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Leinenkugel's Big Butt Doppelbock - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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334 Ratings
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Ratings: 334
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 17.7%
Wants: 6
Gots: 54 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-05-2002

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Photo of Fritz_____
3.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear reddish brown.

S: Malt. A little fruit.

T: Lots of sweet malts, with a bit of toastiness

F: More body than the average Leinenkugel's beer.

O: A very pleasant surprise. Not the most complex beer, but much richer than I expected. A good value in boxes of twelve.

Photo of a77cj7
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of morrowd3
3.42/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of archyquaffer
3.84/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A moderate pour into a shaker glass produces about a one inch head which reduces fairly quickly but does proves quite sticky, with a creamy veneer throughout the tasting. The beer is a crystal clear ruddy brown with pretty active carbonation.

Very light on the nose, with hints of molasses and a maybe a touch of diacetyl. Clean but fairly complex taste with a crisp finish. Notes of dark fruit lead the way, with a base nuttiness and flashes of molasses, toffee and chocolate. The creamy mouth feel and clean finish invite repeated sips.

This is a very nice beer, borderline excellent, and one of Leinie's best. A good value at around 7 bucks a sixer at Three Bears Alaska.

Photo of the_encinitan
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kmhall
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwood06
3.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A - Dark reddish brown with a small, light head that dissipates quickly. White head. 3.5/5

S - Smell is mainly toasted bread and grassy hops. Not getting much else. 3/5

T - Dominated by toasted bread. Some grassy hops. Very little going on here. 3.25/5

M - Light and dry. Moderate carbonation. Easy to drink. 3.75/5

O - Decent offering. One of the more enjoyable offerings from Leinenkugel. There are other darker beers that I prefer but this is a beer that I could drink several of and be satisfied. 3.25/5

Photo of bf7
2.99/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of northcoastwolf
3.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
3.79/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass,
Aroma- Has a a very nice malt and fruit aroma.
Appearance- A dark brown color with a small tan colored head.
Taste- Has a nice malt flavor with a fruit flavor tossed in also.
Palate- A medium bodied brew with moderate carbonation, has an oily texture that blends well with the flavor.
Overall- A pretty good doppelbock from Leinenkugel. Thee are better but this is a nice version.

Photo of hotpauko
3.63/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not a big doppelbock drinker. Wife picked up a six pack more her style. Seems average, not bad. Strong, caramelly malt flavor from smell to finish, never too overbearing. Since I am on the hoppy side of life, while very open minded to all types, I have a tougher time in this bock area. I'll try to grab a high rated bock ASAP to gain a better feel. Big Butt worth a try or a 6.

Photo of ALC82
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrianQuinn
2.58/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JamesB63
4/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just tried this one over the weekend. Once again this brewery has proven that they make good beer. Cheers.

Photo of BoyDrinksWorld
3.51/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of digitalflood
3.53/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MPSTARR
3.23/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bear1964
3.52/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hrodebert
3.7/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.29/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Wedge35
3.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: Fairly full head dissipates quickly to a thin head. Spotty to no lacing. The beer is the color of deep mahogany and nearly opaque.

S: Light sent. Hints of (barely) burnt sugar and malty hops, barley. Faint coffee scent.

T: a malty, coffee-ish, dried fruit brew. Not as malty as I'd like or as sweet as I remember a dopplebock being, but a beer that grew on me the longer I drank it. Hoped for a more "liquid bread" kind of beer.

M: Not overly crisp, but not as smooth as a fuller/maltier D-bock could be.

O: Seeing as it's Lent, I'd like to try Ayinger's Celebrator to get a comparison. As I said earlier, this beer grew on me. I'm no expert on the style, but I've had one or two. I hoped for a maltier, breadier beer with a smoother mouthfeel.

Photo of tourdot
3.29/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 4/6/2015. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, molasses, light chocolate, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, dark fruit, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, molasses, light chocolate, light nuttiness, herbal, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, molasses, light chocolate/nuttiness, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good complexity, balance, and solid robustness of dark/bready malt, dark fruit, and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is okay. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very solid doppelbock style. All around good complexity, balance, and solid robustness of dark/bready malt, dark fruit, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. The mouthfeel and robustness of malt flavors were lacking, but the taste was generally what I expected in the style. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Photo of ifixufly
3.01/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of riotontheroad
3.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Leinenkugel's Big Butt Doppelbock from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 334 ratings.