Pontificator - Church Street Brewing Company
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Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.21/5 rDev -13.5%
Served in a tumbler at Mundelein Brewfest 2014.
Heading to the good folks at Church Street to finally try out their doppelbock. It pours a clear midnight sienna topped by a finger or so of khaki foam. The nose comprises rich caramel, mild pumpernickel, light barley, a hint of cocoa powder, and a distinct vein of green apple. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some light dark fruits (mostly fig) and a stronger green apple character. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a mostly smooth feel. Overall, a nice doppelbock, though the fruity character is just too off-putting for me to truly enjoy things here.
06-17-2014 18:20:19 | More by TMoney2591
4/5 rDev +7.8%
I tried this at the brewery today. $5 for a 10 oz. serving. They tout this as a winter warmer as well as a doppelbock.
Dark ruby color - almost purple, it looks more like a wine than a beer. 1-finger white head that lasts awhile and leaves good lacing on the glass.
Nice fruity and malty smell.
Caramel sweetness with a lot of dark fruit flavors - mostly plums, grapes and dark cherries. Very subtle hop bitterness at just 18 IBU's, and finishes with a bit of warming alcohol.
Pretty full bodied with moderate carbonation.
This is a decent winter brew that uses dark fruits rather than a lot of spices to liven things up.
02-14-2014 01:08:11 | More by matjack85
Pontificator from Church Street Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.