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Buronator Doppelbock - Aktien-Brauerei Kaufbeuren AG

Buronator DoppelbockBuronator Doppelbock

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BA SCORE
86
very good

46 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%


Brewed by:
Aktien-Brauerei Kaufbeuren AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 07-24-2007)
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.63/5  rDev -6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 15:49:09 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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stcules

Italy

2.78/5  rDev -28%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 18:29:08 | More by stcules
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womencantsail

California

3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 01:18:17 | More by womencantsail
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deebo

Minnesota

2.15/5  rDev -44.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 23:42:35 | More by deebo
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allforbetterbeer

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. No freshness date on bottle.

Pours very dark smoked ruby with a velvety looking light tan head. The head falls rather quicker than I expected from how smooth it looks, but the layer that is left retains quite well. Once the beer is lower in the glass, swirling it produces an amazingly creamy head- this is the most compact non-nitrogen head I have ever seen

Smells strongly of deep dark malts with a little dark fruit on the side. The nose smells stronger of malt than other similar versions of this style. Smoked malt is present as well, albeit subtle.

Deep caramelized malt is the most prominent flavor in this beer, and is supported by other varieties of roasted dark-fruity malts. Not as sweet as some, with a stronger emphasis on the darkly caramelized sugar/roast malt flavors. Very nice flavor overall.

The mouthfeel is thick and smooth, with a nearly cloying feel that borders on the wrong kind of syrupy, but stays in the acceptable range. Good flavors and feel sticks in the mouth.

Drinkability is very good but not the very best.

Conclusion: This is another very good German-made doppelbock. It trails a little behind Korbinian and Celebrator, but makes a good showing, and it something I will certainly drink again. Try this beer if you like this style.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 02:00:42 | More by allforbetterbeer
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dmamiano

West Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown look with a hint of ruby edges...tan head almost two fingers thick after a strong pour.
Over ripened fruits...dates/figs/plums and ven reminds me of raisin.
Serious "maltiness' going on in the taste. Molasis, brown suger. Very chewy and full bodied. Black licorice detected.
Very nice mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 01:04:21 | More by dmamiano
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Proteus93

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yet another brew picked up at State Line Liquors in Elkton, MD. This one doesn't provide me with a date code that I can read or any other features that provide any sorts of hints to when the bottle was produced.

A: A ruby colour is dominant, along with some brown hues that glow along with it. Head is rather short, mostly a white with a slight browning towards the edges. It maintains itself in just a slight bit of surrounding lace.

S: An unexpected nuttiness has a big place in the aroma, the first thing coming to mind being the softer sweetness that cashews offer. The maltiness is there as well, which provides a balance in this 'malt-dominated brew,' if that makes any sense (in fact, it shouldn't when I read it again!) Let's try to be more specific - there's an aroma of toasted malts, caramel, cashew or almond-butter, along with a hint of brown sugar sweetness that brings a nice 'fresh bakery' quality to it. Enough metaphors... on to taste...

T: Toasted malts are on the forefront, yet very sweet... quite sugary and there's a caramel and toffee quality to it while maintaining a lighter mouthfeel. With the more robust aromas and flavours, I think this beer does well with a touch of a subdued feel, if only to provide a balance that was not offered between flavour and aroma. Watch for just hint of bittersweet chocolate on the finish, especially with a little time to breathe.

M + D: Rich enough to enjoy rather sparingly, but not a 'touchy, feely' beer.' I wouldn't go so far as to drop all my eggs in the basket of reviewing or even savouring the beer for this long, because I feel the drinker might sacrifice personal enjoyment for rating/review if they were to wait longer. It shows signs of being a 'good ager.' Pleasant experience, and one I would look forward to again.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2010 05:02:10 | More by Proteus93
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oberon

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2010 23:36:23 | More by oberon
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2010 21:49:59 | More by bmwats
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baos

Indiana

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into nice und tall glass!

A: Nice deep brown und red body with tall four finger head. Head retention is pretty amazing. The goats are after you!

S: Deep malty notes.

T: Nice malt and slight tobacco notes. Caramel and slight chocolate notes.

M: Nice medium feel.

D:l How many do you have?

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2010 07:32:06 | More by baos
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren Doppelbock Buronator

Clear, caramelly-brown-hued, under a slim, dotted brown head.

Sweet toffee and caramel malt aromatics. Toasty, too. Liquid bread, indeed.

In the mouth, chewy sweet malty flavor bursts all over. Lovely stuff. Well balanced. Strong, but not that you'd notice. Very drinkable, excellent doppelbock. Caramel and cocoa. Sweet, but tempered. Tasty.

Mmmm. Mmmm. Great doppel, give it a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2010 05:48:51 | More by feloniousmonk
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ckeegan04

Texas

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark amber in color with a very thin off-white head. Appears somewhat murky and gives off hazed ruby highlights when held up to light. Almost no lacing left behind.

S - First sniff gives me alot of molasses in the nose. Aromas of dark brown sugar, dark breads and caramel come through as well. As the beer warms a stronger burnt caramel aroma takes over with just a faint hint of alcohol.

T - Sweet maltiness up front with caramel, burnt sugar and a touch of molasses. Dark breads and even a light hint of dark fruits come through mi drink. Becomes more and more bready as the beer warms while still remaining sweet throughout. No alcohol taste at all.

