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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For the 8th beer in our Stag Series, we’ve teamed up with Gold Ochsen Brauerei in New Ulm’s sister city, Ulm Germany. Both cities are also host to fifth generation family-owned breweries and both breweries were founded by men named August. Working in collaboration, we decided to brew a Blonde Doppel Bock. Both breweries uses specialty malts from Weyerman with each brewery using their own base Pilsner malt – Rahr for Schell’s and Schwabenmalz for Gold Ochsen. Both breweries use Emerald, Tattnanger and Saphir hops during the boil and then each brewery uses a different newer German hop variety in the whirlpool and as a dry hop. Schell’s uses Polaris hops and Gold Ochsen uses Mandarina Bavaria. Both beer are then fermented with the respective brewries’ house lager yeast and matured for a couple of months before packaging.

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3.6
crossovert (13833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Draft. Amber pour. This is suprisingly good stuff, it has a cream of corn feel but it is drinkable enough.

3.3
BVery (11361) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a spotty white head. Big caramel malt with a touch of pine to balance. Syrupy palate. Pretty solid.

3.4
wlajwl (7063) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Aroma is pale malts, very light fruit and slightly perfumed/beery. The flavor is pale malts, fruit/berries and a tangy/mildly beery finish.

3.4
McTapps (6976) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2013
Pours out of the bottle in a clear amber colour with low head and medium body. Nice aroma of hops and flowers. Taste of mild hops, straw, vanilla, flowers, citrus and herbs. Dry finish. Nice and surprisingly different (lighter, fresher as usual) Bock.

3.3
MichaelAwesome (6545) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle shared with McTapps. Quite a bit above average Bock which turns out to be drinkable and solid. Slightly hoppy with decent malt in the back. Not a bad one.

3.3
JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Light amber color with a modest, but stable beige colored head. Aromas of herbal to floral hops with caramel and toasted malts underneath. Lightly toasted malt and light caramel start. Rather sharp bitterness in the middle - citric and herbal, that lingers and leave me with a pepper bite in the finish. I much prefer a smoother bock, but an interesting twist. 12/13

3.6
JK (6280) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2014
A light colored doppelbock. Well hopped for the style. Typical of the lighter bocks, the alcohol is perceivable and the malt flavors are much drier than in the darker versions. Good beer.

3.6
badgerben (5316) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Copper color with a large head that quickly falls. Musty hop aroma. Bready and buttery malt flavor. Unexpectedly bitter with a noticeably vegetal hop character.

3.6
CanIHave4Beers (4224) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Pours a very deep golden color with a thick white head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma has a good leaf rot character, it’s got some herbal happiness, and a mild sweetness. It’s defiantly got some alcohol character, but it’s not brash or uninviting.

The flavor is really very nice, it’s not as sweet tasting as the aroma lets on but is certainly malt forward with a nice apple skin character and a good dosing of herbal and leafy happiness. It’s got a little bit of toastiness and a light but warming alcohol presence. Nothing is overbearing, everything seems right in it’s respective place.

Most defiantly right up my alley as far as lighter colored doppelbocks are concerned, not that that’s a style I have a lot of exposure to/experience with.

3.2
northropfrye (3688) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
Bocks are usually sweet and dark so I’m not sure what’s going on here as this is relatively hoppy for the style. Kind of neat.


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