Ettaler Curator Doppelbock (US Import Version) - Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
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Reviews by Grundle20:
4.1/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The beer pours brown with a ruby hue. There's a small off white head to the brew but the retention and lacing are both quite poor.
The scent it rather subtle but a good whiff will carry some fruity notes of raspberries and darker dried fruits like currants and raisins. There's some underlying chocolaty malt notes that are paired with an estery alcohol sting.
Taste and Mouthfeel:
Up front there's a definitive German yeast character to the beer, the kind that I would expect in a wheat beer yet it finds a nice spot to fit in here. From there the beer opens up with dark fruits and rich malts. The beer drinks smooth but there is an alcohol presence towards the end of the drink. The finish is a little date like but cleans up nicely in to the aftertaste.
Aside from the highish ABV and the lingering aftertaste I could see myself throwing back a few of these bad boys.
I don't know that I would say this is the Holy Grail of the style but it's a good combination of preserving the style and putting an individual touch on a dopplebock. A good beer that I would recommend.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2007 19:56:28 | More by Grundle20
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.