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Buronator Doppelbock - Aktien-Brauerei Kaufbeuren AG

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86
very good

47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Aktien-Brauerei Kaufbeuren AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 07-24-2007)
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Photo of deebo
2.15/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A-Tan head that does not have much staying power-although it rings the glass. Color is dirty brown with some red shining through.
S-Malty sweetness, raisins with a hint of aged oak bourbon.
T-Syrupy sweet, molasses upfront and in the aftertaste. A non hop astringent aftertaste that lingers. Balance is definitely skewed heavily on the malt side.
M-Heavy bodied and viscous, low carbonation, lingering astringency, not crisp in the aftertaste.
D-Below average compared to other doppelbocks given the lingering bitter/astringent aftertaste.
O-This one does not hit the mark for me. The molasses maltiness lingers too much and feels like a defect. There are other doppelbocks out there that are more drinkable and cleaner. I won't be having this one again.

deebo, May 16, 2011
Photo of stcules
2.78/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown color, ruby red edges, light brown foam, a bit too bubbly.
In the smell a light toaste dmalt, and some quite intense hazelnut.
Malt, caramel, sugary, but not too well mixed. Too strong alcohol, too spiking caramel.
Not a bad beer, ok, but not too balanced.
Again some hazelnut, and a bit of hop that save the situation, but still, nothing more than an ordinary beer.

stcules, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Evil_Pidde, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of notafood
3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured in to a seidel, very, very dark with a light buff colored head that dissipated quickly.

Not a whole lot going, typical sweet malty smell of a good doppelbock with pleasant fruity undertones. Reminds me of sorghum.

Strong and sweet at first with that good old malty cereal dryness following right behind. This is what I like in a a good doppel or dunkel weiss.

This one seems kinda boozy and the aftertaste wants to linger a little too long. Kind of makes me want a glass of water. It's kind of a no-brainer, not very busy, made for a session.

Its a good beer. I couldn't really get down on this too much because I'd be completely rat-assed, but its definitely made for pounding a few. If you want a good doppel to taste and enjoy, look elsewhere, if you're lookin to party Deutsche style, proceed.

notafood, Sep 27, 2008
Photo of RoyalT
3.33/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - This is a rich, glowing medium-brown in color and almost shiny. The head is small as expected.

Smell - The raw molasses and sugary malts almost seem rotten they are so pungent. I can pick up a smallish hint of alcohol as well.

Taste - Yes, this is a nice combination of super-malty, heavy molasses and liquid sugar.

Mouthfeel - This did not make it to medium-bodied and is relatively flat. It is sugary and slippery in the mouth.

Drinkability - I don't know that this was the heartiest DB that I've had but it wasn't bad.

RoyalT, May 01, 2008
Photo of nick76
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The aroma is grainy with licorice, brown sugar, cardboard, and herbs. The appearance is mahogany with a one finger head. The flavor is like the aroma but the alcohol is stronger than the aroma leads on. The palate is thin. Overall it's interesting enough to finish but not one I would return to often. The aroma is better than the taste though it did improve as it warmed.

nick76, Nov 13, 2008
Photo of orangemoustache
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a transparent brown revealing lots of deep reds and showing a radiant garnet when held to sunlight,the head is a thick almond cream and leaves lots of webbed lacing behind.The nose is very sweet with lots of rasin,carmel,and syrupy scents.The taste is a little sweeter than other Doppels,could maybe have used a little more roasted malt to off-set the sugaryness within. I taste a lot of chocolate and dark fruits,alcohol seems well hidden by maple syrup flavors and brown sugar.Some nice hoppyness on the tail adds some soft bitterness.Not top shelf,but a nice exaple of the style.

orangemoustache, Jul 29, 2008
Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. Stern glass. Enjoyed on apr´12. Pours dark reddish brown in color. Chill haze appearance due dark color. Beige, large size bubbled, froth quickly dissipates. Aromas of caramel malt, sweet toasted malts & slightly yeast fragancy. Gentle moderate sweet to moderate bitter upfront. Ripe dark fruits, subtle chocolate notes. Voluptuos sweet malty palate. Sweetness lingers into the finish with a grape touch. Plum peel on the aftertaste. As usual in a good Doppelbock, ABV is well masked in this balanced malt beer.

