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Alaskan Troppelbock (Pilot Series) - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Troppelbock (Pilot Series)Alaskan Troppelbock (Pilot Series)

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121 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: blakelive784 on 03-13-2013)
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gnaztee

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-28-2014 04:29:25 | More by gnaztee
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Beersnake1

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-24-2014 02:26:42 | More by Beersnake1
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mpenning13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.6%

04-16-2014 18:51:27 | More by mpenning13
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einman

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-13-2014 16:59:08 | More by einman
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ChaseBeer

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

04-08-2014 01:37:04 | More by ChaseBeer
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

04-07-2014 01:49:06 | More by Cramerican
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-06-2014 00:42:46 | More by afsdan
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deNerval

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

04-05-2014 23:58:31 | More by deNerval
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Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-02-2014 16:44:35 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
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twj2000

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

03-22-2014 02:44:21 | More by twj2000
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Wolberjs

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-08-2014 23:25:40 | More by Wolberjs
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.6%

03-08-2014 13:58:18 | More by Karibourgeois
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tbone64

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-08-2014 13:52:01 | More by tbone64
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sprucetip

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-07-2014 20:15:33 | More by sprucetip
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.16/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From: France 44, Minneapolis, MN
Date: Bottled 2013-08-10
Glass: Founders snifter

Doppelbock ale, eh? I suppose this isn't meant to be very "true to style," considering the rather high ethanol content and the oak aging. Fairly sweet and malt-one-dimensional, with the oak and ethanol trying to mask this a bit, but not really succeeding. A bit of honest lagering would have done this beer well, but it's rather rough as it is now. Not a bad beer, but nothing particularly exceptional or good-tasting that I'd want to have again. I'd choose any German -ator over this, any day.

Pours a 1cm tall head of beige-colored bubbles, with retention of less than thirty seconds, the foam fading to a thin ring around the perimeter of the glass. Lacing is minimal, a few dots and lines cling to the walls of the glass. Beer is a dark amber brown color, with light bringing out moderately dark copper-orange-brown hues. Carbonation visible through the hazy (50-60% opacity) body, high in number and activity.

Aroma of moderate-dark caramel-like sweetness with notable oak, dried figs and dates, some cherry-like ester (ethanol?), and buttery diacetyl becoming particularly evident as the beer warms.

Overall flavor is of a notably oak-aged, heavily caramel-like sweetness colored by ethanol and dried fig and date esters. Front of palate tastes brown sugar and moderately dark caramel-like sweetness, oak, slightly spicy ethanol, and mild cherry, dried fig and date-like esters. Mid-palate of moderate-dark caramel malt sweetness, dried cherries, dates and figs, moderate ethanol, oak, and a bit of buttery diacetyl. Back of palate tastes moderate-dark caramel like sweetness, heavy oak, moderate ethanol, and modest diacetyl. Aftertaste of heavy oak, lingering ethanol, and much in-the-background caramel-like sugar sweetness.

Beer is medium-bodied with medium-low carbonation, leading to a lightly foamy (3/5) and otherwise smooth (2/5) mouthfeel that's suitable for the style, but somehow still manages to let the beer feel a bit watery around the edges. Ethanol felt as a moderate burn on the back of the palate and as mild warmth in the nostrils; not a poor showing for 10.5% ABV. Closes very dry, with heavy stickiness lingering on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 07:27:38 | More by falloutsnow
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SaranacinTexas

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-03-2014 03:39:50 | More by SaranacinTexas
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SteeleWright

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-28-2014 04:20:51 | More by SteeleWright
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dwtyler

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-27-2014 05:02:08 | More by dwtyler
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thereal_adam

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-13-2014 03:38:35 | More by thereal_adam
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Bung

Michigan

3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz. Dark blood red/brown pour. Half finger of white head. Bubbles permeate throughout.

Aroma, Sweet toffee like malt, caramel and vanilla covered red fruits. Some white grape.

Taste, toasted brown sugar and malt. Some oaky vanilla. The fruit is more cherry like here. A little alcohol warmth.

Medium body, good carbonation level. Drinks well, though just a tad medicinal finishing.
Starts out strong, but fades a little from there. Still not bad for the price.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 02:08:02 | More by Bung
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MattSlem

California

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

12-27-2013 04:26:32 | More by MattSlem
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Random shelf grab a month ago somewhere between Orange and Palm Springs, CA. Sampled about three weeks ago with Chico1985 and friends. Reviewed from notes.

A- Red bodied with a one finger off white head. Falls fast to a tiny ring, pretty much nothing after a while and lace is hard to come by.

S- Some Amber candi sugar and spiced dried fruits. Apples and red fruits are quite big, some estery hints and slight fresh oak hints.

T- Pretty much spicy yeast leading the flavor with huge spiced raisins, some cherry, dates and good brown sugar toasted malts. Hints of caramel, figs, oak chips are apparent but not overpowering as they can be. Just huge spicy dark fruits.

MF- Foamy and sweet body with higher end carbonation. Fairly silky and some bitter sweetness on the palate in the finish. Warming from the alcohol a bit.

Big spices and dark dried fruits with some malts and sweetness, oak adds some complexity.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 15:50:46 | More by cbutova
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roblowther

Texas

3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bomber poured into a Ayinger Celebrator glass. The beer is a dark caramel brown with minimal head. It smells of toffee, wood, and overall winter goodness. Is that a smell? I'm sure it is. The taste follows suit from the smell, caramel, toffee, and wood. The mouthfeel is slightly carbonated, slightly slick, and overall light. I like this one. Nothing elaborate, but it delivers as it advertises. If only those x-ray specs from the back of that magazine could claim as much...

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 18:28:15 | More by roblowther
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dwitt24

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

12-07-2013 03:59:45 | More by dwitt24
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ZAP

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A different but delicious take on what seems more like an eisbock to me.

The aroma is fantastic....rich, and goey caramel and dark fruits (black cherries, plums)....nougat and vanilla also evident from the oak aging I am guessing.

The flavor moves more towards a toasty maltiness which combines well with the oak aging...still some dark fruitiness along with caramel/nougat/vanilla

I thought it would drink a little bigger than it is....body is perhaps a bit light for the ABV and feel to this beer....there is a light dry finish...just a bit of a finishing snap that was a bit unexpected but seems to add a needed finishing touch..

Overall I absolutely love the aroma of this beer...the rest is pretty good as well....not your classic doppel but very tasty for what it is...

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 05:51:40 | More by ZAP
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Alaskan Troppelbock (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.