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Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock - Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

224 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4
pDev: 8.25%
Wants: 22
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
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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ChayDudeBrew

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev 0%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev 0%

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

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

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

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

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Serving type: bottle

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

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-19-2014 20:23:00 | More by acurtis
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ZCW

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-19-2014 18:43:03 | More by ZCW
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hockeypuck

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-19-2014 02:09:18 | More by hockeypuck
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I have had this one a few times on-tap but somehow haven't gotten around to reviewing it.

A- Poured from the 500ml bottle to a deep snifter which seems appropriate for a 9% Doppelbock like this. The body itself is super dark brown and opaque. A frothy, foamy light tan head rises to two fingers and eventually falls to a thick ring, good retention. Lacing starts out spotty but dies out after a few sips.

S- Malts make up a bulk of the aroma which satisfies the style. The grains lend a significant base of Brown toasted notes as well as caramel, fresh cracked grain dust and some roastiness. Beyond that are hints of dark fruits like raisin, plum and fig.

T- Rich and satisfying maltyness paired with strong underlying yeast tones. Malt base reminds me of an American Brown Ale with notes of toast, caramel sweetness, cocoa, slight roast, brown sugar and cereal grains. Bock yeast provides a balance to the grains with a raisin, fig and dark fruit presence.

MF- Medium bodied with a texture right between foamy and creamy with a slight chewy oily feel to it. Carbonation is moderate but extremely smooth because of the texture. Slight alcohol warming in the finish.

Great contributions from both the rich malts and fruity yeast here as they combine to create an enjoyable Doppelbock. The 9% feels appropriate but I like the edge it provides with the toasted grains and dark fruit notes. Provides what I look for in a solid Doppelbock and I will surely have this again.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 02:49:48 | More by cbutova
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wisegreensoul

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

04-15-2014 03:46:25 | More by wisegreensoul
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csustar001

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

04-14-2014 23:07:16 | More by csustar001
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dataylor21

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-13-2014 18:18:29 | More by dataylor21
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timotao

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

04-13-2014 02:09:00 | More by timotao
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alexbutler

Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 23:58:50 | More by alexbutler
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev 0%

04-08-2014 03:59:39 | More by kwjd
Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock from Jack's Abby Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.