Aviator Dopplebock - Goose Island Beer Co.
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3.73/5 rDev -0.8%
Served in a tulip glass at the Clybourn brewpub.
Why not go back for more...? This stuff pours a clear sienna topped by a finger or so of cream-tan foam. The nose comprises maple syrup, light molasses, rye bread, and brown sugar. The taste brings the bread to the fore, though everything else continues to swirl about as well...just kinda behind the bread and whatnot... The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, though a touch on the bready side for my tastes, this is still a pretty solid d-bock. Good times.
04-24-2012 20:29:20 | More by TMoney2591
3.9/5 rDev +3.7%
Appearance: Rosy brown and very thick. Nice thick foam and carbonation.
Smell: Chocolate and some herbal notes that I can't quite put a finger on. Very soothing smell.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Chocolate and coffee notes that get balanced with some floral or herbal hops. Very heavy, yet smooth and creamy mouthfeel.
Drinkability: A good meal in a glass.
Overall: See drinkability.
01-14-2011 02:08:38 | More by tjsdomer2
3.5/5 rDev -6.9%
From my notes. On tap at Rattle 'N Hum about a month ago. Poured a ruby brown color with a disappointing tan head that settled quickly. Fairly light aroma nothing complex, typical meaty dopplebock aroma. The taste is of lightly roasted malt, touch of roasted meat. Again not very complex, average. Quite a light feel for a dopplebock, has tingly carbonation and finishes malty sweet. Overall a bit disappointed in this dopplebock. Has some meaty/malty characteristics but falls short of the standard. Better off sticking with the German versions of the style.
02-14-2010 02:50:53 | More by Gmann
4.22/5 rDev +12.2%
A dark "reserve beer" had on tap at the original Goose Island brewpub. The color is a clear deep brown with fine ruby highlights. The head has the color of recycled napkins, a sudsy brown color with a twinge of gray.
The aroma is deep and rich with malts wrapped in dark fruits with a light hop nose. It smells nicely balanced for such a big beer the menu has it labels as being 7.9%
The taste goes through a range of coffee and pitted fruits. A subtle light chocolate taste peeks through a caramel malt curtain. Slightly smoky in character but still nice and smooth.
I nice bitterness comes up in the finish and lasts into the aftertaste. Paired with a moderate carbonation this is a full bodied tasty beer. Nicely done... again Goose Island. That brewery is a gem in the Chicago area.
12-10-2008 00:51:07 | More by jbphoto88
4.33/5 rDev +15.2%
Jay23 hooked me up with this one. thanks jay!
64oz growler. sampled may 25/08.
pours a nice medium brown, showing garnet when held to light. a small fluffy dark tan head forms, dropping slowly and leaving lots of lace.
aroma is good. lightly toasted wheat bread. caramel. bit of alcohol. earthy. nice lager character.
taste is great. a bit over low bitterness level. toasted wheat bread. bit of dark chocolate. bit of alcohol, but not much. caramel. light sweetness. hint of smoke. earthy. some dark fruit too to round things out. bit of toffee. the bitterness isn't strong, but it does seem to linger after the swallow.
mouthfeel is good. medium carbonation level. medium body.
drinkability is great. excellent balance. not overly sweet or cloying, with some good fruit and malt character to balance. a great example of the style. thanks jay!
05-28-2008 19:37:15 | More by grub
Aviator Dopplebock from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.