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Blonde Doppelbock - Capital Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

273 Ratings
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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 13
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Capital Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2002

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Ratings: 273 | Reviews: 190
Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Malty bready aromas. Pours brilliant gold with a 1” dense, finely bubbled white foam cap. Rich malt flavors with some kettle caramelization and malt spice. Medium full body and medium carbonation.

Photo of Dragyourbone1
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tis the season. Unfortunately missed Bockfest this year, so I grabbed a pack in honor.

A: Honeyed, light carbonation, inch thick white head that quickly dissipates after a couple of pulls to a thin film. Lacing is present but unchains quickly and looks oily.

S: Sweet; honey, caramel, clove, corriander.

T: Sweetness carries through overall; very low bitterness. Alcohol not readily apparent until it warms.

M: Moderate malty thickness and smooth, light fizzle, semi-slick; not heavy.

O: Drank this on an empty stomach and it was quite warming and not boozy. It was a bit more sweet than expected or remembered. The taste follows the nose to some extent. Head retention is less than I would have liked. The 2nd bottle seemed less sweet; my palate must have re-adjusted. These go down very easy. It's no wonder that they built a biergarten as a safe harbor. Solid Bock.

Photo of swordofisis
4.49/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OBD
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Mm17
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of jwenzel019
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of CraigTravor
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of muskymike
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of tgraven
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of billhelm
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ddedhed
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Hendrick24
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Ri0
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Benish
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of tipabu
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Westuh
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Shluffy
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of dfillius
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

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 273 ratings.