Lucubrator Doppelbock - Occidental Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
4.38/5 rDev +8.1%
Almost black beer that only lets some light through. Medium carbonation. Sweet cherry-vanilla malts and nuttiness, some toffee and caramel in there too. Taste is cherry dominant, very nutty/bready with raisins, grapes, plums, hints of smokiness even. Finish is sweet, tangy, and roasty at the same time.
12-22-2013 03:38:12 | More by anarchia
4.01/5 rDev -1%
22 oz bottle from LIfesource Natural Grocers in Salem OR. $5.99 Pours a deep dark brown with a thick, and frothy tan head. Good looking beer here! Mostly heavy malt aromas..including marzipan!! which I enjoyed!, chocolate cake and caramel also. Taste is very creamy smooth..the usual dopple tastes maybe a little subdued for a US one but to style! More along the Salvator line than Celebrator. Mouth feel is luscious,smooth,creamy but leaves a dry ashy hint in the end. Nice dopplebock..worth trying.
06-13-2014 04:40:27 | More by Reidrover
3.54/5 rDev -12.6%
Appearance- Pours up a good amount of head which appears to have excellent retention. The head is a light beige with hints of yellow while the body is a muddy mix of chestnut brown and dull garnet which appears as a deep maroon when held up to the light.
Nose- Very subtle from the glass, some brown bread but not much else. A little bit more presence from the bottle- stronger malt, more defined brown bread, some caramel, and subtle hints of raisins. Swirling shows a little bit more raisins which have a bit of a green character.
Taste- Very heavy malt notes- I can already tell you have to be a malt lover to enjoy this beer. Some caramel, brown bread, burnt notes of brown sugar, and molasses. Even a little bit of heat. Some woodiness, mostly of oak. Some raisins. Slight vinous notes. Some burnt toast. Solid, malt bill which makes this the type of doppelbock I generally don't enjoy. Pretty much above average but I imagine fans of doppelbocks would bump this up to a rating of good. Some citrus but it's fairly buried. No real flaws but pretty boring to my tongue. Some roasted notes (light coffee informs the bitterness) with hints of cocoa and chocolate.
Mouthfeel- Almost between medium and heavy bodied. Slight grittiness seemingly from particulate matter. I'm guessing that this beer is unfiltered. Light carbonation works well with the style.
Drinkability- Pretty easygoing and accessible for a beer with a heavy malt bill. Turns out to be a little more interesting than I thought at first but still could use more complexity. Reasonably priced at around 5 bucks a bomber. Wouldn't purchase again though.
Overall- Above average. Fair representation of the style. Worth a try but nothing amazing.
12-21-2013 05:08:56 | More by artoolemomo
Lucubrator Doppelbock from Occidental Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.