sam_uk93 (4) - - AUG 17, 2017 does not count ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a murky copper color. An incredibly fluffy head (about two fingers high, off-white in color) tops it off with amazing texture,and mediocre retention. As it fades away, some lacing is left on the glass.
S: My very first whiff of this brew made me wonder if it were lightstruck - it was a bit skunky. Once it warms up in the glass, however, it smells less like a skunk’s ass and more like the dying presence of German hops. Also of note is plenty of caramel and brown sugar.
T: I pick up more in the way of dark fruits than I did on the nose, especially when it first hits the palate. The general flavors are caramel and brown sugar. I also get an apple note, distressingly similar to a macro lager - if I had to pick my least favorite part of the profile, this is it. On the plus side, I’m surprised how hoppy the finish is given its proximity to the 11/13 best-by date. It honestly does a good job of cleaning the palate up, and also provides a nice bitter-ish balance.
M: Like I said, the finish is drier than I anticipated - and that’s a good thing! It helps to balance the syrupiness without killing the rich feel. Carbonation is low, but that’s because I let it sit for a while before drinking.
O: A solid doppelbock, but it lacks the defined complexity to be a great one. Would drink again, though.
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2017 Aroma is sour banana, caramel, pours an amber colour with a small head, taste starts with a very nice malty, bready caramel that leads to a hit of alcohol and leaves a lingering clove, malt resin taste that lasts. Medium bodied with fairly lively carbonation. Overall a nice dopplebock with a nice up front flavour, that slightly loses itself in the middle/aftertaste for me. poech73 (420) - Braine, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2017 From Aushopping >> Bière marron au beau col écru persistant et crémeux. Nez fort malté, très caramélisé crémeux au palais. Corps robuste, fromenté, replet livre un maltage légèrement rôti fruité à la noisette et la noix. La levure ajoute des saveurs épicées comme le poivre, la muscade (?).L’amertume discrète mais un peu râpeuse Dommage cette finale de fin de cuve: farineuse et métallique. Assez savoureuse. Beamer (79) - Malden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2017
Gedronken in zuid Frankrijk, mooie kleur, schuimkraag heel snel weg, zoet biertje met beetje bittere afdronk, zeker voor herhaling vatbaar.
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UPDATED: AUG 7, 2017 Botella 33 cl del c Inglés Oviedo tomada en Oviedo junio 2000. Lote L20203H hasta 07..2001. (r2779). Cereales. Cuerpo ligero a medio fácil de beber más menos fino. Ligeros tostados. La mejor de todas las tomadas. Buena. Alpha10 (774) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2017
2017/07/01 - Pours a clear amber brown colour with a thin, foamy, off white head that quickly disappears and leaves no lacing. Aroma is bready, roasted malts, sweet caramel, apple and dried fruits (raisin, figs). Taste is sweet toffee, bread, dried fruits toasted malt and light alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium and syrupy with low carbonation and a sweet, mildly toasted, lightly warming finish. Not bad, but not the best dopplebock out there.
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loscovar (396) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUL 25, 2017
Bottle from german friend. Bready aroma, pretty ligth dark bread taste and nice balsamic aftertaste. Well made, not to my taste Bootlegger007 (225) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2017
Light roasted malt aroma along with caramel, has a ruby appearance with little to no head, rather a sweet bock of medium body, I found this a very enjoyable starter beer ozon () - TURKEY - JUL 20, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2017 0.33l bottle. reddish dark amber color. low carbonation but enough. half a centimeter foam on glass. sweet, caramel aromas on nose. intense malty sweety and ripe or almost dried fruits taste and a little bitternes with malty sweet end. Hell, you’ll can feel the malt on your palate!!! humpah (281) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2017
0,5l Bottle. Pours amber color with some head. Sweet syrupy flavor with some nuts, malts, dark fruits alcohol. Very sweet. Medium body, sweet mostly balanced by alcohol and some dark fruits and plums. Short aftertaste. Quite nice overall, maybe bit over the top with syrupy sweetness. Jultsu (1105) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2017
BBE 08.17. Tumman simaisen ruskea väri, hutera semituuhea nopea vaahto. Suutuntuma siirappisen makea, alkuun metallinen, snadin alkoholinen, siirappisuus dominoi. Juotavaa kamaa.