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Generator Doppelbock - Metropolitan Brewing

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85
very good

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
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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Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

scruffwhor, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

JMurphy41, Jan 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Guinnsslvr, Jan 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

bainard, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of TotallyHosed
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

TotallyHosed, Jan 14, 2014
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.

TTAmod, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of tfidler
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

tfidler, Jan 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Hopheadjeffery, Mar 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Dactrius, Feb 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

AlCubbage, Feb 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Cam9191, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of MickeyBeer
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap at the Tavern in Libertyville

A- Pours an amber color with one finger of light tan head and a little bit of lacing.

S- Smell is sweet with caramel aromas and roasted sugars. Pleasant, but it doesn't blow me away.

T- Sweet up front with flavors of dried fruit and a roasty finish. Nice malty flavors as well as a bit of nuttiness. Alcohol is well covered here. I would have never guessed it was 8.2% ABV.

M- A smooth and tasty brew that is medium bodied and pretty light on carbonation. A good sipping beer that does not exhaust the taste buds. Would have no problem drinking a few of these.

O- Good beer that I wouldn't mind having again. Doesn't blow me away with aromas or complex flavors, but very tasty nonetheless.

MickeyBeer, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
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.

TMoney2591, Jan 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

ccozzi, May 15, 2012
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.

elNopalero, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of emerge077
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

emerge077, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of KDawg
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

KDawg, Feb 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

pirmannt1, Feb 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

fergster75, Feb 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +33%

sneefcity, Jan 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

brandoman63, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

cadaugherty, Nov 15, 2011
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.

AgentZero, May 17, 2010
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.

weatherdog, Apr 06, 2010
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.

Kylito87, Apr 04, 2010
Generator Doppelbock from Metropolitan Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.