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Doppel-Hirsch - Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss

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BA SCORE
87
very good

307 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | 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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Photo of tjd112
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation - Poured into Sam Smith's pint glass

Appearance - Dark brown with white finger head and good lacing

Smell - Nuts, nuts, and more nuts

Taste - Nuts with a bit of toffee and chocolate

Mouthfeel - Very creamy, medium carbonation

Drinkability - Meal in a glass, drink steadily!!

Overall - Excellent

tjd112, Dec 09, 2009
Photo of Gottesverachter
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Gottesverachter, May 26, 2014
Photo of Lifit
5/5  rDev +30.2%

An excellent beer.

Lifit, Wednesday at 01:13 AM
Photo of bigox420
5/5  rDev +30.2%

bigox420, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of sb3000
4.9/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite Dopple Bock. It is very nutty with malt overtones. A malt lover's dream, but not overly sweet. Dryer than most in this style, but balanced. Nice color and presentation. It's actually better in Germany on tap. Doesn't taste as fresh in the US, but still wonderful beer!

sb3000, Nov 03, 2009
Photo of sasmall
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

sasmall, Jul 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

ckk527, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of trytoketchup
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

trytoketchup, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of edwardkersh
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

edwardkersh, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of rking
4.7/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Now I will say that this is a step up from the Neuschwansteiner. As soon as a poured this out of its bottle I was excited. The smell of dark chocolate and Coffee was a great greeting and the dark amber color head. The dark brown color of the beer is a warm inviting color on a cold day. The first sip was very smooth and I was very impressed with the taste also. Over all I must say this beer was a great choice.

rking, Jan 16, 2008
Photo of WardOfAKind
4.66/5  rDev +21.4%
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.

WardOfAKind, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of livingregret
4.63/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: Stopper bottle at 1pt .9fl oz

Appearance: Pours a dark clear red w/ no head. Might be because my bottle top was not secure for some odd reason. Still a lovely colour

Smell: Malt and a touch of sweetness. Also something else that can best be described as herbal

Taste/mouthfeel: Very creamy and crisp feel to it. Goes down very easy and leaves a nice warm sensation in the mouth from the alcohol. Caramel and malt are the main flavours I get. Sooo a sweet and malty beer. Not overly sweet but damn enjoyable

Drinkability: I'm not 100% sure if I should sit back and sip at this or just pound it down. It is very tasty and I will be looking for this one again. A very quaffable beer that goes down oh so nice and leaves you wanting more

Edit: I find as I finish the beer(aka it warms up some) a touch of bitterness comes through to really balance out the flavour. I think for this style of beer...this is a great offering. It is a very filling beer that is almost a meal unto itself. Very enjoyable

livingregret, Sep 20, 2007
Photo of pmcadamis
4.58/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Really nice artwork on the swing-top bottle....very pastoral and serene. Very German. This one is deep wood-stain brown with dark purple hues showing up when it's held to the light. It looks almost red at times. The tan head stars out at about two fingers and recedes to a firm cap....eventually the head disappears altogether. Nice frothy lacing is left on the glass.

S - Chocolate marshmallows...like Count Chocula. Nice understated chocolate scents with hints of vanilla also, and there is a faint smokey sausage aroma also....like smelling the campfire from a distance.

T - Milky chocolate icing flavors manage to be sweet and cake-batter like without being cloying. German chocolate cake, Little Debbie rolls, and all things baked and chocolate in nature. The faintest twinge of hop goodness wraps up the chocolate flavors and sort of cleans the palate. There are slightly woody and sausagey flavors too....slighty feral and wild.

M - Very low level of carbonation. Creamy and slick. The finish is like taking your last bite of German chocolate cake....then the alcohol warms you from the inside. My only complaint is that it's a bit thin.

D - Just about perfect. It's complex, interesting, sweet and scrumptious, but also understated and mild in a way. This is less balls out malty than some other doppelbocks, and IMO that adds to it's drinkability.

pmcadamis, Feb 13, 2007
Photo of smakawhat
4.53/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tall pilsner glass.

Great mix of cola and fine carbonation through a fantastic looking red and burnt brown amber body. Head is off tan and very creamy and billows up to three fingers easily, and slowly settles with some ice cream whipped like character.

Nose smells classic doppelbock great. Lots of clove and caramel like sweetness, but that really great spicy character. Hints of black licorice hide just a little bit but comes out more malt sweet.

The mouthfeel on this is nearly perfect. A velvety big, but not thick and syrupy, creamy rich body, almost like ice cream lets the sweet malts carry throughout the palate. Clean finishing with a large density and chewy character. Creamy palate continues, with not much of the licorice sense coming, but balancing the spicy character out nicely. Some banana like esters a bit with hints of cream mingle also.

Overall just very impressed with this one, real tasty doppelbock.

smakawhat, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of Michael_Wall
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Michael_Wall, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of jtierney89
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep amber with goo clarity. Massive and sticky off white head with a faint yellow tint. Raisin whole wheat bread on the nose along with figs and dark fruits. A rich nuttiness in the background with an overall earthiness. Some herbs and spice.

On the lighter side of being medium bodied. Surprisingly crisp and clean. Grainy bread like sweetness up front rides into a rich nuttiness that stays consistent to the finish followed by the perfect amount of dark fruit. Finish is slightly spiced and balanced by a moderate alcohol presence that warms the throat. Sweet but not cloying and is layered extremely well. The flavors get even deeper and more complex if you really want to get into them.

An extremely drinkable and well done doppelbock. So incredibly smooth with great complimentary flavors. Not one of those overbearing dark fruit bombs that some heavier malt beers can be.

Incredible subtlety, flavor, and balance.

jtierney89, Apr 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

ThinkAgain, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

rkcrozier, May 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Baseliness, Jan 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

mholdefer, Feb 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

RedAleMan, Nov 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Antnyd82, Dec 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

RevCraig, Jan 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

plickxt, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of WesWes
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a translucent dark brown color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great. It has a creamy malt scent that boasts of roasted barley and crystal malts; very sweet smelling. The taste is great as well. It has a rich, sweet, and toastey malt flavor that goes down smooth and finishes creamy. It has a slight warmth to it, but nothing too bad. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a fine Doppelbock. It has excellent flavor and aroma; a good sessions brew.

WesWes, Jul 02, 2004
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Doppel-Hirsch from Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss
87 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.