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Blizzicane Bock - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 30
Avg: 3.94
pDev: 15.48%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style | ABV
Doppelbock | 7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 02-23-2014

In honor of an epic New England storm, a combination of a blizzard and a hurricane--a blizzicane--that dumped several feet of snow and shut the coast for days, we bring you Blizzicane Bock, a dopplebock that's rich, thick and sweet with caramel and toffee flavor conceived in the hoary eye of that storm.
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Reviews: 9 | Hads: 30
Photo of Bitterbill
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It pours a clear dark brown but when held up to the light, it looks blood red. Smell off white head of foam.

Nose consists of caramel malt, toffee, some nutty notes.

The taste is sweeter than the smell but in a balanced way. Caramel, toffee, some nutty notes with a kind of fruity sweetness in the finish and aftertaste. Delightful.

Medium describes the body and carbonation.

Excellent Doppelbock.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12/28....Pours caramel brown, light lid of foam, mostly white. Caramel toffee nose, sweet. Toffee bready flavor but backed with a firm hop. Bite. Slightly sweet with strong finish.

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Photo of chinchill
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap on New Year's Eve in the NC Sierra Nevada Taproom.

Clear red-brown with a very good head that leaves patterned sticky lacing.

Aroma: mild and pleasant with sweet toffee and baked bread.

Flavor: lightly sweet upfront with alcohol esters. A bread-toffee-roasted nuts finish.

Feel Medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Lovin' Cup in Henrietta, NY.

This one pours a caramel brown color, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells richly malty and delicious, caramel, toffee, and dark fruits.

This is a straightforward, well-executed and delicious strong bock for the winter. It's got some great malty sweetness, caramel and toffee, with some light dark fruits and just the slightest bitterness to balance it all out. Not much booze is present at all here.

This is rich and full bodied, with a moderate level of carbonation.

An excellent bock here, par for the course with Sierra Nevada, which seems to nail most everything that they do.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap in a tulip, the beer is a ruby tinted caramel coloring, with a halo of clingy, slick, off-white head. Aromas of dark candidate sugar, toffee, old world fruits, and subtle booze. Flavors are heavy old world fruit sweet and rich forward, with date, fig, and apple all up in there. Boozy, brandy-like characteristics, with a building warmth as you go. Big and slick in mouth, with a boozy, slightly bitter hopped aftertaste heavy on the old world fruit sweetness. Finish is slick and warming, with a fruity linger. Big beer.

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Photo of stevoj
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Grunt from Albertsons. Pours out with a nice fluffy head, dark but clear brown body. Malt rules supreme, mildly sweet with a hint of roast bitterness. Caramel and toffee, slick body, swett lingering tingly finish. Nice!

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Photo of smcolw
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thick foamy head. Leaves blanket lace but no chunks. Ruby brown liquid where a bit of light passes.

I detect cinnamon and cotton candy. It's not overly sweet but it reminds me of gum drops or Jujubees. Attractive.

The taste has a strong Crystal malt presence. Sweet but not cloy. Here I get some lavender and anise. Rich with a moderate carbonation. The swallow and aftertaste brings out caramel and toffee.

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Photo of RyanK252
4/5  rDev +1.5%

On tap at BC's Pizza and Beer

Pours the expected deep golden brown, nice and malty on the nose, taste is on point, nice and malty, maybe even a bit nutty, with a little toffee mixed in for good measure, on the heavier side of medium body, but quite smooth. Maybe not a blow you away beer, but a well executed on point beer.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.36/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had tonight at the Bittercreek SN tap takeover... Dark brown brew.. nice clarity... very short lived tannish head.

Nose shows a lighter than expected toasty maltiness.. just hints of melanoidin.

Flavor mirrors the palate.. traditional malt profile, but is definitely on the light side .... nothing too wrong, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Body seems a little light.... carbonation is also a bit high.



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Blizzicane Bock from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.