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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
15.28%
 
 
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear but very dark red in color (black when viewed from afar) and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of molasses are present in the nose along with notes of dark fruits and hints of caramel malts.
T: Much like the smell, the taste is rather malty but also has a rather high amount of malty sweetness. Hints of brown bread are also noticeable.
M: It feels somewhat more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather easy to drink compared to other beers in the style—it still feels like it has some body but doesn't feel like it quickly fills you up. Usually I find it hard to have multiple doppelbocks in one sitting but this is a beer that I could knock back more than one of in a single night.

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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 dcmchew
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of smcolw
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

After a long vacation in Beer-Third-World Italy, this was a happy respite. Finally, a beer that could at least be recommended.

Pours a reddish brown with a small haze. Nice beige-white head that leaves a single lace ring per sip.

Dark sweet chocolate aroma; slight cream and sugary caramels smells complete the profile.

Very sweet, rich and thick. Semi-sweet chocolate flavors. Full bodied with proper carbonation levels. the aftertaste has some balancing hop, but the predominate flavor is sweetness.

Not exactly quaffable, but this would be a very nice brew to curl up next to a fire on a cold spring day.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 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 LoveStout
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of RBorsato
4.7/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown (ruby red highlights) with a nice creamy light brown head which leaves sporadic lace. Nice malt aroma with light roastiness and light alcohol. Nice maltiness: coffeeish and chocolately with a dessert-like finish. Not overly sweet. Medium-full bodied with a dry warming alcohol finish.

This is more of a Traditional Bock than a Doppelbock but it is good !!

Per M.J.: O.G. 1067 / 16.8 Plato. Almost all Munich malt

Best Before: 5/21/03 (lasered on neck)
Tasted: 02/03/03 & 10/07/04

(11.2 oz / 330 ml bottle)

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

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

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 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 tavernjef
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear dark garnet in color with a strong glowing ruby tone within, delicately placed tannish head sits thin on top, reduces to a small collar around the edge and a broken whispy haze hovers, very minimal spotty glaring lace sticks. Aroma is quite full of dark plum and some sweetened molasses with some notes of anise. Taste has some deep tones swimming around in sweetly rendered malts lending plum and molasses, bits of chocolate make an appearance in some of the late lingering along with a small surge of sticky biting hops. The plum wears off as it warms and becomes more full of molasses and dark toffee; some spicyness fills the nose within the belches. Feel is favorable medium in body with a decent lighter slick, creamy feel and lightly gripping carbonation. A very nice showing with this brew, a pleasant surprise for sure eh.

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Photo of RoyalT
4.47/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Dark brown in color and very clear with a nice, creamy head that laced well and left some cool-looking pits on the surface.

Smell – Cowabunga! Talk about nailing down the style. This nose is super rich and thick, full of heavily-toasted malts and caramel. Nothing more, nothing less.

Taste – This Doppelbock has the consistency of cold molasses. There are actually some molasses flavors in there, but the big, thick, chewy toasted malts dominate. The caramel is huge as well. This one is very sweet and also full of plums and dates.

Mouthfeel – Full, thick, and creamy in the mouth. This one is so sweet it’s sticky as it glides past your teeth.

Drinkability – I just had their lager and thought it was horrible. I can’t believe they pulled off this very difficult style. Very drinkable and will definitely buy again.

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Photo of JoeMans
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of patre_tim
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark amber with a ruby hue, some carbonation though its so dark its hard to see through. Starts with 3 fingers of yellow beige tinged creamy head.


S: Crème brulee, dark toasted notes, a slight buttery note though I not in a negative way, more like a butter crème dessert, nutty like almonds.


T: Dark toasted notes with a light sweetness, slight caramelized to almost burnt sugar, no buttery notes.


M: Thick body, medium carbonation, slightly sticky feel in the mouth afterward.


O: Great one for this style coming from Italy. In looks and taste and smell its reminding me of a barley wine only on a much lighter scale. Found at Carrefour, Kunming and drank Feb 2nd, 2015.

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Photo of ummswimmin
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had the Sixtus at Barbuto in New York City. I thoroughly recommend visiting this gem of a restaurant in The City.

The server properly poured this beer into a Peroni glass. Weird glass, almost a perfect tall cylinder with a taper in the middle.

There were a couple fingers of head on the pour. I immediately breathed in all of the dopplebock flavors. They were a little more muted than expected for a dopple. You get raisins, caramel, and some malt.

It tastes good. I really enjoy coming to dopplebocks of this quality in the fall, and this one really hit the spot. I recommend this, relatively easy to find beer.

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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 rorjets
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of knicks19947
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of ckeegan04
4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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