Doppel-Hirsch - Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss

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BA SCORE
85
very good

226 Reviews
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Reviews: 226
Hads: 331
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 8
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-06-2001

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Photo of homebrew311
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cool swing top bottle poured into pint glass.

A: deep brown purpleish hue with a thin and dense off white head, good amount of lacing, a cm of head retains throughout drink. Somewhat murky.

S: candied grapes, molasses, caramel, and other sweet malty notes with hints of chocolate in there as well. Smells very sweet, but something tells me that the sweetness will be well balanced. We shall see...

T: the sweet malts show up again, a little more restrained than on the nose, grape and molasses are the two biggest notes I'm picking up. Towards the finish, there is more of a caramel/presence and a nice balanced finish. Not a whole lot of hop character present, but I'm amazed at how well the sweetness is balanced.

MF: medium carbonation, medium body, velvety texture

D: this is a great example of the style. The problem I run in to with Doppelbocks is cloying sweetness. This one does a great job at balancing the flavors making for a drinkable brew with fairly well hidden abv. (985 characters)

Photo of spinrsx
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a clear brown colour with an average size frothy and fizzy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is an average amount of lacing. The head lasted for only a few minutes before it was gone.

Smell - malts, roasted nuts, dates, butterscotch, metallic

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a low amount of carbonation and feels somewhat creamy on the tongue. The most noticeable flavours are malts, butterscotch, and a dark fruit sweetness. (possibly dates) There are also notes of roasted nuts and a slight metallic taste. The beer finishes with a malty dark fruit aftertaste,

Drink - The beer tasted a lot like a scotch ale, which isn't one of my favourite styles. Still drinkable though; and I'm happy I gave it a shot. (792 characters)

Photo of slitherySOB
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So the appearance on this beer was a bit disappointing. I like foam. This beer had little to none, and dissipated quickly. What's left is a dark copper colour beer that almost seems flat. Very little carbonation. odd. Still, nice bit of lace. Well, appearances are deceiving. This is another delicious brew. Nice aroma of dark fruits, raisins, nuts, earthy malts, bit of spice and some caramel. Good, strong flavours without it being overpowering or bold. Lots of caramel throughout, with the fruits and malts rounding out. Very little bitterness; what is their seems to be from roasted malts. Very smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Quite soothing, actually. Deceptively drinkable. One could view this as a session beer, until the 7.2ABV kicks in. Asides from a poor appearance, a wonderful beer. (788 characters)

Photo of tbeckett
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark copper or brown body with a two finger off white head. Bright. No visible carbonation oddly.

S - Dark fruit is nice and lot's of bready malts are there to compliment it. Smells really nice.

T - Very nice up front. Dark fruit and a great malty texture. All malt there but not overly sweet. There is a nice mild sweet finish which seems spot on. Lot's of caramel is there too.

M - Medium carbonation in the mouth with a medium body.

D - I could definately drink alot of these in a night. I really wanted another once I was done and nothing about this got boring. (582 characters)

Photo of MattyV
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Pours an almost clear, reddish-brown colour with purple highlights and a decent creamy off-white head.

S - Sweet caramel malts, toffee, and raisins come to mind right away.

T - Follows the nose, predominantly a mix of caramel/toffee and dark fruit with a vague roasted character. Light metallic flavour as well. Slightly sweet and warming boozy finish.

M - Medium bodied, medium-to-light carbonation, which seems appropriate in this instance.

D - I would've liked this to be a bit drier, but on occasion I do enjoy big sweet malt bombs with flavours reminiscent of Mackintosh toffee, so all is not lost. And also on the plus side, I can add another swing-top to the homebrewing rotation. (695 characters)

Photo of dasenebler
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

.5L, Germany, best by 6/11.

Brilliant reddish brown with a short-lived, fizzy beige head. Lacing was average. Great color though.

Aroma is lacking, though it opens up a bit as the beer comes to room: light brown sugar and malt extract.

Flavor is top-notch: super bready, rich and full. Fat notes of caramel and toasted malt. This beer focuses on richly malty, molasses-like flavors rather than fruit or chocolate, but I love what it has to offer. A pure, clean malt bomb. Mouthfeel is slick, with fine carbonation.

Another delicious Doppelbock. With a bit of tweaking here and there to create a better head and coax out more interesting aromas, this would be a solid A- or A. (680 characters)

Photo of KTCamm
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 500ml bottle into a pint glass. Love the rubber stopper mechanism.

