Ettaler Curator Doppelbock (US Import Version) - Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
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Reviews by xymyl:
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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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.