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Innstadt Doppelbock Extra - Innstadt Brauerei

Innstadt Doppelbock ExtraInnstadt Doppelbock Extra

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.2%

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Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 06-11-2008)
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Reviews by smakawhat:
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3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the capped bottle into a pilsner style tall glass.

A real creamy light tan colored head is the first thing I notice, and a super dark mahogonay body. When the glass starts to fill it gets just blood deep red nearly with lots of dark brown hues. Light rising carbonation. Whipped up like chocolate ice cream looking topping and some rings of lace. A very nice looking doppelbock.

Classic aromas of toffee and sticky yeast abound. Not as grand as some others but very solid, with a little bit of nutty character to match with it also.

Mouthfeel is interesting, a good licorice like coating through the palate and teeth, but not much sticky malt presence and a light touch in feel. There's some sharp carbonation on first sip but then get's quite moderate. It's a bit distracting to enjoy the palate. Some sticky malts and light toffee, a good amount of stinky yeast on this also.

Overall enjoyable and some great qualities, but I probably would prefer some of the classics, but this is no slouch and can do nicely.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 23:20:57 | More by smakawhat
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-04-2014 01:50:48 | More by afsdan
Photo of bigred89


4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-08-2014 02:08:37 | More by bigred89
Photo of beergoot


3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear, brownish-orange body with a thick, creamy off-white head. Deep, sweet malty nose; estery. Thick, creamy, sweet flavors; toffee and charred brown sugar; faint hop bitterness at the finish. Medium-heavy body.

A very solid doppel bock. Rich with a robust malt backbone and deeply sweet without being cloying. Nice interplay with the alcohol and hop bitterness to balance out the malt profile. A well-done job for a traditional styled beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 22:22:26 | More by beergoot
Photo of harpus


3.75/5  rDev 0%

09-19-2013 18:24:18 | More by harpus
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4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very nice creamy head. nice color of brown, dark mahogany.
smell is of sweet "doppel-ly" malts.... typical doppel, indeed.
slightly roasted, syrup-y and a bit bitter. typically sweet but with a twang of bitterness seemingly a bit beyond the normal of this type. decent but not spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 02:06:20 | More by pkalix
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3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, biscuit, and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and dark fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some nice toast and roast characteristics to it.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 03:58:00 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of AltBock


3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle with a simple black and gold label. No, this beer is not from Pittsburgh. Inside the gold part is the name of the beer in large ass silver letters. Above the name of the beer is the name of the brewery in a red banner on top of a blue oval. Inside the blue oval is a tiny drawing of the brewery. The back label contains all the mandatory US info and some weird notch date system on the side. Out of numbers 1-5 and letters A-D, mine was notched 1D.

When poured into a Paulaner Salvator Pilsner glass, this straight up German Doppelbock was a clear cherry amber with some faint orange highlights along the side. The initial head of foam was a good 1/2 an inch in height and dirty white in color. It wasn't white, beige, or tan in color. This head of foam had fast retention, but it did manage to leave behind a tiny string of rings and small blots of lace now and then. The color was nice to look at, but the head of foam wasn't much to talk about.

The aroma was on the sweet side of things. Not candy sugar sweet. It was more roasted and sweet. Up front in the aroma was the roasted malts. It was after the malts when the aroma got sweet on me. This part of the aroma was sweet with caramel, molasses, figs, and black cherries. After all the sweetness, the aroma then finished up with some yeast and wheat bread. The aroma was a little unique.

The taste wasn't as sweet as the aroma suggested this beer might be. It was more dry and roasted than sweet. The taste was dry and roasted with roasted malts, a drop of molasses, a pinch of caramel, a subtle black and here and there, and then it finishes up with a bitter wheat bread taste. I know I mentioned a few sweet flavors in there, but the sweetness just wasn't there. The sweetness was quickly covered up by the beer's roasted overtone.

This was a medium bodied German Doppelbock that a pretty good level of carbonation and a dry and slightly roasted aftertaste. There wasn't much going on in the aftertaste. My taste buds found some dry roasted malt, black cherry, wheat bread, and yeast. This aftertaste didn't bother to stick around. That would be too much to ask.

Overall it's pretty much a standard run of the mill German Doppelbock. It won't knock your socks off, but it won't offend your tastebuds either. Would I buy another bottle? Probably not.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 07:12:50 | More by AltBock
Photo of Luiz0930


3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-31-2013 07:23:27 | More by Luiz0930
Photo of Mebuzzard


3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a solid doppelbock, but perhaps a bit light on everything for the style. While not a bad tasting beer, it misses a bit on each rating category.

