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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Duck-Rabbitor Dopplebock is a powerfully malty German-style lager. The malty / grainy flavors so dominate this beer, its like a whole loaf of bread in every glass! Is it a beverage or is it a meal? Its both.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2013
12oz bottle into a snifter. Not sure of the age on this but I know it has been in my fridge for a year or so. Pours a clear dark brown with a slight reddish tint. A very small light brown head is quick to fade leaving a thin ring around the top of the beer. Aroma is full of brown sugar, caramel, and toffee. There is a slight metallic note which seems a little off to me. There are also some faint grassy aromas. Overall it is pretty weak. This weakness carries over into the taste which is really quite underwhelming. Plenty of caramel and brown sugar but there is a strong vegetal character which becomes a little off-puting after awhile. It is very DMS like and I almost wonder if this is an unintended flaw. It isnt bad for awhile but it does start to limit drinkability. Alcohol is well-hidden but the mouthfeel is on the watery side. Overall, I am very unimpressed with this offering from Duck Rabbit. There is just an overall lack of everything from the aroma to the flavor to the mouthfeel. Way too much DMS and a lack of much malt or hops. Maybe this has improved since the batch I got but I really cant recommend.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
voyageurmike (390) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Draft at Growler USA. Dark brown with medium body. Boozy aroma, tastes of molasses and chocolate. Roasted malt finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (1287) - Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of malt and dark bread. Taste is malt, dark bread, hazelnut, caramel notes, and alcohol. Malty, warming finish. Not very bitter. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
obguthr (6235) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Maple syrup and smoke nose. Clear ruby brown, thin yellow head. Sweet malty cherries, wood, smoke. Full body, soft carbonation. Damn good example of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Bottle from Wine Warehouse. Pours into my Indians pint glass (Go Tribe, game 3!) dark brown, possibly slightly murky - hard to tell due to darkness - with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted bitter malt, caramel, grass. Flavor is toasted caramel malt, grasses, molasses, milk chocolate, alcohol, tiny hint of cola.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (4020) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Bottle from Craft and Draft Columbia. Pours out like a coke. Sweet malt and molasses aroma with some booziness. More malt and molasses in the flavor. Pretty tasty and easy drinking for almost 9 ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1944) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Pours a dark horehound candy brown with hardly any head. Caramelized brown sugar and caramel on the nose. Caramel forward, but finishes with faint anise.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (2188) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Cola appearance with a sweet pumpernickel nose. Taste is the same, with roast and caramel. Not cloying, but pleasantly sweet. Thanks, dad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (1648) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2016
See-through dark brown pour, no head to speak of. Smells of raisins, plums, malt, chocolate, molasses and tree bark. Medium-full body that lingers and dark malt/bread finishing boozy. Tasty and easy to drink but a touch on the sweet side.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChadPolenz (1787) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 9A Doppelbock

AROMA: Very strong maltiness. Slight caramel; some milk chocolate. Strong presence of dark fruit and baked bread. faint alcohol. 11/12

APPEARANCE: Brown/ruby red. A tidbit hazy though CO2 is visible. Moderate tan foam fizzles away quickly. 2/3

FLAVOR: Huge malty sweetness (but not cloying) with delectable dark fruit flavors throughout. Some confectionery flavors of caramel and milk chocolate can be found in the background. Mild spicy hop bitterness is perceived on the finish as is alcohol. Clean lager character. 18/20

MOUTHFEEL: Full bodied with a thick, soft texture (but never syrupy). Alcohol warmth is pleasant and gentle. Remarkably clean aftertaste. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Probably the best American doppelbock Ive ever had. To-spec in nearly every way. Delicious and fun to drink. 10/10

TOTAL SCORE: 45/50

DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7809) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Betton - 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, light off-white head that dissipates quickly. Sweet aroma of raisins and molasses, kind of slight. Flavor has the same sweetness with some solid prune notes, some dates, a pinch of molasses and brown sugar, slight booziness in the finish. Mouthfeel is rich and thick. Solid and dependable.


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