Brewed by Privatbrauerei Höss der Hirschbräu
Style: Doppelbock
Sonthofen, Germany


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RATINGS: 713   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Allgäuer Doppelbock. Ein edles dunkles Doppelbock-Bier mit Tradition, das zum Feiern einlädt. Mit 18,5 % Stammwürze, 7,2 % Vol. Alkohol, mindestens 75 % dunklem Braumalz sowie einer schwachen Hopfenbittere. Vollmundig, samtweich und ausgeprägt malzig im Geschmack.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Russo (2011) - Hemhofen, - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle. Brown color with a thin beige head. Aroma is Roasted malt with some caramel and dark fruits. Taste is sweet with some roasted malt hints, no alcohols noticed. Good one.

Piepenhenrich (1227) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2017
From bottle. Transfer of an earlier rating without text recorded, rating only.

wlf (739) - DENMARK - SEP 15, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2017 Reddish brown to black , hazy, off-white head; aroma is sweet and malty, grainy, slightly yeasty; taste is very sweet, the alcohol shines through, dried fruits, lingering sweet finish; texture is thick and sticky with average carbonation; too sweet, lacks balance

remALUS (420) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - AUG 27, 2017
Bottle: 500 ml, Price: 0,79 eur
O �itas nelabai, manau kad nebekartosiu

Maris (1585) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2017
From a 500ml bottle on 26/8/2017. Pours a clear dark brown/amber with a small to medium head. The aroma is sweet and malty, with caramel, toffee and a touch of smoked meat. Taste wise, it’s similarly sweet and malty - more caramel and toffee, lots of brown sugar and treacle, along with a hint of smoky meat. There is the mildest bitterness at the back, which suits the overall experience nicely. The palate is slick and the carbonation moderate. I have a bit of a sweet tooth and enjoyed this one very much.

hawthorne00 (4111) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2017
Bottle, 11C. Clear copper with a pale beige head that fades. Aroma is malty with some sticky bread crusts, hazelnuts, herbal notes. Sweet and rather heavy with lowish carbonation. Lots of caramelised malty notes but not a lot of character. Nice herbal-tinged bitterness is still not quite enough to lighten the load, so it’s neither quite drinkable enough nor deep enough. Still, it’s decent.

ALLOVATE (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2017
Into a deep snifter at cellar temperature. Ruby hued brown body with good clarity. Oily legs lead to a short-lived off-white head. Rich, spiced madeira nose softened by notes of loam, compost and earth, nutty praline, rust, leather and overcooked banoffee pie. Quite rich with melanoidins creating a complex mix of flavours drowned by tannic rust/blood flavours. Nutty and woody; chewy with earthy umami notes like stewed beef or Swiss brown mushroom (the second beer of this brewer to have this!!). Alcohol is evident but not enough to balance the earthy malts. Body is light for a double bock. End is long but just a continuation of the palate. Overall it is dry despite the richness of melanoidins. Unique, but a little too askew of my preferred interpretation of Doppelbock. A rough and interesting beer. (50cL swing top, BB 20/03/18, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

gam (4073) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2017
Large head clear red brown pour weak carbonation aromas caramel earthy notes rich wheat touch brown sugar flavours grain caramel brown sugar herbal nut green banana sweetness not bad could be more forward in taste but still a fair effort

thanatosti (1789) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2017
50 cl. flip-top bottle @ home, bought @ Trinkgut, Emmerich. Clear reddish brown with an off-white head. Malty aroma with dark fruits. Sweet taste. Nice doppelbock.

corkyrory66 (2195) - BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2017
Doppelbock de 7,2 % abv, pour 18,5° plato, qui a été médaillé lors des world cup 2012. Mon exemplaire était à 11 jours avant sa date. Couleur acajou très foncé, et roux en transparence. Bulles fines, partout, vives. Mousse beige, soyeuse, stable à 1 mm. Arômes de malt cara, toffee, chicorée, prune, pointe de spéculoos. 1ère bouche très souple, à la belle entame café/malt/chicorée. Arrière-bouche avec du pain d’épices. 2ème très grande bouche sur des fruits mûrs, avec une pointe d’épice. Arrière-bouche d’une grande élégance. 3ème sur une fusion quasi totale malt/fruit/levure. Arrière-bouche vraiment soft. Longueur douce, précise, vraiment harmonieuse. Jambes lisses, longues. Levure fine, douce, un peu vineuse, belle ligne. Alcool très bien, il organise et dirige les saveurs. Finale superbe. CONCLUSION : l’image et le nom de cette bière en combat de cerfs est vraiment un paradoxe, parce que cette bière est toute en douceur .. le contraire d’un combat de cerfs où la violence peut être extrême !! Mais il est vrai que ceux de l’étiquette n’ont pas l’air trop farouches, malgré le fait qu’un 16 cors contre un 14, ça devrait le faire !! Bref, on ne retient que la bière, qui est splendide.

Lowenbrau (4725) - Asturias, SPAIN - AUG 4, 2017
Bottled, few years ago. From a local supermarket during their "Beers of Europe" days.
Pours litlle hazy copper with nie off white head. Moderate head retention, little lacing. Malty, caramel, licorice nose.Medium body, soft carbonation, slick texture. Taste is malt forward, with roasty and licorice notes. Average.

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