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Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

233 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 233
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 8.52%
Wants: 26
Gots: 25 | 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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DrJay

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Deep reddish brown in colour with an inch of fine, medium beige foam. Good head retention. Malty aroma with a bit of alcohol, raisins and dried fruit, biscuit and toast, slight sugary character. Really nice flavour, balanced combination of aroma characteristics along with mild to moderate bitterness. Malty throughout with bready and biscuity notes, grain and dried fruit, alcohol in the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation, smooth texture, mild warmth. I liked this quite a bit. Another solid beer from Jack's Abby -- they continue to impress me.

06-01-2014 20:34:08 | More by DrJay
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -4.8%

a: Semi dark chestnut brown with orange edges; poured with a medium sized fizzy head.

s: Fairly strong heat, stewed raisins, hints of chocolate, toffee, and nutty malts.

t: Lots of good things going on up front; sweet bread, toffee, raisins, cocoa. Ths sharp, dry, lingering heat is a bit of a drawback.

m: Yes this is a bigger doppel, but it still comes across as a bit heavy.

o: Plenty to like here. This is more densely flavored than a typical doppel. To tbe point that I think it comes on a bit too strong. Still, I'd gladly have another.

06-01-2014 14:39:47 | More by DIM
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6%

05-31-2014 03:18:15 | More by jfcaa193
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -24.8%

05-23-2014 23:16:11 | More by Nichols33
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6%

05-23-2014 14:10:27 | More by NJBeer265
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dheacck11

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-20-2014 23:58:46 | More by dheacck11
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hreb

Washington

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
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BG718

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6%

05-18-2014 17:10:15 | More by BG718
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

05-16-2014 23:38:10 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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ChayDudeBrew

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-16-2014 18:18:44 | More by ChayDudeBrew
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-16-2014 12:17:03 | More by jacewg
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6%

05-05-2014 14:03:29 | More by discharmingly
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BigZ2214

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

05-04-2014 04:18:04 | More by BigZ2214
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6%

05-02-2014 22:09:30 | More by beergorrilla
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6%

05-02-2014 21:51:45 | More by Zaphog
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-28-2014 20:27:18 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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CraftFan5

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

04-28-2014 13:04:34 | More by CraftFan5
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Dylanjf

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-26-2014 00:37:26 | More by Dylanjf
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

04-24-2014 03:29:02 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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Jirin

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

04-22-2014 01:34:20 | More by Jirin
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timoteo833

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6%

04-21-2014 00:16:29 | More by timoteo833
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Swaino

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-20-2014 23:01:03 | More by Swaino
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Sensaray

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +5.3%

Appearance is a clean dark brown amber color with minimal head, but still has remnants of it throughout
Dark fruit, raisins, alcohol, inviting smell, not overly powerful though
Dark fruit still prominent in the flavors, with possible sweet hints at caramel and maybe chocolate, do sense the raisiny side, good spice element
Full bodied beer, smooth drinking for the abv with a slightly dry finish
Overall very tasty beer

04-20-2014 07:02:51 | More by Sensaray
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Johncnh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

04-20-2014 01:05:33 | More by Johncnh
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6%

04-19-2014 20:23:00 | More by acurtis
Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock from Jack's Abby Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.