Generator Doppelbock | Metropolitan Brewing

Generator DoppelbockGenerator Doppelbock
BA SCORE
68.4%
Liked This Beer
3.8 w/ 95 ratings
Generator DoppelbockGenerator Doppelbock
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
Ranking:
#17,273
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
95
Liked:
65
Avg:
3.8/5
pDev:
10.53%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of sneefcity
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of jbphoto88
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the hop leaf. Speaking of leavers the beer is tobacco red with a tan head that lasts a good amount of time. One of three small 30 barrel batches of doppelbock from metropolitan brewing I'm told.

Smells like freshly roasted grains with a touch of sugared coffee. The nose is extremely fresh which might have something to do with the brewery being less the 0.5 miles down the street.

Taste is sweet, caramelized and is a fresh crushed grain bomb. Coffee mixed with nutty coco and a nice steady bitterness that seems to come from the coffee but is more likely from subtle hop additions. Very smooth and very tasty.

An almost perfect mouthfeel. The hops bitters enough to compliment the sweeter rich kilned grains. Lightly carbonated with a touch of dryness in the finish. I'm said to hear that this is a seasonal and only available locally. Cheers to metropolitan brewing for tackling all those traditional German styles. I hope there is still some around next time I'm up in Chicago.

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Photo of ChicagoShakeAndBake26
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of bainard
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JVan
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ExploringStars
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
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 JuniperJesus
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Gotti311
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olafphysics
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Dinobambam
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 batch, 12-13 oz. tulip pour at Paddy Longs.
Nice creamy cap of khaki foam that lasts for the whole glass. As the glass tilts, it leaves a perfect collar of lacing around the edges. Color appears dark brown at first, but its shot through with glinting ruby in the light.

Fruity and malty aromas of dried fruit, plum and raisin, dark bread. Flavors are similar, big malt complexity with a light fruitiness and a little residual sweetness. Very smooth and sippable. A perfect mid-winter beer to erase the winter blahs with. This batch seems more finely tuned and flavorful than the last time I had it.

03-21-2010/ 4.05
On tap at Black Rock.

Into a cheater 12-13 oz. pint, it was a brilliant copper color, with a stiff cap of white foam. Visible rising carbonation provided some appeal.

Nutty aroma, some level of dried fruits also. Mildly sweet with some yeast presence.

Rich nutty flavor, some yeast and dried apricot or golden raisin. Dominant malt character. Full bodied, deceptively so, in contrast to the light color and seemingly easy-drinking appearance. Overall very enjoyable, a little strong to session. Good for the colder Chicago months for sure (even a snowy March weekend)!

Solid locally made Doppelbock that I hope to see in bottles next fall. Maybe even 4-packs like Celebrator... wink wink hint hint

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Photo of beertooth
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Maproom. Served in a goblet/tulip glass. $5 for the 14.75oz pour.

This beer is a crystal clear glowing orange. There is a finger of white head that fades to a thin collar and layer of bubbles. Streams of bubbles come rising up to the top. It looks very inviting.

The nose is full of roasted malts and a little booze.

The first sip follows with a large dose of roasted pale malts and some earthiness and nuttiness come through as well, Very warming and the abv% is hard to pick up on. It's extremely clean and straight forward.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a lively level of carbonation. Sticky and semi-dry.

Kudos to Metro for brewing a great dopplebock. I could really cozy up to this beer this winter. I look forward to many more glasses.

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Photo of Ri0
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
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 EuellGophar
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mychalg9
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joe1510
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle
$10.99 6-Pack
Four Seasons Liquor - Morris, IL

Generator proudly shows of a brilliantly clear, mahogany body that shimmers with ruby highlights when backlit. Forming of the head took a hard pour but eventually made it to a finger in height with khaki foam. A little fizzle and crackle brings the head to nothing but a thin ring in short order. The quickly diminishing head takes away from the looks of this doppelbock.

The nose is big, malty, and complex. Toasted grains upfront with a little sweetness. Caramel picks up quickly along with a sweet neutralizing freshly husked graininess. Slightly bready toward the backend with a touch of both floral and spicy hops. Very mild fruity esters add yet more depth, soft plum mostly.

The flavor profile basically follows the nose step by step. Lightly roasted grains are fairly sweet upfront. Rich caramel washes through the middle before brown bread brings up the rear. The sweetness is very evenhanded and well done. Floral hoppiness wraps the malt in it's loving embrace. Good shit!

A full, robust, roundness weighs along the tongue. The finish is semi-dry and works well with the lingering, but soft, floral bitterness. The carbonation is firmly in the middle of the spectrum, a little tingling left along the tongue.

Generator is an excellent doppelbock right from my backyard. It's well rounded, clean, complex, and dangerously drinkable. Not often do you find expertly crafted German styles in the United States but Metropolitan manages to brew incredible, clean, crushable, German styles again and again.

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Photo of steveh
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excited to find this new addition to Metropolitan bottles. Their German-styles have been pretty spot-on to style and I have high hopes that this one will be no less.

A -- Pours a clear, deep copper color with bright garnet highlights and a dense, long-lasting, light tan head.

S -- Earthy malts and peppery alcohol. There's some vague sulfur lingering and bready yeast.

T -- Taste is a little hot from alcohol up front, but there's great dark bread crust maltiness making up a rich backbone to this beer. Spicy, rather bitter for the style -- but not overly, hops balance out in the finish, along with peppery alcohol, but the good breadiness controls the aftertaste. Some mellow, slightly tart, dark fruit characters become apparent in the aftertaste as well and balance nicely with the sweetness of the malt.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a dry finish and full body.

O -- Where Sprecher's Premium Reserve Doppelbock flaunted its high ABV to the point of harshness, the Generator lets you know it's around, but puts up a sweet and flavorful front that lulls you into one more taste... and another, and...

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Photo of markzab
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AJacob81
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a deep chestnut beauty w brilliant dark crimson highlights. Minimal head and lacing. The nose is fruit and nuts and an abundance of roasted grains. The flavor adds a touch of buttery caramel and tea leaves to the above. Finishes w a hint of semisweet cocoa and burnt toast. The feel is smooth w high carbonation, just right for the style. An exceptionally well-crafted American take on my favorite German style.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Azpittil57
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of cadaugherty
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Generator Doppelbock from Metropolitan Brewing
Beer rating: 68.4% out of 100 with 95 ratings
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