M/D - Full bodied with a surprising crispness from the carbonation. Very easy drinking d-bock. None of the flavors overwhelm you but they are all solid. Very good beer here.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2010 00:49:09 | More by ckeegan04
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Domingo

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2009 15:36:56 | More by Domingo
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jsh420

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours dark amber brown with a 1 finger head that left no lacing

smell is all malt carmel toffee roasted goodness

taste - yep thats the stuff - dark carmel toffee malts that bring out a fruit flavor of apples - solid

mouthfeel is medium to heavy - low carbonation but enough to give it life

drinkabiltiy is good - out of the three doppelbocks tonight this one was the best

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2009 03:12:45 | More by jsh420
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Newkie

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown color that seems to get darker as the glass fills. Can't see through it once it's full. Big, foamy dark beige head is sticking around for a while and leaving its mark on the sides of the glass. Looking good so far.

S - Classic doppelbock nose. Dark fruits, molasses, burnt malt, and earth. All wound up in a nice package. Could be slightly more powerful, but I'm still enjoying it.

T - Dry, earthy taste. Lots of chocolate flavors coming through that give this brew a nice bittersweet balance. The carbonation is wonderful and carries this beer through a maltastic finish. Still lingers long after I'm done sipping.

M - The carbonation gives this beer a frothy mouthfeel that's hard to stop sipping. Weight is probably medium to heavy bodied. Right about where it should be.

D -For 7.5%, this is definitely sessionable, but only when using caution. It'll sneak up on you.

A highly recommendable, solid, and economically friendly German doppelbock. Give it a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2009 01:02:34 | More by Newkie
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2009 01:28:55 | More by ArrogantB
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Rayek

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep mahogany with nice clarity and leisurely carbonation. A good sized cream colored cap is dense and has very nice retention. Leaves generous patches of lace.

S: Smells thick, if that's possible. Dark sugars are the theme here, with lots of licorice, caramel, molasses, toffee and even a sliver of maple. As the beer warms, a cherry and grape aroma comes through. A biting alcohol presence keeps the sweetness in check.

T: The themes from the nose fall smoothly into the flavor. Maple becomes more prominent than it is in the nose. Licorice, caramel and toffee flavors follow through. There's just enough peppery bitterness to keep things from being over the top sweet. Alcohol aids the bitterness and adds a nice warmth. Finishes with lingering pepper and caramelized sugar flavors.

M: Thick body feels syrupy and slick. Carbonation is right where it should be.

D: I really liked this beer. The flavor profile is slightly different than many examples of this style, which pleased me. The heaviness of the beer really gave me that "meal in a bottle" feeling that doppels are famous for.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2009 01:16:29 | More by Rayek
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HeroJH

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2009 00:01:13 | More by HeroJH
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danadeny

Colorado

4.83/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a rich dark red-brown body. Little head, little carbonation in the body. The smell is of rich caramel, some chocolate milk shake, coco powder, small hint of banana bread, and dough. WOW for a doppelbock this is very light on the pallet. It starts with soft malt, not too heavy and rich very light and smooth. Incredible balance across all the flavors. Next comes a light chocolate banana bread flavor and a tang of alcohol. At 7.5% that alcohol is hidden pretty well. Amazing. This is balanced perfectly. Mouthfeel is light, watery and refreshing. I feel like I could drink this on a hot day, which usually isn't the case with a doppelbock. It's awesome to see a not so rich and heavy flavored beer in this style. Oh and I didn't mention hopps because they are hard to find. This is almost like a higher alcohol dunklewizen. Drinkability is insane; it is so smooth and balanced. This is an amazing session beer; the 7.5% will creep up on you before you knew what happened.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2009 01:18:03 | More by danadeny
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Medium brown color with good clarity and a light tan head. Tasted this in a blind tasting with Korbinian, Salvator and Tommyknocker. This fared quite well with those other favorites.

Toasty, grainy, vegetal and malty nose. No hops to speak of. Smells pleasant, but nothing spectacular.

Quite a smooth flavor. Has a medium roastiness and some nearly burnt toast flavors. Bready also comes to mind. It is definitely sweet, approaching cloying but never crossing the line. I also get some weak coffee flavors and the beer fells airy. It's good, I am liking this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2008 05:14:40 | More by twiggamortis420
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NoHipTee

Washington

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2008 02:50:14 | More by NoHipTee
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tmitch75

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a nice single 500ml bottle from City Wide in downtown South Bend.

Nice chestnut color, creamy mocha head drops quickly to a light coating.

Prune, raisin, brown sugar, and chocolate, with light floral notes hiding in the background. Super sweet smell.

Taste is dark fruit all over the place, with prune, raisin, and cherry flavors and more chocolate than the nose. Subtle floral and pine hop taste, and just a touch of alcohol.

Full body with a great creamy smoothness. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel after I swallow.

A damn good doppelbock, and I'll definitely search this one out again.

Tasted 7/19/08.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2008 06:50:49 | More by tmitch75
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nick76

Florida

3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2008 07:25:57 | More by nick76
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SkinnyElvis

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2008 18:24:14 | More by SkinnyElvis
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notafood

Kentucky

3.28/5  rDev -15%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2008 01:29:32 | More by notafood
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Buronator Doppelbock from Aktien-Brauerei Kaufbeuren AG
86 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.