Ettaler Curator Doppelbock (US Import Version) - Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
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Reviews by Brenden:
3.6/5 rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This beer is the typical dark brown of a doppel with red highlights. It develops an eggshell-colored head just over a finger tall that fades off a bit quickly but not too much, leaving a pretty thick foam that deposits spotty lacing as it recedes.
The smell offers up the dark fruits I expect along with the typical molasses note, with more of a raisin than anything and a sugary but not cloying sweetness. There's a touch of cocoa and roast here as well. Just enough hops to balance add a b it of a floral note and possibly a ghost of spiciness.
The flavor's a bit lighter than I expected; everything from the nose is here, but with less force. It ends up being a bit too mellow for the style.
The feel is likewise light; this could use just a touch more thickness and body. Otherwise it's pretty smooth.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2012 20:01:56 | More by Brenden
More User Reviews:
4.25/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
500 ml bottle was poured into a mug.
Appearance: A one finger off white head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark brown amber color with no vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: Aww man, liquid bread baby. Caramel, toffee, lager yeast, grassy hops, raisins, figs, toasted, and bready malts.
Taste: Nice and malty like a doppelbock should be. Extremely tasty and delicious. A little warm booze too.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, a little chewy, some booze alcohol, low to medium carbonation, some sweetness, and like eating a meal. Very delicious.
Overall: Got to love German doppelbocks. Especially monks brewing this beer sine 1330. Cheers to the monks who brew this beer and cheers to all the other people who have had the chance to enjoy this treat of a beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2014 04:39:32 | More by Flounder57
3.73/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured two inches of cream colored head and a dark ruby body. Decent head retention: head gradually fades to a thin ribbon and leaves sparse sudsy lacing. Smell is of roasty malt and heavy on the dark fruit - some figs, some raisins. Alcohol present. Taste follows the nose. Little bit of booze comes through. Medium-bodied with light carbonation and slightly bitter-sweet. Would maybe have this beer one more time, but no more than that. Not to crazy about tasting those dark fruits in my hocks.
Serving type: on-tap
10-26-2013 01:36:57 | More by rx-beer
Ettaler Curator Doppelbock (US Import Version) from Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
88 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.