GONZALOYANNA, May 24, 2012
Photo of Domingo
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Grabbed this on the advice that it's reminiscent of the Andechs doppelbock for some people.
Pours a standard medium brown with reddish highlights. Not much head at all. Really just a fine sheen. No lacing either.
Smells good - sweet and malty. Hearty dark bread and cocoa are the main notes.
The taste is a little bit of a letdown. It definitely has a malty base, but it's pretty straight ahead without much depth. Dark bread, a little chocolate, caramel, and a little rum. There's a hint of smoke too. That's a little unusual for the style, but not unwelcome.
The body is thin and the lack of foam hurts it, too.
There's no trace of alcohol burn and it's pretty drinkable, albeit a little flat.
Not bad, but definitely not one of the best doppels I've had. The texture doesn't do it any favors and it feels like the flavor profile is missing something. Not bad by any stretch, but it's a style with lots of all-stars. I'll probably revisit this one fresh on my next Germany trip to see if it's any different.

Domingo, Dec 07, 2009
Photo of bmwats
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pored from a 500 ml bottle into an imperial pilsner.

A: Medium-dark brown, with a distinct reddish hue. Pretty substantial carbonation, pours about a 2 to 3 finger, brownish-white, foamy-frothy head. Settles pretty quickly. Carbonation continues to surface throughout the body of the brew. Leaves a nice little blanket of foam. No real lacing to speak of.

S: Rich roasted malt, caramel, molasses, a little fruity note as well.

T: Malt is rich, robust, and sweet. A bit oakey. A slight bite of hops, and a non-distinct hint of spice also.

M: Syrupy and heavy initially on the palette, but thins out a bit toward the end, finishing with a subtle spicy twang. Kind of an interesting light woody aftertaste.

D: Good drinking beer. Goes down pretty easy, but finish is not my favorite. Hard to describe, just something not quite right.

Atmosphere is pretty solid. Nice appearance, and a really full nose. A little bit of a lot of different things here to awaken the senses. Flavor is pretty solid. The syrupy sweet malty flavor characteristic of a doppelbock, but it thins out a little in the finish, and ends with an aftertaste that is a little unexpected... almost like it transitions to it. Overall, this is a good quaff.

bmwats, Jun 26, 2010
Photo of womencantsail
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The pour is a dark brown color with some reddish notes and a tall khaki head.

S: Lots of chocolate and toffee on the nose with some brown sugar and cola notes. A fair amount of dark fruits and a bit of a Dr. Pepper note to it as well. Some light hop notes on the back end and a touch of citrus peel and spices.

T: Not quite as bold of a flavor to the beer. Toffee, molasses, and some dark chocolate. There is a pretty decent fruit component to the beer with some cherries and plums.

M: Medium in body with a medium, semi-creamy carbonation.

O: Pretty nice doppelbock here. The flavor could be a bit more intense, but it was good anyway.

womencantsail, Jul 13, 2011
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

t0rin0, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of oberon
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into .5 liter stein a deep garnet color with a fluffy one finger deeper tan colored head that settled into a thick creamy mass.Aromas are toasty with notes of brown sugar,caramel,and dark fruit mainly,a hint of iron thrown in.Flavors are warming but not real complex,there is a nice toastiness and sweet caramel,some dark candied fruit as well.A pretty good doppelbock,although it lacks complexity it is tasty.

oberon, Aug 05, 2010
Photo of scruffwhor
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rusty, amber, garnet, cola. No bubbling and only a small head right after the pour that quickly fades to nothing before I can even tase it. The color is the best part of the look of this beer. The aroma is very prun y fruist with some very light roasted malts. A hint or to of figs too. Great malt character to this beer. Lots of dark fruits, figs, prunes, plums, maybe even some sweet grapes. Just a touch maple syrup and or brown sugar, a little hard to narrow down. A little suagry and toasty on a long lasting finish. Well mixed alcohol content. Pretty easy to drink.

scruffwhor, Jun 18, 2008
Photo of cswhitehorse
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Buronator not the Terminator poured a dark amber color with very little foam head and occasional sudsy lacing. Head retention was pretty minimal.

