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Leinenkugel's Big Butt Doppelbock - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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270 Ratings
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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 19%
Wants: 4
Gots: 30 | 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 DDiFran
2.64/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MaddDogg84
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hophugger
3.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BryantForestry
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.7/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrpoizun
2.66/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I could have sworn I rated this beer before Leinie's dropped it for the last few years. At that time I thought it was a fine beer, although it has never been an actual doppelbock, with its 5.8 ABV.
I won't bother trying to remember my old review, and it no longer applies anyway. While this beer is easy enough to drink, it is barely even a bock in its newest incarnation. Perhaps they just renamed their 1888 Bock. This beer is a very thin, dark lager with just the barest hint of a caramel note to the taste and even a kiss of hops in the aftertaste. It's main competition would be Amber Bock in the category of "too thin to be an actual bock" beers. Very disappointing.

Photo of lattydaddy07
3.26/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.48/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Liliancreek
4.65/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

This is definitely a delicious beer

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.26/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a dimpled mug.

Look: Very dark mahogany, ruby hue through the light. Cream colored head, an even film after recession. Little or no lacing.

Taste: Very metallic, yet dark roasted malts, breadiness, and sweet caramel are present.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light in body.

Overall: Without that metallic mass-produced thing about it, it's at the very least drinkable.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Leinenkugel’s Big Butt Doppelbock has a thick, beige head, a brown, fairly clear, appearance, and some lacing splotches left on the glass. The aroma is faint, but one can, with deep inhalations, pick up some slight bready sweetness. Taste is of sweet brown bread, a touch of syrup, and very low, almost unnoticed, hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Leinenkugel’s Big Butt Doppelbock finishes crisp, clean, and refreshing.

RJT

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.35/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown with cream colored head that is small. Aroma is malty and bready with some toffee notes. Taste follows with some dark fruit, toffee and a hint of chocolate. Overall not bad, not quite a dopplebock strength wise but most other characteristcs fit, and it's an easy drinking lager.

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a snifter.

2.5 A: Deep brown color. Two fingers of foamy tan head. Retention is below average and just a wisp or two of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Surprisingly roasty with chocolate. Dry overall, like a schwarzbier. Simple, but surprisingly adequate.

3.0 T: It also tastes like a schwarzbier. Dry roastiness, light neutral maltiness. Hints of chocolate and caramel. Not a lot of flavor overall though.

3.25 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Fairly smooth. Decent here.

3.25 D: It really isn't too bad. Definitely better than most of the Leiny lineup.

Photo of Pens1967
3.39/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DuffDaddy
4/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Six pack from Legoland Publix.

Photo of ChrisShep
4.3/5  rDev +34%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer just pops. It's crisp, smooth, and has a great malty secondary (aftertaste)

Photo of Tee76
2.47/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Like everything else from this brewer, this beer was light,watery, and lacked flavor.

Photo of bplabernie
3.69/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A pleasant surprise. Didn't expect this from a Leinenkugel's. Avery enjoyable doppel bock. Could easily be a great session neer

Photo of MidwestBA
3.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thehooksman
3.88/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A session doppelbock? Yes, please. Lighter than a traditional doppelbock (like Celebrator) for instance, this is a little darker than a regular bock with twice the flavor. This is my new favorite Leinie.

Photo of Alehorn
4.26/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty tasty beer, few days late on the review, but I would recommend this for sure.

Photo of B_G
3.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of richkrull
3.07/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BlackhammerOhio
3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.1/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Leinenkugel's Big Butt Doppelbock from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.