Seeyoulator Doppelbock - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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4.48/5 rDev +14%
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.
11-04-2012 03:16:29 | More by RickS95
4.05/5 rDev +3.1%
Thanks to dresden for this bottle.
Batch 2010-1 05/2011.
A - Very dark amber colour with a deep brown centre; only very slightly translucent. Two fingers of light, bubbly tan coloured head.
S - Dark caramel, brown sugar, yeast esters and a hint of cocoa.
T - Bready malts, dark caramel, brown sugar and some toffee notes combined to for a fairly sweet malt-forward base. A light cedar presence shows up in the finish but is otherwise secondary. Slightly warming ABV helps cut through the sweetness. A great flavour profile but I would have likes a little more of the cedar coming through.
M - Medium body. Creamy. Light to moderate carbonation.
10-12-2012 13:04:57 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4/5 rDev +1.8%
Well the listing for this beer states that it is retired, but I was able to find this off of the shelf in Terra Haute Indiana. Poured into Smokestack glass. Appearance is a muddy red with minimal clarity and generous head upon pour. 2 fingers of head retain nicely, little in the way of lacing. Nose is heavy on cedar which provides quite the aroma for a beer. This pairs nicely with a malty base beer that features waves of grapes, candied fruit, and caramel. Taste starts sweet and fruity, notes reminiscent of grape Jolly Ranchers come to mind. A little bit of tartness is present as well. This malt presence is countered by a distinctly cedar flavor. The finish is dry. Mouthfeel is smooth with moderate to high carbonation. Overall, very nice and interesting brew. I like the way the cedar works in this beer and would be interested to see it used in other ways.
08-21-2012 05:57:41 | More by homebrew311
4.63/5 rDev +17.8%
Review from 5/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a nice dark orange amber, with abundant carbonation and a fast fading orange head leaving lacing. The carbonation is fun to watch, but does not stay aggressive in the glass. Nice malt, fruit aroma with a hint of cedar. Very pleasant dark and light fruits, sweet malt and caramel up front, malty middle and an odd hoppy and bitter finish that was pleasant, probably from the cedar. I like this a lot. This was one of my favorite Doppelbocks; I see that it is listed as retired here and is not listed on the Boulevard website. I'm very disappointed and wish I could have stashed some of these away.
08-03-2012 20:55:46 | More by LiquidAmber
4.2/5 rDev +6.9%
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.
05-29-2012 02:14:31 | More by Bung
4.03/5 rDev +2.5%
Bronze color with a two finger light tan head with very good retention and lacing. The aroma has caramel, bananas, cedar, and spice.
The taste is much like the aroma. There is caramel, banana, cedar, spices, pepper, and there is some phenolic flavors too. Sweet with some hop bitterness for balance. Not a classic Doppelbock in terms of style, but still tasty.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation. No hint of alcohol in the taste. A well made Dopplebock. Too bad this has been retired by Boulevard.
04-21-2012 03:24:05 | More by hardy008
4.13/5 rDev +5.1%
Big thanks to jhighlandbrewing for this bottle...
A: Pours out a great deep red, pretty much brown, with purple and orange hues. It's a really rich mahogany color. There is about a half finger of light khaki head that fades quickly leaving some funky bubbles along the top of the beer.
S: The nose is roasted malt, spice, banana, and some sort of wood. I can't specifically say that I smell cedar, but it makes sense with the subtle spice. I also pick up some dark fruits.
T: The initial hit is sweet and spicy. I get a good mix of caramel and spice right away. The sweetness falls away steadily as the spice continues on strong. The banana and dark fruits join the party a little bit later. There is slight smoke in the finish, mixed with spice and plum, and the last hint is packed with some booze.
M: Medium bodied beer. It's sweet and spicy all the way through. There is a touch of lingering booze on the back end.
O: I didn't care for this beer the first time I had it, but I'm enjoying it much more this time around. I wish this brew had more cedar notes in it (I LOVE cedar). All in all, another solid Boulevard beer.
04-06-2012 02:36:05 | More by trxxpaxxs
4.13/5 rDev +5.1%
A - slightly hazy nutty brown color with a finger of off white thick head that retains and laces very well
S - bready malt, some green fruit and slight woody and earthy hops
T - holy wood! You can really taste the cedar. Also lots of smoke and bready malts. Some spicy hop finish as well.
M - nicely balanced carbonation... No lingering harsh effects.
O - unique beer! Pissed it has been retired... I do not enjoy its replacement.
02-19-2012 03:52:05 | More by csiewert
4.6/5 rDev +17%
Batch Number 2010-1
Pours a dark brown with a 1/2 pillow of foam that just stays. The aroma is just amazing. The cedar shines and mixes well with the sweet malts and toffee. I don't want to stop smelling this. The first sip is world class. The taste follows the nose almost exactly except with a bit more sweetness but it doesn't overpower. The wood flavor sings a melodic symphony with the various sweet flavors each contributing just a little (banana, toffee, malts, brown sugar).
This might be the smoothest beer I have ever had. The carbonation level is perfect to give a silk like mouth feel. The finish to me is like the 5 min mark after finishing a piece of hard candy with just a bit of dryness. I was very glad to find this on the shelf and it was even better than expected. Sad part, only 1 bottle left. Very good.
01-30-2012 00:39:26 | More by lonestar4lunch
4.1/5 rDev +4.3%
Although it is saying that this beer is retired I have seen it in Boulevard displays still so it is around. I have enjoyed this on tap and more recently in a bottle. This review is a bit older from my notes.
Appearance: It has a dark amber body with a red hue. It was poured perfectly by my bartender at the Flying Saucer KC into a pint glass. It formed a rocky tan head and had awesome lace.
Smell: It had cologne like quality it was a full aroma. Earthy, wood like with dry fruit, finishing sweet with some alcohol.
Taste: The dry fruit like esters are the first thing noticed. The flavor is a lot like the smell it is very rich wood tones back up by a huge malt presents.
Mouthfeel: It has a bite from the carbonation. It also has a heavy whiskey like alcohol feel. Full bodied.
Overall: I like it but it seems to be more like Belgian style beer than a German.
01-26-2012 05:23:02 | More by MTNboy
Seeyoulator Doppelbock from Boulevard Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.