A light brown, ruby pour just shy of brownish. Tan head, some sticky lacing.

The caramel aroma is a bit stale, perhaps some oxidation going on. Semi sweet, but not sticky. Faint apple and raisin. If there were more of everything this would be a great beer. As it is, it's a solid one. Nothing wrong with that.

Nice feel to it, could use some more sweetness and stick. Nice with some smoked cheese.
The price point is great, at $3/bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 20:24:37 | More by Mebuzzard
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3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A half finger of tan head on a dark copper colored body.
The aroma is fresh bread, caramel, burnt wood and licorice.
The taste is mild bitterness with a ton of malt sweetness middle to end. Rye bread and licorice too. Good but fairly sweet.
Crisp texture with moderate carbonation. The finish is a little sticky.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 21:40:14 | More by Fatehunter
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr


4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-09-2013 16:45:49 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
Photo of Theheroguy


3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep mahogany and full bodied, my first venture into dopplebocks and this one was great. This beer has a cream colored head which thin but persistent. The smell is one of caramel and malt and molasses. In terms of taste the molasses and malt dominate the caramel, almost too much so. Carbonation is mild but noticeable. Overall this was a great beer I would buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 22:00:00 | More by Theheroguy
Photo of Birdlegs


4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

07-21-2012 23:02:46 | More by Birdlegs
Photo of LoadedSchells


2.15/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- Pours a dark caramel amber with minimal head and not much retention.
S- Typical German bock. Lots of malt, sweet bread, and a bit of toasted nut.
T- Kind of dissapointing. It's kind of bland for a doppelbock, you get a dose of sweet malt, a mineral quality similar to beers where the wart is boiled with hot granite stones, and thats about it. A little more sweetness and some chocolate and toasted nut flavors would be nice given its a doppelbock. Alcohol is pretty invisible.
M- Thin for even a standard bock. I like my bocks to be just on the light side of chewy and creamy, this does neither. Slammable, which is the best thing it has going for it.
O- A very disappointing doppel, give me an Ayinger Celebrator any day over this.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 03:59:42 | More by LoadedSchells
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-06-2011 18:59:39 | More by Rochefort10nh
Photo of BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Ruby-brown andhazy with the faintest head and lacing.

S - A very sweet and malty nose. Candy sugars, malt syrup and twizzlers candy present.

T - A rich, chewy mouth of malt. Metallic and mineral flavors present paired with sweet bread and honey tastes.

M - A sweet medium body, slightly viscous with a warming finish. Sturdy and supports the abv and big malt bite.

O - A traditional doppel, with lots of malt and sweet chacracter.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 19:13:53 | More by BeerForMuscle
Photo of woodychandler


4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a swing-top bottle.

I got a finger of deep-tan head with moderate retention. It has become more and more humid as the night has progressed. Color was a deep brown with ruby highlights and NE-quality clarity. Nose was richly malty, like caramel or toffee, underlain by a pleasant nuttiness, like walnut or chestnut, perhaps. I am not big on nuts, so I do not have a wide range from which to choose. Mouthfeel was approaching creamy, certainly very smooth with a caramel nut flavor on the tongue. This was dangerously smooth and easy-drinking, leaving some nice lacing in its wake. Finish was sweet with that caramel-nut flavor continuing, but I also caught some alcohol heat at the extreme finish. This should come with a yellow "Caution" tag at least and maybe a red "Danger" tag for the uninitiated. Zounds!

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2011 02:16:19 | More by woodychandler
Photo of largadeer


4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt.

Rust red, muddy and opaque. The head recedes to a thin collar pretty quickly.

Smells very good, raisins and brown sugar, cocoa, bit of molasses. Little vinous, too. Smells pretty rich and sweet.

Definitely sweet for the style, pleasantly so. Most of Innstadt's beers are on the sweet side, so this comes as little surprise. Raisins and brown sugar are the first thighs that come to mind. Sweet red grapes, molasses and carob round things out. Pretty full-bodied, not the most quaffable doppelbock around, but displays some great flavors. Ends on a clean malty note, leaves some lingering caramel and brown sugar flavors sitting on the tongue.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2011 02:34:44 | More by largadeer
Photo of womencantsail


3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The pour is a slightly muddy dark brown color with some reddish notes and a finger or tan head that settles down to a thin layer.

