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Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

261 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 8.77%
Wants: 27
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
A dark strong interpretation of a double bock. Full bodied with a raisiny, dark fruit, slightly roasted and chewy malt character. Lagered for two months, a smooth malt character balances the high ABV of this strong beer.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: taez555 on 12-16-2011)
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

dangermusic, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of horshack7
4.71/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Very dark mahogany with an off white head a good two fingers thick.

Aroma: Figs, brown bread, caramelized sugars, banana, clove, tremendous bready malts.

Taste: A very malty backbone, dark bread, minor notes of roasted hops. Figs, plantains, black licorice, dark fruits and toffee. The mouthfeel is chewy with some stickiness.

Notes: An amazing Dopplebock and very drinkable. Cheers.

horshack7, Feb 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

TorsHammer, Feb 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

LOCAL, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of brureview
4.56/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a pilsner.
I wasn't expecting much despite the reviews. I was surprised. I am a fan of Ayinger Celebrator. This beer turned out to be as good with more depth.

Dark honey color with a 2+ finger head.

The aroma from the bottle and the head was excellent: dark fruit, malt. I wasn't expecting fruit in this lager- it's quite pronounced.

Mouth feel: carbonated and suit the style well.

Taste: deep malt, dark fruit, figs. The second pouring was even deeper fruit.

Another great beer by Jacks Abby. It may be one of my favorites from the brewery.

Class act !!!

brureview, Jan 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

mmmaaattt, Jan 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

markgoodman10, Jan 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

B14, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

liquorpig, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Gonzoillini, Jan 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

vonnegut21, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

aorloski, Jan 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Bapoonini, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Massbmx, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

DelicateDelirium, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

rab53, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

DonFrap, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of woosterbill
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into a 25cl Duvel tulip.

A: Clear deep chestnut body under an inch of tan head. Ok retention, nice lace. Pretty good.

S: Classic Doppelbock aroma of bread crust, chocolate, raisin, and earthiness. Solid.

T: Follows the nose. Maltiness abounds, with bread, dark fruit, and faint roastiness all playing their parts. Moderate bitterness and faint alcohol on the finish. Quite clean, pretty tasty.

M: Lively medium-to-full body. Creamy and mouth-filling. Great.

O: Very good beer, definitely one of the better American takes on the style. I really like the substantial hop presence. There are several German offerings that do a lot better, though.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Jan 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

rowingbrewer, Jan 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

ferrettman687, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of ms11781
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled December 2012. 500ml bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.

Pours somewhere in between a deep amber and a muddy brown color. There are some nice orange/amber tones along the sides and bottom of the glass that make it lean toward deep amber when held up too the light. The beer looks opaque in the glass except for the far edges on each side. A decent head develops, probably a half in or so of off white foam, before it settles as thin cap. The lacing matches the head as it's fairly good at first with a nice ring of foam before tapering of and leaving a thin ring here and there.

The nose seems quite subdued, especially for a big doppelbock. There is some sweet caramel and a nutty note to it but there doesn't seem to be much depth to it. As the beer warms there is a yeasty characteristics that comes through along with a slight hint of dark fruit.

The taste is definitely a step up from the nose. The sweet caramel is definitely a leading flavor but the nuttiness and the dark fruit are better represented. It's bready and toast and even has a bit of a roasted note to it. The flavors come out a bit more as the beer warms, perhaps it was a touch too cold, but even then some of them are fleeting.

The mouthfeel is pretty big relative to a doppelbock but not really that big overall. Definitely full but not huge. Low to medium carbonation makes the beer incredibly smooth. The smoothness sort of keeps the beer together and helps the more subtle flavors to come across as they do.

I'm not too sure how I feel about this beer. I have had it in the past on draft and back then it felt like a monster, inching into quad-like territory. This bottled version seems far more tame. The flavors and aromas are nice but there isn't anything that draws you in and makes you want more.

ms11781, Jan 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Auror, Jan 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

caguiar, Jan 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

trevorpost, Jan 09, 2013
Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock from Jack's Abby Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.