Sixtus - Brauerei Forst AG

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Reviews: 23
Hads: 47
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 16.49%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Forst AG visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-15-2002

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Reviews by Bunnyhop:
Photo of Bunnyhop
4.32/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark brown-red, clear doppelbock with a large rocky tan head. The smell is sweet, malty, and sherrylike. The taste is sweet and malty, with a pepperiness, and a slight oakey finish. The flavors are reminiscent of a sherry or a madiera. It is firm and oily in my mouth. I was surprised to see that this is from Italy, not what I would traditionally expect in an Italian beer, but it is a dopplebock. I really like this beer alot (yummy!).

(source: RealBeer Tour) (467 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a becker a clear deep bronze with a sticky one finger white crown that held pretty well.Aromas of sweet caramel and brown sugar mainly with a hint of dark fruit,not a real strong aroma for the style.Dark fruit,chocolate,and brown sugar flavors but not real strong and assertive,it's on the lighter side but tastes good.Dare I say a more quaffable doppelbock...well maybe not with a 6.5%ABV but it's not a big alcoholic sweet beer either. (449 characters)

Photo of RoyalT
4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Dark brown in color and very clear with a nice, creamy head that laced well and left some cool-looking pits on the surface.

Smell – Cowabunga! Talk about nailing down the style. This nose is super rich and thick, full of heavily-toasted malts and caramel. Nothing more, nothing less.

Taste – This Doppelbock has the consistency of cold molasses. There are actually some molasses flavors in there, but the big, thick, chewy toasted malts dominate. The caramel is huge as well. This one is very sweet and also full of plums and dates.

Mouthfeel – Full, thick, and creamy in the mouth. This one is so sweet it’s sticky as it glides past your teeth.

Drinkability – I just had their lager and thought it was horrible. I can’t believe they pulled off this very difficult style. Very drinkable and will definitely buy again. (849 characters)

Photo of Billolick
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

11.2 ounce bottle, with best before dating on the rear label.

Dark dark amber, slight head and moderate lite mocha head.

Caramel nose.

Heavy carmel again on the palate. Kinda on the thin side..

Meh, barely worth a try (223 characters)

Photo of ElGordo
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep mahogany color with a creamy head that disperses pretty quickly. Smells of sweet roasted malt and molasses with a hint of caramel. Lovely rich mouthfeel, nice and thick like you'd expect from the color. More molasses on the tongue, with deep roasted malt flavor. Further hints of maple syrup, caramel, and mocha. Molasses and mocha linger. A beautiful beer, nice, rich, and complex. (395 characters)

Photo of tempest
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle with tacos on a cold, cold night. A doppelbock seemed like the right style for the weather and a decent pairing for spicy meat. It basically tastes like a slightly lighter Spaten Optimator. It's a little sweet and thick, but you could certainly drink a few if so inclined. Sixtus has a simple caramel and earthy clove character with a hint of corn. (361 characters)

Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.26/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a crystal wine glass; pours a brown color with some transparency- reminiscent of cola. Lively head at first but it soon dissipates with no lacing. The smell is not particularly attractive to me- it's hard for me to describe but I think it might be the bottom-fermenting yeast combined with the malt they used. Fortunately the taste suits me much better- sweet malts roll over the tongue and are followed by a light crisp carbonation. Nothing to write home about but definitely a drinkable beer.

I have to follow this by saying I'm generally not into lager-type beers... (602 characters)

Photo of htomcat
4.8/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of scootny
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

This beer pours a clear dark brown/red color with a large rocky tan head. The smell is of sweet malt with hints of sherry. The taste is similar to the smell with sweet sherry mixed with a pepperiness from the alcohol and a very mild underlying hoppiness and a firm almost oily body. This is a full rounded body pleasant doppel bock that I find quite enjoyable. (360 characters)

Photo of pbrian
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great Italian(!) doppelbock. Rich, creamy, bready, and malty. It starts out a little sweet, with chocolate and coffee undertones but finishes dry. So smooth it literally vanishes once it hits your mouth. (216 characters)

Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear but very dark red in color (black when viewed from afar) and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of molasses are present in the nose along with notes of dark fruits and hints of caramel malts.
T: Much like the smell, the taste is rather malty but also has a rather high amount of malty sweetness. Hints of brown bread are also noticeable.
M: It feels somewhat more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather easy to drink compared to other beers in the style—it still feels like it has some body but doesn't feel like it quickly fills you up. Usually I find it hard to have multiple doppelbocks in one sitting but this is a beer that I could knock back more than one of in a single night. (944 characters)

