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Snow Blind Doppelbock - Starr Hill Brewery

Not Rated.
Snow Blind DoppelbockSnow Blind Doppelbock

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30 Reviews

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Reviews: 30
Hads: 183
Avg: 3.63
pDev: 31.13%
Wants: 4
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mvanaskie13 on 11-16-2013

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 30 | Hads: 183
Reviews by MusicaleMike:
Photo of MusicaleMike
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Served in a goblet. Attractive mahogany color with excellent clarity and a gorgeous ruby tinge. Moderate sized cream colored head that lasts for a while.

This has a faint aroma, with notes of baked bread, noble hops, and some cherry pit. Very reminiscent of true German doppelbocks.

The taste is also mild. A bit too mild in my opinion. Strong malt backbone, with flavors of toasted bread, crackers, and a supporting hop flavor up front, and a lightly bitter finish. Well-balanced, but could use a dial up.

Perfect carbonation, perfect body, not a thick beer, but not thin either. Very well balanced, with a slight sharpness up front that is followed by a smooth finish.

Good beer, true to style. A tad on the lighter side for doppelbocks, but they didn't skimp. Really thought this was a good approximation of the style. If you're a fan of the style, then you should check this beer out.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pour one and a half bottles into a half liter stein a deep roasted chestnut color with a blooming light beige head atop.Caramel and toast in the nose with a light tinge of iron.Buttery caramel flavors with more of the toast,some dark fruit is detected in the finish.The finish is a little thin wich takes away from a pretty good flavor profile.Honestly not bad.

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Photo of nstroup
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of TBaldwin
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Jason
3.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Two fingers of head stays for a while, deep crimson brown hue. Big malty nose, more toasted bread and hay than anything else. Semi-chewy malt forward palate, lots of toasty and almost biscuity graininess. Warming, some hop bitterness as well which helps to balance. Long linger of toasted grain in the finish.

A pretty good job at going after this style, could be a bit cleaner and the alcohol should be a little less noticeable but still good drinking regardless.

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Photo of Mantooth
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of chinchill
3.21/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle in a paired tasting with Leinenkugel's Big Butt Dopplebock.

Like the Leinenkugel Big Butt Dopplebock, the aroma is more appealing than the flavor.

Feel: medium-ful body with medium-low carbonation.

O: compared to the Leinenkugel, this is more traditional, with a notably higher ABV, less caramel malt, and more bitterness. Overall, I preferred the Leinenkugel Big Butt.

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Photo of OCain
4.72/5  rDev +30%

Photo of Tgrizz_86
2.48/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of JMS1512
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, deep, dark, mahogany color, speckled with some reddish highlights and a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a few wispy clouds of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic. Tons of roasted malt up front, imparting notes of freshly baked dark bread. I also get some aromas of brown sugar, black pepper, and some faint aromas of piney hops.

Taste: Nice and malty up front, in fact, this is a great malt bomb! Tons of roasted malt, imparting notes of freshly baked and toasted dark bread, a little coffee and a little smoke. I also taste some brown sugar-like sweetness and a touch of licorice. Very good.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied to slightly chewy and smooth as there is very little in the way of carbonation. With an ABV of 7.4%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: I really, really like this beer. It’s a massive malt bomb, which I’m a fan of, nicely sweetened and flavorful. Highly recommended for fans of malt.

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Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of hyoung41
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Bierleichen
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of John_Boat_J
4.91/5  rDev +35.3%

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drinkern
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mikefuski17
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaBeerLover
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of hophugger
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a nice deep caramel color with decent head and lacing. Aroma is of sweet caramel and malts, quite nice. Taste is good with hints of caramel and a good mix of malts. Overall, feels good going down and is a quite easily drinkable doppelbock. Nice Job !!

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Photo of ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -17.4%

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Snow Blind Doppelbock from Starr Hill Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.