ANZUShophunter (573) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2017 thehipone (197) - - AUG 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this on tap at the brewery. Deep brown with ruby hints and was almost flat with no head. Lots of caramel sweetness and the alcohol becomes apparent as it warms a bit.
Hops don’t make an appearance. A decent beer, but not a particularly good doppelbock.
From bottle (label just said "Dopplebock" not "Winter Ale") in tulip. Pours a deep mahogany with a full frothy off white head. Aroma of smokey malt with a hint of chocolate. Tasty malt body leads to a sticky finish DamMag (5) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2017 Red brown colour. Lasting moderate head. Aroma moderate toasty, rich malt. Dark fruit. Nutty. Taste as per aroma. Low alcohol noticeable. Medium full body. Good attempt but doesn't really come together for me. Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2016 Bottle 330ml. Served at room temperature. Pours a deep dark ruby. Head is foamy, very lightly tanned and lasts well in the glass. Aroma is of toasted malts, cooked brown sugar, brown bread, chocolate, dark cherries, raisins and hints of liquorice. Flavour is smooth with a light roasted bitterness, raisin toast, prunes, dark chocolate, aniseed, grains and nuts. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a dry, toasty finish. Would make for an awesome winter ‘session’ ale! TedE (1481) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2016
Ok, so they used to call this just Monteith’s Doppelbock (7%) then it became Monteith’s Doppelbock Winter Ale (6%) now it’s back to Monteith’s Doppelbock but it’s still 6%. Alles klar? 330ml bottle into schooner glass. Light chocolate nose. Mahogany red beer with thin white head. Laces well. Light body, chocolate taste and finish. A little sour late on. Unspectacular but easy drinking (especially for 6%!). imdownthepub (15334) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Bottled, 330ml from The University Club, Oxford. Brown with cream head. There is a fullness to the flavour with this, rich, roasty malts alongside a slightly spiced character, which is better for me than an overly spiced character. Sweetish, but not overly so. Very drinkable, particularly at £2 a bottle.
Patersoi (170) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2015
Pours mid brown with decent clingy head. Aromas of hazelnut. Taste follows on with hints of Nutella. This lingers with some sweet maltiness through to the finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone MarkoNm (2940) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 20, 2015
Pours a rather dark brown color, topped with a small and lasting tan head. There is a strong and very pleasant chocolate aroma. Delicious. The taste starts slightly sweet and chocolatey, some roasted malts and finishes with a little bitterness. creamy and tasty. DavidAust (274) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2015
Very nice beer, it a little light in aroma, taste and alcohol strength for a true dopplebock. However, it is well priced (when you can get it) and great introduction if you bringing someone over to the style from the lighter ales.
Great to drink several as it isn’t too strong.
Happy to recommend, but if you are a serious doppelbock connoisseur you will find it weaker in every sense. Think of it as a sessional dopplebock. Which is why I buy it - enjoy the taste and can have two or three as opposed to one with the stronger brands. Plus it isn’t super cold in Qld, Australia during winter so a 6% dopplebock makes a lot of sense.
BTW pours well with several fingers of foam, but it does disappear fairly quickly. DylansDad (659) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2015
Regardless of the style, I found this quite a tasty number but, due to cloying sweetness at the back I couldn’t, and wouldn’t want to drink more than one. RafeAU (628) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 27, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2015 dark rich red pour, attractive. malty aroma, big malty flavours with sweetness and mild bitterness. lower in alcohol and flavour intensity than most doppelbock but nice malty beer and good price.