thebeerbandit (55) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2018 1/31/18
From bottle at home after day of Plastic Surgery at Pennsy.
Clear straw with a big fluffy head. Bottle is really cool.
Smells like a lager on steroids. Maybe a bit of chocolate/dark fruit?
Taste is much better than the smell. Fruity and dark with noticeable hops. Pretty sweet with balanced bitterness.
Medium palate and very smooth for 8%. Lingering hoppy lager finish.
Overall, this is interesting. Taste is definitely more Helles than doppelbock but it’s pretty darn good! yespr (49167) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2017
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange. Small white head. Aroma is caramelish to breadish. Grassy hops. Bitter, toasted malt, subdued sweet. Breadish. Dense malty. Medium dry snd hrbal bitter far finish. Russtheiceman (9) - - NOV 12, 2017 does not count
Ok for a change but not a beer I could drink several of in one sitting. The 8.0% alcohol makes it pretty strong.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone TedE (1565) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2017
650ml bottle into shaker. Cloudy orange beer with thin foamy white head. Patchy lacing. High carbonation with floaties. Nose is sweet caramel toffee. Taste is sweet malt and toffee. Alcohol is noticeable in the slightly sour & fruity finish. Not bad, but nothing special. nohopspleez (91) - Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2017
Helles Doppelbock??????? Not sure if they understand what they are saying and then producing. Ive had doppelbocks- this aint it. Bitter taste was not good. Wont be buying any more.
eRock_2013 (530) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2017
Trying this out as a dessert beer after a hearty dinner of steak tacos, and it actually works as a one-and-done boozy brew. Cleverly named with the -ator suffix, this claims to be a Helles-doppelbock, and I see what they're getting at, although it's not exactly well executed. Starts off with a classic clean lager aroma with a little extra sugary sweetness, could be mistaken as an adjunct lager up front. Not much foam but a good bit of fresh lacing, interesting light Helles color. Flavor starts out as clean grain with faintly noble hoppiness, but then transitions to a yeasty and sugary boozy heavy bock flavor without the caramel. Aftertaste of booze, but not too harsh. An interesting combination of styles, although a bit schizophrenic in the flavor profile. Worth a try! Fisler (811) - Bamberg, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2017
Ein deutscher Bock in Alligator-Haut, ich bin gespannt. Optisch schönes Bernstein. In der Nase Keks, Trauben. Im Trunk Feuerzangenbowle, ehrlich, süß, Weißwein, leicht alkoholisch, bisschen Karamell. Ganz okay, dürfte aber deutlich aromatischer sein. brownaler (749) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2017
Sugary bock malt body with a fizzy finish with a bit of honey. A pretty simple doppelbock. ehaak26 (773) - - AUG 9, 2017
Bottle at Royal House in New Orleans. Malt dominates the aroma with some yeast underneath. TheCalebBedford (7) - - AUG 8, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2017 Poured from bottle into a pint glass. Clear golden/amber. Finger or so of head at pour, which quickly dissipates. Smells like beer. Haha. First beer I've had of this style, so I had no idea what to expect. Tastes malty and the higher alcohol content is noticeable, albeit only slightly. Solid beer. Might come back for a re-review in the future once I'm more familiar with this type of beer. Cheers.