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Captivator Doppelbock - Tree Brewing

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Captivator DoppelbockCaptivator Doppelbock

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BA SCORE
86
very good

90 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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bryehn

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-13-2012 17:43:20 | More by bryehn
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-13-2012 10:28:51 | More by beerhunter13
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%

650mL bomber from the LCBO as part of Tree's spring release.
Love the bottle design - the monks in the label turn a shimmering gold when held to the light. Simple, but effective.

Poured into my standard dimpled bock pint glass. Caramel-ruby in colour, somewhat hazy, head is short-lived but leaves a thin ring.

Nose is classic doppel bock: strong malt presence, dark bread, caramel, raisin, chocolate. Very nice.

Tastes like a doppel should - rich, hearty, nice fruit character, good blast of caramel and chocolate. Despite the four days of high humidity, this brew is going down pretty well. Medium-thick bodied, carbonation is a bit hot, so I'll be cellaring one for next winter.

Good doppel - well worth a try.

05-29-2012 20:40:55 | More by JohnnyBarman
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DannyBaldoni

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

06-24-2014 21:49:28 | More by DannyBaldoni
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%

Pours a dark amber color with a thin tan head. Light aroma of sweet caramel. Flavour of caramel malt, brown sugar, maple, and nuts. Medium-bodied, good smooth mouthfeel. Not bad, the alcohol limits the drinkability a bit, but this is a decent doppelbock.

04-04-2011 00:27:45 | More by chickenm
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BGDrock

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%

Appearance: brown with some red like rich maple syrup; clear

Aroma: mild; bready; sweet malt, syrupy

Taste & Mouthfeel: thick, sweet, syrupy (sorry, third time that word has popped up but it's true) malt; creamy mouthfeel with good carbonation; almost a smokey hint in the background, could also be read as a dark chocolate bitterness; provides a good foil to the rich sweetness

Overall: rich and warming, just what a doppelbock should be, with a little something else interesting floating around

09-25-2012 23:54:36 | More by BGDrock
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%

650ml bottle - perhaps a tad out of season, but hey, whatevs.

This beer pours a clear, dark red-brick amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and somewhat soapy beige head, which leaves an irregular layered ring pattern of painted lace around the glass as it genially recedes.

It smells of lightly-roasted biscuity caramel malt, hard toffee, some vaguely sweet oily nuttiness, a bit of musty leafiness, muddled black fruit, and a soft alcohol edge. The taste is big on the biscuit and bready caramel malt, with a lesser adherence to some bitter hazelnut notes - a la the bottle label, I admit, more rock toffee, fading dark fruit, a spicy leafiness, and an enveloping, mildly edgy booziness.

The carbonation is moderate, just a lolling frothiness for the most part, the body a sturdy medium-heavy weight, generally smooth, and just a tad prickly (from hop or alcohol, it's just too hard to tell!). It finishes off-dry, the sweet boozy Toffifay essence almost (almost) offset by that still heady biscuit graininess.

A tasty and fairly drinkable doppelbock, one displaying a heck of a lot more specific attributes that make me conjure up ideas of an Imperial ESB, including the well-integrated and elevated ABV. Probably still more appropriate a few months ago, when the last of the niggling snow patches had yet to melt, but I'm happy to enjoy it just fine right now, everything being green and pungently summery.

06-11-2010 23:39:02 | More by biboergosum
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -6.3%

Nice one, courtesy of my western neighbours. Pours dark brown with reddish hues and a lasting off-white head. Malty aromas, rcher than the taste. A very decent drinkable brown ale, not the best of the style but still worth having on this hot summer night.A tad better than average mouthfeel.

08-06-2010 03:42:37 | More by Sammy
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CWVegas

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-10-2014 04:51:11 | More by CWVegas
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pugdogbeer

British Columbia (Canada)

4.72/5  rDev +23.6%

I loved the lower carbonation and smoothness of this big beer. Poured only a small head of foam but a lot of lacing down the side of the glass.

The taste was rich, buttery almost caramel. Very smooth going down with a very polite aftertaste that lingered.

Exceptionally drinkable and very enjoyable doppelbock.

05-02-2010 18:19:58 | More by pugdogbeer
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

A - pour a clear deep dark red, two fingers of soapy tanned head that retained very nicely and laced okay

S - sweet nutty malts, maybe a little spicy hops, and a caramel sweetness

T - malts mix of roasted, sweet, and nutty, the rich sweetness of toffee and caramel is there, with a mix of slightly bitterness (probably part hop and part 8% abv) and sweetness on finish

M - fairly smooth and carbonated, nothing mind blowing but nice

D - i haven't had many bock's, but this is drinkable beer. The 8% abv not so noticeable with the rich flavours which is always a plus. Very worthy offering.

