RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
The Doppel Bock style of beer ranges from the round to the profound to the enveloping. In describing Bock beer, the term "single" Bock is never used. Just Bock. Nor is a Double Bock twice as strong. "Double" Bock is a very unGerman exaggeration. "Super Bock" might be a bit more accurate. Clearly, when this style was first developed, the idea was to exceed what had previously been the strongest type of beer.
This was finally achieved by the monks of St. Francis of Paula, who probably first made beer as "liquid bread" to be consumed at the time of Lent.
Ingredients: Pale 2 Row, Munich, Caramel, Cara Pilsner and Black malts, domestic Mt. Hood, Cascade and Centennial hops.
Available January through March.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2004
Garnet color with a fleeting tan head. Complex nose of fruit, candy, nuts. Toffee in the flavor. Not a great example of the style but very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Bottle pours a red amber color with a nice looking head. The aroma is of fresh bread and sweet malt. The flavor is malty, slightly hopped, a touch fruity, and with a rich sticky body. Overall, this is pretty easy to drink and not bad for Schells.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2004
a little bit strong flavor for me, I could taste the alcohol too much, not so drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Light sweet malt, some grains evident in the middle. A tad thin for a doppelbock. Carbonation level was a little too high, and finish was astrigent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2004 Dark in colour with a thin quickly discipating tan head. Lots of malts with some caramel in the nose. The taste is very bitter and almost gross.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2003
Sweet malt aroma with a citrusy hop note subdued in the background. Sweet malt flavor, fairly complex with some fruity flavors, hop flavor noticeable in background. Virtually no head on this beer. Finishes slightly sweet with a slight alcohol note warming the chest. Decent lingering aftertaste. Probably a thinner mouthfeel than expected for the style, but is very easy drinking. Good beer to kick back and sip away at in the dead of winter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2003
Color is a dark amber glow with a huge foamy tan head thats nearly three fingers high. Has a nice sweet bread-like malt like cookie dough and has some bright hops, very fresh. Taste is a fairly sweet and somewhat chewy malt, thin syrupy feel with a nice underlying of hop dryness. Feel is mediumd bodied, fresh and clean, slightly syrupy and very smooth. This is one drinkable beer, goes down smooth and has a good, golden fresh flavor thats just great and goes down with ease.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUL 11, 2003
Sweet, malty aroma, toffeeish, with a touch of pecan and a floral, fruity undercurrent. Medium-dark amber color, very slight head with plenty of visible effervescence. Sweet and lightly syrupy malt flavor, some caramel and toffee with an estery, lightly spiced and gently alcoholic finish. Medium-full bodied, palate is just a little thinner than your standard Doppel, but this helps the drinkability. Respectable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Nice beer...good double bock, def always fun to try those, boston brewing compayn did much better on them, but schell makes a valiant effort, cheers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2003
This has a terribly nice aroma and a fantastic blend of Germanic spicy hops and sweet, clean malt. The flavor is rather sweet, not a ton of depth or complexity, but extremely tasty. I really like this a lot. Thanks a lot, Slikwily.

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