bartlebier (3946) - Belchium im Biersgau, - JAN 29, 2013Towey1989 (2698) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2017
50cl bottle, with helpful flip-top bottle (thankfully).
Unique Doppelbock that pours a solid reddish-brown with a good head. Immediate fumes of its powers are released, some spice, nut not much else in the way of aroma. Medium mouthfeel, dry and slightly sticky palate. Taste is an interesting blend of typical and idiosyncratic Doppelbock notes: roasted malts, marzipan, caramelised fruit, wayward esters, decent hop bitterness somewhere in the mix. Somewhat reminiscent of Gulden Draak, with drier malts and more hops. The alcoholic burn is unmistakebly there though, and at 8.1% I found this quite a heady sipper, not smooth drinking at all (compared to some 9-10 ABV trappists and IPAs) - which is where the helpful flip-top comes in handy.
- May have to revisit later in the season.
Bottle at Beerdock Leek. Pours a clear deep amber colour with a medium off beige head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, roasted malts, dried fruits, some brown sugar, slight prune, a little nuts and a hint of spice. Taste of caramel, dried fruits, brown sugar, some plum, prune, slight chocolate, a little fruit, a hint of tobacco and subtle spice. Medium bodied and an oily texture. A bittersweet, sugary, fruit and spicy bitterness in the finish. A good dopplebock, very malty with a lot of sugar and spice. A typical Munich beer. Enjoyable. andrepintado (3320) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAY 2, 2017
50cl bottle from estucerveza. Hazy copper color. Thin beige head. Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Medium body. Aroma and flavour is hazelnuts, caramel, vanilla, spices, fruity, brown sugar. gripweed57 (2305) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2017
From old tasting notes. Deep reddish brown color with a big creamy tan head. Splendid burnt caramel aroma. Big bittersweet toasted malt flavor with a spicy dry finish. Long complex lingering bitter aftertaste. A real mouthfeel. Very tasty and worthy of its style. Nice Belgian lace. AaronTDubs (500) - - APR 30, 2017
Low carbonation, brown color. Much brighter in color than many doppelbocks I’ve had. Very bready aroma, lacks some of the complex dried fruits of roasted tones I like. Quit strong with evident alcohol. Starts sweet and malty, but finishes quite bitter, much more than expected. I didn’t feel this one was up to snuff...could be because I like my doppelbocks with much lower bitterness. tgrtnr (156) - Augsburg, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2017
500 ml bottle served in abbey glass. Bright brown colour, bright yellow foam head. Whiskey, roasted malt, coffee, caramelized sugar. Bittersweet taste. Alcoholic warmth. Soft carbonated, full body. Oily texture. Bitter finish.
peponi (1842) - Hannover, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2017
Aroma: melanoidines, roasted caramel, malty.
Appearance: amber color and creamy head.
Taste: malty, roasted caramel, melanoidins, roasted dark malts, brown sugar, esters, semi-dry.
Palate: medium body and medium carbonation.
Overall: Really good doppelbock, complex. kto (1248) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 26, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2017 0.5l flip-top bottle from tengelmann in münchen. pours a clear amber with a medium off-white head. aroma of caramel, dried fruits, leaves, leather. flavour of raisins, prunes, caramel, tobacco, syrup. alcohol is noticeable but not overwhelming. good, if a bit too sweet for me. Foerdifuxx (353) - Franconia, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2017
Clear ruby red beer with a medium sized, quite shortlasting, brownish head. Aromas of caramel malt, chocolate, dark fruits, sour fruits. Taste is malty, nutty, tobacco, medium sweet and a bit bitter. Alcohol. Medium body, oily texture, flat carbonation. Hmm. Rugamu (174) - SPAIN - FEB 14, 2017
Gran doppelbock, sabor intenso nada lupulado que se hace una delicia en la boca. Repetiré sin dudar.
glennmastrange (2854) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle. Moderate to heavy roasted, caramel and cereal for the malt, light herbs for the hops, moderate broth and leather for the yeast, with notes of toffee, tobacco, brown sugar and faint spice in the background. Head is large, creamy turning rocky, light tan with good slippery lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is murky dark rusty brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and slightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and slightly bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, creamy with a soft carbonation. Excellent Doppelbock with a bit more richness than others.