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Pontificator - Church Street Brewing Company

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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 5.93%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Church Street Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: falloutsnow on 02-01-2014)
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Photo of matjack85


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
Photo of krome


3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-08-2014 19:50:19 | More by krome
Photo of TMoney2591


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
Photo of jgunther71


3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-08-2014 20:00:40 | More by jgunther71
Photo of SCZ


3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-25-2014 20:01:23 | More by SCZ
Photo of gotek


3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-12-2014 01:07:27 | More by gotek
Photo of BeerOps


3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-02-2014 01:35:48 | More by BeerOps
Pontificator from Church Street Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.