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Blonde Doppelbock - Capital Brewery

Blonde DoppelbockBlonde Doppelbock

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BA SCORE
87
very good

262 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%


Brewed by:
Capital Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2002)
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Reviews by beerman207:
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beerman207

Kentucky

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review taken from notes

A: Very clear, light golden amber. Nice white frothy head

S: Very sweet, malty, and light, has a bit of metallic in there

T: Very malty and sweet. Tasty brew that is refreshing. Has a bit of metallic taste in there somewhere which is also in the nose. Overall, good tasting beer.

M: A bit on the thick side for this type of brew. Goes down easy

D: Very good beer. Not sure of the price point for quality here as I believe it was close to $3.50-$4.00 for one of these. Good but not as good as some other brews that are less money.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2010 16:23:36 | More by beerman207
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poured 12oz bottle into snifter.

A - Dark golden honey in color with an 1.5 finger off-white head. Retention is fair, no lacing.

S - Sweet malts, caramel, honey, sweet biscuit and corn muffin. There are also some light fruity aromas, maybe some orange peel.

T - Sweet malts, caramel, honey, sweet biscuit and corn muffin. Very light bready orange and fruit make an appearance later.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and sticky.

O - I have not had this in about 15 years, so it was interesting to revisit. A bit too sweet for me, but within the style of doppelbock.

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So, do gentlemen prefer this kind of doppelbock? Regardless, this stuff pours a clear golden-brass topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises sweet biscuit, honey, a hint of vanilla, sweet flowers, and a twang of candied orange peel. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a pinch of clove, a hint of sweet corn, and an extra tad of breadiness. There's a definite sense of booze in there, but it doesn't have all that much effect. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a mostly smooth feel. Overall, a solid doppelbock, as per usual when Capital is involved, though I'm not sue the blonde-ness was all that effective in the final execution. I mean, I like this beer, but their other d-bocks just hold up a bit better in my eyes.

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Blonde Doppelbock from Capital Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.