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Sixtus - Brauerei Forst AG

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BA SCORE
85
very good

39 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 16.58%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Forst AG visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-15-2002)
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3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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Photo of mmmbirra
3.96/5  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.

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3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

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3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had the Sixtus at Barbuto in New York City. I thoroughly recommend visiting this gem of a restaurant in The City.

The server properly poured this beer into a Peroni glass. Weird glass, almost a perfect tall cylinder with a taper in the middle.

There were a couple fingers of head on the pour. I immediately breathed in all of the dopplebock flavors. They were a little more muted than expected for a dopple. You get raisins, caramel, and some malt.

It tastes good. I really enjoy coming to dopplebocks of this quality in the fall, and this one really hit the spot. I recommend this, relatively easy to find beer.

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1.4/5  rDev -62.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Purchased bottle from Bishop's Cellar in Halifax, NS.

Appearance: Pours a brown colour. Vigousous pour leads to a thick off white head, lots of retention.

Aroma: Heaps of diacetyl, sweet.

Taste: Sour and loaded with diacetyl.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Final Statement: Massively infected beer. Not passed its expiry date either.

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Sixtus from Brauerei Forst AG
85 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.