Blonde Doppelbock - Capital Brewery
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3.5/5 rDev -9.3%
Pours amber with a finger of khaki colored head. Minimal head retention & lacing
S: Slight breadyness & pears
T: Some pear & breadyness, plus herbal hops up front. Pears & white grapes as this warms & just a hint of caramel as this warms, but mostly orchard fruit. Finishes fruitty with a touch honey malt &
MF: Fairly chewy, low carbonation
A good bock that has a few flaws holding it back, but I drink this if offered it, wouldn't buy it again though
06-12-2012 01:14:53 | More by russpowell
3.5/5 rDev -9.3%
Poured into a snifter
A: Pours blonde in color with a thick, yellowish head. Dark maze body, clear with a slight haze.
S: Strong, musty aroma. Prominent sweet malts. Hints of corn with a thick molasses. Sour aroma typical in golden bocks.
T/M: Rich body, tastes like a blonde ale with sweet wort frosting on top. Really slow on the way down. Slightly bitter carbonation on back end. Do not get any hop presence.
O: Well put together. Rich flavor but very straight forward. Extremely drinkable, could use more complexity. Then again I am comparing it too Bell's Consecrator which is a malt bomb. For a "blonde" dopplebock it is exactly what I expect.
04-26-2012 02:18:00 | More by One2Remeber
3.7/5 rDev -4.1%
Aroma: Strong malt aromas with slight caramel. Moderate alcohol aroma.
Appearance: Deep gold color. Creamy white persistent head made of fine bubbles.
Flavor: Powerful malt flavor with abundant melanoidin. Slight caramel flavors. Warming alcohol flavor from start to finish. Decidedly sweet with low bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body with medium carbonation. Very smooth.
Overall Impression: A stronger but lighter version of a bock, perhaps a double version of a Maibock.
Comments: This beer taste more like a malt cordial than what most people think of as beer. At 7.8%, it is more of a treat than something you would drink with dinner. Still a very special treat for malt lovers.
03-20-2012 04:02:40 | More by 160Shillings
4.45/5 rDev +15.3%
Aroma: Sweet honey and malt. No real hop aroma.
Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy, it foams up in your mouth as you sip it. Very smooth, coating the mouth. Nearly zero carbonation.
Taste: Sweet and creamy, with honey and malt very prominent. No hop flavor noticeable, and just a tiny hint of bitterness. Slight toasty notes on the end.
Overall: I love it! It's a big mouthful. A big, creamy beer. Excellent choice for an after-dinner/dessert beverage.
Cost: $9 per 4-pack
IBU: 15-20 (estimated)
03-16-2012 13:49:05 | More by MrSpiffy
4.55/5 rDev +17.9%
Had the 2012 at the 2012 Bockfest, served in a 16 oz. plastic mug.
A=Smooth, creamy golden yellow...more inviting than the pale straw of lagers...perhaps a bit warmer in color. Head was 2 fingers of white foam.
S=Sweet smell...hints of sugar, butter and cream.
T=A smoothness to it...the best way to describe it is buttery/creamy...not a cream ale. Carbonation was in check...probably would appeal to those that traditionally don't like beer due to smoothness and creaminess. Alcohol was well hidden I thought.
M=Spot on. Very drinkable, with low carbonation and no bite from alcohol. We were limited to the one tap and I found myself slowing down as to savor every sip.
O=With just the one sample, I leaned toward giving this a 5.0, but will definitely buy a 6-pack and sample some before elevating the rating behind 4.5. If you are in southern Wisconsin and are looking for a smooth beer (would pair well with alfredo sauce and possibly red meats), this is one you need to try.
02-26-2012 15:25:10 | More by dhannes
Blonde Doppelbock from Capital Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.