Trolleo (1838) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 21, 2018 DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
There are beers that I would buy anytime and anywhere, and then there are beers that are perfectly suitable for accompanying a meal, when dining out. I would put this pleasant, malty, reddish-amber beer in the latter category. Although inevitably served too cold and lacking much head, it is a light, but flavorful beer with some subtlety, hints of wine, fruit, herbal nose when opened (but quickly fading), etc., but also somewhat course at times - i.e., alcohol not well-integrated. I would say that its better than its Mexican counterparts as a restaurant beer. Could use more hops at the finish.
Macro lager like aroma, iron and caramel. Clear red color with small sized off-white head. Sweet, sugar and caramel. Watery, average carbonation. motthes (234) - GERMANY - JAN 19, 2018
caramel, bread, coffee, red, brown, black, white foam, brown foam, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, BlackHaddock (7961) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2018
4th Jan 2018. 330 ml bottle into a large 'Leffe' chalice at my daughters in California on a very warm and sunny afternoon. Nice red hue to the mahogany body, wispy off-white head. Malts rule the roost, as you'd expect from a Doppelbock, Italian or otherwise. Fairly sweet and very much a traditional Doppelbock with a simple malty backbone tempered with a light dusting of hop bitterness. Liked it. rumore (877) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 27, 2017
From the tap at 100 Montaditos, Rimini, Italy. Pours deep red with limited white foam, very fine. Aroma is malty and some red fruits. Body is fairly dense with intense carbonation. Taste is sweet and moderately bitter. Finish is relatively long and bitter. sephyrott (276) - - DEC 17, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2017 0.5L from tap in Roma, Italy. Nice dark brown colour, malty and caramellised, and slighlty roasted
GregMooreNH (265) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Pours dark amber with thick foamy head that lingers. Aroma is Munich hops and cereal. Taste is caramel with slight sweetness that is rapidly counter-balanced with a bitter hoppiness. Finish is smooth and relatively flavorless. This is not a great doppelbock, which means it's still a decent beer. ozzatoadisback (225) - ITALY - NOV 2, 2017
Pours a slightly murky dark brown with a not too big off-white that shows pretty good retention and a touch of lacing. Aroma shows caramel malts, slight roasted malts and a hint of fruitiness. Simple but vivid enough. Taste is medium to high sweet and medium bitter, overall quite on the sweet side and averagely so per style. Same notes as in the aroma, maybe a bit monotonous. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, a bit light in a body for a doppelbock, given the not too high abv could as well be listed as a dunkler bock.Overall a fair and flawless dark bock, though quite unsignificant. Slipstream (2720) - USA - OCT 27, 2017
Draft at La Bettalona. Better than expected. Malty but mostly dry, with a fair amount of hoppy tingle. Daboch (249) - Gdansk, POLAND - OCT 22, 2017
Kolor bursztynu, piana średnia, szybko znika. Aromat słodowy, smak podobnie lekkie nuty wytrawne. Przeciętne artyom (1229) - Osijek, CROATIA - OCT 5, 2017
0.33l bottle. Deep red color. Aroma is caramel, toasted malt, dark fruits and raisins. Taste is sweet with nice notes of caramel and toasted malty. A little bit fruity. Sticky finish. Overall it's very good beer with great aroma is flavor.