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Leinenkugel's Big Butt Doppelbock - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 337
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 17.7%
Wants: 6
Gots: 56 | 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 nrbw23
2.71/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Found this one buried in my beer fridge.

A- Pours a dark brown color with a fluffy tan head. Head has good retention and leaves some nice lacing on the glass.

S- Smells a bit nutty, roasted malts, and a bit metallic. No hops here at all that I can find.

T- A bit sweet. Again nutty, caramel malts, a bit of spice from hops. Nothing really special here at all.

M- Medium in both body and carbonation.

D- Nothing special going on here. Falls quite a bit short in the world of Dopplebocks, but that's just me.

Photo of mtstatebeer
3.11/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. Pours a reddish-brown color with a quickly diminishing light brown head. Aroma is nutty and a slight hint of roasted malts, altogether kind of weak. Flavor is pretty good, roasted malts, raisins, fruity, a touch of chocolate, and caramel. Mouthfeel is kinda light for a doppel, quite a bit of carbonation and a roasted flavor that sticks around for a while. A pretty drinkable beer, but doesn't seem quite up to style.

Photo of TroyS
4.48/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It has been a while since I bought this one; it's probably been 6 months'ish and I don't recall what I paid for it. I think that I got it from The Wine Garden in Blackfoot, but don't "me;) Good beer. Nice and beer tasting. A bit on the lite side as far as mouth feel goes, but a good drinker. Extra frothy head for a dopple bock I think and it stuck around for a good 15mins. Oddly little lacing;) Cheers!

Photo of Brenden
3.48/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one pours brown with deep red highlights. The head is pretty thick and sits at about one finger, leaving a few light patches of lacing.
Toasty malt is first on the nose with some bittersweet tones and hints of fruits and malty molasses and licorice.
The taste isn't far off at all; toasted malts first on the tongue with an oddly sweet tartness in the finish. The taste is a little stronger than the aroma.
Mouthfeel isn't as thick as a hardy doppelbock should be, but not extremely thin. Just a little light for the style.
Generally this one has good drinkability and would serve adequately as a session beer.

Photo of kmeves
3.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours smokey brown with a rich creamy head.

Aroma of carmel, roasted malts and somewhat fruity.

Tastes like caramel roasted malts and fruity, honey, molasses, bittersweet. Has a good aftertaste, very sweet. A decent dopplebock. Light and drinkable, the lagering really helps smooth this out. A nice intro to the doppelbock style.

Photo of bluejacket74
3.03/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle. Served in a Sam Adams BL glass, the beer pours a brown/reddish color with about an inch and a half tan head. Lacing and head retention are both average. It smells like toasted malt, prunes, and toffee. However, the aroma isn't strong at all. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also a little bit of fruit and raisins noticable along with a weird tart taste. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit creamy but also thin. Drinkability is OK. Overall I think this is an average beer, and below average for the style. It's not bad, but I would pick plenty of dopplebocks before I would try this one again.

Photo of ddtprm
3.42/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz into a pint glass.

This brew pours a darker red-brown, but not as dark as I expected. I caught some whiffs of toffee and coffee. Taste was a bit shallow here. It has good flavor...but something is missing. Mouthfeel is rather thin, but not bad. Due to this, drinkability is very high here. I expected more of a sipper, but put this down very easy. As long as you don't set your expectations too high, this is not a bad brew.

Photo of colts9016
3.23/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: A dark reddish brown color with an okay head.
Nose Toasted malts hints of caramel, molasses and notes of citrus and yeast. The tasted has notes of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and hints of hops. A very good beer overall there wasn't anything special about it.

Photo of coldmeat23
3.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

GLASS: Pint Glass
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees

Dark amber color with ruby highlights. Nice two-finger head of foam with good retention and decent lacing.

Nice toasted malt nose. Slight hint of chocolate. Not much else to pick-up on.

Coffee flavor with a slight hint of chocolate. Small amount of sweet toasty malt flavor. Roasted nuts. Minimal dark fruit notes.

Like the flavor, the mouthfeel is abit weak and lifeless.

As far as an easy-drinking beer, this one qualifies. As far as being a dopplebock, it falls short.

Photo of Greggy
3.77/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a 1 finger head after a vigorous pour. The body is in between amber and brown. The head recedes to a thin cap very quickly. Lacing isn't present.

S- Big caramel and chocolate after some swirling to open up the nose. Not a whole lot of toasted burnt caramel like I was looking for but there is a deep down note of cinnamon.

T- Starts with dark fruitiness of prune and slight raisin, although very light, then moves to some caramel and slight dark chocolate in the finish paired with some residual dark fruits. There is a decent amount of activity in the taste but it's all very light and lacks the boldness that doppelbocks really should have, in my opinion.

M- Just a hair to much carbonation on this but that is getting uber-picky.

D- Overall, this isn't a bad doppelbock. It's much better than I previously remembered. Truthfully, however, there are many other bocks I'd rather drink. All in all, given the lower ABV, this is a pretty drinkable doppelbock.

Photo of JDV
2.3/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours mostly black with a slight transparencey to hit and no head. Smell is malty and rich. Taste is thin, bland maltiness with a hint of tartness and not very flavorful compared to the nose. Not really very good or fresh tasting, and is a bit thin and bubbly. Eh...

Photo of shroompod
3.2/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours less dark than expected , small head , no lacing.

Not much aroma , slight caramel sweetness.

Bland taste for a dopplebock , hops actually balance this out a bit.

Mouthfeel is thin , carbonation is good.

Overall an easy drinking beer , perhaps mis-categorized .

Photo of Haybeerman
2.43/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Nice dark brown color holding a sand-colored head. Smelled the dark malts clearly, but had a bit of a wet cardboard aroma as well. Disappointed in taste; a bit of toasted grain, rather sweet and strong mettalic taste. Mouthfeel was fiszzy and thin. Not what I expectoed (or wanted) in a Doppelbock.

Leinenkugel's Big Butt Doppelbock from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.