Brewed by Vetter Alt Heidelberger Brauhaus
Style: Doppelbock
Heidelberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
In 1994, the 33 Plato gave it the world’s highest gravity. Though the beer can no longer make this claim, it is still one of the world’s most reknowned strong lagers.

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KevinReddirt (166) - Midland, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2017
Sampled on draft from the Vetter in Heidelberg at the suggestion of a tour guide. I had the small glass that the pourer repeatedly told me was all he could recommend as a serving, too potent. Oh ye of little faith. Delivered as a dark, almost black liquid, it had no head to speak of. I could smell dark fruit. The taste was heavy malt, raisin, caramel and an almost overpowering sweetness. The alcohol was evident but not strident. And then I had to depart promptly. More than just a sample would be preferred if I ever get to drink again.

TeamAle (1) - Independence, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2017 does not count
Tried this beer while passing through on deployment. It was super sweet with a whiskey back... what I meant is that it had a Caramel chocolaty taste followed by cherries and plums and enough alcohol to take your breath away. But not too bad or overwhelming alcoholy-ness to it. I loved it and would be willing to wire some money to the next person who visits this brewhouse and send me a couple bottles back. ;)

Michael27 (1978) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2016
Frisch vom Hahn im Brauhaus getrunken. Hat lt. Karte 11,5%. Ölig-klebiges Dunkelkupfer im Glas. In der Nase Malznoten. Hat eher Barley-Wein oder Malzlikörqualität. Im Nachtrunk erdig-würzig. Leichte Lakritzanklänge.

Beerhunter111 (20468) - P´Castle, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2016
On tap at the brewpub. Klare dunkel orange braune Farbe, geringe bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv malzig, süß karamellig, leicht holzig. Geschmack intensiv süß malzig, Gewürze, holzig, reife Früchte, alkoholisch, starkes Stück.

stevoj (5036) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Flip top bottle thanks to Rich. Dark amber with fast subsiding head. Sweet molasses aroma, sweet malts, minor roast grains. Taste ratchets up the sweetness, normal doppelbock flavors, but extra sweet. Sweetness masks the higher ABV.

BuckeyeBoy (7663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Flip top bottle thanks to rich. Pours out amber topped with a ring of a head. Nose is big malts pit fruit sugar. Taste is more of the heavy sweetness rich malts and some spice.

boisebeerguy (209) - boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 30, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2016 On tap at the brewery. This beer amazed me. Very dark and viscous, little soy sauce flavor. No real head on it. For a high abv German beer it was pretty delicious.

DrNosha (2342) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2016
Vom Fass im Brauhaus. Rötlich braun und trüb. Schaum ist sofort weg. Es duftet nach Pflaume und Gewürze. Sehr spannend. Süsser Antrunk. Dörrpflaume, Getrockneter Apfel, Brot. Sehr weich und rund. Schlner langer fruchtig-schwerer Abgang.

pivnizub (10614) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 22, 2016
Bottle: Cloudy, reddish-amber coloured, rapidly vanishing loose off-white head; fruits and caramel in the sweet nose, distinctive traces of Schnapps in the background; solid sweet flavour with hoppy traces, full bodied and a bit sticky; lingering sweet-fruity finish, some herbal-hoppy traces detectable, warming alcohol in the very end. Totally overrated…

PintjeFritz (339) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 15, 2016
A simple bottle without information about the hops or malts. A cloudy red brown beer with a very small Cappuccino head. Strong malty and heavy sweet, caramel, full body, flat carbonation, texture oily, (I have a 0.5l bottle without batch or best-before date.)

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