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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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no score

(send 'em beer!)
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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jmkoscie

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-08-2013 01:27:43 | More by jmkoscie
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timiskin

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-23-2013 20:25:50 | More by timiskin
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

From old notes.

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.

04-22-2013 14:23:11 | More by tbeckett
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-17-2013 22:09:27 | More by NightINgale
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-14-2013 13:44:48 | More by DaPan
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Kremlock

Ontario (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev +10.2%

A: Copper in colour with burgundy hues. Head was about 1/2 inch and then collapsed within 10-15 seconds. Beer has some particles but other then that very clear. No lacing.

S: Sweet malt, prunes, raisins. Just loaded with dark fruits and a hint of biscuit/bread in the back.

T: Again, full of dark fruits, biscuit and bread is present. There is an alcohol warmth with some well balanced bitterness to balance the sweetness of this bock.

M: medium bodied, well carbonated, slick on the tongue.

O: This is a great doppelbock. Makes me proud when I see a Canadian company make something from Europe and succeed at it.

02-07-2013 02:38:58 | More by Kremlock
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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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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

11-29-2012 05:24:35 | More by KalanM
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.5%

11-06-2012 20:37:52 | More by cfalovo97
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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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WeedKing4

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -11%

Pours a dark brown with decent carbonation. Tastes slightly sweet, with dark fruits and some caramal and chocolate coming through as well. But the sweetness is kinda off on this, making this hard to finish the whole bottle. The alcohol isn't that noticable, but the drinkability suffers on this one. Was hoping for a little more from this one.

10-14-2012 05:59:32 | More by WeedKing4
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-12-2012 02:21:05 | More by 4ster
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.5%

10-06-2012 21:26:22 | More by bigox420
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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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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

09-21-2012 22:29:11 | More by Molson2000
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%

Bottle from the LCBO, 650ml into a tulip.

Dark brown/burgundy with a cream head. Good lacing and retention. Nose has sweet bready malts, caramel, a touch of grape soda, dark grains and a hint of chocolate. Tastes sweet, but finishes dry on the palate with more dark bready malts, caramel, grains and a shred of chocolate in the finish. Warming alcohol, but it's not really present on the palate. Heavier medium body. A reasonably good bock, that's quite adequate.

08-14-2012 17:41:34 | More by liamt07
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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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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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WeissBoy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-31-2012 02:56:25 | More by WeissBoy
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.5%

This beer just comes across as meh. Fairly bland, boozy, but not really interesting in any way.

Pours clear chestnut brown with a substantial head. That disappears very quickly, and after some initial lace, is just clear liquid.

Nose is some dark fruit and molasses, but quite subdued. Fairly sharp, biting carbonation. Again, some dark fruit and molasses, some sweetness, but mostly bland and boozy. When the most noticable thing about your brew is how sharply carbonated it is, I think you've missed the mark. Safe to walk on by, you won't really be missing anything.

07-23-2012 00:57:17 | More by TerryW
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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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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-16-2012 00:00:00 | More by Coastal_Brew
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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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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -3.1%

Bomber picked up at the LCBO; dated 10/09/12. Recently I've been going out of my way to pick up examples of styles that I haven't tried yet - and so here I am pouring this doppelbock into a mug. I've only had one Tree brew prior to this (Hop Head IPA while in Edmonton) , but I recall enjoying that, so hopefully this one will fall along a comparable set of lines.

Pours a deep reddish-brown colour that glows a bright, clear crimson when held up to the light - definitely a bit dark, but not opaque. The one finger of off-white head seated atop the liquid evaporates soon after the pour, leaving behind scant lacing and no real cap. I want to give this a higher score - but when I finally poured the rest of the bottle in (after it had warmed quite a bit), there still wasn't really any head. It's just not the most impressive-looking thing I've ever seen, but at least it smells good - it has a pleasant, sweet aroma that brings to mind caramel, raisins, dark cherries, apple butter and grape jam.

The flavour is dominated by big, bready dark malts with a hint of toasted nuts. Lots of toffee and brown sugar sweetness, and a whole rainbow palette of 'dark fruits' - raisins, cherries and plums come to mind, among others. Toward the finish, the heat from the alcohol mingles with some dryness that reminds me of spent coffee grinds and vanilla. Malty aftertaste with some slight lingering dryness. On the light side of medium-bodied, and disappointingly watery - sorry but I expect more substance from something with this much ethanol heat. A little slippery on the palate, with some chew. Not too hard to drink quickly because of the lighter body, but I'd rather sip it.

Reasonably tasty stuff, but my socks were nowhere near blown off. This is considerably boozier than most of the regular bocks I have tried, and a bit tastier, but the watery nature of the brew doesn't jive particularly well with the big malty flavours or poor alcohol masking.

Final Grade: 3.7, a respectable B grade. With no other doppelbocks under my belt and only a short list of regular bocks to refer back to, it's hard to give any recommendations or comparisons relating to this. So all I can really offer is an uninformed opinion: Tree's Captivator Doppelbock is pretty good, but not great. I have a history of taking a while to warm up to beer styles of higher ABV, so it's possible that I'm merely being harsh on a brew that just isn't up my alley. I won't have any trouble finishing off this bomber, but picking this up again will not be a priority. Certainly worth a try, but not something to go on a quest for.

07-05-2012 00:24:42 | More by thehyperduck
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PhunkyHops

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.5%

07-02-2012 22:01:37 | More by PhunkyHops
Captivator Doppelbock from Tree Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.