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Brewed by White Gypsy (Shelta Beer Co)
Style: Doppelbock
Tipperary, Ireland

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
750ml bottle
limited release
This is literally a double bock. A strong, dark and malty beer with very little bitterness. It emerged from Munich in the late 18th century when the monks brewed it as a Lenten beer to be consumed during their fasts. This liquid bread has a rich flavour that is dark and delicious, toffeeish with some sweetness. This beer’s light and fruity notes pair well with an earthy camembert or a nutty cheddar. Its good carbonation cuts well across a pungent blue or a creamy goats cheese. It accompanies savoury bacon, aged ham, venison and roast pork very well indeed. Also smoked fish, salumi & chorizo will go well with this exciting beer.

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3.2
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Toasted cereals dominate this effervescent Doppelbock interpretation, leading to mild sweetness and discreet acidity.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the hazy pale amber (this is rather pale for the style, by the way).
-Malts could be a tad more caramelized, or at least deeper in the expression.
-Hops seem to have given their place to a lightly fruity acidity. Not sure that was wanted by the brewer?
-Carbonation is too high for the style.

Bottle.

2.1
TEJA (3066) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2015
Bottle shared by omhper, thanks. Short beighe head. Light brown almost clear color. Timy malty aroma. Sweet clean taste but no caramell sweetness, more like a softdrink sweetness. Low to medium bitterness.

3.2
fonefan (49399) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2013

Bottle 750ml.

Clear medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sugary, malt, bread. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average to long duration, sugary, bread, malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130913]

3.3
culchiem (3978) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle. Medium amber with a thin head. Aroma is warm sweet malt. Flavour is nice malt, warming but not the burning you get from a lot of doppelbocks.

3.2
anders37 (26657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Pour s clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and dark fruit aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit finish.

3.1
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle at Amager Bryghus - Tasting - thanks to Papsø. Clear brown - white head. Amber malts, caramel, alcoholic, mouldy, light burned sugar, fruity, some coffee, a bit simple.

3.5
madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2013
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma: Ripe fruits, sweetness, caramel. Flaovur. Again ripe fruits and sweetness, Some herbs and spice and vague caramel. Medium bodied. Ends fruity.

4.1
jrscruff (19) - Killaloe, IRELAND - SEP 24, 2013
An absolute winner all round! Pours dark brown and slightly cloudy. Deliciously strong scent of toffee which is backed up perfectly by the taste. Well matched with spicy food. Very strong, so don't go overboard! Comes highly recommended.

3.4
brnandersen (3908) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2013
Sample from 75 cl. bottle. Clear, amber colour with a golden tint. Small, off-white head. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, fruits, toffee and a hint of nuts. Taste is sweet. Medium body, soft carbonation. Finishes sweet with fruits and rich caramel malts. Nice Bock.

3
Desverger (11472) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle - Amber/orange pour with a small white head. Caramel sweet malts, nutty, slight spicy yeast, doughy bready taste.


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