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Seeyoulator Doppelbock - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

198 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 15
Gots: 21 | 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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sjccmd

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours murky brown with a lively 2 finger light tan head. Has some orange/copper highlights. Decent lacing.

The smell is surprisingly sweet. Dark fruits, bananas, bready malts, maybe a hint of something woody, but I can't say for sure. The sweetness is almost Belgian-like.

The first sip retains the sweetness, but every subsequent sip brings out more bitterness. The fruitiness is still there, but roasted malts and toffee come out a lot more, as well as what I'm expecting is cedar flavors. Maybe not as rich as other doppelbocks I've had, but it's pretty satisfying and unique.

The finish is long with bitter roasted malts and bananas.

The mouthfeel is slightly thin, but the carbonation is pretty nice. I think I would have liked the finish to be more dry. The beer seems to keep piling up in my mouth.

The drinkability is decent, but with the long finish, it starts to feel heavy on the palate.

Overall, interesting take on the style. Not my favorite of the new Boulevard beers, but not a disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2009 23:39:39 | More by sjccmd
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Seeyoulator Doppelbock from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.