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Doppel-Hirsch - Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss

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very good

307 Ratings

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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

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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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

foxyaardvark27, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of drpimento
4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good beer. Glad to have gotten it from Let's Pour. Poured at a good temperature with a decent light tan head that soon settled down and a bit of lace. Color is a clear amber cherry with some bubble trails. Aroma is a pleasing blend of toffee, caramel, malt, roast, fruit. Flavor's much like nose plus coffee, toast, and just enough bitter and carbonic tang to balance. Body is great while carbonation is perhaps a touch light. Finish is average length and very easy drinking although after a bit some booze comes thru. Wish I could get more.

drpimento, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of adamdarcy
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

adamdarcy, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of JeffreyJDavis
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

JeffreyJDavis, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of ckk527
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

ckk527, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of bifrost17
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

bifrost17, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of CuteZombieDoll
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into an extra large beer mug

A- Pours a dark brownish red. Formed a good head, and lacing is evident.

S- Smells sweet, like toffee, and a little toasty. You can smell some of the alcohol.

T- Toasty, reminiscent of a sweet bread, with some notes of toffee and chocolate. Not much of an alcohol flavor, but it's there.

M- Full and a little heavy.

O- A good one, goes down pretty easy, but I think next time I see this brewery in a liquor store I'll give one of their other beers a try.

CuteZombieDoll, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of WoogityBoogity
4.49/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep amber brown body. Excellent clarity. Pours large creamy head that quickly dissipates. Almost no lacing.

S - Strong malts with melanoidins present. Slight toasty note. A hop presence is detectable (Noble?). No fruity esters, chocolate, or 'burned' aroma.

T - Sweet malt presence with toasty flavor. Ever slight presence of chocolate. Slight pale finish is hidden by toasty notes. Alcohol flavor minimal with dry finish.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation. Low astringency.

O - Strong, rich, sweet lager. A very textbook example of a German Doppelbock.


NOTES: Paid around $4.20 for this half-liter bottle with flip top - a solid value in my opinion if you are looking for an excellent German Doppelbock.

WoogityBoogity, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of NightINgale
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

NightINgale, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of janubio
3.21/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

500 ml. bottle, porus a small brown head, amber colour. Smells of caramel, chocolate, banana and dark fruits, with hints of vanilla. Very sweet palate, though I found the body too light. Taste of dark fruits, chocolate, xerry or port wine and a hint of coffee in the end, though it keeps the sweetness.

janubio, Jan 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

cliff1066, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of Braz
4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had at The Soup Cellar in Leavenworth, WA, flip top bottle. Explosive pour. Ruby brown with giant bubbly tan head. Strong smells of fruity malt and alcohol. Quite a bit of malt sweetness and rather creamy. Very warming, definately a big beer. Towards the end it was a bit rich. I loved it but don't think I could drink two.

Braz, Dec 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

BartMcStout, Dec 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Antnyd82, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of Zanico
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Zanico, Nov 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

MacStinson, Nov 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

cfalovo97, Nov 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

DasBoot2112, Nov 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

fionn13, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

pknyc, Sep 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Molson2000, Sep 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

e-MoNeY, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice bottle. Poured a clear dark amber red, with two fingers of tan creamy head. Sticks around nicely and leaves some lacing.
Smell is of caramel, dark fruit and malt.
The tast is nicely starting out with dark fruits, being met with a good portion of malt and caramel flavors, yet balanced in the end by mild hops.
Very nice medium bodied Bockbeer, nothing outstanding , but very nice and drinkable.

Hopfenpeter, Aug 17, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

ChrisTHE, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 9/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip.Pours a dark red-orange amber. Nice tan head with slight lacing. Looks nice. Sweet malt aroma. Sweet malts, dark fruit, hint of dark malt and light caramel. Taste fades quickly. Finishes light sweet malt with a slight astringency. A good standard doppelbock with no outstanding qualities. I'd like a bit more assertiveness. Nice bottle.

LiquidAmber, Jul 31, 2012
Doppel-Hirsch from Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss
87 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.