Ettaler Curator Doppelbock (US Import Version) - Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
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Reviews by RoyalT:
4.13/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance – This is a nice, shiny brown in color with some orangish hues. The head is a gorgeous whitish-brown and very dark and beautiful.
Smell – The malts are raw and unadulterated as they should be and there’s a bit of spicing to this bad boy. There’s some dark fruity sweetness here as well but this one is all about the malt as it should be.
Taste – This is a heavy-hitter. The raw molasses and heavy spicing fill the palate with explosive flavors and the dark fruits, which are rich but not overly sweet, hit the taste buds before the liquid even gets to the lips. The wonderful malt flavor is right on style and the spices, though a bit unique for a DB, provide a welcome compliment.
Mouthfeel – This is just shy of medium-bodied though you may want to call it that and of course flat with some lingering bitterness.
Drinkability – This is one of the best DBs that I’ve had here in the US. A lot of people don’t understand how this style should be, it’s relatively thin and lacks complexity, but if you want a lesson buy this beer. This sample has some big spicing that, while thoroughly enjoyed, I don’t remember the character in Bavaria. Other than that, this is a classic example of the style.
Serving type: bottle
09-03-2011 22:45:24 | More by RoyalT
More User Reviews:
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
3.5/5 rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Chestnut brown; no head retention
Aroma: Malty; dried fruit; slight hop notes
Taste: Roasted malty flavor; hoppy; not bad, but nothing special; drinkable, though.
Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2013 12:45:23 | More by IchLiebeBier
Ettaler Curator Doppelbock (US Import Version) from Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
88 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.