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RATINGS: 433   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The doppelbock style of lager came into being in Middle Ages era Bavaria in what is today southern Germany. It was originally brewed by monks to provide themselves with a liquid form of nutrition during the fasting period of Lent when no solid food was allowed. This has earned the doppelbock the nickname "liquid bread" because of its rich and filling capacity. The Thomas Hooker Doppelbock Lager blends huge amounts of imported Munich, Vienna and Moravian malts with select dark roasted malts to achieve a malt lovers dream of a rich and creamy brew. Subtly hopped with noble German and Czech hops and cool fermented with a Bavarian lager yeast, this beer will leave you happy to give up solid food for a while. No dessert necessary.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (6958) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2012
12 oz. bottle from a four pack. Stamp on neck says 2011-11-29. So a year plus old, what a find!! Deep ruby color with thin tan head in a mug. Nose is rich malt with caramel, toffee, prunes, figs and dates. Flavor was delightful, heavy roasted malt that transitions into a nutty, bready, grain finish with the dark fruits in the finish. Notes of raisins. Slightly astringent yet very good. Full body. For being American made this is finely crafted German style Dopplebock.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7610) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2012
Verre de dgustation, provenant dune bouteille de 12 oz, au Mondial de la Bire 2012 (Montral, QC). Arme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe dhoublons rsineux. Apparence: La couleur est brune. Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de caramel avec une pointe caf. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement minrale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Lgre prsence de crales grilles en arrire got. (Rating #4395)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (10124) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle. Very dark heavy brown pour with a creamy head. Mild nose, but the flavor is deep and complex. Fig and caramel malt dominate. Full palate. Outstanding brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (6011) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Poured from a bottle received from cpetrone. Huge thanks! Pours a dark brown, nearing purple/black with a medium sized head of beige foam. The aroma is very figgy and loaded with dark fruits and molasses. Taste is sweet and fruity for the most part, but there is a nice earthy note that comes through. I cant quite pin it down. Regardless, this is a great beer. Would love to have it again sometime.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3958) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2012
Sample, from a bottle, Mondial de la bire, savoured on June 8 2012; eye: dark brown, opaque, tiny ring of beige head; nose: roasted barley, slight burnt, light resinous hops, light caramel; mouth: roasted barley, slight burnt, enjoyable acridness, light resinous hops, caramel, finale in roasted barley with presence of caramel, medium body, average carbonation, lightly sweet and bitter, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine FRANAIS chantillon, en ft, Mondial de la Bire, savoure le 8 juin 2012; il : brun fonc, opaque, petit anneau de mousse beige; nez : orge torrfie, trs lger brl, lger houblon rsineux, lger caramel; bouche : orge torrfie, trs lger brl, cret agrable, lger houblon rsineux, caramel, finale en orge torrfie avec prsence de caramel, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, lgrement sucre et amre, texture lgrement rugueuse; en rsum : bien

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (2117) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a small, tan head. The aroma is coffee, caramel, dark fruits, and pepper. The flavor is very sweet, with a little sourness. The palate is medium, sticky and acidic. Overall, this is a sour and malty beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (3690) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Thanks to Rob for hooking me up! TH Liberator Doppelbock pours a brown/amber color with a solid head and some decent lacing. The aromas are not particularly strong, but what is there is very inviting. Dark fruits, smoke, subtle hops, and malt are evident in the nose and throughout the taste. While I am not a huge fan of the style, I must say this beer is extremely tasty and drinkable. Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel is the only doppelbock I have had that I enjoyed more. I will certainly seek this out again. TH Liberator Doppelbock is one of the best lagers I have had in a long time.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (4103) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2012
Bottle - 341. Dark brown body with a fair off-white foamy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with oaky and brown sugar hints. Its sharp, robust hoppy taste carries fruity and woody notes. Ends with a strong, warming bitter finish. Solid Doppelbock.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Pours deep amber with feet malt notes on the nose. The car male and dense sweet grains are pronounced with a hint of the higher ABV. A long sticky finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6594) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2012
This poured a clear darker amber to red color with a biege head. Aroma was caramel, toffee, light dusty grassy hops too.. Flavor was sweet, very malty, lightly toasted and some dark fruits there too. Pretty good example of the style.


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