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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
You’ve discovered Moerlein Emancipator, a robust Doppelbock brewed to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition. Six varieties of uniquely blended malts create a smooth toasted character with a deep brown color and complex hints of caramel and toffee. Celebrate the emancipation of America’s honorable brewing tradition this season by rolling out the barrels of Moerlein Emancipator Doppelbock.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DonPablo (11) - bellevue, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2008
6 pack bottles fromThe Party Source. Pours a dark brown with tannish head. Definately toffee with a lesser hint of caramel and a pleasant roasted flavor. Lot of malt in the finish but not overly sweet. Big difference from their past doppelbocks.


3.6
Bill Becker (1905) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 7, 2017
From Aug 2008

I got this in a trade with zapata. Thanks Ben!

It pours a fairly dark brown with lots of reddish highlights. A small head of foam after the pour and it was mostly gone shortly after. There is a bit of lacing.

The smell has a nice sweet malt-roasted malt nose with some fruitiness on the side and some chocolate more up front. Good nose.

The taste is a tad less sweet than the nose suggested but dang, it's tasty. There's toasted malt with some chocolate sweetness, some toffee, some chocolate bitterness, just a touch of caramel, in a nice medium bodied liquid that finishes slightly bready, lightly bitter. A very nice flavour complexity here and pretty darned drinkable for the style.

Well, so far, I've been pretty impressed with what Christian Moerlein is brewing and I'm kind of surprised that there aren't more reviews for their beers. People, you're missing out on some good stuff.

3.6
UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2015
12 oz bottle, poured into a shaker pint at ~45 degrees F.

Appearance: Pours a bright, clear slightly ruddy amber, not unlike how a good Vienna lager looks, and forms a solid finger of pale beige head that swiftly dissipates. Plenty of carbonation is visible clinging to the sides of the glass, as well as rising steadily through the beer. Looks rather more like a bock than a doppelbock, so we shall see how the rest goes.

Smell: Doughy bread with toffee sprinkles, something not unlike leather, and a hint of cooked raisin.

Taste:Definite confirmation of the bread from the aroma, as the taste of fresh-baked bread swells to fill the entire mouth from the first sip. Toffee notes abound through the liquid loaf, as do some earthen and leathery tones. Here and there, hints of cooked raisin and walnut peek through, and the finish is full of alcohol heat.

Mouthfeel: Light and creamy, not quite as sticky as one would expect for a doppelbock.

Overall: Overall, not a bad beer. I’d think it shades more into the bock category than a doppelbock, but it’s tasty nonetheless.

3.5
drfabulous (8660) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 14, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Big caramel color and upfront taste. Malty with toffee and very slight chocolate. I’d like a richer, deeper flavor for the style, but decent.

3.2
BillKismet (4145) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Rich melanoidin red-hued beer, with an okay beige head. Rather malty nose, melanoidin and candi malt dominate the bouquet. Candi malt and dank beer flavors reluctantly intermingle. This one has a bit of a cough syrup flavor, as well as the taste of stale, old grains. Dry sherry finish.

1.8
cheap (6124) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2014
slight sweet candy aroma. looks like darker ice tea with carbonation. big strong nasty alky impact. deep thicker thing. toffee fer sure, sweet thicker. long stronger medicine finish. not impressed. Not nearly as good as 1 Weltenburger Kloster Asam Bock, Tröegs Troegenator Doublebock
or Atwater Voodoo Vator Doppelbock

3.2
fonefan (51527) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014

[ As Moerlein Emancipator Doppelbock ].
Clear medium to dark amber brown color with a small, open and frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, bread, caramel, sugary malt, brown sugar, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, sweet malt, sugary malt, bread. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140516]

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Patrickctenchi (6750) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Draft:
Clear mahogany with a small beige head.
Heavy caramel, chocolate aroma.
Taste is sweet, bready, dark fruit.....caramel malt.
Chewy and bold.

3.4
yespr (48061) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Pours clear and golden orange to hazzlenut brown with a small off white head. Aroma is dry breadish and toasted malty. Sweet, caramelish and breadish. Bitter and toasted malty. Sweet and roasted finish.

3.3
Bamsen78 (5573) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
Pours clear copper brown with small off-white head. clear aroma of malt, caramel and yeast. Sweetish, malty flavour, with notes of fruit and touches of caramel. Sweetish aftertaste. OK.

3.1
chrisv10 (18572) - DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
Dark amber/brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, bread, little nut and a little candy. Flavour is malt, caramel, bread, sweet, little nut, candy and toasted.


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