Bayern Doppelbock - Bayern Brewing, Inc.
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4.15/5 rDev +7.5%
12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.
LOOK: Dark brown with edges of garnet, thin but sturdy lacing
SMELL: Herbal, hint of alcohol, molasses bread batter, spicy, clean, grassy
TASTE: Silky smooth, creamy, big body, full malt jacket, toasted grain, bready, grassy, malt sweetness, nutty, mild husk, faint broth, malty finish
Full on malt bomb here, a lovely one at that. Seriously this is a really good brew and puts most US brewed Doppelbocks to shame.
03-29-2012 01:51:38 | More by Jason
3.23/5 rDev -16.3%
A: a hearty brown color with red at the rim and base of the glass. Soapy-oiled reflection in the weak foamy head and a thin trace of lace
S: very sweet raisins and malts, and wet paper
T: malt heavy, cinnamon, light raisins and figs paired with a good chunk of caramel sweets. Somewhat of a festive beer according to the label, seems different for a doppelbock style, not really digging it. Alcohol notes showing through in and about the halfway mark
M: lingering fruit astringency and clove. Body is the best feature about this one, smooth/creamy and mild feel
D: as far as the flavor is concerned it is a bit to sweet at times and redundant. I was hoping for more hops, not really any that I picked up on. I thought it said that it was brewed with a few hops...if so, they take the backseat in this one. It is a doppelbock after all...
12-02-2008 06:07:23 | More by Magpie14
3.93/5 rDev +1.8%
Pours a deep brown with ruby highlights when held up to the light. Creamy tan head is about 1/2 inch thick and dissipates rather quickly. Very sweet aroma of caramelized malt, dark fruit (prunes), and molasses. Palate is again full of dark sweet malt, with dark fruit (fig, prune), and molasses. Body is a little bit thinner than I would like in a strong doppelbock, but still conveys the flavors quite well. Significant alcohol presence is evident on the finish. By the time you get to the bottom of the glass, it is apparent that this is not a session beer (beware the sneaker effects of an 8% beer). Nevertheless, nice and tasty and a good domestic take on a doppelbock.
05-29-2006 07:22:53 | More by ElGordo
3.9/5 rDev +1%
A: This beer has a very dark brown look with a slight ruby tint in the light. The head is mostly non-existent except the thin layer around the edge touching the glass.
S: The smell is fairly weak but I mostly got a wheaty bread scent with a hint of alcohol undertone.
T: The taste is strong, the abv on this page should be a range up to maybe 12% after examining descriptions of this beer. A flavor of a heavy bread, with a slight bit of spice comes on at first followed by a tinge of alcohol that warms you right up.
M: It is a full beer that has a good thickness, which is slightly creamy it ends with a nice alcohol warmth.
O: Overall the beer is definitely worth the purchase. In value you can't get much better than this with the flavor and quality I definitely recommend this beer as being top notch.
11-15-2011 21:58:56 | More by ShwarzAl3r
4/5 rDev +3.6%
12oz as part of a mixed 6-pack from the Albertsons in Lewiston MT. Enjoyed from a big red wine glass.
Short lasting tan head.. the brew is crystal clear deep walnut... very pretty... no lacing to speak of.
Good malt profile.. dark bread, toasty and very clean.. not as "deep" as I would hope for or remember from previous bottles, but I still dig it.
Malty with a bit of prune... plenty of toast and a hint of cocoa.. nice but not very rich... still very clean.
The body is medium with a smooth lite carbonation.
I honestly remember liking this one a lot more... but what do I know? Has Bayern switched up recipes or brewers lately?
Pretty good, but not on the same par as the Continental brothers.
12-13-2010 09:23:45 | More by JohnGalt1
3.98/5 rDev +3.1%
Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a very dark mahogany brown with a half finger light tan head that dissipated quickly to a thick film and ring around the glass. Light aroma of caramel malt, dark dried fruit. Flavor is caramel and bready malt, dried fruit, nuts and a hint of rye bread. Finishes malty with light hop bitterness. A very nice flavor profile. Medium bodied. Great malt flavor with other interesting flavors. I liked this quite a bit.
