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%
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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GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2003 On tap in a small town pizza parlour where they reffered to it as "Spaten", I had to probe further to get the kid behind the counter to go over read the tap handle and let me know what kind of "spaten" it was. Head had dissapated shortly after pouring. malty aroma, strong malty nose giving way to sweet biscuit flavors which gave way to a pleasent alcohaulic warming. Excellent beer.

adwoan99 (305) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2003
Very nice strong flavour - spices, raising. Very tart palate, but smooth. Very complex beer - I can easily see why it's one of my friend's favourites. I could drink this every day without getting tired of it.

DasFass (4) - GERMANY - SEP 27, 2003 does not count
this beer is maybe a little dry and slighltly acidic............ but is good in its category prost prost kamerad

stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - SEP 24, 2003
Very little hop aroma in this beautiful dark ruby/brown lager. Smell is of unfermented wort, like homebrew before you pitch the yeast. Nice and sweet like it should be, with a full mouthfeel. Slight twang on the finish that just keeps it from being cloying. I want to brew a clone!

JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Superbly sweet, and higher in alcohol (barely hidden), this is a perfect example of the style, very middle of the road, but very authentic doppelbock. Malts are very dominant, overly sweet to my palate (bordering on disgusting).

bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2003
This really kicked me in the head. I had much higher hopes for it. It wasn't BAD but I've had better.

IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2003 What hasn't been said already? It's a solid doppelbock all across the board. It's very inexpensive as well.

igneous1 (1535) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - AUG 20, 2003
heavily carbonated, deep amber color with a decent light tan head. aroma is huge on bready malt. flavor is wonderfully malty with a hint of chocolate and slight bitterness in the finish. alcohol is mostly undetectable, but there is a hint of it. very good.

adrenalin112 (57) - Lake Forest, California, USA - AUG 18, 2003
Very dark appearance, heavy full bodied beer. Notes of caramel or molasses. This is one great bock.

tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2003
(bottled) Subtle roasty, prune & caramel aroma. Brilliant dark reddish brown appearance. Rich base of Munich malt with a raisin & prune sweetness, crystal malt color and aroma. Full bodied with medium creamy carbonation. A sure winner! Why the green bottle?

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