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Seeyoulator Doppelbock - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Seeyoulator DoppelbockSeeyoulator Doppelbock

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BA SCORE
88
very good

200 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 15
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Doppelbock was first brewed in Munich around 1700 by the monks of Saint Francis of Paula, to sustain them through the Lenten fast. They called their full-bodied brew “Salvator.” Today it is customary to pay homage to the good brothers by giving doppelbocks names ending in “-ator.” Our version bids a fond aufwiedersehen to tradition, charting a flight path into bold new territory. Medium amber in color, it offers a heady, estery banana aroma. Rich maltiness predominates, with cedar aging lending just a hint of spice to the finish.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 09-05-2009)
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Reviews by RickS95:
Photo of RickS95
4.48/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a dark chestnut brown. It's very opaque with an inviting, rich look. The head is initially a finger thick and look nice on top of the much darker beer, but there's little retention and before long it's gone. After a quick swirl, slight lacing presents.

The smell is very welcoming. Very malty, caramelly, with some spices and a hint of smoke.

For the style, the taste is right up there. The caramel malts take top billing, but the spice, smoke and high alcohol are very worthy supporting members and make for a nice flavor profile.

A full-bodied beer with burst of sweet and complimentary hits of various spices and some char from the cedar. No real hop presence and little to no bitterness. The spice and smokey feel balance the malty sweetness and everything is cleaned up at the end with the heat from the alcohol.

I don't care much for lagers or German malt bombs, but this was a damned good beer. It's got a lagery taste and feel but everything is spot on with sharp edges like an ale. Good stuff, great flavor and the perfect amount of alcohol. Makes for a good night sipper.

RickS95, Nov 04, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of jono0101
5/5  rDev +27.2%

jono0101, May 18, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
2.73/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

750ml bottle. Pours a murky tea-like amber with a pillowy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet woody malts (I actually smell some cedar) with some floral notes.

The flavor is very sweet caramel malts and molasses, wood notes with some noticeable plasticky alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with sharp carbonation.

Overall, too unbalanced on the sweet side for me. The cedar is interesting, but I get some other unique notes in the flavor that I can't quite identify, but am not digging.

Beaver13, Dec 24, 2009
Photo of Jason
4.58/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml brown bottle with a freshness code on the label.

Sudsy patchy off white lace, tawny and clear. Spicy cedar lightly blankets the malt nose, bready and spicy. Massive crispness give a deep smoothness to the thick medium bodied brew. Full malt jacket covers the palate with a beautiful cedar tamed overtone. Mild hopping works out great, cedar takes care of the rest. Toasted bread, hint of grape-skin and a clean measure of dried grass shows a glimpse of a big complexity that shows more layers at the beer warms up a bit. Semi-dry with a spicy finish.

Fall in love at first sip and it gets better after that ... a dreamy beer. Seriously, this is an epic extreme beer. While this started off as a Doppelbock it is hard to really judge it as one solely once it touched the cedar.

Jason, May 05, 2010
Photo of Mora2000
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my favorite Smokestack beers.

The beer pours a medium brown color with a tan head. The aroma is great. I get a mix of toffee and caramel along with some hints of cedar and bananas. A little bit of raisins and other dark fruit also comes through in the aroma.

The cedar is more present in the flavor than it is in the aroma. A nice, dry cedar characteristic melds very well with the dark fruit and toffee. There is also a little bit of alcohol present in the flavor, as well as a little bit of grass.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice spin on the doppelbock style.

Mora2000, May 07, 2011
Photo of 1Adam12
4/5  rDev +1.8%

1Adam12, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of Hugh37
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Hugh37, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of kingcrowing
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml corked & caged bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a rich dark ruby/gold with a thin light brown head. Nose is slightly boozy and sweet, very malty.

Taste is very sweet and smooth, has a huge carbonated mouthfeel. Very tasty with a light hint of the cedar to finish it off, great beer!

kingcrowing, Dec 05, 2009
Photo of glid02
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Brodie - thanks!

Pours a clear amber-brown color with a 1.5-finger cream-colored head. The head slowly recedes into a thin layer on top leaving thick lacing.

Smells of smooth and crisp caramel malts with hints of nuttiness. Also present are mild amounts of cedar aromas that fade in and out.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Smooth caramel malt flavors with very light amounts of nuttiness and toastiness kick things off. The sweetness is quickly tempered by mild amounts of earthy hops and hints of cedar. The cedar and malt flavors fade out into a crisp and moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have another.

Overall I was surprised to see how the cedar positively impacted this beer and was also impressed with how well-nuanced the addition was. A very good doppelbock taken to another level, well worth a shot.

glid02, Aug 08, 2010
Photo of jbphoto88
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A cloudy chestnut brew corked and caged with a thick glorious head. The fluffy playground sand colored head rises thick and pillowy. It coats everything it touches and lasts a while.

The smell is rough and boozy right off the bat. Slowly as I swirl more malt wafts up as well as some earthy wood scents and a spiced cider.

