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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

133 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: blakelive784 on 03-13-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of hardy008
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark copper color with a one finger beige head, which settles down to a 1/4 inch disc of foam, and leaves spotty lacing. the aroma has toasted malt, and a lot of caramel malt, and pecans.

Very sweet flavor, with caramel and toasted malt, pecans, oak, and some dark fruit. There is some hop bitterness at the end, but it is overpowered by the sweetness of this beer. There is no alcohol taste at all, which is surprising for a beer with 10.50 % abv.

Full boded with low carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink. While this beer is sweet tasting, it doesn't go over the top with the sweetness, which I appreciate. I'm glad I had a chance to try this.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I really thought this one was excellent, as the whole pilot series is really. on tap at the new renegade publik house on university. the pour is rich dark copper in color, glowing in my goblet, with an excellently tall off white head of big airy bubbles and leaving beautiful lacing as it sips. the nose is sweet like birch syrup, very similar to that beer in fact, but balanced by piercing alcohol strength and a gentle woody center. I love the flavor, decadent german malts break the ice, while dried apple notes swirl around with the intense alcohol. this to me is an excellent early spring beer, probably a little past its best month for drinking, but still close to right on in mid may. the sweetness doesn't stay through the finish, but the alcohol does. this becomes a bit of a firebreather as it warms. the subtle complexities of this are what make it stick, its unlike any bock ive ever had, and is probably one of, if not the single best. its a huge malt forward beer that isn't at all filling. mellow carbonation but its enough for this barleywine sized bock. the body is quite full, and the alcohol is sharp. I had no problem with a 10oz. pour of this, and could have pleasurably had about three of them. a really lovely spring offering from Alaskan, not to be missed for anyone waiting to be a bock convert.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very little head. Color is a caramel brown.

Flavor profile is of oak, vanilla, toffee, caramel, plums, raisins, and other dark fruits. Some molasses. Rich. Very malty no hops.

Mouthfeel: Warming and smooth. Medium to full bodied. Ends dry.

Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. It had a lot of flavors that I liked and the oak really put this beer over the top for me. It was very drinkable. I was surprised to see the low reviews.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Big, rich, sweet, and malty brew. Handsome amber brown in the glass with minimal head. Plenty of carbonation on the tongue. Loads of perfume and vanilla in the nose.

Spicy and quite sweet. This has that Maibock sort of earthy sweetness that gets to be obnoxious. Here it is perfumed up with the oak. Quite a jolt of vanilla along with a woody sensation. Bitter aftertaste.

Bitter, barky aftertaste. This is an odd one, and it tastes like vanilla jelly beans. Really not very drinkable. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in San Diego.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.14/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a DFH signature glass...

Appearance is probably the best part of this beer. Brown with a ruby red tinge. Looks pretty held up the the light. Swirling up the beer I can get a nice, off-white - very light tan color head that dissipates quickly.... persists at the edges sticking the the glass.

Smell is dominated by buttery caramel notes for me.... as it warms the oak tannins become predominate, but still mostly buttery caramel.

Taste again is dominated by the caramel. At colder temps, it's followed by the buttery flavors, as it warms the oak tannin come out. In the background I get some dark fruit flavors and maybe a little hint of chocolate.

Mouthfeel is kind of thin on the body, with a medium to high carbonation, especially for somethin aged on wood chips. Can be cloying, sickeningly sweet at moments. Definitely feel the heat from the booze, warm up the stomach in a hurry.

Overall - not something I would buy again. the combination of flavors, body, and mouthfeel is a little off-putting.

Alaskan Troppelbock (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.