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Captivator Doppelbock - Tree Brewing

Captivator DoppelbockCaptivator Doppelbock

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BA SCORE
86
very good

85 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.34%


Brewed by:
Tree Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Captivator has a sweet aroma, with hints of toffee, light caramel and hazelnut. A deep brown reddish hue with a clean smooth finish.

(Beer added by: bobsy on 03-29-2010)
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4/5  rDev +5%

06-27-2012 03:00:24 | More by ThinkAgain
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2.63/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Got this one at the LCBO.

From a bomber into a snifter

APPEARANCE: A clear brown pour yields a small, medium looking, fizzy, off-white head with decent retention. Transparent maroon red, very dark red, with no carbonation evident. Head fades to a ring and faint wisp. A ring remains until the end but leaves no lacing down the glass. Looks a little flat by the end of the glass.

SMELL: Caramel, toffee, some dark fruits and slightly nutty on the nose. Dates and prunes as well. Okay.

TASTE: Spicy up front with caramel, toffee sweetness through the middle into the finish. Mild and kind of unimpressive finish is slightly sweet with more toffee, some nuts and leather, with touches of bitterness as balance.

PALATE: Medium body and carbonation. A little light on the palate, goes down fine and finishes a touch sticky. A bit watery perhaps.

OVERALL: This was the least impressive of the few beers I tried. A bit watery in the flavor and too light in the feel. Not all that impressive, unfortunately. Pass.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 20:19:45 | More by Jeffo
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to kjyost for this one.

Poured from a 650ml. bottle, no freshness info.

Appearance: Pours a brown color with the edges having the aspect caramalization, also reflected in the head with is decent but doesn't stick around too much.

Smell: Chewy nuts, brown bread, rich, caramel.

Taste: Strong & sweet maltiness, layer of chewy caramel (reminds me of caramel squares), bit bready, dried cranberries. Room temp brings some herbs in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Ultra smooth, blanket of creaminess.

Overall: A very good brew that would score higher if the appearance had been better.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice body color, deep amber, dark yellow head, not so lacy for such a body.
Roasted coffee and licorice, flavor is present but maybe not enough persistent.
Alcohol arrives in the aftertaste, in the throat and stomach - not in the mouth.
Good standalone beer, for aperitif or as a nightcap.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 02:27:25 | More by Tolosa
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

650ml bottle poured into a goblet. ABV 8%.

A - Poured a very dark brown with a thin head, minimal lacing.

S - Roasted, toasted, toffee, earthy, hint of dried fruit, hint of booze.

T - Quite sweet, some toast, some nuttiness, a slight fruity sourness in the middle, flavour feels thin at times.

M - Medium-low carbonation, medium-heavy body, syrupy, finishes with a bit of heat.

O - Tasted like a dopplebock but overall I'm not really digging this one.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bomber from the Ottawa LCBO for $7 - from 2012

Appearance - Reddish brown colour with an average size fizzy/frothy beige head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, dark fruits, caramel/butterscotch

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and a light smokiness. There are also some earthy notes, dark fruits, butterscotch/caramel, and a bit of anise. It ends with a malty sweet and spicy aftertaste.

Overall - Surprisingly good. It has a pleasant taste that is flavorful yet not over powering. It might be just touch thin for the style, but it is well worth trying. I'd probably buy this again.

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A - Poured amber and bright. Strong carbonation coming up to a 2 finger fluffy beige head. Head was really creamy. No real lace and a finger of retention.

S - Big toffee and caramel notes. Wether's Originals, butterscotch, fruity aromas too. Nice.

T - Toffee, dark fruit, rich and bready.

M - Good carbonation, medium to full body, dry finish.

O/D - Nice Doppelbock. Easy to drink. No alcohol and a pleasant sipper. Flavour could be more complex like the aroma, but it was enjoyable nonetheless.

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Captivator Doppelbock from Tree Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.