Wisco1987 (4) - - JUL 10, 2013 does not count
Truly Unique. It is not for everyone but if you have the palate for it, it is amazing. jeffkendall (2) - - DEC 15, 2014 does not count
Without a doubt, my favorite beer of all time. It’s hard to get, as Capital only offers it around August and September of each year. Fortunately, I’m only about 50 miles away from the brewery, so I can usually find it during that period. I love beers that set the mood for the season. This one certainly does that. I’m not sure what it is, but sitting around a campfire with a few of these as the leaves are starting to fall in autumn is what life is all about. It’s a big beer. If you plan on drinking quite a few of them, make sure you have a "designated carrier" that can drag you into the tent or camper at the end of the session. And try not to fall into the campfire. mmcdowell3 (13) - USA - OCT 17, 2007
Wow. Very impressive smooth taste. Hints of the holiday season in this neat little dopplebock.
Malty, with a hint of carmel. Scent: fruity, but now overpowering. Spicey and woodsy overtones. whitebear (41) - - APR 14, 2012
Amazing beer that I wish could be served all year long. This dopplebock has such a nice caramel and malty taste with many different flavors that excite the pallet. Very much a sipping on the couch after dinner beer. schaefjw99 (2) - Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2002 does not count
The perfect beer for drinking in the chilly Wisconsin weather...............
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2011 Poured from bottle into beveled mug.
Rich, clear mahogany with a fantastic red glow when held up to the light. Small off-white head, which leaves fine bubbles down the side of the glass.
Aroma of strong cherry, caramel, toast, biscuit and noble hops. Smells like a cross between a Marzen and a standard Bock, with maybe a tad more noticeable alcohol.
A blast of semi-sweet cherry and biscuit malts, with some caramel and other fruit underpinnings. The noble hops provide a touch of spicy, dry counterbalance.
Moderate carbonation, with a creamy, chewy body that isn’t as chalky as some Doppelbocks are. A slight warmth serves as a reminder about the alcohol.
Simply a fantastic beer. While this should be a sipping beer, the tendency is to want to drink it like a Marzen. One of the best Doppelbocks out there, even if not truly to style.
Ok, now that I have officially reviewed this, I can now emphatically state that this, Founders Harvest Ale and SurlyFest are my favorite Autumn brews. At least for now; we will see if I can find something to top them next year.
Dament (3) - Seaside, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013 does not count
This is my favorite beer, period. No one can beat Capital Breweries Dopplebocks. My only complaint is that I can’t get this in California!!!! But I did ship 4 cases with me when I moved!!! PhillyBeer2112 (2882) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Almost looks like fire! Rich and deep red-purple color with thin layer of foam. Absolutely perfect aroma of toffee-cookie and juicy malts. Flavor is borderline cloying. Toffee malts are in full abundance, with a thick palate. A tingle of hops finishes it off within the realm of balance. Drink fairly cool to ensure that balance. Mantains drinkability in the face of some of the biggest melanoidins ever! Not a session beer though. beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2005
On tap at the Firkin, Libertyville, IL. Average off-white head with good lacing. Clear red amber color with fruity ester aroma. Soft carbonation. Medium bodied with smooth creamy texture. Starts with a light sweet malty taste and finishes slightly dry with light hops. Similar to Capitol Oktoberfest but better. A tasty and unforgettable beer. jj21 (84) - Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2007
App: Deep copper with full tan head, good lacing on the glass
Smell: Roasted Maltiness
Taste: Malty, sweet caramel. Good warm qualities
Mouthfeel: Full body. Spicey cherry like finish
Drinkability: Great Aftertaste. Another great Dopplebock from Capital Brewery.