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


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RATINGS: 2006   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisterDenson (78) - Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Rating #66 for 2012. 6/22/12, 12 oz bottle cold from a stem glass. Aroma of molasses, brown sugar, and dark fruit. A dark copper colored liquid with a quickly fading 1/2 inch head, and no lacing. Tastes of syrupy dark fruit. Palate, medium carbonation with a medium body and finishes very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Livendadream (218) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 14, 2016
Btl pours a dark brown color with a dense soft, off white head that hangs around leaving spots of lace on glass. Aromas of dark bread,grain,herbal hops, and whiff of alcohol. Tastes of sweet caramel, dates,malt and spicy hops. Full body, nice carbonation, slick, smooth mouthfeel and a sweet-spicy finish. This beer has a really comfortable taste. It is very easy to drink with nice homely flavors. It’s a little sweet but the hops and alcohol balance it out nicely. It is simple yet elegant. Great winter warmer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hman43 (1294) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2016
It pours brown with a brown head. It has a very deep rich malt aroma. There are flavors highlight by toast with some dark fruit. The flavors are sweet, rich and clean They feature toast, malts, and hints of dark fruits. It has a full body that is smooth with some alcohol warming. Overall this is a highly malted beer with little hops, but clean and flavorful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tia (1919) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Tap at Mader’s. Very dark with no head. Smells like dark raisin bread, but dry, and maybe a little hint of chocolate. Flavor follows.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (1518) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a dark copper color with a small tan head. The aroma is malt and caramel. The taste is an excellent match to the aroma with a small amount of hops. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kenter2000 (72) - , Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2016
There was a time I drank this beer with my old pal Chris Blado, god rest his wisconsin soul. We were playing music in the old Atlatl studio, thats a place of worship for you yahoo numbskulls who don’t know an ant eater from an aardvark. I remember enjoying myself and then really enjoying myself. Feeling very drunk. This sweet beer, malty, smooth, pantry full of caramel, sneaks up on you. With a APV of almost 8% a couple of these will put petite men, like Chris and I, under the table fast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14882) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 11, 2016
Tap (PiwPaw Beer Heaven, Warsaw)
Sweet fruity aroma, dark fruits. Rich maltiness too. Tastes extremely malty, but the palate is quite light. Goes down remarkably easily. Malts almost kvassy. A malt overload - nicey-nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlbanianMonk (7) - - AUG 21, 2016 does not count
Nothing spectacular but a good decent beer. ABV is 7.6% which is good. Although I prefer an 8.0% or higher. Nevertheless, has a good taste to it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimBeemanII (1) - - AUG 17, 2016 does not count
Sits great on the tongue. Nice dark color with a roasted flavor. It’s fairly high in alcohol so that never hurts, right?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (15426) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle - no label taken. Can’t believe I haven’t rated this before - Pours dark brown - nose/taste of caramel, some dark fruit and toffee -med body

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggiebob (922) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle. Mahogany in color with a thin beige head. Aroma of dark fruit and roasted malt. Sweet caramel flavor was also present.

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