Doppel-Hirsch - Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss

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BA SCORE
86
very good

308 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-06-2001)
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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.

Photo of foxyaardvark27
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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.

Photo of adamdarcy
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of ckk527
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of bifrost17
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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.

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.

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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.

Photo of NightINgale
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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.

Photo of cliff1066
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

Photo of BartMcStout
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Antnyd82
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of Zanico
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of MacStinson
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of DasBoot2112
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of fionn13
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of pknyc
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Molson2000
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of e-MoNeY
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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.

Photo of ChrisTHE
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Doppel-Hirsch from Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss
86 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.