Pours dark brown active foam, light layer of off white foam. Laces well.

Light wheaty smell, some fruit buried in.

Sweet taste, some chocolate, definitely caramel, toffee. Candy taste. Firm backed hop that tries to balance the sweetness, and only partially succeeds.

Overall, quite sweet. Smooth mouthfeel. Very good drinkability, another solid German brew. (441 characters)

Photo of BeerNinja007
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this 500mL swing-top bottle for $3.99 at Amity Wine & Spirits in New Haven CT. Code 9943. Served cold in a chilled tulip.

Clear dark brown brew gives deep cherry red highlights against a light and a solid cake-like light tan head about an inch high. In smelling this I experienced something of a revelation: bocks often smell like baby food, and this one exceptionally so. Like boiled yams, especially before it has aired much. The mouthfeel can't make up its mind... it has a good thick viscosity but at the same time it feels thin and watery on the tongue, not much feel to the body, odd. Carbonation is light but appropriate, and it goes down very quickly. Taste is nice and toasty, warm brown sugar and molasses, starchy complex sugars, fig, hints of banana, cinnamon, and smoke. The head has left rings on the glass that give a clear record of the number of swigs I've taken.

Overall a bit mild for a doppel, but reasonably tasty and very easy to drink. (967 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(served in a dimple mug)
A- This beer has a dense but clear brown body with a fizzy beige head and a racing carbonation.
S- The aroma is strong of black olives but as it warms it takes on more of a rich Munich malt aroma with some darker malts underneath.
T- The woody brown malt flavor has a freshly crushed Munich malt taste followed by some darker toasted malts and a dry roasted malt finish that lingers a bit. The melenoidins in the background grow as the beer warms and some pot caramel comes through as a nice sweetness.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a soft cleaning fizz and no alcohol heat.
D- This beer has some nice malt flavors like chewing on fresh grain but without the hulls getting stuck in your teeth. The nougat melenoidins were a nice support and weren't to strong making this beer full but very drinkable. (841 characters)

Photo of StephenRich
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The 2010 LCBO spring release had some exceptional beers in it; some old friends, and some new ones also. And because its Friday, and its also so beautiful out, I decided to treat myself to an afternoon beer, and why not try something new from Germany. The Doppel-Hirsch from Der HirschBrau is among the beers that the LCBO so kindly brought to us for their spring release just recently. So, I grabbed my favorite German Goblet, the Doppel-Hirsch, and headed for the balcony.

The brewery's website is only in German so I could not find too much detail about them, or their beer. However if my German is correct, it seems like the brewery was originally built in 1891, but the Hirschwirt family has been brewing beer since 1657. Germany has a very rich brewing history of course, but Der HirschBrau's is not one lacking of drama; in 1945 the brewery was destroyed "by bombs", as the site exclaims, and was not built back to full operation until 1957. Now though, they are operating at full boil producing thirteen beers regularly available in Germany, and many of them available throughout Europe.

Regardless of history, origins, or bombings, it's flavor that really makes the beer - so lets go! The Doppel-Hirsch is a German Doppel Bock, and isntatly looked and smelled like one. It poured very smooth and cleanly with little carbonation present lifting a short quarter inch pale head which slowly faded to nothing. The nose is very sweet; while pouring, before even getting my nose close to the beer it was glistening with toffee, roasted malt, and nuts. When I got in closer more toffee and caramel came out, as well as a very specific malt sweetness. It is very German, instantly you can taste the history in the beer; there is no mistaking the scent of rich toasted German Malts. They are sweet, lightly alcoholic, and almost honey like. The beer was a deep rich auburn getting very close to brown. Held into the sun it glowed with ruby and amber.

It really was a pleasure to drink. First came toffee, creamy caramel, a whole whack of rich malt, roast, nuts, and dark sticky fruit. Like prunes, dried plums and raisins. The malt sweetness is what really dominates here and provides the toffee and caramel. While the malt engulfs your entire mouth nuts like walnuts, chestnuts and almonds play around the sides of your tongue and across the back of your throat. There really is a lot in this beer. The roast and toasted malt is resting in the background to help balance the creamy sweetness of the malt. I really enjoyed this beer as a classic German Doppel Bock, so if you are looking to introduce yourself to this beer style, this is a great choice. However, if you are new to richer beers, or are trying to show someone something interesting this beer may be too much for you. The alcohol isn't overly dominant, but the malt richness is so distinct and precise that some people will be overwhelmed by it. It really is that exact factor that makes me enjoy the beer, but I can see some people shying away from the style.

