Brewed by Paulaner Brauerei (Schörghuber)
Style: Doppelbock
Munich, Germany


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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
Hacker-Pschorr, Munich’s Brewery since 1417, has released a Limited Edition Series which is a collection of hand-crafted specialty beers produced in small single-brew batches and available in the US only while supply last.

Among the earliest Dopplebocks, Animator draws you in with its deep mahogany hue and creamy foam crown Your experience culminates on the palate with notes of chocolate, roast, brown sugar, licorice, apricot, and exotic fruit.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (3430) - Odense SV, - FEB 2, 2013
Trade from Mads K, thanks. Clear amber body with a large creamy offwhite head. Aroma is caramel, nuts, light hops, malt. Flavor is caramel, malt, light bitterness, fruity, nuts. Quite nice.

Daboch (190) - Gdansk, POLAND - OCT 22, 2017
Kolor herbaty niezła piana. Aromat słodowy, podobnie smak, finisz lekko wytrawny. Przeciętne

WillemsUrenkel (2041) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2017
0,5 l swing top bottle. Pale copper, little bit unclear, one finger frothy pale beige head. Mid sweet malty smell. Taste starts with a short malt sequence, followed by an increasing sweet alcoholic part. Always smooth, not scratching. Some nuts and allmonds. Complex but also easy to drink. Very nice.

anfractuosity (465) - - AUG 21, 2017
Hazy brown in colour. Moderate carbonation. Lovely toffee/caramel taste. Dark fruits like dates. Sweet aftertaste.

corkyrory66 (2265) - BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2017
Doppel bock de 8,1 % abv, en format 50 cl, voilà qui s’appelle de l’honnêteté ..
Mon exemplaire était à 2 mois avant date.
Couleur roux acajou moyen, à la clarté nette, pure.
Bulles fines, partout, vives.
Mousse beige, qui tombe très vite pour laisser la bière lisse comme un vin … (et on va en reparler !!)
Arômes de fruits mûrs, cannelle, pointe de chicorée et de santal.
1ère bouche souple, à la très belle entame malt/houblon/levure.
Arrière-bouche dense, fruits mûrs, levure.
2ème au très grand ensemble vineux (on y est …), très harmonieux.
Arrière-bouche longue, complexe.
3ème au superbe ensemble vineux (oui, on nage ..), fin, élégant.
Arrière-bouche avec des fruits confits, une pointe d’épices, et un équilibre divin.
La longueur nous laisse pantois devant la beauté de l’autel .. L’animator serait-il un dieu ??
En tout cas, il en a l’âme .. (ce qui est un joli jeu de mots …).
Jambes parfaitement lisses (comme celles de la sainte vierge).
Levure qui est un modèle du genre.
Alcool qui travaille sans rien dire, mais quelle efficacité sur les saveurs et la longueur !!
Finale qui est une anima dei …
CONCLUSION : on est ici en présence d’un doppelbock tendance barley wine, qui en a toutes les
qualités et les beautés. C’est absolument splendide !! Et quel temps perdu à ne pas avoir découvert
ces bières plus tôt. Quand je pense que c’est à cause d’un ami qui fréquentait souvent l’Allemagne,
et qui me disait "ne passe pas ton temps avec les bières allemandes". Erreur magistrale … et
quel plaisir de donner son premier 5 à cette bière magnifique.

kalunapz (193) - CROATIA - JUL 28, 2017
Boca 2L - ravno iz ’obecane zemlje’ - možda i najbolji doppelbock koji sam pio dosad..pomalo slatkast, kad je hladan alkohol nije toliko prisutan u okusu..

Towey1989 (3324) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2017
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 (3700) - Porto, 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 (2909) - 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 (344) - Augsburg, Bavaria, 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.

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