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Brewed by Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu (InBev)
Style: Doppelbock
Munich, Germany

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RATINGS: 2012   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The classic German dark beer, bottom fermented ’Doppel Bock’. Full bodied with a deep dark color and rich roasted malt flavor.

Supposedly only available in USA, at least not in Germany.

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3.7
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Had a strange sour bread type of aroma, wasn't looking forward to the taste, but I was nicely surprised. Light carmel sweetness, coffee aftertaste. A great after lawn mowing doppel

3.8
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Dark clear mahogony color. Little bubbly head. Aroma is of roasted malts with some alcohol.Sweet flavor of chocolate with a hint of hops.Finishes with a long alcohol malt feel.Good Dopplebock!

3.7
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2003
Off white head on a dark mahogony clear body. ARoma is roasty,malty with hints of alcohol. Flaovr is lightly sweet with little in the way of hopps evideent. Lively carbonation. Mellow. A decent dopplebock.

3.5
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a very dark amber-brown color with a thin white head. Overall a good tasting dooplebock.

3.7
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Dark brown almost black color with medium light tan head. Very malty and not very rich aroma. Flavor was one of chocolate and malts. Became more chocolatey as it warmed. Nice doppelbock.

3.1
jgb9348 (6191) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Dark brown in colour with major ruby highlights -- absolutely no head. Very malty aroma with a slight grapey and subtle vinegary aroma. Medium-bodied; Strong malty flavour, alcohol very noticeable with some grapey hints. Aftertaste malty and alcoholic - a bit sweet as well. Overall a good doppelbock - respectable for the style! I had this pint at MacGregor's in Rochester, New York.

3.6
fly (1486) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2003
Spaten - my first Bavarian and thus always brings back memories. Thick and malty. Sometimes when I'm not ready/not in the mood it's just too malty and rich. Rich and roasty, big and just gives me an old world sensation. Even if it's a misconception on my part, I'll keep living in my lederhosen fantasy.

3.3
beerhoto (14) - Terre haute, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2003
Brown in color with lighter creamy head. Not as sweet as other dopplebocks I have tried. Medium to full bodied, with an average lasting sweet finish.

3.7
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2003
Sweet malty nose; minimal head without much lacing. The roasted malt flavor with hints of fruit and chocolate is smoothly complex. Not as complex as Ayinger's offering but top notch none the less. I'm amazed at how inexpensive this is for the quality. A wonderful offering perfect for enjoying in the coming fall weather.

3.8
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2003
This dark brown beer pours with an off white head that fills my pint glass. The head slowly recedes to a rocky layer of foam that clings to the sides of the glass. The aroma is all malt sweetness, with a slight huskiness. The taste is roasted malt, caramel, and sweetness. Notes of chocolate and a slight smokiness are present as well. Very complex flavor. The alcohol is noticable on the finish, and it warms the throat on the way down. The finish also has a lingering sweetness, most likely also from the alcohol. This is not a beer for the hop fan, but malt lovers should but it by the case. The mouthfeel is very full and creamy.


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