There is very little hops to speak of, but it does finish clean and robust. There is even a slight spice hidden at the end to help clean this beer off your palate. I wouldn't serve this beer too cold or you will numb all of the malts. Try it between 8 to 12 Celcius (45-54F), on its own or with grilled red meats, dishes featuring caramelized onions , mushrooms, or rich herbs. (3,406 characters)

Photo of BeerShirts
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Dark brown with a light copper tint, decent head on pour but dies quickly to a thin sustaining level

S- sweet roasted malt with a hint of metallic, toffee/caramel, a little bit of the alcohol comes through too

T- just like the smell it opens with the roasted malt, a bit of the caramel taste in there with some dark fruits too. A tiny bit of the alcohol in it but not noticeable unless your looking for it really. Nice solid doppelbock taste

M- Thick with a light-medium carbonation

D- If you like this style I think this is def one to try! (548 characters)

Photo of Reinheitsgebot71
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With the arrival of spring comes the arrival of the LCBO's spring release and the return of this fine bock.

A Thick light brown head tops the deep amber brown body. Medium carbonation supports some good retention of the head.
The nose is immediately of all things dark and baked. Ripe banana bread, dates, molasses, caramel and bran muffins all perfume nicely.

Sweetness abounds, unrefined sugar and burnt toffee fill in nicely without being cloying. Rye bread, molasses and cinnamon back up the malty tones and richness of the beer. A slightly astringent finish balances well with the high level of malt.

Prickly body coats the tongue watery slightly oily long malty finish.

Despite the heavy flavours this beer still manages to show its lager side being easily quaffable. This is definitely a nourishing brew that would see one through lent and beyond. (862 characters)

Photo of pootz
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Swing top bottle:

Decants a deep chestnut brown lager with lively ruby highlights.
2 finger rocky off-white cap reduces quickly to a surface lace that scores the glass modestly.

Aroma is musty-bready-cocoa-molasses...like liquid chocolate bundt cake...some earthy-woody undertones.

Rich malt spine, big chew on Munich malts in the front and a detectable wonderful "mellowness" in the character of this beer that allows all the intense flavors to meld together but very subtly...the only sharp edge is from a nearly cloying sweetness that seems to have a molasses signature to it that suggests adjuncts. (609 characters)

Photo of matjack85
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

T found this 500ml swing top brown bottle at Sal's in Addison, IL for $3.99. There was no freshness date on the bottle but I never saw this particular selection at Sal's before so I'm assuming it's pretty new and fresh.

The beer poured a clear, reddish brown color that made a 1½ finger creamy light tan head, but it didn't last very long and it didn't leave any lacing on my glass.

The smell was interesting. Caramel sweetness for sure, but also loaded with dark fruit smells, baked bread, a little alcohol, and a bit of smoke.

The taste was as interesting as the smell. It had a mix of various malts with roasted flavors with the caramel perhaps dominating. Fruit flavors are also present - some are tart and some are sweet. Bready grains add to the complexity and yet still enough hop bitterness for balance. I didnt notice the alcohol as much as some reviewers but I guess that could be a good thing.

This has a smooth and creamy mouthfeel but I found the carbonation level so low that it almost feels flat. It also surprised me how thin this was for all it has in it. It's not watery by any means, but it's not the full bodied beer that I was expecting from a doppelbock. This is medium bodied at best.

If it wasn't for the low carbonation I could enjoy a bunch of these. As it is it's still pretty good stuff. (1,321 characters)

Photo of beerthulhu
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a dull marzen with a good clarity and a whipped-frothy beach sand colored head that was compact, though fairly sturdy. A strong showering of carbonation is observed within. The head levels off to a thin skim coating providing a light touch of stickage.

S: A light, semi-dry caramel malting is picked up on the nose. There is a nice flowery hopping with a sense of toasted grains as well.

T: The flavor opens up with a good deal of toasty grains that was dry and complimented by a dry flowery hopping. A bit of dried apple peels, some dried leaves, and a touch of dried citrus grind is also picked up on. The finish finds a nice dry touch of toasty grains with a moderate flowery hop appeal that provides a nice lingering fade.

M: A fairly thick and full bodied mouthful with some resistance on the tongue. Really smooth texture with not a lot of carbonation picked up despite its strong visual appeal. A soft dry and spicy alcohol fade is left behind.

