Generator Doppelbock | Metropolitan Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Metropolitan Brewing
Illinois, United States
metrobrewing.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
25 IBU

Added by emerge077 on 11-17-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
94
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
10.7%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
12
For Trade:
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of bigpoppa67
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gotti311
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste: semi sweet deep caramel malt with some noted spiced, boozy notes. Barley, earthy, nose. Mahogany/Copper color, clear, tan foamy head with some lace. Medium body. A mellow version of the famous Celebrator Doppelbock. 25 IBUs

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Photo of ExploringStars
4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

What a great, wonderful drinkable beer. Could drink this all day stand alone. Some malt beers are in need if food, but this, no way.

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Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zaraspook
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of telescifly
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nurt20
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mychalg9
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaxOhle
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chaz
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown/cola in color, with excellent clarity, and topped with a darker tan head.

Nose seems to indicate a "fresh" beer of this style; Ripe, dark-skinned fruits (plum, cherry, and a lighter blackberry-raspberry blend). "Ale-like", with lighter melanoidin malt character.

Sweetish and very lightly tangy-bitter on the first sip, with very well defined malt character (dry, biscuit malt, and sweet / rich dark malt). Some light cheese / dairy notes (from yeast or lactose sugar?) along with light cocoa. Very-low bitterness.

Soft, smooth, very creamy mouthfeel -- almost as if it was nitrogenated. A medium-full bodied beer, otherwise.

In terms of American / Craft breweries, this is just about as good as it gets for the style, and it's definitely worth seeking out if you like appreciate and truly enjoy a good dunkel doppelbock.

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Photo of Sweffin
3.33/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaximalC
3.29/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a transparent garnet color with a skim of fine, beige foam. Aroma smells of caramel, banana bread, and faint, earthy hops.

The taste is clean and straightforward, featuring caramel, bread, and the aforementioned earthy hops. Mild, fruity esters bordering on bubblegum are the closest thing to complexity I can distinguish. Medium body and fine carbonation afford a crisp, semi-creamy mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a fairly tame, sessionable doppelbock that comes across more like a bock than a doppel. There’s nothing objectionable here, but there are plenty of more inspiring representations of the style about.

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Photo of Hendrick24
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured 12oz bottle into pint glass. Dark amber/brown with a 2 finger khaki head. Fades to a thick collar and leaves behind a bit of lacing. Nice and malty with chocolate,caramel, brown bread and dark fruit. Chocolaty and bready with the roasted malts. Some dark fruits and molasses to go along with toffee, caramel. Medium and sticky with a good amount of carbonation. This is a delicious dopplebock!

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Photo of MidwestBA
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of donnie_vendetta
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EuellGophar
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sleepy_Cecy
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

L: Beautiful deep red brown pour with a nice little half-inch dollop of foam. Reminded me of a gem--you look inside and gain depth rather than being blocked by opacity or seeing straight through in complete clarity.

S: Difficult to get out of the glass. Had to stick my nose far into the glass, but I did get hints of molasses and allspice.

T: Boston brown bread, sweet figs, and spicy rye. Not particularly complex, but solid, pleasing flavors. Great acidity that attacks your gums.

F: Smooth. Carbonation well matched for the flavors, but there is a surprising zip on the end that makes the brew seem lighter than it is.

Overall: I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. It was easy to drink and pleasant, but did excel or expand its category, and I certainly did not feel like this was a "liquid bread" as befits the style. Nice, but unremarkable.

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Photo of JVan
4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of DrewShalvoy
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jsh420
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Generator Doppelbock from Metropolitan Brewing
3.74 out of 5 based on 94 ratings.
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