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Seeyoulator Doppelbock - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Seeyoulator DoppelbockSeeyoulator Doppelbock

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BA SCORE
88
very good

194 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 194
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%


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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tito42

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750 ml corked bottle into a Smokestack Series tulip. 2nd batch of 2009, best by 8/2010. So this one had a little bit of age on it, picked it up in Minneapolis while on a trip for work. I haven't noticed this one here in Kansas City of late.

A: Pumpkin pie in color with an orange-white head. Nice head retention, little lacing. Nearing opaque with slow-moving bubbles.

S: Caramel, apple, a touch of breadiness and cedar plank. Everything blends nicely into an inviting aroma.

T: Malt heaven with coffee notes. Bready in the middle. Fruitiness throughout with a cedar finish. A touch of hops and a fair dose of alcohol at the finish line.

M: Full malt body with a rich creaminess that gives way to touch of dryness at the finish.

O: Definitely an 'alt' dopplebock, the cedar aging gives new dimensions to the style. Complex and a bit of its own monster. Not exactly in line with others in the style. I don't think I would buy this again as, the cedar was a bit much.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 04:32:56 | More by tito42
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Strix

Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy orange-brown, decent intial head that fades to nothing, little lacing.

Malt, toffee, caramel, bread, brown sugar, and spices in the nose.

Nice and malty, I can detect some cedar, as well as dark fruits and spices that give it sort of a dark belgian type feel. Clean finish.

Full mouthfeel, rich carbonation.

I thought this was delicious. Malty and complex. I am a sucker for the smokestack beers though.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2011 02:43:13 | More by Strix
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to my father-in-law for picking this up. Served in a tulip.

Pours a medium brown for with a slight off who're head and some very light lacing. Those nose brings a touch of caramel plus some breadm. Very light fruits plus a bit of alcohol in tue background. The flavor is similar with some caramel and bready malt. There is a bit of alcohol but not much else. Mouthfel has a hot of body with low carbonation. Okay, though I would not seek this out again.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2011 01:51:35 | More by Thorpe429
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Zundo

Kansas

4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A medium brown bodied beer, with a two-finger tan head.

Smell: A dark smokey, biscuit malt with a alcohol presence with some cedar woodiness.

Taste: A alcohol twing with fig and raisin with a cedar taste. There is a dryness to this with some smoky woody tastes.

Mouthfeel: A smoothness, that is low carb, round and a bit chewy.

Drink: Pretty drinkable

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2011 01:57:16 | More by Zundo
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nas5755

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - A very dark brown with deep crimson hues, lighter than I was expecting. The head was minimal and quickly dissipated. little to no lacing.

S - subdued, some cedar and an odd

T - Dark fruits such as fig and raisin, roasted malts, smoke, cedar, a bitterness from the cedar. Very pleasant, complex and interesting. Crisp like many other fine doppelbocks, and clean flavors, no cloying sweetness.

M - Very pleasant, mid-low carbonation, nice smoothness, a bit thin.

D - An interesting take on the style, lighter in color and less chocolate flavor then expected. However a very good brew. I enjoy the cedar within this beer and find the complexity to be the best part of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 00:37:37 | More by nas5755
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rfabian

Texas

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass it forms a 1 inch head with good retention and lacing. The appearance is amber brown and clear. The aroma is of toasted malt with slightly more hops than the usual bock. The taste is plainly bockish with firm maltiness and very slight bitterness. The feel is medium heavy with a clean finish.

This is a nice doppelbock.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2011 01:14:06 | More by rfabian
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FosterJM

California

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

137th review on BA
750 ML C/C
Bottle to Chalice

App- A very crimson brown with a two finger very flat head that lasted quite awhile. The retention was very nice as well.

Smell- Like the label says its aged on cedar but I don't get the smell. It's very estery with some banana to it but I don't have much scent recognition with cedar so hard to get big scents off this.

