Generator Doppelbock - Metropolitan Brewing
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3.75/5 rDev -0.3%
On tap at Brixies in Brookfield IL, served in a shaker pint glass
It pours a nice burnt orange/ copper with not much head and what was there disappeared quickly
Smells of sweet malts wit just a hint of roasted malt and dark fruit like plum.
The taste was very sweet, almost overly so with lots of bready character and a little bit of roasted burnt malts. It's kind of one dimensional and lacks complexity, some alcohol tastes present and the residual sugars are a little over the top for my tastes.
The mouthfeel is light which I like and has medium carbonation. Drinkability was fairly high to me and even with such sweetness it was no problem finishing the pint and it was refreshing.
04-06-2010 17:46:05 | More by weatherdog
4.5/5 rDev +19.7%
On tap at the hop leaf. Speaking of leavers the beer is tobacco red with a tan head that lasts a good amount of time. One of three small 30 barrel batches of doppelbock from metropolitan brewing I'm told.
Smells like freshly roasted grains with a touch of sugared coffee. The nose is extremely fresh which might have something to do with the brewery being less the 0.5 miles down the street.
Taste is sweet, caramelized and is a fresh crushed grain bomb. Coffee mixed with nutty coco and a nice steady bitterness that seems to come from the coffee but is more likely from subtle hop additions. Very smooth and very tasty.
An almost perfect mouthfeel. The hops bitters enough to compliment the sweeter rich kilned grains. Lightly carbonated with a touch of dryness in the finish. I'm said to hear that this is a seasonal and only available locally. Cheers to metropolitan brewing for tackling all those traditional German styles. I hope there is still some around next time I'm up in Chicago.
12-13-2009 00:01:48 | More by jbphoto88
4.22/5 rDev +12.2%
On tap at the Maproom. Served in a goblet/tulip glass. $5 for the 14.75oz pour.
This beer is a crystal clear glowing orange. There is a finger of white head that fades to a thin collar and layer of bubbles. Streams of bubbles come rising up to the top. It looks very inviting.
The nose is full of roasted malts and a little booze.
The first sip follows with a large dose of roasted pale malts and some earthiness and nuttiness come through as well, Very warming and the abv% is hard to pick up on. It's extremely clean and straight forward.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a lively level of carbonation. Sticky and semi-dry.
Kudos to Metro for brewing a great dopplebock. I could really cozy up to this beer this winter. I look forward to many more glasses.
12-01-2009 01:20:44 | More by beertooth
4.2/5 rDev +11.7%
2012 batch, 12-13 oz. tulip pour at Paddy Longs.
Nice creamy cap of khaki foam that lasts for the whole glass. As the glass tilts, it leaves a perfect collar of lacing around the edges. Color appears dark brown at first, but its shot through with glinting ruby in the light.
Fruity and malty aromas of dried fruit, plum and raisin, dark bread. Flavors are similar, big malt complexity with a light fruitiness and a little residual sweetness. Very smooth and sippable. A perfect mid-winter beer to erase the winter blahs with. This batch seems more finely tuned and flavorful than the last time I had it.
On tap at Black Rock.
Into a cheater 12-13 oz. pint, it was a brilliant copper color, with a stiff cap of white foam. Visible rising carbonation provided some appeal.
Nutty aroma, some level of dried fruits also. Mildly sweet with some yeast presence.
Rich nutty flavor, some yeast and dried apricot or golden raisin. Dominant malt character. Full bodied, deceptively so, in contrast to the light color and seemingly easy-drinking appearance. Overall very enjoyable, a little strong to session. Good for the colder Chicago months for sure (even a snowy March weekend)!
Solid locally made Doppelbock that I hope to see in bottles next fall. Maybe even 4-packs like Celebrator... wink wink hint hint
02-21-2012 17:16:23 | More by emerge077
3.9/5 rDev +3.7%
poured from tap into a pilsner glass. Pours a medium brown color that is see through and with a very good head
good complexity on the aromas, but they seem a bit shy. Good aromas of grains, malts and caramel.
Medium bodied with a really smooth and polished feel. Good depth with flavors of malts, caramel and some bits of cereal grains
A quality dopplebock. Very enjoyable with good malts across the board
02-06-2012 23:15:29 | More by KDawg
3.73/5 rDev -0.8%
I had this on tap at Uncommon Ground today for easter brunch.
Appearance- light copper body with a half finger of white head. Some lacing along the glass.
Aroma- Very sweet roasted malt aroma. Sort of nutty and fruity. No hop aroma here but with this style that seems fitting.
Taste- Very sweet and bready. I nice finishing bitterness. Slight roasty and caramelly near the end.
Mouthfeel- Nice carbonation feel. Not too heavy, actually a little thinner than I would expect for the style.
Drinkability- Seriously? This beer went down so well. I didn't even know that it was a 8plus ABV beer until I got home. They didn't give the alcohol or gravity ratings for any of there beers. The alcohol was hidden so well a few of these and you would be buzzed. I would love to see this in bottles soon but for now if I see this on a draft list I will definitely reach for it again.
04-04-2010 22:03:30 | More by Kylito87
2.9/5 rDev -22.9%
A - Much lighter than I was anticipating for a doppelbock. One finger off-white head, with a little bit of lacing.
S - Lots of malts, sweet and roasted. Fitting the style, but somewhat blah.
T - It's a very sweet, malty beer. It's good if you're in the mood for a nice caramelly tasting brew, but it's kind of boring.
M - Too thinned out, would guess this is medium bodied but seems like they cut this one with a little bit of water or something.
D - Not real hard to drink, but for the style this should be easier to do, it's an okay beer, but not going to try to find this again.
05-17-2010 00:54:18 | More by AgentZero
3.86/5 rDev +2.7%
Served in a shaker pint glass at Sheffield's.
Coulda used a generator and portable heater during my walk to Sheffield's today... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset garnet-amber topped by a finger of glowing off-cream foam. The nose comprises sourdough, rye bread, light dried maple syrup, toffee, and a hint of mandarin orange syrup. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a hint of cream. The result is almost akin to some sweet bread. Nice. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a fluid feel, and a sorta/kinda dry-ish finish. Overall, a generally enjoyable d-bock, one I could see enjoying regularly if given the opportunity.
01-25-2013 04:13:23 | More by TMoney2591
Generator Doppelbock from Metropolitan Brewing
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