Dopplebock Lager | Alandale Brewing Company

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Alandale Brewing Company
Missouri, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Vancer on 12-08-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by pmcadamis:
Photo of pmcadamis
4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I tried this heavy-hitter after dinner at the brewpub.

A - Purplish red, scarlet brew with a small white head that showed some faint traces of purple. Some nice lace was left on the glass after the head diminished to a wispy haze (probably due to a very high ABV).

S - Sweet boozy malt aroma reminiscent of good scotch. Sweet caramel with some really solid grassy hops.

T - Rich malty scotch flavors abound. I taste caramel, grassy/hay-like hops, bitter baker's chocolate, and peat. The alcohol content is very apparent, but works for rather than against the flavors of this tasty brew.

M - Full bodied and very firm in the mouth. Mild carbonation and big alcohol warmth make this a slow sipping savory beer. Some hop bitterness and alcohol astringency make this a real palate cleanser.

D - Not a session beer by any means. This one deserves a snifter and a comfy chair in front of the fireplace. An outstanding dopplebock! I like this better than many authentic German examples of the style. Way to go Alandale!

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Photo of blackie
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not a traditional doppelbock by any means, but definately worth a shot

appearance: Looks pretty good. The pour into my St. Louis pilsner-style glass gives a low khaki head that recedes to a thin layer. The beer is a pleasing medium amber-brown in color.

smell: Smells pretty good. Malty fruits abound and pretty much dominate any other aromas in there. Cherries, dates, and golden raisins. Maybe a touch of ethanol and a light noble hop aroma. Some reminders of cognac.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is just under medium, and the body pretty full and smooth.

taste: Plenty malty with a controlled sweetness level considering. Cherry cough syrup aftertaste detracts a little. Lightly hopped. Certainly a nice stab at the style.

drinkability: somewhat limited by the aftertaste, but not bad

growler from Vancer for my BA Anny bombing

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap a clear dark red with a creamy off-white head and some tack lacing all around.

Aroma is malty with some spice and a good whiff of alcohol to it.

Taste is malts, dark fruit, some spice and plenty of warming kick from the alcohol.

Medium mouthfeel, warming and with average carbonation.

This is not a sessionable beer at all. Sit back and enjoy this Doppelbock. You'll find it quite easy to do.

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

<1/11/08 edit: Getting much better; now a very nice malty sweet bock with a touch of cherry. Smooth and drinkable for a couple, give it a try. Now one of my favorites here.>

Well, here’s the infamous dopplebock that sure doesn’t seem like a dopplebock.

Pour was a clear amber with a quick dying tan head – very little lacing. Unfortunately, just no aroma. Bummer.

The quaff was a puzzling concoction of winter spices along with a honey orange backbone. Man, this is more along a Barley Wine than dopplebock…

Body was oily and slick with a slightly sweet medicine kick. Not a bad tasting brew, just perplexing.

The service in a squat highball glass also irked me a tad. Com’on, put it in a nice tulip glass or sniftner, for crying out loud.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draught at the brewpub. Alandale's version of the style is a mostly clear dark orange/copper color with a medium light beige head that diminishes steadily. Short strings of lacing. Malty nose with some alcohol and dark fruit in the background. Medium and syrupy body with a strong malt profile. Notes of caramel and grain flavors are present as well. Light hops saves it from becoming cloying. The finish is malty and sweet, leaving a grainy malt aftertaste. Above average overall.

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Dopplebock Lager from Alandale Brewing Company
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