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Generator Doppelbock - Metropolitan Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Metropolitan Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
25 IBU

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 11-17-2009)
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Photo of elNopalero
2.2/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This was an odd brew and based on my experience with it I left wondering if it was in fact infected.
On tap at Clark St. Ale House in Chicago.

It poured with a slight tint of dark red. Had a strong, off-putting aroma. Some sour cherries in the nose underneath the nastiness. Thin bodied, slightly sour flavored with a lot of phenolic notes. I felt like this beer went from a sour to tart to rotting flavor of dark cherries.

Photo of jrallen34
2.65/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I had this on tap into a traditional pint glass.

The beer is very light and clear, almost amber with a very light tan head. The retention and lacing are ok.

The aroma and tasty are very malty, way to sweet for my liking for this style. Its also very one note and boring.

The feel is bad very watery, not drinkable at all, couldn't even finish my pint.

Photo of AgentZero
2.9/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of falconxman
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of kustard
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of scruffwhor
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of vinny21bal
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of tfidler
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Cam9191
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of fergster75
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Zuidman
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Dactrius
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Wsherry1
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of pirmannt1
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of TTAmod
3.51/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in 12 oz. bottle. No date, but they just started bottling this, so it can't be that old. Poured into pint glass.

A: Pours clear, dark amber. Head is medium-hued tan, tight, dense, and two fingers thick. Head sicks around for a bit. Carbonation is pretty low.

S: Malty, grainy smell. Some dark fruits (prune, raisin, etc.) A bit of alcohol comes out of it, as well. Touch of spice is present, too.

T: Strong, bready malt up front. A bit of dark fruit after that. Noble hop presence, metallic bitterness, and graininess brings up the rear. Low bitterness at the end with a touch of alcohol.

M: Low carbonation, medium to heavy mouthfeel. Very smooth and easy to drink.

O: Not enough esters for a dopplebock, in my opinion. Still very, very good, though. Could use a bit more fruit, and it would be on par with some of the best German doppelbocks.

Photo of Kylito87
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of barnzy78
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

L - brown hued with a nice ruby glow when held to light, creamy beige head sticks around for a bit
S - malty nose with caramel, toffee, brown sugar, grain, spicy aromatic hops
T - sweet toasted grain, brown sugar, burnt caramel, spicy grassy hop
F - creamy and smooth, finishes dry with a bite of pepperiness
O - very good American brewed doppelbock. A bit rough around the edges as I find the finish a bit more harsh than I'd like, otherwise it's solid.

Photo of weatherdog
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Rborre321
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of stortore
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of jmtpi
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Generator Doppelbock from Metropolitan Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.