The aroma was a malty caramel and alcohol smell. The taste was deep compacted maltiness. It was interesting with flavor, I was almost thinking I was drinking a barleywine with less alcohol to it. It did have the big A showing through but not excessively. Overall it was very good and I shall enjoy discovering its bretheren.

cswhitehorse, Apr 22, 2008
Photo of NoHipTee
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served cold in a room temperature pilsner style glass.

Appearance is lighter than I expected. A light to medium brown. Very thin head with no lacing.

Smell is sweet that reminds me of fig newtons. Not overpowering at all very subtle.

Taste is pleasing with definite molasses sweetness with hint of hop and a mild alcohol finish.

Mouthfeel is slightly watery with too much carbonation. After taste is mildly bitter.

Drinkability is very smooth. My bottle emptied quickly.

A fine beer but not one that reaches the top of its class.

NoHipTee, Nov 28, 2008
Photo of SkinnyElvis
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Robert from Stateline for this recommendation. Pours dark with a thin head. Tastes of rich malt with a hint of sweetness but a bit boozy. Smell is lightly toasted malt. Chewy mouthfeel but you can detect the boozy. Nice doppel but not overly complex.

Cheers.

SkinnyElvis, Oct 14, 2008
Photo of HeroJH
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer will tell you if you don't like malty or not, in my opinion. Personally I do, so I liked it. But it really tasted purely like malt extract. So a very sweet and malty beer. But really fun and flavorful. 7.5% ABV let's you know it's there.

A - Brown with a touch of red. Light head, fizzled down to surface.

S - Sweet amber malt, just like malt extract, honey

T - Just like how it smells, more than most beers. It mellows out after you get used to it. It really tastes like malt extract a bit, very malty and sweet. Kinda reminds me of milk duds.

M - sweet but clean. Good amount of alchohol in it, which you can get a sense of.

D - I think just one large bottle was good. I would drink more of it if I was eating something with it.

HeroJH, Mar 11, 2009
Photo of shbobdb
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Let's go by the numbers:

Appearance: A rather uninspiring dishwater-soap head. The beer itself is somewhere between "garnet" and "ruby". Oh, who am I kidding, it is brown.

Smell: Dark cherry cough-syrup with prunes and a hint of chocolate.

Taste: It follows the smell, as one would expect. It is initially incredibly sweet, but it has a crisp finish that is helped along by a light alcohol bite. The lingering aftertaste is faint chocolate, and quite pleasant.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is a little light for me, I think a touch more bubbly wouldn't have hurt, but the beer itself is fully bodied and so I'd say it all balances out.

Drinkability: This isn't a bad doppelbock. The chocolate presence makes it a deeper beer than Salvator, but the toast doesn't make the beer as complex as Celebrator. The beer has a nice sweet fruity component, but it isn't as overwhelming as Korbinian. That makes this beer a nice drinkable Doppelbock. I'm not necessarily sure that is what I am looking for in a Doppelbock. But next time you are looking to down a Doppelbock by the liter, this isn't a bad choice.

shbobdb, Feb 27, 2008
Photo of aforbes10
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from the Grape Road City Wide. Bought this because it was new and pretty cheap, and because ive never heard of it.

Pours a little unimpressively, purple-brown body with not really any head at all. little bubbles cover part of the surface. A stiller beer than i expect from the style.

Odor has a lot of familiar dopplebock smells. Sweet malts, some chocolate, some plums and dates.

Taste is fruity and malty and clean. Plums and chocolate dominate, with midly roasted malts behind. Complexity builds as it warms. Caramel and sugar and a slight tannin pinch.

Thin mouthfeel for the style. Maybe a bit watery.

Its a nice dopplebock, nothing technically wrong with it (besides the lack of a head). Drinks better as it warms but never reaches the level of some of its German brethern.

aforbes10, Mar 27, 2008
Photo of pmcadamis
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - This comes in a big German style bottle with two goats prancing on the front label. A big fat two finger head looks like solid clotted cream on top of the garnet hued brew. The head shows good retention, and leaves some big sheets of lace on the glass. This is a pretty beer.

