Allgäuer Cambonator Doppelbock - Allgäuer Brauhaus AG
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Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 87 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev +4.2%
Appearance: Dark chestnut, big head, long lasting
Aroma: Malty, sweet, fig-like
Taste: Starts sweet and malty, then finishes dry and hoppy; pretty well balanced overall
Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time, so please disregard those scores
06-15-2013 01:21:39 | More by IchLiebeBier
3.48/5 rDev -9.4%
Clear cola brown with a 2 finger light tan frothy head. Very nice retention and good lacing. Substantial yeast sediment.
Dark malt and light caramel on the nose. Along the typical average smell of the style.
Flavor is predominantly just euro dark malt. Faint Caramel notes. Pretty rich. Faint dark fruits like raisin and figs.
Full bodied mouthfeel with medium carbonation.
Overall it's pretty good. Average drinkability. Nothing that'll blow any minds but a good cold fermented dark beer.
09-20-2011 00:18:41 | More by MrVonzipper
4.1/5 rDev +6.8%
On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt.
Pours cloudy dark brown with a lasting beige head and some lacing.
Aroma is sweet and malty with caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and dark fruits.
Flavor is also malty and sweet, but not too sweet for the style. Caramel, toffee, syrup, and brown sugar. Lots of great dark fruits, particularly raisin and date.
Fairly full body with a smooth mouthfeel. Not at all boozy.
This is a very good doppelbock overall.
08-26-2011 15:48:36 | More by nickd717
4.25/5 rDev +10.7%
1pt.9oz bottle purchased at Enoteca in Post Falls, Idaho, for $3.99. No obvious freshness date. According to the label, this is a “Dunkler Doppelbock.” Does that mean that a doppelbock not labeled “Dunkler” is going to be light in color?
Poured a dark, cola-ish color that takes on a more rubyish tinge when held up to light. Decent sized beige head with lots of lace left on the sides of my glass.
I smell dark, roasty malts and some traces of dark fruits. Rather yummy smelling but not over the top at all.
Tastes like toast, with brown sugar and some dark fruit notes. In the background there’s a little bit of pipe tobacco and some booze, which I wasn’t expecting from something listed as having an abv percentage of 7.2. Finishes somewhat drier than I’m used to with doppelbocks, but not in a bad way at all.
Somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Not quite as full bodied as some doppels I’ve known but it certainly doesn’t feel like it’s missing any depth.
Not bad at all for the price. This isn’t a great, essential beer but it’s pretty good. It definitely went well with a late-morning omelette on a day spent at home nursing a sore knee. If I were out at a bar I wouldn’t want to session this but as a one-off it was rather tasty.
06-12-2011 23:06:51 | More by woemad
2.75/5 rDev -28.4%
a: This was perhaps the darkest doppelbock I've seen. It poured with a large off-white head that faded fairly quickly leaving little lace in its wake.
s: I found sweet bread, brown sugar, fig jam, and a little chocolate. Not as rich as some, but very inviting.
t: Falls far short of the smell unfortunately. Starts off okay with flavors of sweet bread and toffee that lack the layers I found in the aroma. The sweetness builds to near cloying levels towards the middle. The finish has an off tasting lingering bitterness and a bit too much heat.
m: Oddly heavy feeling.
o: There are lots of great doppelbocks out there and this just isn't one of them.
05-05-2011 10:43:25 | More by DIM
2.93/5 rDev -23.7%
I tried this beer a few years ago and didn't think particularly highly of it at the time. I thought I'd give another one a try (from Binny's in Schaumburg, IL).
Pours thick, big bubbles in a bone white head that's about 1 finger in height. Head collapses, lacing around rim of glass in a few spots. Beer is dark brown in color with amber highlights when held up to light.
Smells of caramel, coffee, boiling malt, and alcohol. Slight hint of prunes as well. Still, none of these scents really merge well together and things feel a bit adrift.
Something is off here, at least in regards to doppelbock standards. This is definitely a sweeter-type doppel, but what I taste is dark, sugary malt, almost like a really heavy cola. A bit winey in flavor near the end. Cloying sweetness. Not really reminiscent at all of dark fruits, more of syrupy sweetness.
Finish is semi-dry. Body is thick, with a fairly low amount of carbonation.
I didn't find this particularly enjoyable, but it wasn't altogether awful, either. The taste is the major detractor, with the over-sweetness and slight cola flavors a real turn-off. I will probably stay away from this for some time, if I ever go back to it.
04-05-2011 21:20:39 | More by falloutsnow
3.98/5 rDev +3.6%
On-tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt
A: The pour is a dark brown with plenty of amber tones to it. There's a large off-white head that sits on top.
S: Not an overwhelming aroma, but good. Some decent dark fruit notes such as cherries, dates, and raisins, but mostly dark specialty malts that provide a subtle roast and sweetness.
T: Starts off with a definite metallic tinge, but it fairly quickly fades to rather normal doppelbock flavors. Moderate raisin and date flavors with a decent caramel sweetness along with some molasses.
M: The body is medium with a certain creaminess on the tongue and moderate carbonation.
D: A nice doppelbock that was dangerously easy to drink. Wouldn't mind having this one again.
12-23-2010 17:41:36 | More by womencantsail
1.8/5 rDev -53.1%
Nice body to it. average head.
Smell gave off some sweet smells.
The taste and drinkability were god-awful. It tasted like there were chemicals left in the bottle. I couldn't even drink half the bottle. It was the first beer I have ever put down, and not been able to come close to finishing.
