Duits & Lauret Houtgerijpte Rook Dubbelbock

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This robust bock beer is the beer for lengthening evenings. The roasted and smoked malt varieties used give this beer its striking aroma and colour while the fragrant hop varieties and subtle touches of wood provide the beer fullness and depth. This strong beer can be enjoyed on its own but also combines well with beautiful stews.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (5006) - BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle from a Mitra shop in Lelystad. Smoked and wood-aged double Bock from this interesting Dutch craft beer company. Medium thick, regularly shaped, moussy, off-white head consisting of tiny and tightly packed bubbles, quite stable on the edges; deep brownish amber robe, translucent, bronze-ish with coppery hue. Aroma of sticky butterscotch, Kirsch, dry earth, wodka-soaked cherries, wet hay, soggy brown bread, wet oak (including something vaguely vanilla-like), damp tree leaves, subtle smoked wood, dried banana, old cloth, moist ginger powder, subtle hints of tobacco, thyme and mustard seed. Fruity onset, sweetish pear, apricot and blackberry with perfectly matching, counterbalancing sourishness, spritzy carbo (a tad too sharp for this style perhaps), minerally; nutty malt middle, restrainedly sweetish and caramelly with a softly bittering toasted edge, dried fruit aspects lingering, spicy phenols in the end, full mouthfeel, dryish. The basic dryness is accentuated in the finish by a confident dosage of spicy, earthy and leafy hop bitterness, the subtle smoky touch adding further spiciness but not accelerating into smoked bacon flavors, drying woodiness (quite a lot of tannins actually) and, eventually and correctly positioned, an afterglow of gin-like alcohol. Rich, dryish beer, fruity in a dried kind of way with certain Belgian (phenolic) aspects here and there; in spite of the added flavors of smoke and wood, the emphasis is still on nutty, dryish but round maltiness as is the case in the best German Doppelbocks. Exemplary for its style even though atypical.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (15373) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2017 330ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut (7:4:6:4:14=3.5)
Nice malty aroma, sweetish, but also abit of smokiness too, quite rubbery occasionally. Deep red, persistent small tight tan head. Light palate for the strength, gently smooth. Sweeter taste, but not sugary. Some berry fruitiness, and a bit of smokiness thats a bit rubbery at times. Covers the alcohol very nicely. Shame about the rubber, otherwise this would be top.
Rerate: 330ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut again! (7:4:6:3:13=3.3)
Such a beautiful smoky malty aroma, slight let down in the mouth, a bit too fizzy for the heaviness of the brew. Still rather nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (7022) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2016
330ml bottle (thanks Mart). Clear dark amber color. Medium size, beige head, stays. Woody, peat, smoked, grainy and rubbery in aroma. Peat, sweetish, smoked, faint sausages in taste. Peat and sausages in aftertaste. No sign of alcohol. Pleasant in mouth. Solid brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (3806) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle (from het biermoment). Pours red amber with beige head. Aroma is nice smoke, sausages, malt, slight alcohol. Flavor is sweet and bitter, smoke, malt, dryness, caramel, some grains, some oak. Finish is dry bitter with some booze warmth. Overall: very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (4521) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
40% smoked malt, but then softened by wood aging. lightly smoky caramel nose, smoky-sweet and lightly roasty. Smooth and very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (3893) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 16, 2016
33cl bottle. 17-07-2016.
BBD: 15-09-2017.
In short: smoked sweet bock.
Pours hazy dark amber-light copper with frothy light tan head. Moderate head retention, good lacing. Smoky, roasty, biscuit nose. Medium body, average carbonation, little crispy texture. Taste is smoked, raisins, caramel, malty sweet, Sweet aftertaste. Good.
Comments: a sweet smoked doppelbock, quite tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
17Beer (291) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Sweet and malty aromas of bread with an alcohol tinge. Pours dark dark brown with a dissipating tan head with massive lacing. Big round sweet and assertive tastes of brown bread and malt with a surprising hops finish that makes the taste journey complete. Medium carbonation. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1367) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2016

Aroma:
Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, wood and smoke.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque orange/brown beer with a slight/medium beige head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel and wood; ends slightly dry smoke.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense, deep and complex with loads of character. It is really unique and thus really stands out.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (1345) - NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2016
Bottle, pours deep ruby with a cream head. Sweet and woody smoke aroma. Taste has delicate (but present) smoke, wood, dark fruit, sweets, caramel. Smooth with excellent balance,

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2016
1/19/2011 1:40:44 PM Bottle from Bierkoning. Dark amber with puffy head. Nose of malts and smoke. Taste is quite smoky. Sweet roasty texture. Quite good.


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