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Pontificator - Karbach Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: champ103 on 02-18-2012

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Ratings: 89 | Reviews: 10
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4.62/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at the Hay Merchant.

Never had a smoked doppelbock before, but I have like smoked beers, and loved doppelbocks, so I figured I should give this a try. This one works out very nicely. As stated in a previous review, smokeheads will be dissappointed. Not an overwhelming amount in this beer. Very well balanced smoke and biscuit flavors. Really enjoyed this one!

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32 oz half growler poured into oversized Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a dark brown / mahogany with hints of dark ruby. There is a substantial creamy light brown head, about 2-3 fingers.

S - Smells like caramel, smoke, and bready malt.

T - Just what I've come to love about doppelbocks. This is full of sweet caramel, thick smoke, biscuit, molasses, and sweet bread. The sweetness is tempered by the smokiness and the combo is just right.

M - Moderate-to-thick body with moderate carbonation. The feel is a bit on the sticky side. Good aftertaste of smokiness and caramel.

O - One of the better doppelbocks I've had. Great amount of smokiness gives it a little extra dimension with the sweet caramel and bready malts. One I will be getting again, thanks Karbach!

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Pontificator from Karbach Brewing Co.
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