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Butthead Doppelbock - Tommyknocker Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

547 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 547
Reviews: 375
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 22
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-05-2001)
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Reviews by Josievan:
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Josievan

Iowa

4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Butthead pours an appetizing burnt siena-mahogany color. There's not a lot of head, but I'll forgive this fault since the color is so great.

Smell: The aroma is pure sweet malty goodness, with a hint of caramel.

Taste: There's lots of caramel malt flavor, with maybe a little biscuit malt for good measure. Also, there's an ever-so-slight ethanol taste. There seems to be a little spice going on, maybe a touch of cinnamon.

Mouthfeel: Butthead has a bit of a bite, but it's only noticeable if you're consciously thinking about it. In that regard, the alcohol is well-hidden.

Drinkability: It tastes and feels sessionable... But wait, 8.2%?!? No way!! Be careful with this one, people.

Notes: This is only my second American doppelbock, but I can already tell this is a great style of lager, whether brewed in America or Bavaria. Since comparing Bavarian doppelbocks to American ones in like comparing apples to oranges, I can really only compare this to the one other American version of the style that I've had, Capital Autumnal Fire. Although this beer has slightly more alcohol than Autumnal Fire, it lacks the kick that makes that beer so special. Butthead doesn't quite live up to that high standard, but it's still darn good.

Before drinking Butthead, I would have said I haven't had a doppelbock I didn't like. Post Butthead, that statement is as true as ever!

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2010 22:56:44 | More by Josievan
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Chicago Bears pint glass (as training camp begins next week).

Aroma: quite subtle melanoidins and not much else. Dark bread/crust notes that are certainly appropriate but rather subdued. A bit of alcohol manifests itself as the beer warms on this July day.

Appearance: rich, deep, brilliantly clear dark reddish-brown: beautiful! Slight yet persistent light tan head.

Taste: melanoidins much more upfront than the aroma. Nice dark bread crust-like roasted malt character that persists through the tasting experience with a finish of alcohol and hop bitterness for balance. Nice!

Mouthfeel: medium-full body with medium carbonation. Nice/smooth velvety character.

Overall: this is a pretty damn good dopplebock. Only knock is the quite subdued aroma. Tasty!

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Butthead Doppelbock from Tommyknocker Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 547 ratings.