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Doppel-Hirsch - Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss

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very good

297 Ratings

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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

cliff1066, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of Braz
4.43/5  rDev +15.7%

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 -2.1%

BartMcStout, Dec 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Antnyd82, Dec 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Zanico, Nov 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

MacStinson, Nov 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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

DasBoot2112, Nov 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

fionn13, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

pknyc, Sep 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Molson2000, Sep 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

e-MoNeY, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%

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
Photo of ChrisTHE
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

ChrisTHE, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%

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
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

sasmall, Jul 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

st9647v3, Jul 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

samEBC, Jul 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Long813, Jun 22, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

beerhunter13, Jun 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

rkcrozier, May 03, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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  rDev +4.4%

traumaqueen, Apr 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

fostachild, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of SLeffler27
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%

Pours clear dark auburn with lots of carbonation clinging to the pilsner glass, while a dark beige head rises half an inch before quickly fading, leaving a trace of lace.

Sweet malt with notes of brandy. The background contains raisins, dates, and possibly some cherry.

Fruity and earthy with overripe cantaloupe. This one is very sweet with plums and no significant finish.

A medium body with lively carbonation and a touch of alcohol. The texture is velvety and there is a sticky, residual left on the lips.

Sit and sip while enjoying a rib-eye. This one takes me back to crisp Thanksgiving days on my Grandfather’s porch -- he with a cigar and me with a healthy piece of pumpkin pie.

SLeffler27, Apr 01, 2012
Doppel-Hirsch from Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss
86 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.