddirt (333) - Midland, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2017
Sampled on draft from the Vetter in Heidelberg at the suggestion of a tour guide. I had the small glass that the pourer repeatedly told me was all he could recommend as a serving, too potent. Oh ye of little faith. Delivered as a dark, almost black liquid, it had no head to speak of. I could smell dark fruit. The taste was heavy malt, raisin, caramel and an almost overpowering sweetness. The alcohol was evident but not strident. And then I had to depart promptly. More than just a sample would be preferred if I ever get to drink again.

TeamAle (1) - Independence, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2017 does not count
Tried this beer while passing through on deployment. It was super sweet with a whiskey back... what I meant is that it had a Caramel chocolaty taste followed by cherries and plums and enough alcohol to take your breath away. But not too bad or overwhelming alcoholy-ness to it. I loved it and would be willing to wire some money to the next person who visits this brewhouse and send me a couple bottles back. ;)

Michael27 (2439) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2016
Frisch vom Hahn im Brauhaus getrunken. Hat lt. Karte 11,5%. Ölig-klebiges Dunkelkupfer im Glas. In der Nase Malznoten. Hat eher Barley-Wein oder Malzlikörqualität. Im Nachtrunk erdig-würzig. Leichte Lakritzanklänge.

Beerhunter111 (26209) - Beerland, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2016
On tap at the brewpub. Klare dunkel orange braune Farbe, geringe bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv malzig, süß karamellig, leicht holzig. Geschmack intensiv süß malzig, Gewürze, holzig, reife Früchte, alkoholisch, starkes Stück.

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