jsquire (4425) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2003
Amber color with quickly dissapating little bubbles but no real head. Nose of malt extract syrup and alcohol. Very malty flavors with burnt caramel and almost maple syrup sweetness. Very soft mouthfeel. Tastey beer but not for every day. Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2005 Golden-amber colour. Aroma is light, fruity (guanabana), faintly malty. Malt is much more assertive in the flavour - a slightly sticky, chewy caramelized pale malt like the beer had a four hour boil. Slight alcohol note in the sweet, chewy finish. Radek Kliber (7320) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 1, 2003
Light amber, small creamy head. Slightly sweet with some bubble gum yeast and malt. One of the weaker Doppels I had. hotstuff (5144) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2003
First of all, I have never seen such a light colored Dopplebock nor have I ever rated such a light colored Dopplebock since I've been rating beers. That said, this brew had a small white head with small bubbles that fully diminished. The lacing was fair and the body was clear with an orange hue. It had a light malty aroma and a hoppy aroma of citrus. There was no carbonation observed with this brew. It was bitter tasting from start to finish and lingered for a while after finishing this drink. The mouthfeel was smooth, light and somewhat watery. thedm (6148) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2003
This brew pours a small head of fine white bubbles and a transparent light orange brown body. It had a mild malt aroma. This brew had a smooth initial flavor and no fore or after bite. I did not understand this brew and I would definately not call it a Doppelbock.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2003
Amber hue with small white head, some lacing, medium to full-bodied. Aroma has caramel and slighty chocolate sweetness, spicy and fruity hop tones, phenolic notes. I agree that this beer has an almost belgian-like quality to it. Spice and sweet taste, the alcohol is detected, but not overbearing. Warming and smooth. A minor bitter bite on the the finish to help the balance. Mouthfeel is fizzy and somewhat creamy. A unique beer, not for everyday drinking however. beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Color is a deep golden orangy/amber with a head of short fluffy loose whiteness, lace sticks in strings. Smell is a lightened but darker orange and a terrific caramel sweetness in the nose. Rich and creamy taste, a bit of chewyness with good amount of caramel malts and a pretty moderate amount of dulled bitterness that has a great little hold of solid tang from hops. Excellently balanced. Feel is a partially full bodied, light and airy in carbonation and the small amount of chewyness mentioned.
Extremely drinkable, yummy, delicious, rich and creamy delightful wonderment. Capital has a winner with this one. DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2003
Floral, malt , amber, with a medium vanilla head. Harsh malt taste, not much bitterness. Alcohol seems obvious, ordinary. Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2003
Pours a very light color for a doppelbock, but I guess that is to be expected. A sweet aroma of fruit, caramel, a bit of chocolate and perhaps some light spice. THe flavor is also quite nice. Fuller than I expected it to be, this was a pleasant surprise. A flavorful beer that hides the alcohol well. MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2003
Very nice. Auburn-gold, ridiculously light for anything dopplebockish. Nose is malty and a bit sour with subtle hints of cocoa. Is expectedly lighter in the flavor and palate than most dopplebocks, but far from thin, has a nice, chewy palate on it. Malts are caramel sweet with very faint chocolate hints for heft. Cannot believe the abv is correct here, simply too quaffable. Excellent, excellent stuff.