RATINGS: 611   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
This award winning doppelbock (8.2% alcohol by volume) lager is brewed with a generous supply of Munich, carapils, caramel and chocolate malts and is fermented with Bavarian lager yeast. The resulting caramel sweetness and rich mouthfeel are complimented by the mild bittering of German Hallertau hops. 1997 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal Winner

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2012
12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear medium brown with some reddish highlights and an average (1-2 finger) light tan creamy head that was mostly diminishing, down to a thin film and medium collar with poor runny lacing. The aroma was of a lightly toasted sweet grain malt and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee, chocolate and a mild fruity ester. The taste was lightly sweet and rather malty with a hint of caramel and just a touch of chocolate form the start, then changed slightly into a bitter sweet taste with a light fruity presence and a mild alcohol finish. The flavor was short lived with just a light lingering alcohol taste left behind. Mouthfeel was just above light in body and dry in texture with a somewhat lively carbonation. Overall this was a decent Bock beer with a really good taste and a smooth drinkability...

mjs (7768) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2017
(Keg at Tommyknocker Helsinki, 20170626) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and nearly white. Aroma had malts, caramel and lots of treacle. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, caramel, molasses, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty, sweet and bitter. An excessively sweet bock.

Tide (4564) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2017
Draught at Tommiknocker Helsinki. Dark brown color, white head. Bitter taste with rye, a bit of roasted malts, nuts, bread and a bit of toffee. Bitter finish with rye, bread, toffee, nuts and bread. Decent brew, really tastes like rye bread.

rosenbergh (11931) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Draft at the Tommyknocker, Helsinki, Finland.
Clear dark ruby red color with a tiny off-white head. Sweet sugar, syrup, malt and alcohol in the aroma. Super sweet malty and alcoholic flavor.

ozzy70 (1333) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 27, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Brown pour with a lasting tan head. Aroma was sour fruit, caramel malt. Taste was medium sweet, caramel malts, molasses.

Block (3222) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Backlog entry: Flight at the brewery. A nice selection, several IPAs. Good all-around. True to style.

djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy copper with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is toasted grain and caramel. Medium body, caramel, spice, grain, light finish, decent.

FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 9, 2016
355ml bottle (Kaisla, Helsinki)
Sweetish raisiny aroma, some woodiness, a bit tart and dry, dare I say it, even a bit sour (BB Aug 2018, drunk Jun 2016). Deep copper, brief head. Kinda watery palate, thinkened only with sugars, carbonation fairly pleasant. Somewhat milky taste - lacto about to kick in? Sweet caramelly malts, bit more raisin, with stalks for bitterness. Tastes a bit old and stale. I love bocks, but this is thin and in poor shape.

foyle (435) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Served in pint glass from 12 oz bottle Appearance: Pours a 2" pillowy cream colored head that falls slowly with mild lacing. Color is cloudy copper-brown with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aroma: rich malt flavors of caramel, fresh bread, raisins and ripe fruit. Earthy and herbal hops. Mouthfeel: medium bodied and slightly astringent with a somewhat dry finish. Flavor: similar flavors to the aroma. The alcohol is (dangerously) well hidden in this beer. It does not drink like an 8.2% abv beer, but more like a session ale. Overall: a pleasing malt bomb. Recommended for anyone who enjoys malty brews.

oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Pours a reddish brown. Sweet caramel/roasty aroma. Roast malt/chocolate flavor with a touch of fruit and great hops.

DocJitsu (2060) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Pours heavily a cloudy brown-copper with a short, antique white head. Full sweetness with subdued tartness. Caramel with dried fruit.

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