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Fässla Bambergator - Brauerei Fässla

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BA SCORE
84
good

15 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.65%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Fässla visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 02-08-2004

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Photo of Absumaster
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear, dark brown red beer with a thin head.

Smell is malty with dark notes of dates and raisins. No real dark malt notes, only some candisugar.

Taste is very malty with sweet munich malt notes. There is also the dates and raisins, garnished with a syrupy sweet candisugar maltiness. This beer is all about malt and hops are on the sideline to support. There is a rather strange smoky taste to this beer that is also a bit like burned rubber. This is luckily a rather subdued taste, but is starting to get to me at the end of the bottle.

Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

0.5l brown bottle. Pours a rich amber colored beer, cascading for a moment, then settling to a 1-finger think white foam crown.

Gentle aroma of grain, with mineral notes, dried hay, and light spicy esters.

Firm and even malty body with toasted malts, a smooth sugary sweetness, and a touch of bread crusts. Some fruity grape esters. Alcohol is quite pronounced and aggressive, a bit boozy too, like cheap vodka, and its spiciness melds well with herbal and spicy noble hops characters. Hops seem a bit resiny, sticky, and linger about for a while. Hints of floral mixed in with the sweetness. Grain tannins in the semi-drying finish.

A very different Doppelbock for these tastebuds. Lots of hop character and alcohol presence. Todd likes.

Thanks, Jimbo.

Photo of Jason
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A big thanks to UncleJimbo for the sample.

Presentation: .5 L brown bottle with a freshness date stamped on the front label.

Appearance: Creamy tiny bubbled lace with a semi-clear copper hue.

Smell: Mildly earthy with a perfume-like grassy grain and light yeast aroma.

Taste & Mouth Feel: Smooth and slick with a medium body, toasted biscuits and nutty yeast come to mind. Slight resiny hop with an aftershock of alcoholic esters … mild at that. Fresh malt flavor throughout.

Drinkability & Notes: An odd blend of hops and malt IMO, balanced but eclectic in complexity. Great stuff, very fresh and flavorful.

Photo of Bierman9
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fässla is a great little brewery/brewpub in Bamberg....they have some tasty offerings, like their dark Zwergla... I have never been in Bamberg at the right time, though, to happen upon the introduction of any of the Bock Biers offered by the Bamberg breweries (known as BockBier Anstich, around the first week of Oktober). So I am very thankful to UncleJimbo for bringing me a bottle of this dark gold.
This bock pours a medium copper color...well actually more of a crystal clear, medium bronze...lighter than copper... It is a lighter hue than many D-Bocks that I've seen/sampled. Head is a creamy tan shade, with a very fine bead... top layer sticks well, too. Nose is a decent caramel/sweet malty aroma. Is there is a hint of smokiness there? Hmmm... Bamberg is reknowned for their smoked malt biers.... I wonder... Bambergs strongest (stärkste) Bier, at 8% abv, has a medium-plus body, and a real nice smoothness on the tongue. Alewife wandered by around this point and stole a sip, and almost stole my glass of Bier!! She is a well-known D-Bock lover, so this Bier must have something going for it! It has a lovely maltiness upfront, with caramel sweetness taking a leading role. Mmmm... As the bier goes across the palate, it turns dry, with another hint of smokiness, though very subtle, imho. Nice stuff!! The alcohol is hidden quite well. Very tasty, and thnx again to UncleJimbo!! Zum Wohl!!!

overall: 4.05
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4

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Photo of UncleJimbo
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

0.5 Liter, brown, re-usable bottle, capped. BBE date stamped on the label (04.05.04). Purchased at the brewery in Bamberg, Germany.

This beer poured a clear, amber color with creamy, bubbly, light tan foam that clung to the glass a bit. The smell was a characteristic sweet bock aroma with notes of grain, biscuit, floral hops, and a hint of vegetable. The taste was a tangy malty flavor up front but finishes sweeter. There was a good shot of hop bitterness that lingers in the mouth. The alcohol was detectable. The mouthfeel was smooth and malty with medium body and good, sharp carbonation. This bock was somewhat warming. The lingering flavor was malty and very hoppy. This was a pretty good doppelbock and fairly drinkable for an 8.0% abv bier.

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