Sixtus | Brauerei Forst AG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Forst AG
Italy
forst.it

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
15.28%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
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Photo of MMansfield
1.45/5  rDev -61.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Purchased bottle from Bishop's Cellar in Halifax, NS.

Appearance: Pours a brown colour. Vigousous pour leads to a thick off white head, lots of retention.

Aroma: Heaps of diacetyl, sweet.

Taste: Sour and loaded with diacetyl.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Final Statement: Massively infected beer. Not passed its expiry date either.

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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
2.37/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of JLapadura
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of djtomain
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of czechsaaz
3.12/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is sugary sweet. There are some fruity aromas and melanoids. But there's really not much to balance out the sweet aroma.

Deep reddish brown with a thick head that fades to a persistent small layer that leaves nice lacing as you drink the glass.

Flavor is very fruity which is kind of odd for a lager. I get lots of plums and cherry flavors. The malt component is very apparent with lots of munich type flavors and some dark roasted caramel malts. There's just enough bittering hops that it is still sweet and malty but not overly sweet. Hop flavor is non-existent which is fine for the style.

Body seems pretty light for the style. Carbonation level is good and lively.

Not a bad beer but not really a great one that I'd be dying to have again. Basically it's slightly above average.

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Photo of lucat
3.2/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JoeMans
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.26/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a crystal wine glass; pours a brown color with some transparency- reminiscent of cola. Lively head at first but it soon dissipates with no lacing. The smell is not particularly attractive to me- it's hard for me to describe but I think it might be the bottom-fermenting yeast combined with the malt they used. Fortunately the taste suits me much better- sweet malts roll over the tongue and are followed by a light crisp carbonation. Nothing to write home about but definitely a drinkable beer.

I have to follow this by saying I'm generally not into lager-type beers...

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Photo of tempest
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle with tacos on a cold, cold night. A doppelbock seemed like the right style for the weather and a decent pairing for spicy meat. It basically tastes like a slightly lighter Spaten Optimator. It's a little sweet and thick, but you could certainly drink a few if so inclined. Sixtus has a simple caramel and earthy clove character with a hint of corn.

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Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Gusler
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is how I enter all beers into my master database that now contains some 5105 beers
Rating Date: 12/06/02
Place: Phoenix, Arizona - Home
Name: Sixtus Dopplebock
Country of Origin: Italy
Style: Dopplebock
Brewery: Forst
ABV: 4.50
Color: A transpicuous deep garnet color
Head: Impressive In size
Texture: Frothy
Lace: Thick sticky sheets that cover the glass completely
Nose: Malt, caramel, and molasses like tones, sweet
Front: Cloyingly sweet
Top: Skeletal in mouth feel
Carbonation: Minimal
Hops: Pleasing to the palate
Aftertaste: Dry
Overall Impression: Drinkable, and a good beer overall, but nothing to write home about.
5 Point Scale: 3.5
100 Point Scale: 70
Additional Notes: None

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Photo of jmtpi
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Naugled
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of GiaLvo
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of LoveStout
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of ElGordo
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep mahogany color with a creamy head that disperses pretty quickly. Smells of sweet roasted malt and molasses with a hint of caramel. Lovely rich mouthfeel, nice and thick like you'd expect from the color. More molasses on the tongue, with deep roasted malt flavor. Further hints of maple syrup, caramel, and mocha. Molasses and mocha linger. A beautiful beer, nice, rich, and complex.

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Photo of Billolick
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

11.2 ounce bottle, with best before dating on the rear label.

Dark dark amber, slight head and moderate lite mocha head.

Caramel nose.

Heavy carmel again on the palate. Kinda on the thin side..

Meh, barely worth a try

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Photo of Beginner2
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had in Italy in a 2015 trip and probably only because it is listed on the "1001."

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Photo of stcules
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Classic mahogany colour, with a good foam, persistent and compact. Smell of malt, hints of liquorice and chickory. The flavour is quite particular, but good. The taste is malt, lightly toasted. The body is medium, and the taste is well balanced. After all, a pleasant beer, maybe a little boring after a while...

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Photo of oberon
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a becker a clear deep bronze with a sticky one finger white crown that held pretty well.Aromas of sweet caramel and brown sugar mainly with a hint of dark fruit,not a real strong aroma for the style.Dark fruit,chocolate,and brown sugar flavors but not real strong and assertive,it's on the lighter side but tastes good.Dare I say a more quaffable doppelbock...well maybe not with a 6.5%ABV but it's not a big alcoholic sweet beer either.

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Photo of Bluecrow
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

-tap pour-dark brown with dark carbonation, a bit turgid. Aroma of caramel and a waft of allspice. Flavor of dark malt, spice and some roasted nuttiness. A bit sweeter than I prefer, but good.

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Sixtus from Brauerei Forst AG
3.73 out of 5 based on 56 ratings.
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