Sierra Nevada Double DeBOCKel Beer



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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
Double DEBOCKel is brewed in the style of the traditional German doppelbock but with our original Sierra Nevada spin. At the start, our Double DeBOCKel is roasty and malty; it has a rich caramel character, a light bready flavor and mild, pleasant sweetness. It has silky-smoothness resulting from along aging period at near freezing temperatures, and hides its hearty strength with modesty. Double De BOCKel is a boisterous beer that finishes clean; and in true Sierra Nevada fashion the use of a healthy dose of hops leaves the beer surprisingly dry, with nothing but a full-body warmth and a faint malty memory left behind

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Nickls (2609) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2010
(Old BA rate - tap)

Orangey, amber color with a thin white head. Pretty good lacing and retention. A bit lighter in color than others in the style. Fruity aroma, nearer to prunes with a more flowery sweet aroma. Medicinal and herbal flavors up front with a warming alcohol presence. Pretty complex stuff, with a lot going on with a whiskey maltiness. Crisp carbonation with great malty mouth coat . Definitely a sipper, and wouldn’t dream of taking this down quickly. My only criticism is the alcohol presence could have been better hidden, even as it warmed. Overall, this is a an interesting

Leighton (22555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2009
Had some on draft at the Pony Bar in NYC. Good beer this. Pours a copper-red with a fine white head. Nice malty aroma with earthy notes. Flavor is crisp with notes of caramel and a nice malt backbone. Finishes clean and slightly warming from the ABV.

yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Draft @ Tiger. Dark copper color with a thin head. Body is a bit thin too. Aroma is earthy with some alcohol and grain. Flavor is sweet with a odd metallic bitterness. Not a good Dopplebock for me.

BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2009
Pint – Eastside Club Tavern – Olympia, WA

Aroma: Malty with a light hops aroma.

Appearance: Brown in color, clear with a thin head.

Flavor: Very sweet with a nice malt and hops character. This was a nice brew.

Palate: Dry finish, with a Nice Mouthfeel.

Overall: A nice brew this was in the average range for me.

GAManiac (1946) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2009
On tap at Taco Mac Metropolis.

The appearance was just the beginning of the surprises with this one. It pours a light, clear orangish amber with a small tan head that recedes to a collar quickly, leaving no lacing. It certainly doesn’t look like a doppelbock.

The aroma continued the trend with some roasted malts and lots of hops. The hops are on the earthy side of things but the aroma is fairly subtle overall. It doesn’t smell like a doppelbock.

The taste is slightly better but still is dominated by roasted caramel malts and lots of earthy hops. It’s got a toasted character overall. It doesn’t really taste like a dobbelbock either.

The mouthfeel is fairly light for a doppelbock, though I don’t think that comparing it to a doppelbock is relevant at this point.

I’m still a little confused on this beer as I just can’t fathom how it can be considered a doppelbock. It’s a better-than-average IPA, but that’s about it. Weird.

Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Pours a light pale copper with a thin head. Aroma is vodka and boozy right form the start and continues as it warms grassy herbal and solvent as well- sharp dark crystal and charred malts, with lots of phenolics. Flavor is a sharp sweetness, tons of alcohol spicy phenolics and bubblegum mintyness and a herbal grass-like finish- harsh.

beastiefan2k (4122) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Tap @ Pacific Standard, served in a tulip glass. The color is clear copper. Aroma is overly clean and comes off as an empty lagered brew. Taste is a lightly earthy lager yeastiness with just a hint of bitterness. It very easy drinking but lacks anything to separate it. I was surprised it is this strong but it makes sense because it seems like they fermented all the sweetness out but unfortunately there weren’t too many other interesting parts to it.

BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2008
Sampled at Big Pour Mesa, AZ. Fiery orange and gold with an eggshell head that reduces into a thin ring. Quite hoppy...bright citrus, pine, grassiness and caramel. Minimal malt profile challenges the style but its still enjoyable. Can taste the alcohol heat as well.

GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2008
This brew was amazingly drinkable despite it’s fat malt kankle legs. True to SN style there was a defined hop profile yet still mild. It reminded me of a baby bigfoot. Excellent stuff and well made.

Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2008
On tap at Draft Magazine’s Big Pour in Mesa. Pours a clear amber with light tan head. Nose is citrus hops and malt. Taste is tart citrus, malt and alcohol. Medium mouth feel. Not sure it matches the style, but I liked it due to the hops profile.

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