bipolar1 (268) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2005
This one sort of missed the mark for me. It seems like it’s lost somewhere between their stouts and ales. Not very refreshing at all. Homebrewerguy (306) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Zis vas ein passable Doppelbock, but for ze pfenning, I be liken mein Cherman brews. Zis bier hat nein hoppen character to be balancink ze malty ness. Gif zis bier to all ze BMC types to be meeting zhem vis real bier.Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Earlier Rating: 1/30/2005 Total Score: 3.3
#6148 A nice doppel but is rather lightly hopped for style, the hops never do assert themselves at any time, All the right malt flavors are there to the finish but the beer was flat by that time. This reminds me of some of my experimental homebrew batches.
Decent, notes of malty fruit combined with traditional dopplebock style makes this a nice brew, not overly impressed but a nice choice. barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2005
bottle. poured a fiery reddish orange with a quickly fading tan head. sweet malty aroma and flavor and with an 8% abv it has a bit of a kick upon finishing the glass. Good beer but can’t say I enjoyed it much as the Illini go down to defeat in the conference finale at Ohio State for the first time this season to ruin their chance at an unfeated regular season. brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2005
Malt carmel raisin aroma, sweet mellow malt with hints of currant and figs, smooth and sweet in the aftertaste, this is right up there with Ayinger and my other favorite doppels
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Deep amber/red color. Medium sized tan head. Aroma is alochol, fruit, malt, and yeast. Body is fairly heavy, with flavors of sweet malt, fruit, brown sugar, and yeast. Thanks to Dough77 for sending me this one. richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2005
Thx to duane for this one, pour is a deep amber with a cream colored head faded down to some light lacing. Smell is on the yeasty side, with some hops, but not alot. Flavor is also packing a good amount of yeast, with the molasses coming out at the end. A solid malty palate and a medium body give way to a very smooth tasting, easy to drink beer. This could be a little better if it had a little more body and a little less malt, but otherwise, a very drinkable beer. BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Pleasant aroma of strawberry with alcohol quite evident, leading to a bleachy effect. Orange-wine color with little head or lacing. Strawberry-malt dominates the flavor, with hops attempting to make it through. Finish is relaxing but still malty - could use more hops in my personal opinion. Not Bell’s best, but at 8% this is quite warming in the cold night of a Winter’s day. kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2005
apple and malt seem to be the most dominant. great colour almost like cherry cool aid. thin but i wouldnt say watery. very little head no lacing. really a good beer. jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Bottle thanks to lmgraz1 for sharing. Hazy, dark amber color with a small off white head. Aroma was barely noticeable(some sweet maltiness) and the bottle was served at around 60 deg.
Very sweet flavor of malt and caramel.
Alcohol was extremely evident from start to finish. I would have guessed the
alc/vol. to be over 10%. Disappointing.