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Generator Doppelbock | Metropolitan Brewing

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3.8/5
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95 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#18,060
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
95
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of elNopalero
2.24/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This was an odd brew and based on my experience with it I left wondering if it was in fact infected.
On tap at Clark St. Ale House in Chicago.

It poured with a slight tint of dark red. Had a strong, off-putting aroma. Some sour cherries in the nose underneath the nastiness. Thin bodied, slightly sour flavored with a lot of phenolic notes. I felt like this beer went from a sour to tart to rotting flavor of dark cherries.

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Photo of jrallen34
2.65/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I had this on tap into a traditional pint glass.

The beer is very light and clear, almost amber with a very light tan head. The retention and lacing are ok.

The aroma and tasty are very malty, way to sweet for my liking for this style. Its also very one note and boring.

The feel is bad very watery, not drinkable at all, couldn't even finish my pint.

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Photo of AgentZero
2.9/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Much lighter than I was anticipating for a doppelbock. One finger off-white head, with a little bit of lacing.

S - Lots of malts, sweet and roasted. Fitting the style, but somewhat blah.

T - It's a very sweet, malty beer. It's good if you're in the mood for a nice caramelly tasting brew, but it's kind of boring.

M - Too thinned out, would guess this is medium bodied but seems like they cut this one with a little bit of water or something.

D - Not real hard to drink, but for the style this should be easier to do, it's an okay beer, but not going to try to find this again.

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Photo of falconxman
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of kustard
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of scruffwhor
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of vinny21bal
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of landstrykere
3.27/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MaximalC
3.29/5  rDev -13.4%
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 Sweffin
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of tfidler
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Cam9191
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of KATCanada
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fergster75
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zuidman
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Dactrius
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Wsherry1
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of pirmannt1
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
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 TTAmod
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in 12 oz. bottle. No date, but they just started bottling this, so it can't be that old. Poured into pint glass.

A: Pours clear, dark amber. Head is medium-hued tan, tight, dense, and two fingers thick. Head sicks around for a bit. Carbonation is pretty low.

S: Malty, grainy smell. Some dark fruits (prune, raisin, etc.) A bit of alcohol comes out of it, as well. Touch of spice is present, too.

T: Strong, bready malt up front. A bit of dark fruit after that. Noble hop presence, metallic bitterness, and graininess brings up the rear. Low bitterness at the end with a touch of alcohol.

M: Low carbonation, medium to heavy mouthfeel. Very smooth and easy to drink.

O: Not enough esters for a dopplebock, in my opinion. Still very, very good, though. Could use a bit more fruit, and it would be on par with some of the best German doppelbocks.

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Photo of thornburyslasher
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Generator Doppelbock from Metropolitan Brewing
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 95 ratings
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