Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fruity apple aroma. Alcoholic flavour, with excess sweetness. Sugary, syrupy, not at all roasty, toasty, chocolatey or otherwise interesting as you would expect from a doppelbock.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice deep garnet on the pour, the head is moderate, the lace in thick sheets, both beige in color. Malt nose, caramel, earthy, the front is sweet, the top is medium, acidic finish, dry, nicely hopped and a decent representative to this style. Ranks #585 on my current 1000 beer list.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a small head, but one with some staying power, almost dark ruby body. Bread/malt aroma, smooth clean taste, finishes a little sweet. I wish I found this when it was still cold outside.