Drink- A big drinking double. It's a malty spiciness. It's not over powering at all but has a heavy taste to it but very palatable.

Mouth- Med/Full, low carb with a smooth beer. Without having a cedar aged beer before like I mentioned above the taste/feel is throwing me off. It's quite good though.

Drink- A great way to start off Christmas Eve. So far Blvd hasn't made a bad beer in the smokestack series.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2010 01:53:08 | More by FosterJM
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice deep ruby, copper color. Average sized, foamy, rocky, fizzy, off-white head. Disappears pretty fast leaving some patchy lace.

S - Spicy sweet malt is strong. Also getting a good amount of smoky and woody aroma. Some slightly tart date, raisin and plum. A bit of cherry and grape as well.

T - Smoky and woody cedar flavors are pretty strong actually. Also a strong malty flavor with some spice, almost reminds me of a Scottish ale. Some plumy, date and raisin present with a jamy type of flavor.

M - Lighter side of medium body with average carbonation. A little thin but smooth.

D - A little strong, definitely a beer to sip. Wood and spice characteristics are strong,

Notes: Batch 2010-1, Best Before 05/2011. Pretty nice beer. I definitely picked up on the cedar flavors. That makes it pretty different from other doppelbocks I've had. Kind of like a mix of a doppelbock and a Scottish ale. Interesting beer. Worth a try, but I probably won't get it again unless it is on sale.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2010 01:19:13 | More by FreshHawk
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Kromes

Georgia

4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: a dark amber and ruby color with a thin off-white head.

S: A big cedar wood aroma with some toasted malt and booze.

T: The initial flavor is of cedar and then there is a very sweet roasted malt and caramel flavor with some banana and very slight hop flavor.

M: The beer has a medium feel. The carbonation is high and fills out the beer. The finish is unique....spicy, sweet and with a cedar wood sort of tang.

D: This is a different kind of doppelbock...I like the the cedar wood addition to the flavor. I would definitely recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2010 00:56:16 | More by Kromes
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StoneBrewFanatic

Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours dark amber to mahogany in color with almost three fingers of tan head that dissipates down to a nice little layer that remains and has some patchy lacing.

S - Caramel and toffee malts, bread, cherries, raisins, spice and cedar.

T - Follows the nose rather well. Mostly big malts up front followed by a bit of dark fruit and spice, ceder makes itself known and adds to the layers. Has a little sweet and bitter finish to it but over all this one excites the taste buds and makes my mouth water.

M - As with almost all boulevard brews this is slightly over carbonated in my opinion, a little too vibrant on my palate.

D - Very drinkable, very tasty, glad I tried this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2010 18:56:01 | More by StoneBrewFanatic
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GilGarp

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2010 02:07:13 | More by GilGarp
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Bierguy5

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, 8.5% abv. Batch 2010-1. Pours a good looking mahogany color. Tan head holds for a few minutes. A fine stream of bubbles rise to the surface.

Rich malty aroma. Toffee, caramel, and dark bread. A mild suggestion of fruit, along with some faint spicy notes.

Great malty character, full of toffee and bread. Light fruity notes. Some spicy and bitter notes blend in at the end to balance things.

Medium body, with a bit too much carbonation. A good deal of heat from alcohol is felt. The cedar adds an interesting touch to this beer, and puts a twist on a classic style. Certainly worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2010 21:12:50 | More by Bierguy5
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.15/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a beige head. Color is a copper brown.

Aroma: Toffee, caramel, biscuits, dried cherries, and raisins. This one is pretty much all malts.

Taste: Huge malt profile again. Tons of toffee and biscuit with some caramel. Bready. Dried cherries and fruits. Not a lot here to be honest.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry with hints of booze.

Overall, an alright beer, but the Germans do a better take on the style. All malts here. Average drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 23:30:55 | More by mothman
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david131

California

4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- A slightly hazy, deep ruby red beer with a thin and creamy light brown head that leaves nice lacing. Pretty good looking for the style.

