phaleslu (10264) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2012
22 oz. bottle from the brewery. Pours a clear amber with a medium-sized off-white head. The aroma was all right- chocolate and biscuit malts, nuts, earth. The flavor brought those out more, with some caramel and molasses in the mix. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a toasty mouthfeel. Solid beer. Interesting choice for an anniversary beer. Reid (2541) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2012
22 oz bottle from "Habits" in S. Salem.
Amber coloured body with a large bubbly light tan head.
Fine chocolaty,creamy, biscuity aromas very pleasant.
Taste is similar to the aroma.milk chocolate and wheat..not much hop..nice stuff
Nice smooth velvety palate.
Very nice drink not sure what category but i liked it kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2012
This beer is really good. Its a full dark pale color with a pure white head. The aroma is full and balanced trending a little on the malty side but not sweet. That’s the key. Its very full flavored and balanced with a long bitterness being dominant. Its like a strong Bock that’s got decent bitterness. Awesome. taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
A good bit of caramel, toasted malt, and not much bitterness or hop flavor - true to the style, though it’s not my favorite style. However, it hides the alcohol well - there’s no hint of the 9% in there. That makes it excellent in my book. legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Poured a pale golden colour with a thin and wispy head. Nose was bready, but not in a great way. Some spicy elements across the palate had me reminding me of a Trippel.
robforbes (2243) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2012
pours a semi-cloudy amber with a very small white head, and good lacing.
smell is faint, some malt, and a little roastiness.
taste is of roasted malt, toffee, hops, and a little sweet. ends dry, a little tangy, and somewhat bitter. djd07 (14508) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with large frothy off white head lasting awhile. The aroma is a bready malt with rye and toast. Thick mouthfeel with a sweet caramel malt and toast with nice crisp finish. Easy to drink a decent doppelbock from Full Sail. SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Baby Beats!!! .. . pours a medium copper amber .. medium foam .. . a good dose of hops .. . is quite warm, but aging this would kill it .. . enjoyable doppel liked it better colder
.. . . Hey, you’re stealing my trailer! .. I like that. rougeau13 (3014) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber with a little beige head. Aroma of semi-sweet pale malt, citrus, and grass. Sweet, toasty, really malty flavor with a fair amount of hop bitterness; like a sweet, toasty pale ale. Medium bodied, sticky. Decent. talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2012
The pour is a clear, pale copper with an average, off-white, pillowy head which is mostly lasting and leaves minimal lace. The nose is pleasant but subdued with golden raisins, toasty caramel, very bready, and an earthy/spicy note (almost rye-like). The flavor is nice with the rye note, very toasty, some light caramel, very earthy, slightly peppery, and just a touch if the golden raisins. The palate is more than medium, nearly lively, crisp and velvety. The finish is fairly long, crisp and dry with caramel, rye, and earth. Actually a pretty decent light doppel with nice fruit and drying toast and bready notes. The rye and earthy tones were a nice change from the normal doppel style and the increased alcohol kept the usual lager flaws at bay. Better than I expected.
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