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Vetter's Doppelbock - Vetter Alt Heidelberger Brauhaus Neuenheim

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rAvg: 3.09
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Vetter Alt Heidelberger Brauhaus Neuenheim
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: rinhaak on 03-15-2011

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3.09/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had on tap at the Vetter Alt Heidelberger Brauhuas Neuenheim. This is not to be confused with their other doppelbock on tap: Vetter's 33.

Pouring an amber-brown color with a moderate head, this doppelbock packs a very strong nose. Lots of caramel malts and a bit of hops, the aroma was a little sweet, but also rotten smelling. Although this was a complex nose, it was so off putting it was downright unpleasant.

The taste was quite complex and well balanced with a hoppy mouth. This is much less malty than I usually expect from a doppelbock; there were no discernable traces of the sweet plums flavors or the German malts I traditionally associate with this variety. Considering the strong malts in the nose, this surprised me. In place of the strong malts was a greater hop presence, as well as the flavors of potato chips.

A fairly drinkable lager (if you don't spend too much time smelling it), this is a well made doppelbock, but if you are visiting Vetter's, there are enough other exceptional beers on tap that sampling this doppelbock should not be a priority.

Vetter's Doppelbock from Vetter Alt Heidelberger Brauhaus Neuenheim
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