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Icelandic Doppelbock - Einstök Ölgerð

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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 7
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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Iceland

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: thepeter on 01-02-2012

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Photo of lauries444
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ramonjkk
4.58/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not too heavy on the stomach. Nice pleasant taste and sweet aroma. Great for a relaxed day.

Photo of jodybrutal
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of evianIPA
2.7/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

330ml bottle served at Hotel Búdír January 2015

This doppelbock is Einstok's Christmas Beer, but isn't spiced like other Icelandic Julbjor's

A - Rich carmine red with a semi sticky tan head that quickly recedes to a thin cap

S - Very light Munich malt and toasted malt

T - Light again, Munich caramel and toasted malts with a distracting metallic note

M - A touch too much carbonation and a bit light overall with soft bitterness

O - A good foundation, but needs more complexity, especially at this ABV and spoiled by brewing flaws

Photo of woodychandler
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My New Year Beer of 2015! I was lucky to score a single at The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop recently and I am anxious to give this beer a try.

From the bottle: "N65/W18"; "This limited-edition seasonal is only available through the holiday season, but this winter celebration ale is worth the wait. Malted barley and chocolate tones define the traditional style, while the robust aroma and long, mellow finish will make this the perfect companion for your holiday adventures. Get it while you can. DREKKTU. SIGRADU. ENDURTAKTU!"

I yelled, "KLAATU BARADA NIKTO!" before I Pop!ped the cap. I donned my horned viking helmet and began a heavy-handed pour. I wound up with two fingers of dense, light-tan head with decent retention. Color was Brown to Dark Brown (SRM = > 22, < 27) with copper highlights and NE-quality clarity. Nose was rich and malty with notes of caramel, milk chocolate and marshmallow. I was again put in mind of Count Chocula! Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. It opened with a fusel heat on the tongue before giving over to an intensely sugary maltiness. The taste did not correspond as much to the nose as I would have liked. It was sweet and sugary, but more like an undefined syrup than a finished beer. It was like cold wort! I realize that this style is not in my wheelhouse, but I have had better. Finish was sweet, cloying and just not my bag.

Photo of Gajo74
4.41/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown with a decent off white foamy head that is about half a finger length high, the white/brown lace is creamy and retains well.
Strong aroma. The fruity esters hit me first. I'm thinking strawberries or raspberries. I also detect malty and caramel sweetness. As the drink gets further along, a strong combination of coffee and cocoa take over.
Taste is quite pleasant. Roasted malty sweetness pervades along with toasted dark bread. A mild hops finish balances out the sweetness perfectly resulting in a slightly bitter after taste. Also some hints of alcohol flavors become prevalent towards the end of the drink and as it warms.
Nice creamy and smooth feel. Low carbonation but just enough. Light to medium body; it feels like a heavier lager.
This is not the most complex or robust doppelbock I've had, but it really does the job nicely. A nice winter warmer drink. Also, my first brew from Iceland. Not a bad introduction.

Photo of confer
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Limelite
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ZCW
4.69/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Classic dopplebock style. Deep amber/honey color. Smells like a dopplebock - sweet malts.. Perfectly carbonated, with a slightly light mouthfeel. Taste lingers. A fully enjoyable dopplebock that is a notch above most.

Photo of Huffs
4.55/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice beer, good malt balance

Photo of spedprof
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of st9647v3
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Armen
4.76/5  rDev +31.5%

Photo of DrunkenMonk
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Amalak
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of ArtZan
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of ksimons
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of shaunyq
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Sweet, malty, medium-bodied. Bonus points for using glacial water

Photo of CMOrak
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Fatehunter
2.7/5  rDev -25.4%

Pours a finger of off-white head on a clear dark red colored body.
The aroma is grains and caramel. Nice.
The taste starts mild and goes super caramel sweet with a slight metallic bitter finish. An abrupt profile.
The texture is crisp.
I didn't enjoy it. Too sweet too long.

Photo of BeeryMcBeer
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Alpha309
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Azuf
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ejeitner
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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Icelandic Doppelbock from Einstök Ölgerð
82 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.