Warm sweet malts are the staple of this brew. They range from toasted to caramelized and are present from start to finish. Other subtle flavors come and go like the earthy wood flavor and even a touch of baked apples.

It's all rounded out with a boozy warmth and grain alcohol taste. competing is a silky smooth mouthfeel thats coating and cozy like fresh flannel sheets that are tucked super tight into your mattress. This is a fine beer but I feel it's slightly lacking in most departments. That's not going to stop me from buying it again but I wouldn't be made if it was a little more robust.

jbphoto88, Dec 24, 2009
Photo of GilGarp
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch 1-2009.

Served cold from 750ml bottle into goblet.

Hazy dark pumkpin color with thick tight head.

Aroma is sweet and malty with a little bit of banana and clove. Slightly spicy and enjoyable.

Flavor is similar but with more fruit, especially apple and pear. The spice is more pronounced here and the cedar wood that this was aged on seems to come through more as it warms.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus in body and nice and low in carbonation.

Overall a tasty doppel. A little expensive and not quite as good as the German originals but worth a try.

GilGarp, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It is spring, it is the time for bocks and dopplebocks. This,magoney with a big white bubbly head. A nice mouthfeel. But whereas goeth the cedar? Mostly malt,flavorful with some spice and fruit, and above average carbonation. Drinkable but it is sweet, with some chocolate malts.

Sammy, Mar 16, 2010
Photo of FernMaster
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Boulevard Tulip.

After fighting through the cork like it was a Victorian era skirt I unveiled the succulent details hidden inside the Seeyoulator Dopplebock bottle from Boulevard's newest addition to the Smokestack Series. Seeyoulator pours excellently, almost picturesque, into the glass. I commented to my roommate that the pour would be something you see in a commercial, it was that good. He then joked that it wasn't triple-hopped brewed and we made several jokes that killed us a little on the inside. The head came to about a full hand size and it gently laced the glass as I continued to drink. Unlike those rough lacing beers, jeez I hate those... If you hold Seeyoulator up to the light it shines a beautiful reddish hue and in normal light it's a brownish color that's very reminiscent of any other dopplebock. The smell is actually one of the weakest categories of this beer. It's good and has a bit of bite, but it's too faint. I feel like I have to inhale from the back of my head to get a whiff of this beer, it's a little annoying. However that does not deter from the taste. The taste is like L.A. Confidential, brilliantly executed, well acted and moderately complex. I would say more but I love that analogy to much. If you live in K.C. and you like Boulevard or Dopplebock's, try this freaking beer! I really really mean it. If you live outside K.C. and can't get this and want to trade hit me up. Dopplebock's I find are a very easily accessible and drinkable beer, one of my favorite styles and Boulevards inclusion with the cedar barrels I find impressive.

FernMaster, Sep 12, 2009
Photo of brewerburgundy
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

25.4oz bottle, "Batch Number 1-2009 7/10", pilsener glass.

The body is a brown sugar brown - not too red, not too brown - with an enormous custard consistency head. Rocky on top and a brown sugar butter cream frosting color, the head fades, but not quickly, with ultimately a thick half inch of staying power and big blotchy lacing. This beer is a bit hazy from the bottle conditioning.

Clean solid doppelbock nose: lager yeast, saltine, brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, bread, nuttiness, all with a sneaking spice from cedar and hops. Prunes.

Brown sugar again and fairly sweet, but also moderately dry, hitting a sweet spot. Saltine cracker balances well against a heated spice of cedar which is almost a peppery type of heat; herbal, earthy, woody of course, and shifting; teamed with noble hops that provide a moderate bitterness. Scotch soaked raisins, not smoky, but the wood, the vanilla with a bite.

Edging syrupy with enough bubbles and prickle to stand up. This hovers between dry and sweet; alcohol spikes coupled with shots of brown sugar body.

This is a great American example of a Doppelbock. Personally, I would guess that the base beer measures up to a number of German beers. The twist of cedar is delicious.

brewerburgundy, Sep 27, 2010
Photo of Snow81
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a dark orange to a amber haze

Head: Big frosty tan head that lasts the life of the beer

Smell: Toasted malts with a hint of a nut and a small amount of heat

Taste: Big cedar right up front with a bit of a Carmel, hints of nuttiness and a very small hint of heat on the back, after the beer comes to room temp the heat pulls up more upfront

Weight: medium to heavy body with a medium carbonation

Finish: Little stickiness on the lips and caramel lingers with that nuttiness in the back

Snow81, May 26, 2011
Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +1.8%

WoodBrew, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of dbossman
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Redish brown and amber; hazy with a nice head and pretty good retention and lacing

S: There is a strong sweet aroma that reminds me of cherries; there is also a woody smell and subtle raisin

T: Pretty sweet with subtle raisin and cherry flavors

F: Pretty carbonated and it dissipates quickly

D: Good for what it is but the sweetness does wear on you

dbossman, Nov 18, 2009
Photo of nickd717
3.45/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle via trade thanks to stephens101. These Boulevard bottles are really too big, and it's tough to get enough people to actually drink a few of them. I could down a 750ml of Saison-Brett easily, but this one, not so much.

