Doppelbock Dunkel - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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216 Ratings
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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: tavernjef on 02-18-2007)
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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2/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of PaulfromNoVa
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An agreeable - no: perfect - accompaniment to heavy Austrian fare. Poured into a pretty Eggenberg glass, tall and slender, like a pilsner.

A long, thick head that dissipated rapidly with nary a trace of lacing. Dark brown, but still admitting light: I could still see through it, a pretty root-beerish transparency. Nose was clean and predominantly malty, with a note of coffee candy.

A foamy mouthful, tightly carbonated. In fact, at the pour, tiny beige bubbles swirled in the dark brew, forming into a rising head. Like watching the formation of stars. Pleasantly burnt malt in the mouth, with notes of dark-chocolate-coated espresso beans. Slightly hoppy at the finish, tasted like "I'll have another, please."

Very satisfying.

Bottle was 11.2 oz.

Photo of BGDrock
4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: root beer brown; clear; minimal head; induces salivation!

Aroma: crisp wheat/malt and mild hop - similar to a lager, but with more caramel and roasty hints

Taste & Mouthfeel: great molasses, burnt caramel flavours - it's actually tasting like root beer too with a hint of earthy spice; crisp and clean, very well balanced to make an easy drinking beer that could have mass appeal; as warms get more yeast character with some more spice and dark fruit (cherry, raisin)

Overall: complex and fun flavour for an easy drinking brew; balances everything perfectly, from sweet to bitter, crisp and smooth, complex and familiar

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The color of this Doppelbock is dark brown with lots of red hues. The head is beige, rather thin and sinks instantly, leaving only utter faint lacings.

S: Raisins galore! and loads of other dried dark fruits. Notes of bread and flowers is present but way in the back compared to the fruitcake and syrupy sweet doughy buns. Just the way I like it.

T: Sweet bready malt is way overrepresented in this style, and this Austrian product is truely no exception. Besides the malty flavours there is also rich notes of molasses and dried fruits, like raisins, dates and figs. In the back, there's some bitterness which adds to the complexity.

M: The first thing that hits you is the recemlance to dark syrup - thick. No surprises when the carbonation is non-existant, not that you miss it though... The aftertaste is short, but there is a lingering dry feeling in my mouth.

O: A nice Doppelbock, but not quite up there with the most complex Bavarian ones. I had high expectations on this Doppelbock from the brewery of Samichlaus, but yet again - the complexity is not what I hoped for, rather than expected.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of jsanto
4.48/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am a aventenus fan. But this is right there. I will buy another 4-pack.

The one I had, must have been very fresh.

Taste . First sip, Bach. As it sat in my glass for awhile, jut as good 10 minutes later.

Mouth. I like a dat.

Over . My go to Bach.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into a mug. ABV 8.5%.

A - Poured a dark mahogany brown with a 2cm bubbly head. Head reduced to a thin cap. No lacing.

S - Brown sugar, bread, dried dark fruit, hint of alcohol.

T - Bread, brown sugar, hint of burnt toast, some light fruitiness, some hops and a hint of alcohol in the finish.

M - Medium carbonation, medium body with some creaminess, some stickiness, light alcohol burn in the finish.

O - With the flavour on the lighter side how did they manage to hide the alcohol? It's quite easy to drink.

Photo of SebD
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice clear deep golden/amber color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of caramel, bready malts, grains and some dark fruit (mostly raisins).

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a bready and caramelly malt character to it with light dark fruit and nuts. There's also a metallic note at the end.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a decent overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with ok flavors and aromas.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This one's been hanging around for a while...

A - pours a copper brown colour, thin layer of head which quickly dissipates and leaves no trace of lacing.

S - Quite bready, hints of caramel, leafy greens, and peat with some alcohol detectable on the finish.

T - The bready caramel dominates, sweet corn, dark fruit, metallic notes and candied apple come through with a bitter leafy green and burnt toast and brown sugar finish.

M - Medium bodied, a tad prickly, finishes wet.

O - Decent doppelbock, but not my favourite. I wouldn't seek out another bottle and I'm hesitant to say I would even suggest that someone try it. If you're in dire need of a doppelbock and this is available, it would satisfy your craving but don't expect anything special.

Doppelbock Dunkel from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
84 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.