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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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very good

239 Ratings
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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Lantern, Sep 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

clevelandhops, Sep 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

ygtbsm94, Sep 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Cyrano41, Jul 23, 2013
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

WOLFGANG, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

bigred89, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

jokulhaps, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Peyton5410, Mar 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

gwiedman1, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

cliff1066, Jan 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Zraly, Dec 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

cmuir24, Dec 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

t0rin0, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +2.3%

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly cloudy dark reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big raisin, prune, caramel, molasses, nuttiness, biscuit, herbal, toast, and light earthy spiciness. Very nice aromas with good strength, balance, and complexity. Taste of raisin, biscuit, caramel, molasses, nuttiness, toffee, toast, light chocolate, and earthy spiciness. Lingering notes of dark fruit, molasses, caramel, toast, nuttiness, toffee, light chocolate, and earth on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance of flavors with good complexity; almost zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and thick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with hardly any warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice doppelbock! Nicely balanced with good complexity; very smooth to sip on. Really enjoyable offering.

superspak, Oct 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

SinutabRamirez, Oct 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Amis, Sep 25, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -42.5%

Birdlegs, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of Brenden
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%

This beer is the typical dark brown of a doppel with red highlights. It develops an eggshell-colored head just over a finger tall that fades off a bit quickly but not too much, leaving a pretty thick foam that deposits spotty lacing as it recedes.
The smell offers up the dark fruits I expect along with the typical molasses note, with more of a raisin than anything and a sugary but not cloying sweetness. There's a touch of cocoa and roast here as well. Just enough hops to balance add a b it of a floral note and possibly a ghost of spiciness.
The flavor's a bit lighter than I expected; everything from the nose is here, but with less force. It ends up being a bit too mellow for the style.
The feel is likewise light; this could use just a touch more thickness and body. Otherwise it's pretty smooth.

Brenden, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of Ueberales
3.08/5  rDev -21.2%

Served in at bottle at 42 deg F.

Appearance: Poured into a hefe glass. Dark mahogony color. Absolutely no head, despite an attempt to create one with an aggressive pouring technique. No bubbles or lace appeared during the drink.

Smell: As others have noted, a very fruity, raisiny smell, but I sense a very malty nose as well. Definite presence of alcohol in the aroma.

Taste: Very cloying. However after the sugar overload wears off, there is a rather pleasant malty aftertaste. Alcohol is also rather dominating.

Mouthfeel: This beer excels in this category. It is a thick, robust beer, and asserts itself well here. Alcohol provides a gentle warming sensation.

Overall: Comparing my review to others, it appears I got a stale version. There simply was no carbonation whatsoever. I wouldn't go out of my way to find this beer locally, but wouldn't turn one down if offered. Overall a middle-of-the-road Doppelbock. I've had worse, but as most others would probably attest, I'd prefer a Salvator over this one. If I can find this beer in-country, I'll post a comparison review.

Ueberales, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of jhartley
3.13/5  rDev -19.9%

A-Deep mahogany brown with a decent 1/2 finger light tan head.

S-Dark fruity smell with some malts, don't pick up any hops

T-Raisins and ripe fruits. Nice malt flavor.

M-Sweet and Malty with a alcohol burn in the throat once it warms up.

O-A decent doppelbock a little too much sweetness up front for me but overall not bad for the price, I got it from a friend for free. Not something I would search out in the future.

jhartley, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of FreshHawk
3.95/5  rDev +1%

A - Clear, deep mahogany color. Large, bubbly, fairly thick, meringue like, off-white head. Very nice retention finally reducing to a nice layer of lace.

S - Rum and sugar soaked dark fruit (raisin, date, plum, and fig). Some licorice and dark bread. Hints of spice. Fruitcake like aroma.

T - Dark fruitcake with a brown sugar/molasses glaze. Date, plum, cherry, raisin, and fig. Some sweet spices (cinnamon, clove, nutmeg). Touches of licorice. Caramel, cocoa, nutty, and cola flavors provide balances of sweet and earthy flavors.

M - Medium to light body. Average carbonation. A touch thin for the style. Slick.

D - Sweet but not overpowering or cloying. Goes down pretty easy as a nice dessert beer. A sweeter doppelbock.

Notes: Nice doppelbock. Would make a very nice dessert (as it reminds me a bit of a fruitcake). Nice sweet, dark fruit flavors are quite strong.

FreshHawk, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of akttr
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

akttr, Jun 10, 2012
Ettaler Curator Doppelbock (US Import Version) from Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
88 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.