Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Ettal
Style: Doppelbock
Ettal, Germany


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RATINGS: 511   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2012
A great doppelbock! Pours A deep dark brownish amber. Head was nice but dissipated. Aroma was sweet caramel malt. Taste as well was a sweet malty caramel. Mouth feel was like velvet. Aftertaste was warm and sweet. I want more of this! Can’t wait to drink this on draft in Germany next year!!!!!

GSAP (764) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2017
Met dank aan Mutz, een halve liter fles. Donker bruinzwart met weinig kraag. Smaak is rozijnen, beetje drop en Kerstige zoetheid. Nasmaak licht kruidig, kruipt iets te snel weg. Iets doordrinkbaar, aroma van kruidenbitter en zakje caramel fudge, wel lichtjes.

SaintMatty (7559) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2017
500ml Bottle - Very dark brown with some red tinges. Raisins, chocolate, plums and some roasted notes in the aroma. Malty and fairly fruity taste with raisins, blackcurrant and chocolate detected. A fairly rich yet easy to drink doppelbock.

mutz (1126) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2017
Halve liter, 7% alcohol volgens het etiket. Donker bruinrood. Ruikt romig, kan niks duidelijk benoemen, smaak is caramel, rozijnig, medium zoet. OK.

gooner92 (199) - Lubaczów, POLAND - SEP 24, 2017
Zapach: słodki, paloność, owoce.
Wygląd: ciemnobrązowy, klarowne, piana beżowa, niska.
Smak: słodowy, słodkie, alkohol wyczuwalny, do tego orzechy, trochę czekolady, kawy.

ads135 (5064) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 22, 2017
This is about as close to what I imagine the ur-doppelbock should be as I can imagine. Thick and sweet. Mostly dark fruit, but has a nice amount of anise character, some molasses and coffee. Very sweet. Tried for the first time back in 2007.

GregMooreNH (168) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 18, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2017 Pours dark amber with light, rich head that leaves lacing. Aroma is dried fruit, toffee and caramel. Taste is sweet plum, caramel and a hint of coffee. Finish is smooth and sweet. A really excellent doppelbock.

tgrtnr (350) - Augsburg, Bavaria, 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 (51) - 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 (1283) - 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.

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