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Fallenbock - Erie Brewing Co.

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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.96%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erie Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: santoslhalper on 12-05-2005)
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

flyingmick, Oct 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

HopSlap72, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of mattg
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

mattg, Sep 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14%

cpac22, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of sgerwel1985
4/5  rDev +14%

sgerwel1985, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a brownish color brew with some ruby red highlights and a one finger white head. The head faded slowly to leave a lighter level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma was strongest of a roasted malt mixed with some caramel sweetness. While these were the strongest other lighter notes were present as well. Some smells of a light vanilla and notes of chocolate give it overall a nice smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a heavy roasted malt flavor mixed with notes of caramel and molasses sweetness. As the taste advances flavors of chocolate enter as well. The caramel at this point gives way to a more dark fruit sweetness in nature. These flavors take the taste to the end where a light oak and vanilla flavor greets the tongue, leaving a pleasing sweet roasted semi-sweet chocolate flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew was on the medium in terms of creaminess side with a carbonation level that was moderate as well.

Overall – Quite nice and very easy to drink for a 7.8 % abv. It has wonderful roasted flavors. Give it a go if you have the chance.

Darkmagus82, Sep 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

jaybags, Jun 11, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

kb2250, May 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14%

macrosmatic, Apr 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

ejimhof, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of ixnay21
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

ixnay21, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of happy4hoppybeer
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Luscious-looking dark ruby-red/amber, with a thin white head, no lacing, poor retention.

Nutty scents with some dark fruits, caramel, pineapple make up the aromas of this brew. Very pleasant nose here, makes one curious and eager to taste.

Excellent smooth and chewy mouth of dark caramel malts, creamy vanillaness, some dark tango fruits and faint hops. Good solid medium, drinkable body, with big carbonation.

An overall decent brew, good doppelbock but not even a great example, would have again, worth having once, maybe twice.

happy4hoppybeer, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of DaveBlack
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Brownish red beer with a finger's worth of head that is fed by a hefty stream of bubbles from the bottom of the glass, giving it super long retention. Only leaves a slight amount of lacing.

S: The smell is not all that strong, but what is there is extremely malty with a lot of toffee and caramel. Underneath there is a slight crispness that lightens it up.

T: True to the style, this is a malty, malty brew. Slight chocolate notes, lots of caramel. There is also a slight savoriness on the back of the tongue which is reminiscent of root beer, but is nice and keeps the beer from being cloying. It is still a bit sweet for my taste, and a bit reserved for a doppelbock.

M: Medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation as well.

O: A thoroughly decent beer. Not one I would necessarily seek out, but one that I'll happily drink if it's offered.

DaveBlack, Mar 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Sagehawk, Feb 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

drperry11, Jan 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Rob315, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14%

DerekP, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14%

tclapper, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

not usually a favorite style of mine, but this one is pretty good. pours sludgey brown with a half inch tan head. smells german malty, roasty, and strong, like a pot of really strong black coffee, but in malt form. taste is pretty good, autumnal, with the alchohol in good balance. mouthfeel is on the syrupy side, and for a beer this malty, it probably needs more vibrant carbonation to make it more drinkable. i wouldnt do a 6pack, but it was a nice one to try. seasonally appropriate and good with bbq chicken and beans

StonedTrippin, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of 57md
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light brown with a finger of head and no retention or lacing. The nose is nutty, which is a bit odd but certainly not unpleasant. The upfront taste is bready and malty, but overall it is a bit thin. There is a small touch of alcohol warmth in the finish. The overall flavor became a bit deeper as it warmed. A decent effort, but nothing special.

57md, Nov 24, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

bacher468, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of jtierney89
2.65/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slightly opaque for a beer that pours such a dark color. Has about a two finger head which recess to a respectable amount of lace at the top of the beer. Smells of roasted dark malts with hints of licorice.

getting some familiar flavors and some strange ones you don't expect from a doppelbock. Starts with dark recognizable fruits such as raisins and dates but finishes with lighter fruit flavors such a s grapefruit and oddly enough strawberry. The flavors somehow work together oddly enough.

The beer has a thick and unique body but I couldn't see myself having more than two. Definitely a good brew though

jtierney89, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of Suds
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a chestnut brown brew, a dark yet moderately transparent beer with a very faint head. It's aroma is nice...rich malts, bready and a little hint of toast. Not as intense an aroma as I would like, and the roasted-ness is a little more than necessary, but still good. The taste is similar to the aroma. There's a little slick, oiliness on the tongue. Nice malt character in the hind-taste. The finish is long, with a decent balance. Full in body and a nice overall character.

Suds, Oct 21, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a dark brown color, the head was fizzy and tan in color. The smell of the beer had a sweet malt aroma coming off of it. It was rather nice I though. There was also some light autumn aromas in there too. The taste was malty and slightly sweet upfront. The mouthfeel was pretty good for the fall season, it wasn't thick but it had a bit of a heavier feel to it. Overall this beer was pretty good.

Knapp85, Aug 16, 2011
Photo of kaybort
2.85/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a dark caramel color. Appeared dull. Smell was pretty good, had a sweet nutty smell. Bitter at first taste. Earthy flavor, almost grassy. Had a strong aftertaste which I didn't enjoy. Was not as thick as I thought it would be. The taste of alcohol stood out too much. Not balanced. Pretty easy to drink, but I deducted points for the unpleasant aftertaste. Although it was also kind of flat. Probably wouldn't try it again.

kaybort, Jan 25, 2011
Fallenbock from Erie Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.