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Doppelbock Dunkel - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

Doppelbock DunkelDoppelbock Dunkel

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BA SCORE
84
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198 Ratings
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%


Brewed by:
Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: tavernjef on 02-18-2007)
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falloutsnow

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A hard pour into my Celebrator glass yields a thick, densely packed head that's light copper-gray-brown in color. Excellent head retention, lasts until the beer is finished. Lacing is tangled, thick, complex and all over the place, almost like a neural network diagram. Beer itself is a dark, rich brown color, like stained wood.

Slightly weak in the scent department: metallic tones, caramel malt, toffee, brown sugar.

The taste is very full and complex. Upfront and very clear tones of dark, heavy malt sugars, which melt into a kind of maple syrup flavor. I pick up hints of walnuts, dilute caramel or toffee, faint bitter chocolate, some toastiness, prunes, and raisins. Just a touch of spicy-like hops and a ghost of alcohol in the last moments for balance. Aftertaste is of lingering sweetness, though not cloying.

Mouthfeel fits the medium-heavy beer extremely well. It comes across best-described as velvety, with the foam softly hitting the palate first, followed by the adequately carbonated body. This effect is quite pleasing and I don't have the metaphor handy to describe it adequately. In the mouth, the beer isn't aggressively carbonated and one is happy to let it swirl around and taste from several vantage points before swallowing. The finish is dry and satisfying. Really enjoyable.

Probably tied with Celebrator as my preferred doppelbock (and I've had as many of the style as I can find). Far above Optimator and Salvator, as well as some other harder to find imports. Haven't found a domestic that compares. The only drawback is it's price: currently $3.59 for a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2011 05:16:36 | More by falloutsnow
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330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly cloudy deep reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, apple, toast, toffee, molasses, brown bread, light roast, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt notes with light hops. Taste of big caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, raisin, brown bread, light roast, floral, light pepper, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, molasses, toffee, raisin, toast, dark bread, light roast, floral, light pepper, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance malty flavors; with a light hop balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent doppelbock style. Very nice complexity and balance of malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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Doppelbock Dunkel from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
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