S- Caramel, smoke, fruit, and a bit of cedar. All of the aromas are right up front, but are very nice.

T- Holy shit. First it is light fruit and caramel, then cedar, then smoke, then butterscotch. Very different and complex and opens up more than any beer I have ever encountered. There are many aspects in the flavors that I did not pick up on in the aroma.

M- A nice carbonated creaminess with a touch of lasting dryness.

D- A bit warm from the alcohol, but the flavors are very inviting. Very unique. I would like to see more cedar aged beers.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 02:35:56 | More by david131
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BMoney575

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on 11-26-10
Batch 2010-1
Best before May 2011

Pours a cloudy blood red color, with an enormous off white head that lasts forever. Lacing is huge, and sticks everywhere on the glass.

Smell is sweet malt, very smoky and deep. The hops are there, balancing the malt with a pleasant bitterness.

Taste is very different. The cedar adds a distinct woody character that very different than oak. Vanilla dominates, followed by a smoky character and tons of malt sweetness. Super complex, very unique, and extremely well made.

Mouthfeel is good, super thick and sticky to go with the malty and woody flavors.

Drinkability is good, but the thickness and sweetness are on the heavy side.

Overall, an awesome beer and one of the best doppels I've had.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 02:35:14 | More by BMoney575
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Batch 1-2009
10th in Smokestack Series

A - Hazy burnt orange, amber with a thin tan head that dissipates very slowly.

S - Big cedar, perfumey aroma. Sweet caramel and bready malt are hiding behind the cedar. Light touch of hops.

T - Big cedar taste with some perfumey hops (unless that is coming from the cedar) that transitions to earthy, woody flavors. Toffee and caramel seem to come through on the aftertaste and I found it more enjoyable I took lengthy breaks between sips to let the malt show.

M - Medium body with a good amount of carbonation and a lingering dry finish. Alcohol is slightly noticeable.

D - A little too much cedar. I would have liked a little more malt balance but still very interesting.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2010 02:24:44 | More by brewcrew76
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Burnt orange color (maybe a little protein haze). Poured a 1 finger tan head that dissipated to a skim. Decanted lightly. Some patches of lacing.

S: Rich toasted malts. Wood and spices; almost smokey. Some yeast esters.

T: Cedar more prominent than the nose. Toasted, bready malt with a vanilla and spices; very tasty. Spices, esters and low, even bitter in the finish. Smokey, warming alcohol.

M: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Warm and dry. finishes dry.

D: Really good flavors and relatively complex. Very interesting beer. Approachable for the some in the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2010 20:51:56 | More by Haybeerman
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OakedCanuck

Washington

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into Trois Pistoles goblet.

A - Dark brown with some cherry red edging when held up to light. Large tan head, good retention

S - Semi sweet, begian smelling yeast, bready malt and kind of an earthy smell probably due to the cedar

T - Dried dark fruits, i.e. currants. estery, fruity sweetness and noticeable, but not overbearing cedar accents.

M - Medium and smooth, a touch tacky, good carbonation

D - More of an American version doppel. I liked it.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2010 18:20:15 | More by OakedCanuck
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dragonWhale

New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

dark amber, pretty little thing. bold alcohol aromas with some malt sweetness and a whiff of the forest from the trees. it is a little sweet and tastes very boozy, much higher than the 8.5%. while it brings the booziness, it doesn't come off "hot." it balances it with the sweet malt and a touch of hops that blend into the cedar.
now this was a thing of beauty. I didn't know what to expect from a cedar aged brew but I was blown away.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2010 00:25:25 | More by dragonWhale
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blakereik

Nebraska

4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just finished off a bottle. Other than an issue with the cork - I have had this before with Boulevard big bottles, those corks are tight sometimes - this was a fantastic Doppelbock. Great reddish color, lighter head -probably due to the cedar, fantastic flavor with a brilliant finish. I could drink another one of these right now, but am planning on staying up for a couple hours so will abstain.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2010 06:00:40 | More by blakereik
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billab914

Virginia

2.42/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Freetail pint glass. It poured a crystal clear mahogany color with a thin off-white head barely covering the top of the beer. Very nice color but not the best head for the style.

