Brewed by Engel Brauerei
Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany


on tap


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Light golden malty doppelbock

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DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2002
Citrus and peach smell. Peach colour, small creamy head. Tastes of apricot, and raisins, more like a barley wine. Complex, hides the alcohol well. Very good.

PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2000
The palest and mildest tasting doppelbock I’ve ever seen and tasted- even at 7.4% by vol. Golden colored like a pilsner and even a typical lagerish aroma. However, a strong malt presence and alcoholic strength separates it from regular lagers. Not a bad beer, but it doesn’t compare to doppelbocks like Celebrator and Salvator.

NosirIwont (2534) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle. Vintage 1995 (best before) - 7.0%. Pours a brownish golden colour with a diminishing head. Aroma is oxydised. Sweet Madeira and notes of honey. Flavour is sweet with honey notes. Oxydised. Madeira again. Grassy notes as well. Finish is the same, but also has notes of alcohol. Overall an interesting try, but would like to try a fresh one. 26-09-09.

whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Bright golden body with visible, hazy yeast, moderate carbonation, and a flat-fading soapy white head. Aroma of sweet honey, sweet pale wort, maple and apple notes, plus a touch of alcohol and a nutty, buttery element. Medium sweetness, less so than anticipated, with low bitterness and some gentle alcoholic warmth. Texture is like warm, watery syrup. Not my thing.

NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2006
Aroma is sickly sweet honeyish malt. Color is gold/yellow with a rapidily diminishing head. Flat and honey sweet. I don’t know if this is gone bad or if it’s as intended. It doesn’t taste infected, but it doesn’t taste like much else either except for the honey tinged maltiness.

Nejhleader (1561) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2006
sweet and almost tart was pretty nice overall i wouldn’t mind trying again sometime. Had a complex sweet/fruity taste good body.

daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2001
No head to speak of. Faintly bitter, some citrus. Overall very weak, almost stale.

jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2004
Hazy amber with a small off white head. Sweet malt aroma. Sweet flavor of malt, dark fruit and caramel. Much maltier than expected given the relatively light color of this doppelbock.

DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Very cool, black bottle. Contents are just right. This is a great lager, double bock. It’s appearance is a moderate golden color, providing a good fluffy head. Flavor was very nice, almost like honey or syrup was present. Taste complex. There was no ascorbic bite, so that’s nice.

Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2004
This poured the color of apple juice. The flavor was a little hoppier than I expected and the body was somewhat light. A different approach to the style that is worth a try.

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