Photo of Gusler
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is how I enter all beers into my master database that now contains some 5105 beers
Rating Date: 12/06/02
Place: Phoenix, Arizona - Home
Name: Sixtus Dopplebock
Country of Origin: Italy
Style: Dopplebock
Brewery: Forst
ABV: 4.50
Color: A transpicuous deep garnet color
Head: Impressive In size
Texture: Frothy
Lace: Thick sticky sheets that cover the glass completely
Nose: Malt, caramel, and molasses like tones, sweet
Front: Cloyingly sweet
Top: Skeletal in mouth feel
Carbonation: Minimal
Hops: Pleasing to the palate
Aftertaste: Dry
Overall Impression: Drinkable, and a good beer overall, but nothing to write home about.
5 Point Scale: 3.5
100 Point Scale: 70
Additional Notes: None (712 characters)

Photo of patre_tim
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark amber with a ruby hue, some carbonation though its so dark its hard to see through. Starts with 3 fingers of yellow beige tinged creamy head.


S: Crème brulee, dark toasted notes, a slight buttery note though I not in a negative way, more like a butter crème dessert, nutty like almonds.


T: Dark toasted notes with a light sweetness, slight caramelized to almost burnt sugar, no buttery notes.


M: Thick body, medium carbonation, slightly sticky feel in the mouth afterward.


O: Great one for this style coming from Italy. In looks and taste and smell its reminding me of a barley wine only on a much lighter scale. Found at Carrefour, Kunming and drank Feb 2nd, 2015. (688 characters)

Photo of RBorsato
4.7/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown (ruby red highlights) with a nice creamy light brown head which leaves sporadic lace. Nice malt aroma with light roastiness and light alcohol. Nice maltiness: coffeeish and chocolately with a dessert-like finish. Not overly sweet. Medium-full bodied with a dry warming alcohol finish.

This is more of a Traditional Bock than a Doppelbock but it is good !!

Per M.J.: O.G. 1067 / 16.8 Plato. Almost all Munich malt

Best Before: 5/21/03 (lasered on neck)
Tasted: 02/03/03 & 10/07/04

(11.2 oz / 330 ml bottle) (529 characters)

Photo of jmtpi
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of mmmbirra
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A nice transparent deep amber beer, with a tan head that leaves tan lacing on the glass on its way down.

The aroma is rich and malty, with a good deal of dark fruit and behind it a little nuttiness.

Sixtus is slightly sweet, but compared to some other dopplebocks feels relatively dry. Its nice firm bitterness in the back end creates a dry finish. A very small, unexpected, and not so welcome part of the flavor and aroma must be from the corn. Still, a very enjoyable, smooth, easy-drinking doppelbock(6.5%.)

A great value here in Italy when you can find it. I pay € 1.05 a bottle.

Miles ahead of anything else they produce, and while perhaps not quite up there with the likes of Celebrator or Andechs Doppelbock it's a fine simple and straightforward example of the style.

By the way: Yes, it's Italian, but it comes from the Trentino Alto-Adige(Sudtirol) region that was part of Austria until after WW1. Very Germanic culture up there. (947 characters)

Photo of smcolw
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

After a long vacation in Beer-Third-World Italy, this was a happy respite. Finally, a beer that could at least be recommended.

Pours a reddish brown with a small haze. Nice beige-white head that leaves a single lace ring per sip.

Dark sweet chocolate aroma; slight cream and sugary caramels smells complete the profile.

Very sweet, rich and thick. Semi-sweet chocolate flavors. Full bodied with proper carbonation levels. the aftertaste has some balancing hop, but the predominate flavor is sweetness.

Not exactly quaffable, but this would be a very nice brew to curl up next to a fire on a cold spring day. (619 characters)

Photo of Naugled
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of SalsaSmithtown
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of lucat
3.2/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of djtomain
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of packetknife
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Italia?? You're kidding. The sensuality that goes with Ferrari and Ducati just doesn't put "beer" in my head. ;-)

Dark reddish-brown with a tan/beige head. Bread on the nose, a tad of liquor. It has a sharp edge to it on the tongue. A bit dry. And tobacco/snuff, just barely but it was the first time I experienced that.

Smooth and drinkable. Light bitter aftertaste and (don't laugh) some sweetness when I smacked my tongue on the roof of my mouth. (456 characters)

Photo of JLapadura
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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Sixtus from Brauerei Forst AG
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