11-22-2012 04:28:06 | More by LiquidAmber
4.3/5 rDev +11.4%
Pours a raisin brown with ruby and garnet hues up to the light. A fairly thin one-finger cream colored head of syrupy bubbles fades pretty quickly leaving behind a thin ring of bubbles without much noticeable lacing.
aroma is subtle, with light malts, vanilla and confectioners sugar. hints of raisin and spice... cinnamon and cloves?
The first sip is overly malty sweet, sugary, and maple. Once my palette adjusts, this brew opens up into a fairly complex expanse. Sweet rich malt with a fruity apricot, date, and raisin. woody oaky and rum notes mixed with a hint of smokiness... finishes with a smooth sweetness and a definite spice - pepper, clove and cinnamon. Interesting.
mouthfeel is full and slightly syrupy with a bit of vibrant carbonation that prickles the tongue and brings out the spices in the brew.
Every winter, I look forward to this one. It's definitely sweet, and if not in the right mood, could be slightly cloying. But it's richness and complexity is beautiful. All of the flavors blend nicely, yet remain distinct enough to be interesting and full. Not a bad iteration of a dopplebock. Very quaffable for an 8% brew... definitely worth a shot.
12-21-2008 05:53:48 | More by djeucalyptus
3.49/5 rDev -9.6%
Bayern Doppelbock is a decent representation of the style, not spectacular like Ayinger Celebrator but a good accessible beer especially here in Montana. I'm not sure why any Micros here in the US have not come close in this style to Celebrator. This one is above average though.
This beer pours very dark, head is average with little lacing. Carbonation is almost non existent. Smell is not pronounced, but there is a hint of cherry. Mouthful is pleasant and light. Taste is smooth and silky good in my opinion. Drinkability is pretty low due to the very evident alcohol bite to it which detracts from the overall experience.
If you see it at your local store pick a 6er up and try it.
01-01-2009 03:36:36 | More by TheBishop
3.63/5 rDev -6%
12oz bottle from weefisheads via trade. Thanks for the opportunity.
Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" tan head above the translucent dark reddish brown brew. Head quickly fades down to an uneven layer of bubbles, with very nice lacing. Aroma is heavily sweet and vinous, enough to almost remind me of Samichlaus and Sam Triple Bock, but let's hope it's not that intense. Taste is dark malt sweetness, coupled with an anise character. Mouthfeel and drinkability are pretty good, but this one just goes a bit past dbock for me.
06-18-2006 18:35:00 | More by ppoitras
4.4/5 rDev +14%
A: Dark, dark amber. Not quite black, still slightly translucent. Doesn't leave any sticky irregular foam. The foam is silky and thin and drifts down the glass.
S: Nice and light. Just a hint of sweet roast, very mild and clean.
T: Starts off with a bit of tanginess which fades quickly to sweet red fruit flavor which is balanced out with a mild roast. Very nicely balanced; nothing stands out as too bold or overbearing.
M: Nice mouthfeel except for a lingering roast aftertaste. Possibly a bit thick for my taste, but easily can overlook that for the amount of alcohol it's that's in there.
O: Excellent winter warmer. Very nicely balanced. Great soft flavor, but still a deep rich mouth filling beer. You would never know this beer delivered 8% alcohol.
02-08-2013 04:43:55 | More by constantine_272
3.88/5 rDev +0.5%
12oz bottle acquired in trade with kyzr (thanks!).
Poured a medium and hazy brown color with a thin sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, some toasted nuttiness, and caramel. Tastes of chocolate, some nuts, caramel, and dark fruits. Alcohol content well hidden.
01-27-2009 00:49:07 | More by hopdog
Bayern Doppelbock from Bayern Brewing, Inc.
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