Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2013
Draught at Craft Heads, Shibuya. Clear dark brown - white head. Roasted. Dry roasted. Bread notes. Ok bitterness. Chocolate. Nice malty. Light hoppy. KansaiBeerLvrs (5090) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 29, 2013
On tap at Bungalow, it poured a dark reddish amber black with a very minimal off-white head. The flavor was port like with a mild caramel sweetness. It had a great body and was smooth for 8% which wasn’t so noticeable. Flavorwise it wasn’t so complex possibly due to being served too cold or because my tastebuds were overloaded after a 9-course dinner! All in all a well done beer as I expect from Fujizakura. AndySnow (7545) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
Draught at Craft Heads, Tokyo. Black colour with a white head. Some lacing. Sweet malt, hops aroma. Flavour is sweet malt. sunevdj (4084) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2013
On tap at Bungalow, Kyoto. Pours a slightly hazy dark brown with a small beige head and lacings. Sweet with lots of caramel. Also hints of roasted malts. Soft carbonation. Medium to full bodied. maekchu (3847) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 22, 2012
On tap at Qbrick. Complex aroma: yeasty, funky, manure, and honey. Very dark Coca-Cola brown. Sweetish and smooth, with a mild aftertaste. Medium body, mild carbonation, very satisfying. Maybe really a weirded up doppelbock. Tasty stuff.
jonno (2751) - JAPAN - APR 8, 2012
A rock solid doppel, losing a few points with a thinnish body of slight 1 - Dmensionality. Quite rich and traditional - toffee,chocolate powder and smores. Fairly straight forward and drinkable. fiulijn (20411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
Courtesy of Perbeerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2010
Dark brown color; medium sized head, with little retention. The aroma is mild, with Munich malt. Reasonable body strength; caramel and mildly roasted malts flavor, some chocolate in the finish; light oxidisation; correct bitterness. It has a good caramel and malt imprint. Not bad.
Pours a murky dark brown color with a thin beige head. Aroma of malt and fruits. Good flavor of slightly roasted malt and fruits. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and gentle carbonation. Interesting. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2009
[2221-20090605] Sample. Mild sweet malt aroma. Dark brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Sweet grainy malt flavour, heavy and thick. Medium-full body. Nice, a bit boozy sweet but fair.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2009
(4T @ Mondial 2009; Montreal, QC)
In short: A typical by-the-book sweet Doppelbock. Good brew even if unexceptional.
How: From the bottle at Montreal Mondial de la Bière 2009
The look: Dark brown body topped by a small beige head
In long: A whole lot of cereals swimming in sticky toffee. Toasted bread crust with caramel. A little roasted nuts notes and a slight earthy sensation. Sweetness level is somewhere between moderate and high, a little too sweet for me but that often happens with the style. Minimal hops presence. I like my doppelbocks a little less sweet but this is a standard representation of the style that will please all doppelbock fans. A good brew from the land of the rising sun, a few minutes a day, if you are looking in the right direction at the right time.