11-22-2010 09:21:21 | More by bigsassyster
3.95/5 rDev +2.9%
500ml bottle into a tulip. Appearance is dark brown with red highlights. A solid off-white head forms and retains well.
Fairly mild aroma, nutty and caramelized, slightly metallic. A bit of date-like fruitiness.
Toasted and caramelized malt flavors wash the palate first, follower by raisin-like fruitiness and a touch of roasty astringency. Full bodied, rich, fairly dry and bitter in the finish.
10-16-2010 01:13:03 | More by largadeer
3.98/5 rDev +3.6%
appearance - chestnut brown with no head at all
smell - cocoa, dark chocolate, cherries, malts
taste - similar to the nose, cocoa, malts, dark chocolate, cherries, malts, caramel, molasses
mouthfeel - medium body, low carbonation, smooth, slightly sweet
drinkability - good beverage that I will look to get more of in the future
10-13-2010 03:14:26 | More by keithmurray
4.13/5 rDev +7.6%
A: Dark brown with a tobacco hue. Nice thick and foamy beige head. 2 fingers with fabulous lacing.
S: Fruit (banana) almost bubblegum. Some malt, earthy taste.
T: Nice taste.Good malts. Nice toasty taste. Citrus is present in the sip as well.
M: Very smooth with great carbonation and finish. Good example for a doppelbock.
D: high, not celebrator..but close.
11-28-2009 05:24:37 | More by cagocubs
4.18/5 rDev +8.9%
Pours a nice chocolate brown body a head the dies down quickly. Great smell of fruity banana, and a hint of amber malt and alcohol, smells refreshing. Ahhh it smells like a good moist banana bread. Awesome balance in the flavor with a hint of alcohol lingering at the end. Flavor starts as smooth deep amber malt, just a hint of sweet. The finish is a hint of bitter hops to balance. The lingering alcohol stands out, but surprisingly not much of the fruity banana smell comes through in the flavor. Mouthfeel it a blend of oily slick and refreshing watery. Drinkability is good due to balance and mouthfeel. The alcohol will creep up on you though. Funny thing I noticed on the label says that it contains malt liquor. Hmmm.
11-10-2009 04:16:10 | More by danadeny
3.1/5 rDev -19.3%
Got this at Sam's in Chicago this past summer. Poured with a medium light tan head which mostly dissipated and no lace. Color is nice dark, clear mahoganey. Aroma is fairly simple of dark, sweet malts, fresh, and little hop. Flavor's about the same. Body seems a bit thin for a dopplebock, but does have good carbonation. A little warming in the short finish. Ok beer; nothing special. Could do a whole lot worse. Could be a session if you didn't have any other choices.
11-07-2009 23:51:58 | More by drpimento
District of Columbia
3.88/5 rDev +1%
Underrated, big time. 500 ml bottle to Chimay goblet.
A nice, light brown color renders a creamy, light tan head and a little bit of lacing. Smells of dried fig, roasted chestnut, and caramel, with a strong emphasis on the high ABV (7.2%). Taste is emblematic of smell in this case, with more sweet and round tastes than smoky. Round figs come through with dark fruits and sticky, soft texture of this doppelbock.
Medium to heavy carbonation. Crisp and a touch watery in the mouth, but finishes nicely, rounding out the flavor balance in the back of the mouth.
08-11-2009 19:49:00 | More by TLove
4.22/5 rDev +9.9%
500 ml bottle into a pils glass
Pours a clear chesnut brown color with some red-orange highlights. A one and a half inch cream colored head forms on top and settles down as a cap which retains throughout, leaving some minor lacing.
Aroma is of caramel, toffee, raisin, fig, and slight chocolate. Pretty standard for a Doppelbock really, but damn good.
Taste starts off sweet with caramel and toffee with some toasty maltiness in there as well with raisins, perhaps a hint of cherry, coming in the middle. In the finish there's a bit of chocolate flavor that comes out with the raisin making it very tasty.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and creamy going down, and rather easy to drink since it tastes so good.
An underrated Doppelbock in my opinion, the flavor profile of this one reminds me of Celebrator. God I love Doppelbocks.
07-02-2009 06:42:12 | More by roadhouse
3.75/5 rDev -2.3%
A: Dark ruby, clear. Fast head, nice lace.
S: Molasses. Sweet, inviting.
T: Molasses and bread, obvious German Dop dark fruit. Nothing bad..
M: A slightly bit thinner than it's German counterparts, Celebrator, Tucher, ect.
D: I like a nice Dop every now and then when the weather is warm, more often of course, during the cold months. I'd consider this again, as a change to the heavyier dops.
03-11-2009 01:37:32 | More by KI9A
3.63/5 rDev -5.5%
Served in dimpled mug. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.
Appearance: Clear, dark brown with faint reddish color (mahogany). Tan head starts out about ½ inch thick and goes slowly, leaving behind lacing.
Smell: Sweet roasted malt with touch of fruitiness and dark toffee and no real hop presence
Taste: Initial taste is the dark molasses sweetness of the malt followed by a growing bitterness in the aftertaste as the malt tapers off.
Mouthfeel: Light carbonation, with medium body and a medium long finish
Drinkability: One would be fine but would switch easily. Not the best doppelbock but a good one and worth coming back to.
03-04-2009 02:51:31 | More by drtth
Allgäuer Cambonator Doppelbock from Allgäuer Brauhaus AG
86 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.