Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Ettal
Style: Doppelbock
Ettal, Germany


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RATINGS: 505   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
The nose is filled with complex notes of figs, fruitcake, port, licorice, cherry, raisin chocolate, black toffee, coffee and caramel, while it tastes deliciously thick and chewy, with great complexity showing notes of fruits, coffee-roastiness, molasses, licorice, and toffee. This beer is a meal!
Editor's note. The draught version is 9% abv, but also contained under this listing. Edit #2 The bottles are now 9% as well (from 7%)

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2007
bottled. Musty malt & yeast nose, deep brown lager w/ a very minimal yet soapy head. Sweet alcoholic dopplebock. Very nice, MUST BUY AGAIN.

tgrtnr (221) - Augsburg, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2017
500 ml bottle. Pours dark brown, almost no head. Nuts, grapes, bourbon/liquor, toffee, roasted malt. Malty sweetness and some bitterness. Boozy alcoholic. Full body. Flat carbonated, oily texture. Bad carbonation ruins this beer, maybe a bad bottle...

BrewerySensei89 (1) - Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2017 does not count
I will leave the descriptions to others. When ever I’m in Germany I stop by the cloister and pick up a dozen bottles. 1.5 Euro a bottle. The best beer ever.

Lager43 (49) - Watertown, Connecticut, USA - JUL 18, 2017
A wonderful full flavored malty beer. Great body and very smooth mouthfeel. Tastes almost as good here as at the monastery in Germany. Prost! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

ozzy70 (1170) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 30, 2017
1 pint, 9 oz. bottle. Pour was dark brown/red, off white head. Aroma of dark fruit, malty, raisin. Taste was mild sweet, malty, caramel, nut.

MatiF96 (233) - POLAND - MAY 24, 2017
Barwa ciemnobrązowa z czerwonymi przebłyskami. Obfita piana, dzięki której piwo bardzo ładnie się prezentuje. Złożony aromat, melanoidyny, ciemne owoce, skórka od chleba, karmel, melasa, nuta kawowa. W smaku dosyć słodko, dużo chlebowości, obecne także ciemne owoce, karmel, cukier kandyzowany. Piwo jest treściwe. Przypomina trochę quadrupla bez fenolowości. Generalnie całkiem fajne piwo, bogaty smak i aromat

gripweed57 (2590) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2017
500 ml bottle. Copper color with a brief creamy beige head. Roasted malt nose has notes of caramel, figs, dark dried fruit and syrup. Flavor mirrors nose with additional notes of light chocolate and cane syrup. Chewy mouthfeel. Cloying sweet malty finish and aftertaste.

migwell (365) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Not my favorite style. Aroma of figs and caramel, flavor much the same. Large bottle poured into a tulip, twice... very flat indeed. Deep brown color, medium oily body. Sort of like lightly carbonated prune juice. Couldn’t take more than one of these sweet treats and had a hard time finishing the bottle. This brew is the opposite of complex and it’s rather disappointing.

Ritzn (1534) - GERMANY - FEB 13, 2017
Dark red with little brown head. Aroma is brown sugar, grapes, butter, some nuts. Taste is buttery and flat, a bit sweetness and roast bitterness. Thinbody. Hm.

SinH4 (4955) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2017 Tap, the 7% version. Dark ruby color with beige head. Aroma is fruity, molasses, earthy. Taste is molasses, prunes, earthy. Rather sweet. A heavy and typical Bock, rather heavy.

Saeglopur (2212) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - FEB 12, 2017
Draught at BKL München 2017.
Dark copper body, with a medium, creamy, lacing, beige head.
Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, cocoa, some toast.
Tastes quite similar, but fuller, with lots of lovely cocoa and caramel notes.
Full, creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes smooth, moderate roasty, a bit sweet, toasty, with cocoa, caramel, dark fruits.

Tasty! Very smooth and greatly balanced, with enough toasty notes and dryness to compensate the dark, sweet notes. Classic, accomplished style example, very enjoyable.

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