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Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock - Jack's Abby Brewing

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231 Ratings

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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 8.77%
Wants: 24
Gots: 24 | 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%

03-21-2014 23:43:40 | More by dranceboogie
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Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

03-21-2014 13:45:06 | More by Celtics76
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3.79/5  rDev -5%

Appearance: pours a lighter brownish color, with huge ruby highlights. extremely clear and bright. a finger of an off white head that fades very quickly and leaves nothing behind

Smell: raisins, caramel and some light roastiness. noticeable noble hop character but not overwhelming. over all is malty and dark without being overly roasty

Taste: opens up with raisins and caramel. a very light roasted character in the background. more raisins and maybe some prunes. ends with a moderate noble hop character. Occasionally some alcohol but never overpowering. lots of clean lager yeast character.

Mouthfeel: chewy and full. balance leans sweet but does have some bitterness to it. a little bit of warmth to it.

Overall: Probably the most spot on interpretation of the style that ive seen in an american brewed doppelbock, only missing a better head retention. But overall I prefer less hop character and an overly sweet balance. I think ill save my other bottle for a while and see what happens

03-21-2014 01:03:15 | More by SportsandJorts
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

03-17-2014 18:49:25 | More by ScottieD
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

03-16-2014 15:58:19 | More by jmmy3
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New York

4.11/5  rDev +3%

Pours a beautiful toasty copper brown with perfect clarity and a faint ruby blush. Fat head of tan foam that fell quickly to a thin ring. Not much lace. Nose very tempting. There's bread, sweet chocolate,caramel, dark fruits and a touch fo brown sugar. Taste is delightful with layered malt complexity on a medium body. Rich and rowdy malt shows itself off in a way that's frolicsome and fun. Caramel, bread, dark fruits, raisin, date and fig, a touch of brown sugar and a bit of soft faint chocolate and it even hints at nuts. It has laid a malt feast before you and then , like placing a single flower in a bud vase on a table, there is a touch of warmth from the alcohol to finish this crisp and dry.

Simply excellent. The body is a bit thinner than some of the german dopplebocks but with impeccable balance and with flavors that captivate this beer is contemporary and stylish.

03-16-2014 13:30:02 | More by utopiajane
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

03-16-2014 11:25:46 | More by Fettpopps
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-16-2014 00:50:24 | More by Houser
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3.74/5  rDev -6.3%

A: Clear, dark chestnut brown. Forms a moderate sized light tannish colored head that fizzes away fairly quickly. Next to no lacing.

S: Aroma is wonderful. Deep caramel malts. Raisin, toffee, and a mild nuttiness.

T: Unfortunately, the taste falls apart for me. Strong flavor of caramel malts with notes of raisin and plum. But then there is an acrid taste. Not necessarily burnt…more like a bitter chemical aftertaste. Oddly, the beer then turns saccharin sweet. A simply unpleasant finish.

M: Medium bodied. Somewhat abrasive. Mild bitterness. Lower carbonation.

O: It's a decent beer. Better as it warms. But there are some off-flavors on the back end that I don't care for. Alcohol is well "hidden," but I think it's presenting itself in a form other than typical heat and spice.

03-15-2014 00:34:49 | More by Florida9
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-14-2014 23:07:12 | More by 666_MPH
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

03-14-2014 01:36:31 | More by Hophead717
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4.1/5  rDev +2.8%

Liquid bread is a perfect way to describe Doppelbocks to someone who has never had a doppelbock. As for describing The Saxonator, I would call it liquid raisin bread toast.

A- Deep dark amber. With a white head.

S- Wheat and raisin bread toast.

T- Taste sits on the back and sides of the tongue. Raisins followed by a buttery wheat toast taste and finished with a little spice.

M- This beer fills the mouth and provides a very filling feeling. I like how the carbonation lingers on the tongue with a buttery toast taste.

O- I enjoyed this a lot. I remember having raisin bread toast with butter for breakfast before going to church during lent and this is really took me back.

03-11-2014 21:14:02 | More by Ohmmygawd
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

03-09-2014 23:10:13 | More by wc94wc
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New York

4.18/5  rDev +4.8%

Bottle picked up locally, enjoyed from a jacks Abby snifter.

Brew poured a semi translucent amber ruby purple brownish color with a thin head that was gone quick and not much lacing at all.

Nose is toasted caramel plums, very marvel like with crystallized malts.

Taste is quite pleasant. Matches the nose with very caramel toffee biscuit and toasted crystallized malt. Some roast on the back end.

Easy drinking, abc is invisible, a bit watery in how it goes down, but bold in the flavor dept.

Overall a really nice dopple. Would definitely have this again.

03-08-2014 00:57:26 | More by cosmicevan
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New York

3.79/5  rDev -5%

Appearance - brown liquid with beige colored head

Smell - toasted caramel, burnt toast

Taste - toasted caramel, burnt toast, toasted nuts

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, slight sweetness upfront followed by a toastiness, smooth finish

Overall - decent Dopplebock, although not as refined or complex as its German counterparts

Price Point - $4.99/16.9 oz bottle

03-08-2014 00:19:12 | More by keithmurray
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-04-2014 16:16:28 | More by morningthief
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

03-03-2014 04:44:51 | More by dcp27
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

03-03-2014 02:13:56 | More by ZEB89
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New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-02-2014 23:34:49 | More by MadScientist
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-02-2014 02:29:03 | More by bigred89
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-01-2014 22:44:58 | More by HopsHopenstein
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

02-28-2014 20:33:31 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

02-26-2014 02:11:17 | More by Griffith
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4.41/5  rDev +10.5%

First Jack's Abby beer and I'm quite impressed!

Pours a very nice mahogany color with a generous head.
Has a sweet raisin/caramel smell.

Taste has a lot of depth, which blends together perfectly. There's a definite raisin/rich dark fruit sweetness that sinks into a roasted, nutty, almost smoky caramel like flavor which finishes with a nice hop balance to even it out.

This is a must try!

02-25-2014 22:34:33 | More by Abra
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

02-25-2014 01:17:26 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock from Jack's Abby Brewing
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