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Generator Doppelbock - Metropolitan Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.77%
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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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2013 04:13:23 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

03-21-2010/ 4.05
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

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2012 17:16:23 | More by emerge077
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13%

11-22-2011 03:21:13 | More by brandoman63
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

01-19-2014 01:23:19 | More by scruffwhor
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jrallen34

Illinois

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2010 00:25:52 | More by jrallen34
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AgentZero

Illinois

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2010 00:54:18 | More by AgentZero
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-02-2013 14:30:50 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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barnzy78

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 23:58:13 | More by barnzy78
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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-07-2014 00:15:37 | More by enelson
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-01-2014 23:59:15 | More by Sparky44
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elNopalero

Texas

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2012 05:19:41 | More by elNopalero
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-15-2011 17:54:06 | More by cadaugherty
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joe1510

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle
$10.99 6-Pack
Four Seasons Liquor - Morris, IL

Generator proudly shows of a brilliantly clear, mahogany body that shimmers with ruby highlights when backlit. Forming of the head took a hard pour but eventually made it to a finger in height with khaki foam. A little fizzle and crackle brings the head to nothing but a thin ring in short order. The quickly diminishing head takes away from the looks of this doppelbock.

The nose is big, malty, and complex. Toasted grains upfront with a little sweetness. Caramel picks up quickly along with a sweet neutralizing freshly husked graininess. Slightly bready toward the backend with a touch of both floral and spicy hops. Very mild fruity esters add yet more depth, soft plum mostly.

The flavor profile basically follows the nose step by step. Lightly roasted grains are fairly sweet upfront. Rich caramel washes through the middle before brown bread brings up the rear. The sweetness is very evenhanded and well done. Floral hoppiness wraps the malt in it's loving embrace. Good shit!

A full, robust, roundness weighs along the tongue. The finish is semi-dry and works well with the lingering, but soft, floral bitterness. The carbonation is firmly in the middle of the spectrum, a little tingling left along the tongue.

Generator is an excellent doppelbock right from my backyard. It's well rounded, clean, complex, and dangerously drinkable. Not often do you find expertly crafted German styles in the United States but Metropolitan manages to brew incredible, clean, crushable, German styles again and again.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 00:55:59 | More by joe1510
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-20-2013 01:22:38 | More by Dactrius
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-22-2014 12:04:56 | More by ryanpj
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

02-07-2014 22:33:55 | More by vinny21bal
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pirmannt1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-04-2012 06:58:30 | More by pirmannt1
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Zuidman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-19-2014 23:16:35 | More by Zuidman
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stortore

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-24-2014 04:34:23 | More by stortore
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ccozzi

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-15-2012 01:22:36 | More by ccozzi
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-12-2014 01:25:10 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-31-2014 23:18:56 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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jbphoto88

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-13-2009 00:01:48 | More by jbphoto88
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falconxman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.2%

04-07-2014 15:48:05 | More by falconxman
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

02-08-2014 00:13:57 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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Generator Doppelbock from Metropolitan Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.