D: Drinkability was fair per style. Malty with a good presence of hops on the close that suits this well. Worthy of a single purchase. (1,103 characters)

Photo of jwc215
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle:

Pours slightly hazed medium-brown with a thin tan head. Some trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of strong caramel, with an earthy, slightly fruity undertone.

The taste is of caramel. Sweet, yet not too...Balanced by an earthy bitterness, touch of fruit tartness and very light breadiness. Clean finish. Some alcohol shows, but is reasonably well-covered overall...(Almost gets higher of two scores I was torn between - taste is just a hair too thin to give it the higher score, especially considering that it is an authentic Bavarian Doppelbock).

The feel is smooth (despite a bit of alcohol, especially as it progresses. The body is medium-to-full. (Again, torn between two scores - but will give this the upper, as it is smooth and lends itself towards easy-drinking. It's a bit thin, but not watery, and certainly not fizzy.)

Despite some warming alcohol (that is usual for the style), this is easy to drink... It's caramelly, yet earthy - Not the richest or fullest of doppelbocks, but certainly a solid choice for one that is sweet-ish but not too sweet, has warmth, but yet easy-to-drink! (1,114 characters)

Photo of ThirdGen
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 0.5L bottle into my snifter.

A - Pours a dark brown with a nice tan colored head. Color changes to a beautiful, deep red when held to the light. The head doesn't stay around for long. There seems to be little carbonation present.

S - A bit of alcohol right at first, not very harsh but present. Now that I'm passed that I'm smelling a lot of dark roast, or chocolate. May be some dark fruits as well.

T/M - Very smooth, little carbonation and goes down extremely easily. I can't detect any of the alcohol that I smelled at first (which is an accomplishment at 7.2% ABV). Bread, chocolate, and the fruit come through that first appear in the aroma. The aftertaste certainly leaves you wanting more, this is a very enjoyable beer. As it warms there is a much more apparent sweetness and malt character to it.

D - This is delicious, goes down easy, and was a great decision for my first beer of this style. (922 characters)

Photo of SmasNadroj
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My dad brought me this beer from black mountain, NC. I got off work early and figured I'd celebrate with a bier review. I'm certain I've seen doppel hirsch before but I've never had it before

Poured out of a .5 L swingtop into my trusty Corsendonk tulip glass (shut up, real men drink from tulips). It looks good at first, a vibrant reddish brown color with a solid finger of head that dissipates to average foam. Lacing has no cling to it, runs down to nothingness in a few seconds. I was expecting a bit more out of the head when it poured so well...

The bouquet is rich, sweet malt and wheat bread crust with a hint of ruby port wine. Smells more alcoholic than the labeled 7.2%

It tastes like an abbey brown, but maltier than most. Hints of raison and blackberry are present behind the strong flavors of port and bread crust. The aftertaste seems like its going to fizzle out but it makes a strong comeback on the tongue after a few seconds. I almost wish it had around 8.5 or 9 percent alcohol, I think that would push it over.

It feels a bit biscuity and dry- in a good way. I really like this one, I'm sad I haven't picked it up before. The dryness can be a bit overwhelming for the inexperienced beer drinker, and some might call it "thick," which its not, evident by the minor lacing and magical vanishing head.

Definitely worth picking up. It would go really well with venison, elk or any other wild game for that matter- even has the bad ass deer on the label to prove it! (What is it with germans and deer?)

Cheers (1,535 characters)

Photo of mintjellie
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep red-brown capped by a huge beige heage. Poor head retention and no lace. Fiery garnet highlights when held to the light. Crystal clarity. Rich, malty aroma smells of raisins, nuts, and dark bread. Richly flavoured without being overly sweet, fruit & nut flavours rest on a foundation of toasted bread. There's a hint of brown sugar and barely noticeable alcohol. There's a subtle earthiness to the finish. Medium bodied with low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel.

I like it a lot more than I remember liking it last year. I've gone through a few of these half-litre bottles since it started showing up on LCBO shelves this spring, and will probably go through a few more before its gone. (695 characters)

Photo of grub
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

not entirely sure how this one found its way to my house... so to whoever brought it by, thanks!

