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


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RATINGS: 1904   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2010
This beer surprised me. I bought it in a Spaten mix pack, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Deep brown body with a thin tan head that leaves some spotty lacing. Nice, sweet aroma of carmel, brown sugar and maybe a touch of smoke. Full mouthfeel, slick and smooth. The flavor just jumps out. Brown sugar, dark fruits, and just a bite of smoke at the end. Wow! I picked up on the alcohol content, but it’s only warming, not overpowering. Very tasty brew.

Bill Becker (1370) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 20, 2017
From Mar 2007 Pours from 16.9oz bottle a deep amber with a medium sized head of foam that shrinks to just a ring around the edge of the glass and a little lacing. The smell is of caramel malt. The taste on first sip has a huge malt character. Lots of roastiness and grain with just a bit of caramel. Further sips in and I'm getting some of the alcohol but it's not intrusive; also, there's some chocolate and fruitness there, mostly a plum flavour that shows up mostly near the finish which itself ends up slightly on the bitter side. It certainly is smooth enough and easy drinking so I'll have to watch it...;^) Bottom line: This is a good Doppelbock that is worthy of a try.

kevinsenn (2263) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2017
On tap. Roasty and slightly creamy aroma. Sharp fruity taste. Boozy finish. It's fine.

ebone1988 (2075) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2017
Bottle from Merchants. Extra green bottle smell. Aroma is slightly metallic, caramel, some booze, skunked, some toffee, maybe earthy hop, eh. Appearance is reddish brown, light tan head, clear. Taste is caramel, metallic, booze, industrial, unpleasant. Mouthfeel is medium , light carbonation, metallic caramel aftertaste. Overall, not good.

higgsbison (261) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2017
Just had a bottle but I am really buzzed. I think it's just wonderful. Will have to try again straight as a first beer Nice complexity but overly sweet. Earthy. roasted malt forward with a slight bitter finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

pappabear (12) - Granbury, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2017 Smells amazing. Has a very malty taste with hints of caramel. Not bitter at all, but not too sweet either. Has a rich roast/toffie smell. Very enjoyable especially in cooler weather.

DraftCaptain49 (42) - - SEP 5, 2017
For the price and ABV, it's hard to beat. This is likely my backup beer in case I was to drink two in a night. I like to open with a fruit based IPA, and then use this as reserve. It's only $9 and 7.6% ABV. You wish Guiness would put together a package like this for price and six beers, but alas. Mostly it's a malty slop of beer, which is what I want sometimes. It's also eminently drinkable.

Bacchus66 (904) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2017
12oz bottle at home. Dark brown with a fading beige head. Sweet dark malt, roasted notes, toast. Moderate carbonation. Thick, sweet malt finish. Very good.

Drjohnrock (831) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2017
Twelve ounce bottle from mix 6 pack purchased at Ingles Supermarket in Lake Lure, North Carolina, tasted on July 24, 2017. Cola color, big roasted malt nose, good malty taste with some complexity but compromised by astringency. Maybe the megabrewer has changed this beer, and not for the better.

dfinney23 (3395) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2017
Dark pour with a thin but tight head. Sweet and malty with lots of dark fruit.

Buzzinbeas83 (11) - Paramount, California, USA - JUL 25, 2017
Not much of a nose. Looks like Coca Cola. Taste is complex, lots of caramel. Medium body with a creamy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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