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Christian Moerlein Emancipator Doppelbock - Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

Christian Moerlein Emancipator DoppelbockChristian Moerlein Emancipator Doppelbock

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BA SCORE
85
very good

138 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 138
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%


Brewed by:
Christian Moerlein Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 02-01-2008)
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Groomsy

Kentucky

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a mug. Bottled on December 18, 2012.

This doppelbock has a dark crimson hue with hints of pumpkin orange in the light. Topped by a quick-fading of khaki foam, it maintains some visible carbonation in the glass but leaves no lacing.

The smell of this is quite enticing. Malt-forward is an understatement: Bursting with toffee, rich caramel, brown sugar, molasses, rye bread, and dark fruit, the aroma wafts out of the glass with its sweetness. There is no hop presence detectable except for maybe a hint of tea-like earthiness. This smells delicious - can I make a candle from it?

On the front of the palate, I notice lots of dark fruits - plums and raisins come to mind. This fruity flavor stays pretty consistent before a massive malt explosion happens. All the aromas mentioned are present in the taste and cascade together very cleanly. There are some toasted grain and bread-like flavors on the palate that aren't present in the aroma as well. There is very little flavor from the yeast, and as a result, this beer finishes clean and sweet with some warming alcohol.

While not syrupy, this beer is definitely thick. Its low carbonation also gives it a slightly sticky and dry finish. The alcohol leaves some lingering bitterness with some tea-like bitterness and earthy, slightly nutty flavor.

This is by far the best offering I've had from Moerlein. They've knocked it out of the ballpark with this beer. (No pun intended? Sorry, Reds joke.) Definitely pick this up if you're into the malt-heavy styles.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 02:08:19 | More by Groomsy
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Christian Moerlein Emancipator Doppelbock from Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
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