Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock - Jack's Abby Brewing
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Ratings: 233 | Reviews: 44 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SportsandJorts:
3.79/5 rDev -5%
Appearance: pours a lighter brownish color, with huge ruby highlights. extremely clear and bright. a finger of an off white head that fades very quickly and leaves nothing behind
Smell: raisins, caramel and some light roastiness. noticeable noble hop character but not overwhelming. over all is malty and dark without being overly roasty
Taste: opens up with raisins and caramel. a very light roasted character in the background. more raisins and maybe some prunes. ends with a moderate noble hop character. Occasionally some alcohol but never overpowering. lots of clean lager yeast character.
Mouthfeel: chewy and full. balance leans sweet but does have some bitterness to it. a little bit of warmth to it.
Overall: Probably the most spot on interpretation of the style that ive seen in an american brewed doppelbock, only missing a better head retention. But overall I prefer less hop character and an overly sweet balance. I think ill save my other bottle for a while and see what happens
03-21-2014 01:03:15 | More by SportsandJorts
More User Reviews:
3.65/5 rDev -8.5%
Appearance: orange brown in color, 3/4 inch head, hazy, high carbonation
Smell: deep caramel, alcohol, and deep dark fruit
Taste: deep caramel, alcohol, light roasted malt, and dark fruit
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, medium-high carbonation, sweet with slight bitterness
Overall: Good combination of sweet caramel with a touch of bitterness. Excellent value for the price. I will pick this up again even though there are others I prefer in the style.
12-31-2012 17:13:41 | More by tigg924
4.11/5 rDev +3%
16.9 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
A: Pours a clear dark copper with an ample light cream head. Average amount of visible carbonation.
S: Initial aroma is dark fruits such as raisin or plum with a mix of roasted and sweet malts. Real fermented fruit sort of aroma going on here with that touch of booze in the backend.
T: Balanced and very well done dopplebock. Malt is quite rich giving you both roastiness and a carmel sweetness. Low hopping which is appropriate for the style. Hints of raisin, plum and chocolate but don't overwhelm just blend nicely with the malts. Alcohol is well hidden.
M: Smooth body with low carbonation. Has a nice creaminess giving it a full body. Remains quite easy drinking considering the ABV.
Overall this one is very true to the style and a great example of a finely crafted lager. All the flavors meld nicely together and deliver a solid beer.
02-18-2014 01:37:41 | More by CloudStrife
3.73/5 rDev -6.5%
Half liter bottle served in pint glass. Beer is reddish brown in color with a moderate tan foam. Rich malt aroma typical of the style: sweet but powerful. Flavorwise I think this hits a bunch of really nice notes. You get the typical malt bomb of a dopelbock, but first you get the nutty roasted malt flavor of an American Nut Brown, and afterwards you get a pleasant hop bitterness. I can't believe this is only 25 IBUs. The alcohol (9%) plays off the bitterness really well and you get finish which isn't at all clean, but it is tasty. There's even a little bit of sweet dark chocolate in there. This is a rough, aggressive style, but Framingham's finest have made a totally worthwhile offering.
Note that the label clearly uses the Americanized (Saxonized?) spelling "Dopplebock".
05-18-2014 20:53:07 | More by hreb
4.46/5 rDev +11.8%
A - A deep, smoky red after the first pour. The foam quickly dissipates and you're left with a dark amber beer.
S - Full bodied aroma of raisins. As advertised, you can tell there's a lot of time behind this beer. 'Lagered for two months"... and it's obvious. Very nice.
T - Muted carbonation compliments the malt very well. Sweet and delicious.
M - Packs a punch while not being overwhelming. Lingers and hangs with you well after a sip.
O - Exactly what I was looking for to compliment a roasted potato and steak supper. The high ABV certainly sneaks up on you... very tasty beer.
04-09-2014 23:58:50 | More by alexbutler
Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock from Jack's Abby Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.