omhper (24635) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep golden with rich head. Raisiny malt aroma. Sweet and fruity. Malt flavours, like paper and plums, dominate, yet it's no more than medium bodied. Fairly bitter finish with notes of salty licorice.
Beerhunter111 (19209) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from trade with Sebilinz, many thanks! Pours clear deep golden colour with a huge most good lasting off-white head. Aroma of sharp grains, sweet malt, honey. taste of sweet malt, dry hops, honey, grains, some alcohol.
bhensonb (14891) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar. Pours rather brassy with a foamy white head. Aroma of malt with some strong grassiness. Medium plus body with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet caramel with a pretty good dose of bitter. Clearly too malty to be compared to an IPA, but I’m doing that anyway. Pretty good beer.
Ratman197 (14376) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml Bottle poured a clear tarnished gold with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness, honey and light graininess. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, honey and light fruittiness with a crisp dry finish.
argo0 (14025) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle. Small white head atop crystal clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, some honey. Taste is moderately sweet, straw/grass, bread, some honey, pepper, light alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness. I think of this as a doppel heller bock, rather than a doppel bock -- not bad if you don’t expect caramel/dark fruitiness.
crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle. 3.49$.
It pours a clear gold with a fizzy white head that leaves some nice lacing as it dissipates.
I love the smell of Helles Doppelbocks. This one smells like big loaf of sweet bread. There is some pretzel in there too along with a touch of earthy hops.
The flavor is rich and malty with again the fresh bread flavors, caramel, and a touch of alcohol. The hops are there too, providing a subtle bitterness to cut the sweet ever-so-slightly.
This is a fine brew.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-10-2011 06:05:45
adnielsen (10584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Light golden orange, hazy appearance with a small cream colored head. Fairly light malts in the nose with the characteristic Bock smell. Sweet pale malty bock flavor with some bitterness, especially on the finish. Lighter malts than many other Doppelbocks and less flavor also.
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear medium-dark gold, white head. sweaty nose, light fusels, medium corn, medium dough. malt-liquor like. syrupy, a little too much ethanol tasted. unpleasant.
solidfunk (8586) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good doppelbock. Good roast and some chocolate. Black pour. Some caramel. Good balance here. Bottle.
after4ever (7945) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500. Pours a brilliantly clear dark gold with a big sudsy white head. Lots of nice stringy lace showing on the sides. Nose is somewhat musty, showing some egg whites, faint pepper corn, and probably some cardboard. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Pronounced pepper, egg, and cardboard notes on the mid palate. Long peppery finish. Had better.