RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
A Munich classic made local at Mazama, this doppelbock features big, sweet toasted malt flavors upfront, with warming alcoholic cheer and a roasty, toasty finish with just a hint of Noble hops. This strong lager is just the thing for toasting the good health of your warmest friends on the coldest nights.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cwald (91) - Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Mazama Brewery. Draft. Wow. Serious beer drinkers need to give this beer a try. Mazama is putting out some interesting stuff that many NW beer drinkers are unfamiliar with...or at least skeptical about. Im just not a Belgian or doppelbock guy, but this stop really surprised me. There is more taste here than I can describe. Its got...well...something. Its different. Its unique. Smooth and easy to drink, and pretty light for a 9.9%. Well, I guess technically it is a lager, but you wouldnt guess it without reading the label. My only gripe is they wouldnt let me get a growler of it, and I would have gladly paid for it. Really curious to bring this one back home to Bend and see what my IPA friends think. They are selling it in bottles at the brewery, but that doesnt work for me. Anyway, if youre in Corvallis, find this brewery and try this beer. It will be worth the stop. Also try the Grand Crux. Between these two beers, Mazama has something unique for NW beer drinkers to talk about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SinH4 (4406) - Garching b. Mnchen, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (5714) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
IndianaRed (4237) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (2779) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Great flavor in this beer. Foamy, but once you get down to the liquid its amazing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (2474) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 6, 2014
22oz bottle purchased from Lifesource natural grocers in Salem OR. $5.99 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (7180) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (5135) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (2197) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2014
Bottle: Heavy bready and maltiness in this one, smooth, rich, soft dark pitted fruit, and biscuity.   Has a dark molasses background.   Touch of soy, smidgen of campfire, otherwise bit bready molasses with a strong biscuity maltiness.   This is a very bready, malty, and chewy beer.   Surprised to see its almost 10% ABV.   Thankfully not cloying or overly sweet.   A fairly good example that surprised me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Rich copper hue with off white fizzy head that dissipated quickly. Aroma of raisins, malt, cola, ethanol, peppercorn. Mouthfeel is refreshing with a lighter body and medium carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness throughout with a slight hop bitterness and slight astringentness in the following and CO2 bite and ethanol in the finish. Overall this is a decent brew. A bit dry for my preference in a Dopplebock.

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