Sierra Nevada Double DeBOCKel Beer



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RATINGS: 58   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Draught at Cole’s. Clear amber, hardly any head. Mild bready aroma is a little sweet but not bad. Strong feel to it. Very bocky character. Decent but alcohol is overpowering the flavors and it tastes immature. Strange bitterness in the finish, is disjointed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jake65 (3511) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Tap @ TFD: Clear copper pour with a large beige head. Nice lacing. Mild malty and sweet aroma, pretty dainty. Tastes malty with caramel and a bit of dark fruit. A little hoppy zing in the tail.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Oakes (16949) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2008
Bright golden-amber colour. Toasty, deep earthy caramel nose. Rich bitterness. Toasty, lots of flavour, late alcohol. But it’s really messy, not bocky. Like the name I supposed but why would I want to drink that?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2008
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Copper color with a thin tan head. Aroma is rather hoppy with hints of sweet malts and some citrus. Flavor is very bitter with a very light touch of sweetness that disappears. Too bitter for my taste and for a doppelbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Draft at Brewgrass. Pours a clear light copper color with a thin head. Aroma is citrus with spice. Decent clean taste, very refreshing. My first beer at Brewgrass. No way it was 9.4%, maybee 4.9

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale ber alles, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2008
draft at papago... pours a clear brownish copper. it’s topped by an off white head which leaves behind pillowy rings of lace. smells really hoppy... pnw, grapefruit, pine, caramel, golden raisins and a spicy burn. most of the flavor... cooked cream, raisin-y fruitiness, caramel-y maltiness, honey, florals and citrus pith is hidden behind a curtain of hops. spicy/peppery dry finish with a boozy note coming in as it warms. medium body, spicy dry mouth feel. call me crazy..() this is an ipa gone wrong? i like pushing boundaries but this shows very little style characters to begin with. although, not a bad beer... just confused.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (7142) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Tap at The Front Door Boise, Pours out a amber topped with a small head. Aroma of sweet fruit and light yeast. Tast of more sweetness and hops. So So

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
OldMrCrow (2434) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Draft at Brouwers.

Fruity aroma, rotten peaches. Hot, thick, sticky, and metallic, what’s to like about this alcohol syrup? I’m surprised to see such a dog coming from Sierra Nevada.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Draft at Brewgrass. Deep amber/brown pour. Yellowish off-white bubbly head. Well, they called it, I guess, with the name. Perhaps that’s a bit harsh; this wasn’t quite a debacle, but it wasn’t my cup of tea (or my pint of beer). Very very sweet and too hoppy (not to mention the alcohol), which made for a combination that was too harsh for me. I expect some deep malt in a doppelbock, and my palate was fighting too hard against the other flavors and gave up. A disappointing beer from SN.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (6286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Clear brown, thin beige head. Smells like toast, and maybe a hint if chocolate, I guess. Flavor is, well a little on the bland side, with some smooth malts and a subtle hop bite at the end.

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