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Pontificator | Church Street Brewing Company

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Ratings:
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Avg:
3.62
pDev:
21.27%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Church Street Brewing Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by falloutsnow on 02-01-2014

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 13
Reviews by matjack85:
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4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of firkingroovin
3.03/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lattydaddy07
3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pstam87
4.02/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.24/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of DraftDaddy
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of onlymurderers
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SCZ
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of gotek
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BeerOps
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of tdmccarthy
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pontificator from Church Street Brewing Company
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