stevoj (5440) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2017
Bottle from Brewers Haven. Dark brown with foamy beige head. Aroma is both nutty and roasty. Taste too stays on track, amping up the aroma notes slightly. Gets a bit sweet, which is not out of place . Right where it needs to be. DuffMan (10610) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown, copper highlights, beige head. Sweet bready malts, molasses, undertones of red fruits. Boozy finish. SinH4 (6124) - Garching b. M?nchen, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2017
Tap. Dark reddish-brown color with tan head. Aroma is raisins, malts, touch of other fruits. Taste is malts, raisins, a touch of chocolate. luttonm (6661) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2017
GG, Seattle. Thin foam, red amber malty body. Sweet nose, light syrup. Dark malty flavors, some fizziness. Not bad, but not a doppelbock in the way I know and like. Malty rich, some alcohol. Ok. IndianaRed (4941) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2015
On Tap muddy medium brown with a fine and full light tan head. Lots of ecen sheets of lacing. Woody and earthy aromas and flavors. Some leather and brown paper. Fairly bitter at the end. Just OK
bpreo (2903) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Great flavor in this beer. Foamy, but once you get down to the liquid it’s amazing. Reid (2611) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 6, 2014
22oz bottle purchased from Lifesource natural grocers in Salem OR.
Pours a darker brown with a large thick and frothy tan head.
Malty dark fruit like aromas..but pretty much subdued for style.
Taste is in style not as sweet and straight as German versions, a little mucky and some hops in the taste. Slight alcohol in the end but not real noticeable.
Mouth feel is medium to thick carbonation medium..its fine.
An OK beer but nowhere as good as even the mass produced Optimator or Salvator.
Strykzone (7586) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Deep amber in color and pretty much clear. A creamy beige head is about one finger. Lots of malts in this aroma and just a bit of fruit. The flavor brings some heat along with those malts and fruit. Raisins and cloves. Some bread in there. Alcohol is tasted initially but then not at all. Just read the last rating and I also tasted a bit of toffee and a hint of vanilla. This was a fault free Doppelbock. There is nothing to dislike here. And while not a perfect offering it is a nice one. hayduke (5619) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 1, 2014
This was shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Poured amber with a beige head and big bubbles. Nose of toffee, rich malts, and floral hops. Alcohol appears in the aroma. Medium plus body. Flavor is very rich malts with some fruit, nuts, and floral hops. Sweet finish. Really big on flavor. I like this a lot. Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Tap. Lost rating found in notes.
A: Dark brown with a caramel head. Good legs.
N: Toffee, bread, vanilla, and coffee. Bready with some piney, earth hop features.
T: Very sweet with a big breadiness. NW hop bitterness underpinning.
M: Meal in a glass mouthfeel.
O: Good Oregon rendition of a Doppelbock. Not up to the German standards, but so far, not even Heater Allen has accomplished an Ayinger Celebrator.