Doppelbock Dunkel - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
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3.88/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. It pours a moderate brown and appears copper when held to the light. A 1/4 inch very light tan head forms and quickly reduces to minimal lacing.
The aroma hit me initially with a toasted bread note with some malty sweetness that kind of hides. I also think I'm picking up just a bit of earthy hops.
The taste has a very nice fruitiness the plays well with the caramel malt sweetness. There is again the lingering earthy hops and just the right dose of alcohol.
The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied. This is a very smooth and creamy beer with a well balanced carbonation. A pleasant and minimally dry finish.
Overall, this is a solid beer. The components work well together and I think the rate limiting step is the alcohol notes that seem to build. This would be a great beer in autumn.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2011 02:39:06 | More by SykDoc
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3.66/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from the bottle into a pilsener glass. A dark reddish brown beer with a shapely off-white head, with an aroma of light toffee, dried dark fruit, sweet wet grains, and some mellow spice notes. The overall aroma is homogenized, with the elements merging together. This smells like the Platonic ideal of a bock beer: A classic brown lager. The palate is similarly well-integrated, with no sharp corners or overtly bold flavors ... No one component tries to trump any other but there's complexity nonetheless. Quite crisp and dry for a doppelbock, with moderate carbonation and body on the thin side. Tastes like brown bread, nutty yeast, molasses, light rum, earthy ginseng spice, and sweet dough, with assertive hopping for the style. Finishes quite crisp and clean with some lingering noble hop spice and grass notes. Certainly well-crafted, although perhaps I was expecting more body and a richer, more sweet flavor profile.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 18:11:22 | More by CalgaryFMC
Doppelbock Dunkel from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
84 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.