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RATINGS: 472   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blazing rich beer, this is a doppelbock based on an Oktoberfest personality. Warm and intriguing, the perfect "Brandy Snifter" beer. Available September and October.

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3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Three tries. On tap draft, out of the tank at the brewery, and bottled. Loses a lot in the translation to bottle, IMO. Draft and from the tank - outstanding. Reddish/gold color, a little thick and heavy but good for a cool fall day. Definite toasted malt, grainy, caramel/toffee. Seemed to me it lost the caramel/toffee notes. Capital brews outside Madison,but tankers to Stephen’s Point for bottling, and the warehouse was really warm - thinkin’ that isn’t good.


2.3
aduxi (9) - - OCT 15, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2017 For a Doppelbock I find it has too light a body although the spicy taste gives it a nice balance. Sweet pumpkin undertones. On tap at 8th Street Ale Haus, Sheboygan, WI.

3.1
balloonbuffoon (525) - - SEP 27, 2017
12floz bottle, no date, 7.8% ABV, ~ $3 as a single, mug glass. Hazy pumpkin orange with aroma kinda like candy corn. This is a full on fall seasonal! Thick, syrupy beer. Very cloying and very low in bitterness.I've had this once before about a decade ago, and though it was really good. It is that memory that is holding me back from giving a lower score due to the highly sugary butter taste. I know doppelbocks can be malt bombs, and this one is bit much for my present senses.

3.7
jsnicholas (663) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2017
Bottle (12oz). Clear dark caramel color with thin tan head the quickly disappeared. Light carbonation. Very malty with light roasted caramel and light warming. Easy drinking.

3.1
wxman (1839) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2017
Pours a clear amber/orange with a so-so off white head. Aroma is malty and marzen-like, along with a bit of alcohol. Taste is sweet caramel malt, buttered biscuits, spices, minimal hops and malt liquor. Alcohol warmth noted after the swallow. Not perfect, but interesting and quite good.

4.1
StoutBeerReviews (221) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2017
buttery malty caramel goodness. super smooth and flavorful. fantastic aroma. wowzer not cheap tho

4
rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2016
Can’t believe I didn’t enter this earlier, at Fizz, way back, maybe while waiting for the Great Lakes beer pairing thing. Yummy, malty, boozey, dried fruit! Serving: Bottle

3.9
tightslice (1397) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Bottle share at Evernote in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, raisins. Taste is creamy caramel with a nice refreshing brightness. Excellent.

2.8
Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Pours a light copper color with a minor sweet malt aroma. Taste is mild caramel with a clean malt flavor. Aftertaste is dry, with minor aluminum film left on the palate.

4
fuzzcro (295) - Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Recommended to me at the liquor store...happy I took the challenge! Power punch of flavor! Beautiful color. Great autumn brew

3.4
ryanfolty (2585) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2015
October 17, 2015 - sample via bottle at Barrels and Bacon. Clear orange pour. Aroma and taste of sweet malt, fruit and spice.


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