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Doppel-Hirsch - Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss

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BA SCORE
86
very good

293 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-06-2001)
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9 oz brown flip-top bottle with no freshness date from HDT Importers Inc.

Appearance: Deep reddish brown hue with a glowing clarity. Thin on the head … minimal stickage on the glass.

Smell: Earthy malt with sweet melanoidin aromas. Hint of spice in the alcohol and faint herbal hop as well.

Taste & Mouth Feel: Very creamy with a battle between the crispness and a slickness in the full malty body. Fresh brown bread, pumpernickel crust and almost caramel malt flavor. Suggestions of black tea and chicory in the back. Touch of alcohol warms the mouth. Hops smooth things out with just enough to balance, finishes with a toasted malt sweetness that is not cloying at all.

Drinkability & Notes: Quite complex with a delicious readiness to it. I don’t know whether to sip this or quaff it … then the malt and alcohol reminds me it is a bigger brew. Went very well with the buffalo burger with mild cheddar on a bulky roll.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2004 22:01:22 | More by Jason
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Mersh

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-09-2014 00:11:10 | More by Mersh
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.7%

06-13-2014 13:06:20 | More by ncstateplaya
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WardOfAKind

Ireland

4.66/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got this as part of a birthday present. Looked interesting as it(the bottle/label/cap) looked very different to common place beers, so much so in fact; that it even stood out when compared to other craft beers (In my local stores anyway). Other than "World Beer Cup© Gold Award 2012" and the word "beer" on the rear label, there were no English words whatsoever(to me this made it more interesting). So just judging by the bottle, I was impressed.
Aroma was very faint although to be fair, I may have used an inappropriate glass.
When poured, the head looked normal, nice off white colour and appropriate height in comparison to glass. However, the head didn't last very long and in turn, disappeared completely within 15/20 minutes.
Tasted delicious! and i can't exaggerate this enough, Im not very good at describing flavours (especially subtle ones) but it has a nice rish almost carmel sweet taste (side note: doesn't taste like 7.2%)

Overall a FANTASTIC beer, must have. I cant wait to buy more. Highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 22:50:00 | More by WardOfAKind
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ronbo5421

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +11%

06-02-2014 04:35:27 | More by ronbo5421
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Gottesverachter

Russian Federation

5/5  rDev +30.5%

05-26-2014 13:07:35 | More by Gottesverachter
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Saksis

Norway

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-15-2014 14:51:31 | More by Saksis
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justinm4bama

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +11%

04-23-2014 07:00:16 | More by justinm4bama
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Bedrocker

Washington

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a pint glass.

A: Dark amber color. Kind of murky looking. Leaves a small white head that leaves a good amount of lacing.

S: Smells of dark fruits, raisins, some caramel, and malts.

T: Tastes pretty much just like it smells. Nicely balanced, has a little bit of hoppiness to it as well.

M: Medium-bodied, kind of creamy as well. Good amount of carbonation.

O: Good doppelbock, although there isn't really anything in this beer that "wows" me. Tastes kind of like Raisin Bran, which isn't a bad thing. Awesome bottle art, too.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 03:50:30 | More by Bedrocker
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Gakusei

Russian Federation

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-22-2014 19:31:20 | More by Gakusei
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trytoketchup

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +24%

02-27-2014 02:44:42 | More by trytoketchup
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mholdefer

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

02-25-2014 05:28:22 | More by mholdefer
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virinow

New York

3/5  rDev -21.7%

02-23-2014 00:24:08 | More by virinow
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twelveinches

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

02-14-2014 17:24:15 | More by twelveinches
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parintele

Romania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-26-2014 20:52:44 | More by parintele
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RevCraig

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

01-21-2014 20:53:10 | More by RevCraig
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target88

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-19-2014 00:21:32 | More by target88
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Richie71

Ireland

4.25/5  rDev +11%

01-01-2014 22:03:25 | More by Richie71
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-07-2013 17:50:53 | More by BillRoth
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-03-2013 22:54:01 | More by RochefortChris
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Michael_Wall

Ireland

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

11-06-2013 23:13:51 | More by Michael_Wall
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Jackbiersh

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11%

11-06-2013 22:12:04 | More by Jackbiersh
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rredshift

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

08-16-2013 14:51:25 | More by rredshift
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mafeu

Germany

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-13-2013 15:08:54 | More by mafeu
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Deep copper color and the medium-tall, beige head is very compact but bit light. Dissipates slowly into decent lacings.

S: Rich sweet, dark malt. Dark dried fruits, some bitter hops. Very bready, almost like Swedish rye crisp-bread. Some faint citric notes.

T: Syrupy sweet, very sweet. Lots of dark dried fruits, raisins and plums. Faint bitter hops in the back, but this is very sweet.

M: Smooth and thick, creamy body with low dissipation and a sweet, but short aftertaste.

O: Nice Doppelbock, perhaps a bit too sweet (!?!?) if that even is possible when it comes to Doppelbocks.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 18:52:28 | More by Evil_Pidde
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