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Leinenkugel's Big Butt Doppelbock - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
74
okay

376 Ratings
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Ratings: 376
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.34%
Wants: 9
Gots: 74 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-05-2002

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Ratings: 376 | Reviews: 214
Photo of GermanAggie
3.09/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mrose78
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It was ok but did have that macro brew feel.

Photo of CWVegas
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sagefool
3.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good...just not typical of what I've come to expect from the style. Don't buy it as a Doppelbock. Maybe inbetween a brown ale or bock.

I've had both the Ayinger Celebrator and Spaten Optimator. This doesn't come close.

It's better than a Shiner Bock...more filling. Some may deduct points because Leine's are an SABMiller product. I'm not going to do that.

A nice, filling beer which is above your average beer (even some craft stuff I've had), but is in no way indicative of the style.

I wouldn't be embarrassed to bring it to a gathering, but It doesn't even rate as a Doppelbock.

Photo of Elaineblo
4.24/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer was around a couple years back and has sense been re-crafted, I must say I rather enjoy it. Taste's like it is mixed with a new castle and oatmeal stout very rich in flavor. You can't drink more then a couple because its really filling, but the taste is good if you like strong beer.

Dark beer
Strong flavor

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shaverandrew15
2.56/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I had hoped this was going to be a good beer from Linenkugel's. It tastes like some adjunct junk.

Photo of supervike
2.86/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

It's a gorgeous light brown transparent color. The smell is sharp and metallic, maybe coppery and the tang of yeast. There is a nice hint of malt, but that metallic taste overpowers it...but overall the taste is thin and not complex. I'm not too well versed in Doppelbock style, but I can't imagine this is a shining example. I wouldn't turn down a free one, and it goes well with some beer nuts....

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Shandycan
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.77/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent doppelbock but not my favorite style.

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle. This brew pours a crystal clear brownish red with a nice off white head of tight beaded foam that settles to a thick ring and light lacing. Nose of some of the usual suspects. Rich caramel malts, a hint of toffee, a little bit of nuttiness, and a hint of raisins. Absent would be the bread notes. Flavors follow the nose with sweetly roasted malts, a light raisin flavor to the rear, and a light nutty aftertaste. Still absent is the liquid bread goodness known in the style. Finishes lightly sweet and roasted. Makes a decent enough session brew, but a little lacking in the doppelbock category.

Photo of Phar0s
2.91/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mrbseward
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a beautiful dark brown color with a finger width light brown head. Smells of malts, some roasted caramel, maybe a hint of nuts. Taste is nice and smooth, has a warm caramel taste, very smooth feel. Overall a very good, easy to drink beer.

Photo of BrianLC1990
3.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DesMoinesMike
2.92/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I have to admit being a Leines beer I did not have sky high expectations and I'm sad to report I was not disappointed. I knew something was up with the light-medium caramel color. He aroma was sweet with malt and bread. The taste made me conjure one thought "My ass this is a dopplebock"! If this was labeled as a marzen that would make sense, but the taste just doesn't match the style. I don't think I'll go back to this one.

Photo of ChrisFurlowLSU
3.53/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Looked good in the glass, even smelled alright for a doppelbock. But, could have used a little more flavor and the mouthfeel was a little thin for my liking. Very easy drinking, sessionable beer, though.

Photo of ColSanders123
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pwlong19
2.7/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Watery like all leinies. Not bad tasting but nothing special. I'd rather pay the extra $2 for a better beer.

Photo of Boverhof3
3.53/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jakeene
3.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kinggimp
2.95/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of vickersspitfire
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance:
Poured aggressively into a pilsner, the body is a deep, dark amber color very clear and filled with mild carbonation. The head is about two fingers thick, light tan and very fluffy accompanied by a thick lacing.
Smell:
Banana bread there’s a mild yeast smell as well, mild malts and a faint bitter smell to it.
Taste:
Roasted malts towards the back of your mouth followed by a mild chocolaty flavor with a mild tartness in its aftertaste.
Mouthfeel:
Light bodied and smooth.
Overall:
Not bad overall and very easy to drink.

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Leinenkugel's Big Butt Doppelbock from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.