lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
355 ml bottle @ vPBF 2012.Chudwick (3423) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Pours a beautiful brown amber colour with a white head. Aroma of sweet malts, dried fruits and some bready notes. Flavour of sweet malts, toffee, bread, grassy hops and some sweet fruity notes as well. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and a sweet, malty and mild bitter finish. Not bad for an US doppelbock.
draft - pours brown with beige head. flavor is brown sugar with slight roastiness. flat and sweet. light spicy aftertaste. pras (602) - Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Dark amber and crystal clear. Not much on the aroma. Deep malty backbone with slight hopp bitterness. Very sweet with dried fruit flavors (raisins and apricots). Not my favorite. DCLawyer (2931) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle->shaker. Mahogany with small head. Aroma is malt, molasses, and caramel. Taste is same, quite sweet. Decent. Huhzubendah (3775) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2013
The beer is dark plum to amber in color with an inch of beige head. Audible fizzing. The aroma brings lager yeast, dark fruit, plums, toffee, caramels. Sweetness that was present in the aroma carries into the flavor. Lingering sweet toffee chews, candy. Hints of brown bread. Malty throughout. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. With Ayinger Celebrator sitting around on shelves at most decent beer stores, it’s hard to choose another doppelbock. Still, this is worth a visit.
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle. Aroma smells for all the world like my old fashioned cooked down strawberry jam made with a little vanilla and spice. Clear deep chestnut with a moderate tan head. Toasty bready malt, sweet dark fruit flavor, lingering toasty bitterness. Medium body, very soft (but not flat) carbonation. dinkle50 (1583) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2013
Deep red pour. No head but looks to have some lively carbonation. Huge malt aroma. Big full mouth. Taste is full of sugar, yeast and bread. A big loaf of sourdough comes to mind for some reason. There is a citrusy brightness to the finish. Super smooth for 8.2%. Pretty tasty for the style. drjay44 (3887) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2017
12 oz. bottle shared with Gabe. Pours a medium, well retained, ivory head over a clear copper (SRM 17) body......nose is heavy dried fruits with raisin, plum tones, mild toasted malts with hints of bread, cracker, minimal hops. balance to the malts.....taste is moderately sweet with dried fruits, including raisin, prune, hints of cherry, malt dominated,finishing with mild hop bitterness......mouth feel, medium sticky body, moderate alcohol, low carbonation. this is an interesting drinkable, nourishing beer, which misses the style slightly in aroma and flavor complexity. BJCP 8/3/12/4/6 Ihsan (10) - - DEC 29, 2017
Pours amber with small head. I couldn’t detect much from its aroma. Tasted good with and medium mouth feel. Did remind me of similar beers in Europe.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2003
this beer had the distinct disadvanage to being drunk in between several stouts, but it managed to hold it's own. I liked the flavor, but in the end, ended up going back to my stouts...