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Snow Blind Doppelbock | Starr Hill Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good
40 Reviews
THE BROS
81
good
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
222
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
29.28%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
64
For Trade:
0
Snow Blind DoppelbockSnow Blind Doppelbock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States | website

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mvanaskie13 on 11-16-2013

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Reviews: 40 | Ratings: 222
Reviews by obywan59:
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3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber, but it's cherry red when held next to a bright light. A 2 finger tan head recedes quickly to mostly a ring around the glass.

Aroma of honey and toasted malt, caramel and dark fruit. Some light metallics very early.

Caramel, dark fruit and toasted malt in the flavor as well. Very sweet, especially at first, with a bit of cloy that quickly moderates. The bitterness seems just a bit harsh, but it also moderates somewhat as the beer warms. Alcohol is apparent.

Rather thick in feel. A bit sticky or syrupy. I didn't see any carbonation bubbles, but there is a definite bite. The alsohol probably contributes to that as well. There's a significant burn on the way down.

Not at the top of it's class, but a pretty good brew. There's enought going on to keep it interesting. I'd try it again.

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Photo of oberon
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
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 TTripp725
2.26/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of nstroup
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of TBaldwin
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Jason
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
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 ledouge
3.34/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mantooth
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
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 +30.4%

Photo of Tgrizz_86
2.48/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of JMS1512
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
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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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The snow blind from Starr hill is good....doppels are not my fav but this is drinkable. The beer poured a deep rich mahogany with razor thin head that is not leaving any lace. The scent is non-descript really...maybe a touch of bread. The taste is malty with a dry finish. The Mouthfeel is fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall it's worth a try.

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Photo of hyoung41
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Bierleichen
3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of John_Boat_J
4.91/5  rDev +35.6%

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drinkern
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Kegatron
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikefuski17
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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Snow Blind Doppelbock from Starr Hill Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.