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Ettaler Curator Doppelbock (US Import Version) - Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH

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Ettaler Curator Doppelbock (US Import Version)Ettaler Curator Doppelbock (US Import Version)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

234 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 01-12-2006)
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Reviews by xymyl:
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xymyl

Arizona

4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The appearance is very dark red/mahogany with a short lived off-white headand medium/light carbonation with mostly big bubbles.

Aroma is Faintly sweet fruit with aromas of dark malts and earthy spices along with a light burnt note. It is all of what you would expect from a Doppelbock and a lot of what you would expect never to find in a Doppelbock, but in a Belgian Abby Ale.

Even with the cloves and other spices on the nose I was unprepared for the estery punch of the first sip. After that initial surprise that all faded into the background and I was able to enjoy the beer based on its other characteristics.

Flavors of chocolate, coffee, smoke, burnt sugar, alcohol, nearly burnt dried fruits and of course the earthy and spicy notes already mentioned.

Body is medium.

Other notes: Carbonation ran out before I could finish the beer. The beer is quite light for a Doppelbock. I would expect that it would be more dry or more rich, but it just sat in the middle. The recipe is supposed to be from 1609 so I guess if they called it a Doppelbock back then, they are grandfathered in on the convention. I like it quite a bit, I just wasn't expecting what I got. It does go great with a good sausage though. Also, this beer doesn't seem quite at 9% Alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2006 01:05:25 | More by xymyl
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Smell: Aww man, liquid bread baby. Caramel, toffee, lager yeast, grassy hops, raisins, figs, toasted, and bready malts.

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Ettaler Curator Doppelbock (US Import Version) from Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
88 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.