06-20-2010 03:44:06 | More by joemcgrath27
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-23-2013 02:37:06 | More by hiphopj5
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elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +6%

A little darker than medium brown, with a finger of beige head, which fell to a thin cap after a couple of minutes. Some visible carbonation, and the body is fairly clear.

Very caramel heavy aroma, sweet and pleasant. Not much more to say than that.

Sweet caramel is right up front again, however there seems to be more to the flavour than there was to the aroma. A toasted malt flavour dominates the back half of the tongue, then the finish has a bit of alcohol warmth.

Medium bodied with a fairly light carbonation. Has a way of filling up the mouth without feeling heavy. Pretty good.

This may be my favourite of the Tree seasonals I've had. Certainly worth trying out.

05-10-2010 02:56:55 | More by elricorico
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -6.3%

Appearance. Pours a nice deep amber-red with a finger of off-white head.

Smell. Brown sugar and fruit cocktail syrup with a little booze.

Taste. Caramel, a little booze, maybe a little raisin and melons. Sweet with a slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium-light carbonation.

Overall. I liked it okay. Probably won't buy again, but worth trying.

04-19-2012 02:37:09 | More by Rutager
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -12.8%

Bottle: Poured a clear dark copper color bock with a medium size foamy head with average retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light hazelnut and caramel malt with light medium sweet toffee notes is interesting. Taste is dominated by residual sugar with some medium caramel malt and toffee notes. Body is somewhat light for style with medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Overall, this fell a bit short of my expectation with not enough interesting ester and the residual sugar felt a bit flat.

11-02-2012 16:48:13 | More by Phyl21ca
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -6.3%

Thanks to kjyost for this bottle.
Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A -Medium copper/brown colour with the slightest translucence and one finger of khaki coloured head that quickly disappeared.

S - Sweet caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses.

T - Very sweet. Dark caramel, toffee, brown sugar. Some faint dark fruit notes are present as well as a noticeable alcohol bite. At times there is an unpleasant metallic taste present but it is os barely distracting.

M - Medium body. Creamy. Light carbonation.

08-31-2011 02:39:15 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-27-2012 03:00:24 | More by ThinkAgain
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

05-20-2013 01:57:34 | More by WillAndSarah
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev -16.2%

From a 650 ml brown bottle. Pours out a transparent reddish brown hue, thin creamy off-white head that dissipates soon.

Sweet caramel, figs and brown sugar on the nose, faint grassy notes, it's pretty much all about the malt.

Hoppy for a doppelbock. Raisin and fig sweetness up front, then a spicy, grassy, herbal hoppiness takes over and dominates from there, dry hay in the aftertaste. Also spicy alcohol warmth lingers in the aftertaste.

Medium-bodied, a fair amount of carbonation, smooth texture, alcohol warmth.

I'm always happy to see a domestically produced doppelbock, yet this one doesn't really do it for me. It has a decent balance for a lager, however for a big beer, and for the style it seems to miss the target.

04-27-2010 01:28:40 | More by IronDjinn
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pudoo

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-22-2013 00:50:14 | More by pudoo
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-04-2013 13:56:30 | More by DamageCase76
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.91/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

08-14-2013 17:42:22 | More by papat444
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -9.7%

A: Pours a clear tawny brown with a scant foam up of beige head. A handful of lazy bubbles slowly make there way to the surface.

S: Sweet light caramel malts and dried dark fruits.

T: Sweet malts and dried fruits with a mid note of bitter sweet chocolate, on par with dark chocolate coated raisins. At the end there is some very mild warmth from the alcohol, and finishes smooth but without a noticeable aftertaste.

M: I find the body doesn't hold up to the robust coco, fruits and malt flavour. It's a bit thin and I was hoping for a syrupy thick coating. Not terrible - just a little bit thin.

O: This is a decent brew that for a bock is a good representation of smell and taste. There might be some tweaking necessary to improve the complexity, but overall it's a decent drink.

08-05-2012 03:06:23 | More by FondueVoodoo
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

06-08-2013 00:35:24 | More by spinrsx
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +30.9%

07-20-2012 04:42:59 | More by RedAleMan
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Captivator Doppelbock from Tree Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.