S: A surprising amount of chocolate on the nose. Sweet milk chocolate and caramel along with plenty of dark fruit and a touch of cola. A mild roast and a nice creamy vanilla smell. Nice and sweet, really quite good.

T: The flavor doesn't quite match up with the quality of the nose. Sweet and malty, but there's a little bit of an astringency. Lots of raisins and some other fruit flavor I can't quite pinpoint. Mild toast and roast qualities, and a hint of alcohol.

M: Medium to full in body with a creamy carbonation.

O: Good nose and great mouthfeel, but slightly lacking in flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 03:12:48 | More by womencantsail
Photo of Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up this 0.5l bottle about 10 days ago at the Georgetown Deli ($5.99). Opted to lead off with this one today, Super Sunday...

Poured into an imperial pint glass... This DBock has an intense, deep chestnut hue. It is clear, with a solid amount of carbo rising within. Head is creamy and light beige, starting at about 3/4" and slowly receding to a thin layer of bubbles covering the liquid. Lacing is top-shelf as well. Smells as a good Doppel should, with loads of malty sweetness, caramel and toffee. The body is medium to medium-plus, and this bier lays quite smoothly on the tongue.

Flavor also has the requisite sweetness yet never gets cloying. There's more caramel and toffee, as well as some dark bread with raisins and a smidge of brown sugar. There's some ever-so-subtle floral hopping going on at the end, but the lead player here is the maltiness. Not overly complex, but quite satisfying. Prosit!

look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | drink: 4


Serving type: bottle

02-06-2011 20:06:25 | More by Bierman9
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3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I found this 500ml brown, swing-top bottle at Sal's in Addison, IL for $3.99. There is some kind of notching system on the back label that may be a freshness code, but I have no idea what an A and a 2 may stand for. There is not a letter for each month - only an A,B,C, and a D, so as far as I am concerned there is no freshness date.

The beer poured a chestnut brown color with some reddish tinting when held to the light. It made a nice 2½ finger light brown head that lasted about 2 minutes, but left very little lacing.

The smell is all malt, and I mean MALT in capital letters.

Mostly malty caramel and toffee flavors but also some raisin-like fruit and a good dose of spice. There is a bit of alcohol flavor to this as well. The only thing missing here is some hop presence. Dopplebocks don't have a lot of hops, but this one has virtually none that you can taste.

This one is smooth and medium bodied, but with only low to moderate carbonation.

If you like malty beers with a raisiny background, then you can knock a few of these down in one sitting. If you like a more balanced beer, then one may be enough.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2010 06:20:10 | More by matjack85
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3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tried the beer in a flip top bottle. Dark ruby color apparent when held to light. Nice creme brûlée head. Lots of caramel notes in aroma. The body is a little thin. Lots of caramel and sweetness up front but a sour aftertaste with a slight burn. It bills itself as a malt liquor and I usually like those but this is just okay. I finished the bottle but had no urge for another.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2010 03:23:18 | More by yidbeer
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4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flip-top 500 ml bottle picked up today at Tres Bonne Cuisine... Paid somewhere in the neighborhood of about $4.50 or so.. Poured into my shaped SA glass.

2 finger khaki head.... the brew is surprisingly dark with a brilliant crystal clear ruby when held to a light.. lace is spotty yet somehow just clings to the glass.

This smells so amazingly fresh.. Tons of beefy toasty notes and some lighter caramel malts dominate... Very fresh smelling.

Flavor has very rich malt profile.. wow... very toasty with lite chocolate.... pretty dark melanoidin flavors.. seriously complex and just tastes "German".. very German.. A long boil was used on this sucker.. The body is a firm medium with a great creamy carbonation...

I really need to do some research about Tres Bonne Cuisine... they are getting in a bunch of German lagers that are available no place else in town... and they are very fresh tasting... I just wish they kept them in the coolers as opposed to on room temperature shelves..

I never go to TBS unless Brenda drags me to Costco.. but I need to make them a part of my regular rotation.

Edit: My review may seem fairly high.. but this is a seriously proper dopplebock.... and again... It tastes way more fresh than the Spaten or Optimator that I find at the other stores.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2009 09:16:33 | More by JohnGalt1
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West Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark ruby pour that enhance the ruby as held to the light. Big tan head that fades way too fast leaving small trails of lacing.
Sugary malty in the nose. Spicey, but mostly caramel and fruitiness(ripened).
Taste is thick, slightly cloying but in a good way. Burnt sugars and slight bitter finnish.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2009 02:03:05 | More by dmamiano
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Innstadt Doppelbock Extra from Innstadt Brauerei
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