500ml swingtop bottle. best before april 12/2009. sampled march 26/2010.

pours crystal clear brown that shows great garnet, ruby, and fiery orange hues when held to the light. a small very find light tan head forms and quickly drops to a thin ring around the glass. a few spots of lace.

aroma is good. caramel and toffee. bit of butterscotch. lightly toasted whole wheat bread and biscuit. touch of cracker. some nice dark fruit too - date, raisin, bit of plum. touch of alcohol. earthy and slightly herbal.

taste is good. great malt profile. lightly sweet caramel and toffee up front that quickly fades into lightly toasted whole wheat bread and a blend of dark fruit. date, raisin, plum. lightly warming alcohol comes in behind this. touch of dark chocolate. bit of cracker. low bitterness level. light earthy and slightly herbal character.

mouthfeel is good. medium-large body. medium carbonation level.

drinkability is good. pretty well balanced. good malt profile with a fairly nice depth. a solid doppelbock. (1,117 characters)

Photo of Clydesdale
4.39/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep, clear, dark brown/mahogany color. The tan head is tall, with a fairly dense and foamy texture. Retention is solid, and a few sudsy rings of lacing cover the inside of the glass.

S: Some modest caramelized malt aromas. Quite distinctly fruity - vibrant notes of sweet apple and cherry, with some darker fruit aromas as well. A faint sort of musty/tangy scent is also detectable. A mild herbal hop note is present.

T: Firmly malty up front, with caramel/honeyish sweetness. Definitely a bit toasty as well. More darkly fruity in flavor, with notes of plum and overripe cherries. A mild balancing hop bite is accompanied by a spicy, almost peppery note. A slight hint of alcohol makes itself know at times but remains mostly concealed.

M: Medium bodied. Carbonation is light and creamy. A bit sticky-sweet, but not cloying. Somewhat dry and modestly alcoholic into the finish.

D: While this is obviously a sweet, malty beer given the style, I'm impressed by the fruity and spicy character this doppelbock has. A surprisingly fruity, perky nose in particular scores this one some points. (1,107 characters)

Photo of GoBrewOrGoHome
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- copper/amber color, crystal clear big foamy head that doesn't last long
S- big malt, sweet, worty, bready, hints of alcohol,
T- warm alcohol but not at all overwhelming, low hop bitterness, very malty, very sweet
M- thick body, very dextrine's, low carbonation, mouth coating
D- wonderful beer, big malty character that suits the style, great representation of a doppelbock (376 characters)

Photo of bloberglawp
4.44/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep brownish red, little head and no lace. G<Huge malt aroma, some caramelised candy, walnut and alcohol in the nose.

Flavor, lots of melanoïd malty goodness, a firm but non-descript (other than maybe a little spicy/earthy) hop bitterness to balance the malt, a fair bit of alcohol warming that only makes the beer even better. (339 characters)

Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this doppelbock about this time last year. A good brew to (hopefully) close off the winter...

Pours a rich, dark ruby - lovely when held to the light. Despite an aggressive pour, only about a half inch of head that quickly dissolved into a ring. A few flecks of lacing.

The nose is nutty and malts, with a touch of dark fruit and spice. Pumpernickel bread, caramel, and booze round things off.

Sweet caramel and chestnuts up front, then a fruity, spicy finish. A bit of warming alcohol creeps in here, but the taste of it isn't unpleasant. Rich, yet easy to drink. Definitely a sipper - hearty and delicious.

Thick carbonation, with a medium-thick body. Slighty creamy, chewy.

A great doppelbock, definitely one to keep in mind for cold winter/spring evenings. Might have to pick up a bottle or two for the cellar. (824 characters)

Photo of ludachris
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich and deep shade of amber with one and a half fingers of sticky cream coloured head that displayed mediocre retention and left spots of patchy lace.

Big nutty profile in the nose with deep notes of caramel, hints of raisons and other dark sticky fruits, and a subtle touch of alcohol. The smell really invites you to take a sip.

Sweet notes of caramel hit the palate first but are quickly followed by a rich and dry nutty character. The dark fruits are found more towards the back of the palate but provide a great balance with the dry notes of the nuts. Alcohol was a bit more pronounced in the taste, but its presence wasn't overwhelming.

Mouthfeel is medium to full with a rich and slick texture. Dry most of the time and very well balanced. Very pleasant and easy to drink, and one that is perfectly suited for a cold night.

This marks my first dopplebock, and it was great. Full flavoured, well balanced, and a joy to drink. The only downside stemmed from its weak head, but that's a minor complaint. I'd be glad to buy this again, as well as any other dopplebock for that matter. If you see it, make sure to pick one up. (1,142 characters)

Doppel-Hirsch from Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss
85 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.