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Monteith's Doppelbock Winter Ale | Monteith's Brewing Co.

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3.63
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Monteith's Doppelbock Winter AleMonteith's Doppelbock Winter Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Monteith's Brewing Co.
New Zealand (Aotearoa) | website

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Phyl21ca on 02-13-2008

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Photo of LittleCreature
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - 3.5
Poured a finger of creamy beige head that quickly reduced to a thin layer. The body is a dark reddish brown with great clarity.

Smell - 4.0
A tempting aroma of rich, sweet malt. Very cake-like, especially as it warms. Slight banana and a little golden syrup too.

Taste - 4.0
A very interesting and pleasant taste. Very rich and malty in the start, moderately sweet with golden syrup flavour, slightly smoky. Low level of bitterness, but there is still a little grassy hop presence. Slightly buttery, plenty of coffee flavour and low on alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel - 3.5
Persistent fine carbonation, feels heavy, almost syrupy in the mouth.

Drinkability - 4.0
I wouldn't call it sessionable, but I could, and would drink more than one in a sitting.

OVERALL - 3.85
Doppelbock Winter Ale. Something seems a bit wrong here. If it is a doppelbock it is a lager, if it is an ale, it is well, an ale and therefore not a lager. Strange. In taste this is quite like a doppelbock, although not as high in alcohol as a true doppelbock. A very good beer, a great colder weather drink and truly phenomenal value at under $13 for a 6-pack.

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Photo of foles
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet black, with a good malt accentuated head if poured quickly. Tastes well carbonated. Classic bavarian character. Doesnt taste like a 6% beer! More like a rich dunkel but a more compressed taste profile. Heavy malty body, a fresh tasting quality beer. Maybe missing something from being a true bock

Enjoyable and ill pick it up again if I see it, or something else from this kiwi brewery perhaps.

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Photo of Cs1987
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apperance - Dark red, with 2 fingers of head that reduced.

Smell - Strong and malty. Difficult to distinguish from the odour of a stout.

Taste - Quite malty and sweet, with the grainy characteristics of a lager in the background.

Mouthfeel - Good all round.

Drinkability - Pretty easy drinking for the style.

Overall - My thoughts that this may be a dark ale rather than a doppelbock (whoever named this beer seems to have no idea) were pretty much gone when I noticed this is like a maltier, sweeter version of Weihenstephaner Tradition. This is a very good beer all round.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a clear brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention but no lacing. Aroma contains loads of caramel malt. Taste is also dominated by some caramel malt with some subtle notes of toffee but none of the banana or cloves notes usually contained in the style and that I usually appreciate. Medium creamy body with some good carbonation.

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Monteith's Doppelbock Winter Ale from Monteith's Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.