Red Racer Doppelbock | Central City Brewers + Distillers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Central City Brewers + Distillers
British Columbia, Canada
centralcitybrewing.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Day 6 Seasons Greetings

This German styled dark lager is big in roasted malt flavour and has a touch of coffee and chocolate , known as 'liquid bread' by monks in the 18th century the doppelbock is a big bodied , big flavoured beer and this is Red Racer's take

Added by LampertLand on 11-17-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
9
pDev:
9.54%
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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of LampertLand
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Central City Brewers 'RR Doppelbock' @ 8.0% , served from a 330 ml bottle Day 6 Seasons Greetings
A-pour is cola brown from the bottle to a near black in the glass with a small tan head leaving a streaky lace along the stein
S-hints of roasted malt
T-smooth , chocolate & coffee lager , ABV is well hidden
MF-ok carbonation , feels full bodied
Ov-ok German lager
prost LampertLand

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Photo of Tivlavrie
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunman3
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Niceroad77
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ILOVEHAM
2.88/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of biboergosum
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle, day 6 of the 2016 Seasons Greetings holiday mixer from Parallel 49 and Central City - I'll never understand some of the selections in these sorts of things - a Spring brew, with Oktoberfest iconography, at Christmastime.

This beer pours a clear, very dark cola-tinted brown colour, with one finger of puffy, rather loosely foamy, and bubbly tan had, which leaves some Loch Ness monster (or Ogopogo, I suppose) 'profile' lace around the glass as things slowly subside.

It smells of gritty and grainy caramel malt, day-old coffee, bittersweet chocolate, some free-range ash, further toasted nuttiness, molasses, and pretty subtle leafy and floral noble hop bitters. The taste is bready and grainy caramel malt, a wisp of biscuity toffee, cafe-au-lait, dry cocoa powder, some roasted bar-top nuts, reduced brown sugar, and more laid-back earthy, weedy, and floral green hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly gentle in its lazy-seeming frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and mostly smooth, but for a touch of smokey acridity taking its minor toll. It finishes off-dry, the big malt coming to terms with its coffee, chocolate, nutty, and other houseguests.

Overall, this is a perfectly acceptable version of the style, lots of various flavours abounding, and, best of all, those 8 points of wowee sauce are nowhere to be seen (for now, that is). I guess that's part of the reason why such brews are still appropriate fodder for wintertime packages like this - what do I know, eh?

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Photo of Derek
3.24/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BCborn
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Red Racer Doppelbock from Central City Brewers + Distillers
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 9 ratings