Leinenkugel's Big Butt Doppelbock - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by steveh:
2.6/5 rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
There's been a recent nostalgic fervor over the Leinie's stuff here in the midwest, but I've never been overly-impressed with their offerings since more and more craft brews became available over the last decade.
I picked up the Big Butt for old-time's sake and to see if I'd been missing anything.
First of all, Doppelbock? Hmm. Pretty thin Doppelbock -- and what's all the Black Patent style roasted character in this beer? More toward a Schwarzbier than anything, and pretty average at that with some sourness in the finish.
Got 5 more that I'll have to give to less discerning friends.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2008 22:51:55 | More by steveh
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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.