The aroma has a malty sweetness to it with some caramel and brown sugar flavors coming through. Some tart fruit, pear or grape flavors come through as well as just a bit of a woody, cedar flavor. Not bad but it seemed strange for the style, something just didn't seem right and the flavors didn't mix well.

The taste shows a lot of grape and pear tartness to it. It finishes very dry cedar, woody flavor that just doesn't help it at all. A pretty strong bitter flavor is present as well, especially after the finish. A bit of the malty and caramel flavor comes through in the background but it's not enough to save it. The dry, bitter, tart fruitiness it had just didn't work for me for the style.

The mouthfeel is on the lighter side for the style and carbonation is moderate. Drinkability isn't good for me, I probably won't finish my glass. The dry, tart, woody and bitter flavor just didn't fit with this beer at all. I got almost no malty and caramel flavors that I love in Doppelbock's. Did not care for this one at all. I can't tell if something was wrong with this one or the cedar aging really just added all of those flavors I didn't like in it. Batch # was 2010-01.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2010 03:30:42 | More by billab914
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eclaycamp

Kansas

4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber. I really like the style of Boulevard's Smokestack Series, as the beer almost looks like a wine bottle. Poured into a basic goblet. Color is a rich and dark red mahogany, with a small fizzy head. Smell is spicy, almost like cinnamon, with a moderate amount of dark brown sugar sweetness. Malt hits you first, with caramel and toffee up front. Some hints of dark fruit as well, and lots of earthy, woodsy, character. You can really taste the cedar in this. Reminds me of a good single malt, honestly. There's more cinnamon in the finish along with a moderate amount of alcohol as it goes down. Clean and spicy finish. I'm actually pairing this with a Mac and (Beer) Cheese soup, and they're actually quite nice together. However, there's no doubt that this would be a great beer on its own. Really nothing to complain about with this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 17:52:29 | More by eclaycamp
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beer2day

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Molasses colored pour with 1-finger dense cream head. Leaves behind a thin sheen of foam all the way through the glass. Laces nicely.

Raisin bread nose with hints of molasses. Heavy malt promises for a rich taste. Pretty big alcohol blast as the glass warms.

Says aged on cedar on the bottle and I believe it. Very heady, woody taste and feel. Thick, big body. Carbonation comes out right up front. Grows into dried fruit (figs and raisins). Definitely getting a pine flavor in the finish. Alcohol less of a factor in the flavor than in the nose.

Excellent body. Thick enough to match the flavor profile. Very nice.

Easy to drink, but very heavy.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2010 01:22:13 | More by beer2day
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

A - Pours a nice hazy amber color with some nice golden hints. There is a nice1 inch head that forms on the pour. The head is off white with some nice small and densely packed bubbles. There are some spread out larger or medium sized bubbles.

S - Starts with a nice clean and smooth fresh baked bread malt character. Some slight grassy and grainy notes are also perceived. There are some slight caramel hints that aren't too strong but go well with the nice bread backbone. There is some slight hop on the back end but they are quite light.

T & M - Nice complex and delicious sweet malt flavor. Very clean fresh baked bread flavors. Sourdough and some nice marzipan. There is a slight roasty and vanilla like spice as well. There is some slight hop character near the backend but it is too faint to describe but does leave a nice bitter dry end. Quite a clean finish. Nice and medium bodied beer with great bready flavor and nice CO2 crispness. Quite fluffy.

D - Very good brew. Smokestack Series rarely disappoint. Im not the biggest fan of lagers but Doppelbocks always surprise me

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2010 22:57:07 | More by JoEBoBpr
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brewerburgundy

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 01:44:28 | More by brewerburgundy
Seeyoulator Doppelbock from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.