Brewmaster's Premium Reserve Dopple Bock | Sprecher Brewing Company

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Brewmaster's Premium Reserve Dopple BockBrewmaster's Premium Reserve Dopple Bock

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Sprecher Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-06-2006

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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 39
Photo of Billolick
4.39/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bomber, black and gold theme, waxed/rubbery cap top. Pours dark, murky mahogony, with a 1/2 inch tan head that departs pretty quickly and then leaves just some minor spotty bits of lacing. The nose is full of malt, vanilla, honey and herbal goodness. This is a rich, malty brew, plenty of flavor and character. Notes of more caramel, herbal sweet malts. Just a hint of balancing hops and a hint of smoky bourbon. Nice, bold, flavorful, warming Doppelbock. Well worth a try and MUCH better then the Russ. Impy Stout that is packaged the same way!

Purchased @ New Beer Distributors/NYC, NY

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Photo of Lnedrive14
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle purchased at Bauer Wines. Glad to have another doppelbock on the shelf.

Not quite as malty as I would have liked - lacked the balance that many of the best doppelbocks have. the result was a beer that's alcohol presence was a bit too strong as the beer hit the back of the palate. Dark fruits dominate the taste - no real hop bitterness or sweetness.

I think the result is a fairly one dimensional brew. Not bad, by any means, but certainly not one of the greats.

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Photo of clickpush
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour: 22oz bottle to tulip. Lays a thick one and a half inch active dark tan head that goes away quickly amid vigorous bubble activity. Body is dark brown with ruby edgings and no visible bubbles within. After head has subsided a flat cap of healthy foam remains.

Nose: Pungent yeast and fresh grains. Dark sweet notes of plum and brown sugar. Weak aroma of lager type hops and fading thick hay. An aura of overripe fruits adds some undesirable thickness to an otherwise appealing smell.

Mouth: Unlike the smell, the mouth is full of roast malt flavors. The mouthfeel enters well but foams up a bit as it moves back and the swallow is weak. Excellent roasty after tastes that define the difference between burnt toast and a subtle roast. Some sweet flavors linger with fruity esters, and the after taste is extremely well balanced between the bitter roast flavors, the sweeter characters, and some peppery yeast qualities.

Good, but the mouthfeel really kills the drinkability of this one.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle purchased as a single from Julio's, Marlboro, MA. Gold wax sealed cap, with hangtag that further IDs it as the "Brewmaster Premium Reserve".

Poured into a large chalice, formed a 3/8" tan head over the clear burgundy brew. Head fades down at a moderate speed, with minimal, quick-falling lace. Aroma is dark fruits and hearty booze, although lacking a bit of the sweetness I'd look for. Taste is also light on sweetness upfront, quickly transitioning to a quick shot of the dark fruitiness, a hot fusel-type alcohol flavor, and then closing with bitterness coupled with alcohol heat. Mouthfeel and drinkability are not quite what I was looking for or expecting here. It's probably not as bad as this all paints it to be, but many of the Sprecher products I have enjoyed had led me to set the bar high for them. Hopefully this one will do well with some age.

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Photo of Estarrio
4.65/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from an attractive black and gold bottle with an elegant mystique. The cap is sealed with gold wax, which prevents oxidation and looks very, very cool. There seemed to be a date but unfortunately, it was illegible.

Poured a very dark, translucent amber with a large, off-white head. The head was foamy and chunky with decent retention and impressive lacings.

The aroma is very sweet malt with chocolate, dark fruit and some bread scents.

The taste is sweet, roasted malt and plum/raisin up front. Chocolate, burnt caramel, oats and a slightly bitter finish balance the sweetness. Suggestions of alcohol are noticeable in the aftertaste and a warming in the throat; otherwise it is very well masked for 8%. As this warms to room temperature, the sweetness yields to a more complex array of chocolate, molasses, vanilla, toffee, dark fruit and a bitter, doughy finish. The different roasted malts are present throughout, leaving a pleasant roasted aftertaste. This is a very complex, big beer that rewards a patient drinker for letting it breath.

This has a nice mouthfeel and is well carbonated. I imagined it being creamier but it is still very nice on the palate. This is surprisingly drinkable for a full-bodied brew.

This is an extremely impressive Dopplebock. In fact it rivals my favorite Celebrator at a small margin of the cost. I’m looking forward to aging several more bottles.

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Brewmaster's Premium Reserve Dopple Bock from Sprecher Brewing Company
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