Boulevard Smokestack Series: Seeyoulator Doppelbock

RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Doppelbock was first brewed in Munich around 1700 by the monks of Saint Francis of Paula, to sustain them through the Lenten fast. They called their full-bodied brew Salvator. Today it is customary to pay homage to the good brothers by giving doppelbocks names ending in -ator. Our version bids a fond aufwiedersehen to tradition, charting a flight path into bold new territory. Medium amber in color, it offers a heady, estery banana aroma. Rich maltiness predominates, with cedar aging lending just a hint of spice to the finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (48007) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2010
Bottle 750ml.
Clear medium orange amber color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, wood, exotic wood, moderate hoppy, orange, fruity. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100314]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (44046) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2010
75 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is dark phenolic and slight spiced. Sweet, caramelish malty, light yeasty fruity. Dry phenolic. Smooth fruity and dry phenolic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (36902) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2010
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin off-whte head. The aroma has notes of caramel, bread, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, alcohol, bread, and metal from the alcohol, leading to a dry metallic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (27652) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2010
Bottle at Paps. Cloudy orange red coloured with a medium sized off white ehad. Sweet aroma of caramel, liquorice, vegetables and alcohol. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits, liquorice and alcohol. Warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of SecretSanta himself. Pours amber with a slight haze and a creamy off-white head. Exotic cedar aroma. Solid body, sweet roasted malts and a vague fruity touch. Yes theres a vague note of pumpernickel as well. Some alcohol in the finish but not in an overpowering way. 140310

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (23978) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Clear and bright yellow with no head and scant lacing. No aroma detectable. Flavor has citrus, malts, and light spice toward the finish. Mildly interesting but plain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 13, 2011
A: The beer pours a dark amber color with a tall off-white head. S: Sweet toffee, caramel, miscellaneous dark fruits, and just some mild brown sugar give this one a fairly traditional doppelbock aroma. However, the cedar wood comes through shortly after, as does a bit of booze. T: The wood seems to be even more pronounced on the palate and gives a weird spiciness. There is a nice caramel and toffee sweetness with some mild bread and fruit notes. A touch of booze and maybe even some vanilla. M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. O: A little boozy and the cedar threw me off a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (16137) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Bottle thanks to a generous trader. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of toffee, dark fruit, banana and sweet malt. Taste has a light hint of cigar box. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (16038) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2010
Bottle @ Copenhaniacs tasting, Pt.1. Pours deep and unclear orange with a creamy white head. Nose is sweet malty. Fruit, caramel, perfume and yeast. Ashy flavor with notes of vegetables and alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2010
Bottle at Papss - Thanks. Cloudy amber - white head. Lovely aroma of ceder tree. Candy, sweetness, roasted, wooden, toasted, grassy, light hoppy, licorice, light alcoholic, bread, dark bread. Taste is a bit simple.

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