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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
"Doppel" means double and this beer is double in every way. Bayern Doppelbock became an instant legend when Bayern introduced it in Missoula in December of 1987. Unlike its top-fermenting counterparts, this hearty German dark lager does not have the rough bite of a porter or a stout. Bayern Doppelbock is dark, smooth and has plenty of hops (Saaz & Hallertauer Perle) and malt. It has a starting gravity of 18 degrees Plato. Bayern Doppelbock is available in bottles and on draft from November through February, just in time for the holidays and the coldest months. Please enjoy this festive beer in moderation and leave your car at home if you are planning to celebrate with Doppelbock. Draft Magazine rated Bayern Doppelbock 98 (out of 100): the highest rating for any beer in that category!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Out of the bottle from Uptown. Pours very dark, almost black. Smells malty and slightly sour. Slight taste of roasted malts. Very strong, but doesnt taste like it. Very good doppelbock.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scooterbub (1064) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - APR 7, 2012
12 ounce bottle from a sampler and a 6 pack. Pours brown red with a quarter inch tan head that lasts. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, fruit, raisin, and some warming alcohol. Similar aroma. The body is full and creamy. Very easy to drink and quite satisfying considering the alcohol content.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (5437) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2012
12oz bottle courtesy of IBrew2or3. Cheers, Dave! Pours a medium brown with red highlights. Nose is dark malts, overripe cherries, prunes, slight black licorice, slight smoke, and dates. Flavor is cherries and prunes up front followed by dates and slight smoke in the mid lingering into the finish. Lingering dates and smoke in the finish. Really interesting doppel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8557) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2012
12oz bottle pours an impressive deep ruby red with mahogany hues and quarter inch tan head. The aroma blooms with caramel candy, dates, prunes and winter spiced cookies. Cool. The taste is similar as caramel mixes with blueberry jam, prune notes and a bit of dates along with some winter spiciness along the edges. This has a nice rich flavor that Im rather enjoying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2012
12 oz. bottle from the PCC in Fremont. Dark, dark brown appearance, with very little, to no head. Molasses aroma, with an EXTREMELY SUBTLE smoke aroma. Touch of banana fruitiness in there, as well; this is probably coming from the yeast. Decent aroma, but nothing mind-blowing. Kind of a funky molasses flavor. Banana and a touch of yeast hitting my taste buds. The thick, and yet silky, texture is quite nice. Decent stuff here, but nothing exceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cblado (298) - Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2011
12 oz beer. Pours a deep mahogany color, almost no head. Aroma is very sweet, with toffee and roasted coffee notes coming through. Flavor is also very sweet up front, with a thick malt backbone. Overall a decent doppel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle. Clear ruby red color/ tan head. Grass, floral, earthy molasses, dark raison aromas. Medium to full bodied with soft co2. Yeasty dark bread, molasses, raison, caramel lagered flavors--good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle:   Deep garnet in color, moderate dark beige head, frothy, a few rings of lacing.   Bready nose, slight dark pitted fruit, some raisin and fig.   Bready start, soft sweet maltiness, the dark pitted fruit is very minor.   Reminds me of a light Dubbel.   Not as bockish as I would have thought, but then again this is an American made example.   The 8% ABV seems well hidden.   A little bit of burnt caramel on the exit.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   A little light for a Doppelbock, but what is there is somewhat flavorful and clean.   Better than I was thinking, even if not totally what I would consider a Doppelbock.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tbaier74 (2) - Montana, USA - JUL 6, 2011 does not count
This is a very drinkable dark beer. High in alcohol content so beware! Fantastic beer to help a retail manager relax after long December days!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kev1001 (67) - Montana, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Pours dark brown with little head that dissipates quickly. More full bodied beer. Tastes slightly sweet with notes of brown sugar, molasses and a little coffee. Alcohol is hidden pretty well. Definitely a strong, malty beer.

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