Snow Blind Doppelbock | Starr Hill Brewery

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Snow Blind DoppelbockSnow Blind Doppelbock

Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Winter

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Added by mvanaskie13 on 11-16-2013

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Reviews: 40 | Ratings: 223
Reviews by slusk:
Photo of slusk
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice clear dark ruby with a small light tan head that doesn't linger long.

S: Aroma of dark fruits, raisin with a definitive maltiness. There's a bit of a spicy, earthy component that comes through with a nice rich caramel and bread crust backbone.

T: Nice full malt flavor with dark fruits and caramel with a bit of chocolate in the background. There are pleasant earthy, bready tones with a pronounced sweetness, although not cloying. A light alcohol flavor is detectable but not overpowering A medium low carbonation is present.

M: There's a medium/ full body to this brew with a bit of a pleasant silky mouthfeel.

O: I like this doppelbock. It lacks the complexity of say... a Celebrator but it's a very nice beer. I would like to see it a hair bit dryer but I would buy this again.

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Photo of oberon
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pour one and a half bottles into a half liter stein a deep roasted chestnut color with a blooming light beige head atop.Caramel and toast in the nose with a light tinge of iron.Buttery caramel flavors with more of the toast,some dark fruit is detected in the finish.The finish is a little thin wich takes away from a pretty good flavor profile.Honestly not bad.

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Photo of TTripp725
2.26/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of nstroup
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of TBaldwin
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Jason
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Two fingers of head stays for a while, deep crimson brown hue. Big malty nose, more toasted bread and hay than anything else. Semi-chewy malt forward palate, lots of toasty and almost biscuity graininess. Warming, some hop bitterness as well which helps to balance. Long linger of toasted grain in the finish.

A pretty good job at going after this style, could be a bit cleaner and the alcohol should be a little less noticeable but still good drinking regardless.

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Photo of ledouge
3.34/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mantooth
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle in a paired tasting with Leinenkugel's Big Butt Dopplebock.

Like the Leinenkugel Big Butt Dopplebock, the aroma is more appealing than the flavor.

Feel: medium-ful body with medium-low carbonation.

O: compared to the Leinenkugel, this is more traditional, with a notably higher ABV, less caramel malt, and more bitterness. Overall, I preferred the Leinenkugel Big Butt.

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Photo of OCain
4.72/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of Tgrizz_86
2.48/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of JMS1512
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, deep, dark, mahogany color, speckled with some reddish highlights and a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a few wispy clouds of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic. Tons of roasted malt up front, imparting notes of freshly baked dark bread. I also get some aromas of brown sugar, black pepper, and some faint aromas of piney hops.

Taste: Nice and malty up front, in fact, this is a great malt bomb! Tons of roasted malt, imparting notes of freshly baked and toasted dark bread, a little coffee and a little smoke. I also taste some brown sugar-like sweetness and a touch of licorice. Very good.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied to slightly chewy and smooth as there is very little in the way of carbonation. With an ABV of 7.4%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: I really, really like this beer. It’s a massive malt bomb, which I’m a fan of, nicely sweetened and flavorful. Highly recommended for fans of malt.

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Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The snow blind from Starr hill is good....doppels are not my fav but this is drinkable. The beer poured a deep rich mahogany with razor thin head that is not leaving any lace. The scent is non-descript really...maybe a touch of bread. The taste is malty with a dry finish. The Mouthfeel is fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall it's worth a try.

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Photo of hyoung41
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Bierleichen
3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of John_Boat_J
4.91/5  rDev +35.6%

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drinkern
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Kegatron
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikefuski17
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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Snow Blind Doppelbock from Starr Hill Brewery
3.62 out of 5 based on 223 ratings.
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