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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Doppelbock crafted with maple syrup from sugar maple trees at the Cincinnati Nature Center.

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2.7
bnokk (538) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2015
NOSE - not much to it. FLAVOR - clear bock beer. Really sweet - that must be the maple contribution. NOTES - almost too sweet.

3.5
GnarlyGnome (770) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Draft: Earthy flavors that are balanced, not dominated by the nutty and maple notes. This is a big bodied, and delicious beer that is hard to put down.

3.4
Chudwick (3314) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - APR 3, 2015
Draft - nose is toasty. Sip adds slight roast and crude maple (light smoky and sweet character). Walnut aftertaste.

3.4
TheSilentSaint (102) - Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Brown color with thin head. Not a very distinct smell. Taste sweet caramel, honey, maple with balanced hops. Nice one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Dogbrick (13518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Sample at Dutch’s during Cincinnati Beer Week. Clear brownish-amber color with a medium thin beige head that dissipates steadily to a dense film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, caramel and hops. Medium body with flavors of caramel malt, sweet maple and mild earthy hops. The finish is slightly smokey with a malty aftertaste. Above average overall.

4.8
cincyrider (5) - - FEB 13, 2015 does not count
With a gravity coming in at almost 10% for this seasonal special it makes a bold impression on the palate. But it is still so smooth and drinkable. Oaky earthy tones finish off the maple aromas and light smoke taste

3.8
alexsdad06 (10636) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Draft at Dutch’s in March. Pours a hazy golden brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malts, dark fruits, a nice maple syrup component, mild earthy notes with a smooth easy drinking bod. I don’t know why they don’t do more stuff like this.

3.6
phaleslu (10545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Draft pint at The Brass Tap. Pours a clear deep amber with a small but lasting khaki head. Aroma of maple, nuts, toasted and caramel malts, brown sugar, and a leafy, earthy note. Flavor of maple syrup, caramel, nuts, toast, brown sugar, earth, and sweet bread. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a mouthfeel that starts toasty and finishes chewy. Good doppelbock.

3.8
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2014
On tap at Dutch’s. Clear red, sort of amber / brown color. Good, thin khaki head. Mostly loose ropes and dots of lace. Dark fruit, caramel malt in the nose. Some hints of that maple syrup evident in the nose, which is pretty nice... Works well with the doppelbock aromas. Medium to bigger body. Good, smooth, lighter carbonation. Nice, kind of creamy texture. Good caramel flavor, and maple syrup. Nice longer mapley dark fruity aftertaste. Moderate sweet taste, nice light bitterness. Light bit of alcohol warmth. Light bit of spiciness. Wow, this is indeed a great doppelbock. The more I sip it, and the more I think about it, the more I enjoy it. The use of authentic, local maple syrup is a nice touch too.

3.7
b3shine (9072) - Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Draft to pint (from notes). Looks good; a transparent dark caramel with thin off-white head that steadily dissipates into very thin lacing. Smells and tastes solid; sweet malt and mild but well-balanced maple with a pleasantly smooth mouthfeel. Good beer.


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