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"25" Anniversary Pale Doppelbock - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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"25" Anniversary Pale Doppelbock"25" Anniversary Pale Doppelbock

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BA SCORE
84
good

96 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 09-27-2012)
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Photo of Vec2267
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - amber cloudy, minimal head and lacing

S - toffee/caramel/malt/sugar, booze

T - malts dominate, as with the nose, toffee/caramel/brown sugar, booze and peppery hops on the back end

M - rich and syrupy

O - a different take on the style, more hops than I expected, certainly big and bold, but in the end rather average

Vec2267, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

twelveinches, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of Brew_42
3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours brownish-orange with a decent sized off white head.

Smells citrusy and slightly sweet.

Tastes- Hoppier than I was expecting. I saw doppelbock and my mind went to Korbinian but this beer is much more bitter. More hops and citrus than anything else. That being said, once I got over my expectations I enjoyed this beer. The bitterness is not over whelming by any means and the citrus notes are pleasant.

MF-Medium body and slightly carbonated.

Overall- Not what I think of when I think doppelbock but a pleasant beer nonetheless.

Brew_42, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of kristougher
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

kristougher, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +7.8%

NickThePyro, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of KegelsKegs
4/5  rDev +7.8%

KegelsKegs, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of Murrhey
3.29/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a pils-style glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- One-finger cream-colored head with decent retention for the ABV. Brown-orange coloration in the body with robust carbonation and semi-opaque. Not a bad looking beer. A bit odd to be honest.

S- Slight touch of brandy and dark fruits. Has elements of a quad in it. Earthy notes, rich malts, and a sweetness. Complex and enjoyable.

T- Very hoppy, aggressively so. It pairs up with the high alcohol content for a punch in the mouth. Hop oil, brandy, citrus, grapefruit, some sugar in the end. Not much. Oofah.

M- Thick bodied, finishes wet.

O- Taste was crazy. Not a bad brew, but I don't think I'll be having it again. 22 ounces might be tough to get through.

Murrhey, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of UncleBuccs
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

UncleBuccs, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of koes0024
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

koes0024, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of KeyWestGator
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

KeyWestGator, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of DilisioYCBC
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

DilisioYCBC, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

beernads, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of notdriving
4/5  rDev +7.8%

notdriving, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of Kenzie
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Kenzie, May 29, 2013
Photo of Act25
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a .5l cylinder.

A: Lovely pour, bronze color, creamy, tight, lasting head. Great color and islands of foam, modest lacing.

S: caramel malts, toffee, walnuts, toasty copper malts,plus grassy and herbal hops. Very attractive, better as it warms, goes well with food.

Food: (in this case lightly sauteed radish, spinach, arugula just cut from garden combined with walnuts, pine nuts, lemon juice and a bit of this beer)

Taste:Beefy malts, nuts, toffee and caramel, with hint of darker malts. Fresh bread and wheat, then also hoppy, grassy with esters and alcohol 'power', at 9%.
touch Some fruity lager character Finish gets a little bitter, tingly, but more estery, syrupy. Still a nice finish and a solid, strong, ie DOUBLE beer.

Mouth - fuller bodied, little syrupy, with warming booze, plus upbeat carbonation. Appropriately weighty in mouth feel balance by carbonation, tingle, alcohol. A good meditation beer.

Overall - Definitely would come back to this one. Would love to share with a friend. Great with food. Great deep double alcohol experience. Feels good after. Warming. Good winter beer.

Very solid and makes me want to try more Full Sail, employee owned.

Act25, May 16, 2013
Photo of Tumble
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Tumble, May 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

warpedrevolution, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of drinkAK
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

drinkAK, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of grubefresh
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

grubefresh, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of tpauer
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

tpauer, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of MacStinson
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

MacStinson, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of morebeergood
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

morebeergood, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of DerAtomsmasher
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Expected a lot more of a malt backbone here & fewer hops. Not a hop overkill case, though; they balance the slight biscuity leaning of the malts with herbal tartness.

It does taste like there's major alcohol here, but it's not bracing. Probably a good introduction to doppelbocks for folks intimidated by the German tradition.

DerAtomsmasher, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of trocketsauced
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

trocketsauced, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of bumchilly25
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

bumchilly25, Mar 20, 2013
"25" Anniversary Pale Doppelbock from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
84 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.