Christian Moerlein Emancipator Doppelbock | Christian Moerlein Brewing Company

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Christian Moerlein Emancipator DoppelbockChristian Moerlein Emancipator Doppelbock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
christianmoerlein.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 02-01-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
164
Reviews:
74
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.27/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear and very dark amber in color (brown when viewed from afar) and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short beige head that died down rather quickly, leaving a narrow collar around the edge of the glass and some lacing on the surface.
S: Light aromas of brown bread are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of brown bread with hints of toffee and raisins plus some bits of malty sweetness.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't seem to be as malty and full in body compared to most of the other beers that I've had in this style, so in this aspect it is rather drinkable for a dopplebock.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of jonaspb
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Greasy
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AgentMunky
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Triple Digit glass. Stamped 5013. Might be really old.
4.25/3.5/3.75/3.5/3.5
Dark, clear ruby brown.
Smells malty and grainy. Like raw barley.
It tastes sweet and lagery and surprisingly light. Both candyish and crisp.
Average and meh, but fun and enjoyable.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a pint glass. This doppelbock pours a bright brownish red with a super fast disappearing head and little lacing. Nose of brown sugar, raisins, and yeasty dough fresh bread. Flavors are sweet and moderately bread like with a brown sugar and raisin note to the sides and back. A sweet finish, lightly crisp yet coating mouth feel and a dash of light hop bitterness in the back along with a strong alcohol note. Overall a decent bock. Not my favorite of the season thus far, but still solid for the style.

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3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a shaker pint at ~45 degrees F.

Appearance: Pours a bright, clear slightly ruddy amber, not unlike how a good Vienna lager looks, and forms a solid finger of pale beige head that swiftly dissipates. Plenty of carbonation is visible clinging to the sides of the glass, as well as rising steadily through the beer. Looks rather more like a bock than a doppelbock, so we shall see how the rest goes.

Smell: Doughy bread with toffee sprinkles, something not unlike leather, and a hint of cooked raisin.

Taste:Definite confirmation of the bread from the aroma, as the taste of fresh-baked bread swells to fill the entire mouth from the first sip. Toffee notes abound through the liquid loaf, as do some earthen and leathery tones. Here and there, hints of cooked raisin and walnut peek through, and the finish is full of alcohol heat.

Mouthfeel: Light and creamy, not quite as sticky as one would expect for a doppelbock.

Overall: Overall, not a bad beer. I'd think it shades more into the bock category than a doppelbock, but it's tasty nonetheless.

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Photo of dfhhead25
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Its a doppelbock that tastes like a doppelbock.

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Photo of Ohiovania
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I think this beer needs to be re-classified as a bock instead of a dopplebock. I personally would have rated it much higher if that were the case.

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Photo of Johnroby
2.89/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Review is optional why is this site not working right

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Photo of barczar
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Toasted malt and sweet melanoidins dominate the aroma. Floral hop character is subtle. There's a bit of a tangy/metallic note.

Flavor reveals a sweet toasted malt backbone, fairly rich, with toffee notes. Fruity specialty malt notes are subtle, but add depth. Nice example of the style. It's just a touch too sweet.

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3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cincyfan81
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

amazing beer one of my all time favourites absolutely delicious!!!

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of brewdogcrew
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.4/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of TheyCallMeYukon
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

It's no wonder this won a Silver at GABF, it's really that good. Just like all of their beers, Moerlein doesn't disappoint with this Doppelbock. Earthy, Nutty Malt backbone with a deep brown color.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.2/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.8 out of 5 based on 164 ratings.
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