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Blonde Doppelbock - Capital Brewery

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very good

267 Ratings
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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 12
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Capital Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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Kunstman, Jul 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Joefisherman, Jun 24, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

soccerfancooch, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of russpowell
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

russpowell, Jun 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

BeerNDoggerel, May 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

tyleeis, May 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

EddieJoe, May 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

kainzlpi, May 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

piconaut, May 01, 2012
Photo of One2Remeber
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

One2Remeber, Apr 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Anything, Apr 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

Martok812, Apr 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

theholdsteady, Mar 22, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

160Shillings, Mar 20, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Other info:

Cost: $9 per 4-pack
Caps: Twist-off
ABV: 7.8%
IBU: 15-20 (estimated)

MrSpiffy, Mar 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

rocklibster, Mar 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

seeswo, Mar 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

CWhite, Mar 07, 2012
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Zachtheporter, Mar 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

stuttg4rt, Feb 27, 2012
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4.55/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

dhannes, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

bismarksays, Feb 20, 2012
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Blonde Doppelbock from Capital Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.