Snow Blind Doppelbock | Starr Hill Brewery

Snow Blind DoppelbockSnow Blind Doppelbock
BA SCORE
3.64/5
250 Ratings
Snow Blind DoppelbockSnow Blind Doppelbock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States
starrhill.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mvanaskie13 on 11-16-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,899
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
250
pDev:
12.09%
Bros Score:
3.57
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
75
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 250 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of tone77
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of dark breads. Taste is malty, dark bread, some brown sugar, a faint hint of alcohol and dates. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of flgimp
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured it hard into a pilsner glass. It gave me a two finger khaki colored head. Dark copper color. Slightly opaque. Virtually no lacing on the glass. Smell is very faint bread and malt. Taste is good. Toasted bread and dark fruit, raisens with a little warm booze in the after taste. Feel is medium with mild carbonation. I do like this doppelbock.

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Photo of Coel
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MGibbons
3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mjbrandt18
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a clear coppery amber with a modest head that quickly dissipates to a ring with islands. Some bread in the nose. The mouth gets malty breadlike flavor with some raisin notes.

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Photo of KMillard
3.32/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Ruby brown, malt sweetness, and smooth. Flavor is a bit simple and the body does not keep well. Good, but not great. Try a sixer.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bret717
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- brown/ruby hue, crystal clear, 1/2 finger head after a vigorous pour into a Duvel tulip. No lacing.

Aroma- starts bready, almost pumpernickel, followed by raisins and a little sweetness

Taste- closely follows aroma, starts bready, finishes sweet, with raisins there throughout

Feel- medium body and super smooth/creamy

Overall- very enjoyable drinking experience. My dopplebock experience is very limited, but this has me wanting to try more.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a seethru brown body with minimal head and lace. The aroma hits me with hints of fruits/bananas, some sticky malts (caramel/toffee) and a bit of spice (clove?). The beer is smooth and medium bodied with a bitter dryness and while not balanced there is a decent amount of dark fruits/fruits, sweetness and spice/yeast twang. Clean, dry finish with touch of warming sensation from spice/booze.

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MidloRapid
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MGoeltz
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.16/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice rich deep mahogany with a tan head that dissipates half way through.

Coffee, chocolate, caramel, and toasted whole bread with some plumb and raisin notes.

Taste is caramel, tobacco, plumb, and raisin, balanced by bitter coffee and chocolate.

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Photo of Apellonious
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Normally, the term Snow Blind refers to other things (at least three I can think of right now) than a beer. But I get where they are going. 12 oz bottle, 11/18/16 poured into a tulip glass. Dark ruby mixed with dark brown, the beverage poured with little head that moved quickly to just a thin rim of lace. Smell is of deep malted grains, vanilla, and a hint of nuts and dark fruit. The taste follows suit, with mild smokiness. It opens up and becomes a little sweeter as it warms. The feel is medium, not overly heavy or sticky. Not as robust or sweet as some of the better doppelbocks I have had, but definitely worth a go.

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Photo of Ctb6582
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of American_Hawk
3.39/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoeYarchak
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark and roasted. Definite chocolate and malt taste with a bread finish. Tasty and refreshing. Not as strong bodied as I expected.

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Photo of Ryan4120
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - deep amber brown with minimal tan head
S - malt and caramel - not overpowering though.
T - caramel and lots of malt with some dried fruit and biscuit flavors in the back end
F - Medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation
O - overall a solid doppelbock but nothing that really sets it apart from others of the style.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
3.19/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lccrunchy
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark caramel but see through beer. Tan head fades and leaves no lacing. Smell is sweet boozy and slightly smells like chocolate. Taste is chocolaty and sweet and bitter. Not my favorite beer.

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Photo of jimpyle48
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from bottle

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Snow Blind Doppelbock from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 250 ratings
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