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Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock
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very good

239 Ratings

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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4
pDev: 8.75%
Wants: 25
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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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Jirin, Apr 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

timoteo833, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Swaino, Apr 20, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +5%

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

Sensaray, Apr 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Johncnh, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

acurtis, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

ZCW, Apr 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

hockeypuck, Apr 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

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.

cbutova, Apr 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

wisegreensoul, Apr 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

csustar001, Apr 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

dataylor21, Apr 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

timotao, Apr 13, 2014
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4.46/5  rDev +11.5%

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.

alexbutler, Apr 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

kwjd, Apr 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Mikecap, Apr 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25%

OnTheBusWithGus, Apr 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

facesnorth, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

dunlap926, Apr 05, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +0.2%

The beer comes in a dark reddish mahogany color.

The aroma is very fruit forward and different for the style. It has rummy raisins, plums figs, cherries. An obvious lager yeast. A breadiness and candy sweetness as well.

The flavor follows with those fruits in the front. There’s a light brown sugar and caramel sweetness in the middle. It’s not a sweet beer for the style, nor is it big on toasty bready notes that is familiar of other doppelbocks. There’s a mineral lager yeast note throughout. In the finish, there’s a huge breadiness of rugbrød. It has this substantial, dense rye and whole wheat breadiness instead of doughiness that most Americans are familiar with.

It is different for the style without the big sweet bready and toasty malts, but instead with lots of fruit flavors. The alcohol is dangerously well hidden and it is still delicious.

dar482, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Mikeluzzjr, Mar 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

SadMachine, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

jbarletto, Mar 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

milkbone_underwear, Mar 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Bicyclette, Mar 27, 2014
Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock from Jack's Abby Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.