Ettaler Curator Doppelbock (US Import Version) - Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
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Reviews by mmcave:
3.65/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Chilled and poured into small pilsner glass. The head rose and fell, lingers about a centimeter off the surface with off white foam. The body is dark mahogany with warm brownish red highlights around the edges. Smell is fruity and aromatic, notes of barley, hay, rum or brandy soaked spiced fruitcake with some dark fruits like plums, rasin candied cherries and nuts. I also get notes of chocolate, hints of cinnamon and caramel the whole thing reminds me of a fruity bunt cake. Taste is similar to the smell, with lots of richness. Very chewy mouth feel nice helping of caramel notes, rich malty chocolate flavor balanced with generous hop bitterness. Alcohol is present in the taste, but not a deterrent especially in the light of the rum cake character. Personally the bottle is enough for me I doubt I could drink more than one in a sitting. I very much enjoyed this brew however Id personally prefer a slightly more complex yet alcohol subdued doppelbock like celebrator. All the same this a good representation of a doppelbock well worth a try, especially if you could compare it to its European counter part.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2007 19:31:24 | More by mmcave
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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.