Pours hazy amber with a decent sized off-white head that lasts.

Aroma is malty, fruity, and sweet. Maybe strawberry and cherry in there, and some banana, as the description suggests.

Flavor is also malty and sweet with caramel malt, banana, fruity esters, cherry, and red berries.

Medium-bodied, and not as smooth as I'd like for the style.

Drinkability is slightly above average. Overall, this is not quite as good as I would have liked, but decent. Will I see this one "lator?" Well, if they keep bottling it in the 750ml size, probably not.

nickd717, Feb 26, 2010
Photo of russpowell
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Mid-town in Tulsa, I sure hope this lives up to my hopes. Batch 1-2009

Pours caramel/chestnut with 2+ fingers of sand colored head. Some head retention & lacing

S: Slight fruittyness & breadyness, becomes stronger along with cherries & woodyness

T: Bready, a bit boozey with dark cherries & plums up front, plus a touch of woody dryness ( I believe this is what the cedar imparts). Fruittyness, a touch of herbal hops & plus more dryness & some grassy hops as well...Finishes dry, fruitty & grainy

MF: Thick with moderate carbonation

Drinks pretty easy, more of a Maibock than a dopple IMO, but worthy of your consideration. I shall grab another bottle at some point & see how this ages... Not a bad effort, but wanted more...

russpowell, Nov 23, 2009
Photo of bluemoonswoon
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750mL bottle poured into a pilsener glass.

A: Pours out a light, slightly chill hazed peachy brown, looks a little bit like iced tea, especially with the thin and wispy cap of sandy white head that tops this beer. Head fades into a ring rather quickly, no lacing, but a decent amount of carbonation showing through in some slowly rising ropes.

S: If it didn't look like a dopplebock it certainly smells like one; loads of rich, sweet malt dominate the nose, it's a thick, biscuity, almost caramel covered dinner roll kind of doughiness.

T/MF: Slightly peppery/herbal kind of spiciness to it on top of a thick layer after layer of maltiness. Bits of honey brushed sweetness here and there play together with a slightly boozy sweet dryness. Feels much lighter than the ABV would indicate, an almost effervescent, bubbly kind of feel, fills the mouth on every sip then becomes a bit chewier as the bubbles subside on the tongue. There is a lightness in taste, that is, a lively, crisp kind of sweetness, not a lingering, slick, sticky kind of sweetness that say, Samiclaus has, but then again this beer is about half the size of that beer. I guess what I am trying to get at here is an underlying kind of fruitness displayed by this beer, it really plays well with the peppery/ sweet/ doughy aspects of this beer and adds a certain character to the beer that I am really thoroughly enjoying at the moment.

D: Offff this beer may feel light on the tongue but it packs quite a punch in the stomach. Through one glass and really wish I had a friend to share the rest of this bottle with.

bluemoonswoon, Oct 19, 2009
Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

GRG1313, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of Bung
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml. Just picked up in Fort Wayne, not sure if they were sitting on this, or it just sat around for a year.
Pretty clear amber pour, just a minimal off white ring.

Aroma, lots of caramel covered fruit. A faint woodiness that could be called Cedar.

Taste, Not as fruity. Cooked caramel and bready malt. Almost rye or pumpernickel like. Some prune and date. A solid earthy woody presence. Finishes with toasted malt and toffee. Pretty unique.

Solid medium body, coats well. More carbonation than appeared. Only knock is that the cedar seems to accentuate the alcohol presence just a tad.

A unique take worth checking out if you see it. Probably good to share.

Bung, May 29, 2012
Photo of theminutemen
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

theminutemen, May 25, 2012
Photo of jsh420
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

batch 2- 2009
8/10

pours redish brown with a big 2 finger pillowy head that leaves spotted lacing

smells of fruit and sweet toasted malts and alcohol

taste - besides the fruit and malts i pick up some woody flavors which i am guessing comes from being aged on cedar - this beer was a bit too sweet for me to give it a better score

mouthfeel - medium body that is smooth which is what i want in a doppel

drinkability takes a small hit for the sweetness of the beer

jsh420, Oct 05, 2009
Photo of SpecialK088
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle intoa Snifter

Pours a very deep carmel brown with a nice thick fluffy head. Laces sticky.

Nose is of very rich vine fruit and fig. Very earthy overall. Bannana and sweet malt with untertones of alcohol.

Suprisinly subtle and extremly earthy hops, malt and fruit all very earthy. Alcohol burns the throat on the way down but its not overlly boozy

Mouth is silky and medium bodied, easy to drink and very straightforward.

Easy to drink and overall a very god fall offering from boulevard. They continue to make good beers and take some nice chances.

SpecialK088, Sep 25, 2009
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Seeyoulator Doppelbock from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.