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Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock - Jack's Abby Brewing

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very good

254 Ratings

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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4
pDev: 8.5%
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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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

NJBeer265, May 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

dheacck11, May 21, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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".

hreb, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

BG718, May 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

TheBeerAlmanac, May 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

ChayDudeBrew, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

jacewg, May 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

discharmingly, May 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

BigZ2214, May 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

beergorrilla, May 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Zaphog, May 02, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

CraftFan5, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Dylanjf, Apr 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

iatethecloudsfor, Apr 24, 2014
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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 21, 2014
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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

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%
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.

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

wisegreensoul, Apr 15, 2014
Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock from Jack's Abby Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.