Leinenkugel's Big Butt Doppelbock - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by WhiteDog2006:
3.58/5 rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4
When I read the last review, I had to search for myself...it is true Miller Brewing Company has owned Leinenkugel's since 1988, but has been left alone to run as a micro-brew by the sixth generation of the family (by 73 people who care).
I poured from a bottle into a Super 8 Motel plastic cup.
The color was dark, dark brown; but clear brown.
Poured with care, it still had a nice head (burnt marshmallo) that slowly disipates to a "ring around the glass", and lace residue for the duration.
I was not at all impressed by the smell....I got a "lunch meat" aroma.
The taste on the other had was pretty good. Coffee with slight sour fruit under-tones.
The mouth feel was diappointing for a Doppel...thin, and gone in seconds. Really need to keep sipping on it to hold on to the taste.
The drinkability is easy. Since one must keep drinking to keep the taste, they go down quik.
It's fun to drink for a night here and there...but I won't be living on it.
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2008 00:57:31 | More by WhiteDog2006
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2.63/5 rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
A substantial black pour yielding almost no head, so there wasn't much in terms of lacing or retention to speak about, but the color and consistency save the rating from falling into a negative connotation.
Aroma is usual for a doppelbock: all over the place, some harsh bitterness, vanilla, prune/plum dark fruit hints, alcohol seemingly higher than the label would indicate.
Taste, tobacco?, alcohol, bitter soy sauce, just not super enjoyable for me. Where's the sweetness, this is amazingly bitter and somewhat harsh given the alcohol and lack of hops. Where did said bitterness come from? Maybe some anise/licorice, something going on here just doesn't pan out well.
Had this first back in law school, kinda funny, a friend with a much bigger rack than butt talked this beer up. Actually she had a nice butt (ah drinking romps), wondered why she never flaunted that as much as the huge chest. Oh well, I'd say avoid this beer if you're a big doppelbock fan, but the label is pretty cool.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2012 17:49:53 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Leinenkugel's Big Butt Doppelbock from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.