S - Rich, sweet, and creamy milk chocolate. I smell Milky Way bars and Tootsie rolls in addition to some really prevalent grassy hops. This is an excellent balance between malt and hops even though it's going to be tilted toward the malt side since it is a doppelbock.

T - Wow. Bursting flavors of Tootsie roll, chocolate pie (those kind that you buy in a single serving at gas stations), chocolate tootsie roll pops, rootbeer barrel candy, raisins, dates, and prune juice. This has a big time hop note that, along with some slightly detectable alcohol, keeps the chocolate goodness in check. This is a very, very nice example of the style.

M - Full bodied and weighty with a heavy sugary feeling that coats the palate like thick chocolate milk. Carbonation is tingly, but understated, and the finish is surprisingly hoppy and dry.

D - This is a kick as example of one of my favorite styles. This is an outstanding brew. I could drink these in succession, but the only thing holding me back would be the sweet sugary heavy body.

pmcadamis, Mar 14, 2008
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours into my 25cl tulip with a three-finger thick, amber-tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a concentrated amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, concentrated cranberry hue when held up to the light. Ah, rich, fairly concentrated malt aromas greet my nose. A mix of caramelized malt sugars, browned-crusty multi-grain bread, brown sugar, raisin-like malt and basically a whole slew of other concentrated malt descriptors that I can't quite think of. Almost has a jam-like, though not quite fruity aromatic note here.

Thick and rich like a Doppelbock should beer; the beer coats the mouth with creamy, lightly sticky malt goodness. It is still not overly heavy and would be perfectly quaffable on a cold winter's night. Somewhat sweet up front; the beer has just enough complex, chewy malt character that this does not become cloying. Flavor notes reminiscent of traditional, moist, rich, German black bread, hints of molasses, a touch of chocolate / lightly roasted coffee. A touch metallic in the finish (perhaps tinny), though not overly so and it is barely noticeable. This one hits on all the right notes for a Doppelbock, though for some reason it seems to lack the qualities that would push it to the next level; a downright solid brew though.

Gueuzedude, Jul 24, 2007
Photo of ArrogantB
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep chestnut color with absolutely no head to speak of. It smells nutty and tastes nearly the same. Heavy malts, actually quite a nice flavor to it and the 7.5 abv is not noticeable. Easy to drink and a surprisingly tasty dopplebock especially considering it was only $2.50 for 500ml.

ArrogantB, Apr 12, 2009
Photo of Beertracker
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Commercial Description: Brewed from Aktien's old secret recipes since ancient times, this double bock is dark in color with a delicate malt flavor. Rich in body and a well rounded hop composition, makes this a truly robust beer. Bock beer lovers will take delight in Aktien's contribution to the double Bock beer world.
Previously named St. Martin Doppelbock.

Aktien's Buronator pours up with a creamy tannish head that generously tops the deep reddish-brown body. The envitingly rich, sugary aroma is loaded with a toasted graininess reminiscent of warm Grape-Nuts cereal with hints of fruitiness (e.g. black licorice, dried cherries & chocolate pudding) and some Amaretto-laced alcohol that interplay nicely at the rim of the glass. The flavor starts off a bit cloying with a hint of breadiness which gives into a rounded bitterness which balances and creates a bittersweet, chocolate finish. The body is medium-full with just a touch of warmth and the perfect amount of carbonation. The Buronator isn't as generous as other examples in its class, but a fine German bock nontheless.

PROST! Beertracker

Beertracker, Aug 11, 2008
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm not much of a doppelbock guy, but I gave this one a try anyway.
Found it at Littles Liquor in Denver.
Pours a glossy ruby/brown color, semi-bright. Good 1 finger head, sticky lacing, and nice retention.
Sweet malt dominates the nose. Ripe red plums, some herbal/floral hints as well.
Tastes kinda like a candied grape. Reminds me of a Jolly Rancher candy. Sweet, sticky, surprisingly smooth. Sweetness finishes clean, easy drinking. I'd buy this one again.

Mebuzzard, Dec 07, 2007
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Buronator Doppelbock from Aktien-Brauerei Kaufbeuren AG
86 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.