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%
 
 
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of emerge077
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
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 nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TMoney2591
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a shaker pint glass at Sheffield's.

Coulda used a generator and portable heater during my walk to Sheffield's today... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset garnet-amber topped by a finger of glowing off-cream foam. The nose comprises sourdough, rye bread, light dried maple syrup, toffee, and a hint of mandarin orange syrup. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a hint of cream. The result is almost akin to some sweet bread. Nice. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a fluid feel, and a sorta/kinda dry-ish finish. Overall, a generally enjoyable d-bock, one I could see enjoying regularly if given the opportunity.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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 brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of scruffwhor
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Dactrius
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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 barnzy78
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

L - brown hued with a nice ruby glow when held to light, creamy beige head sticks around for a bit
S - malty nose with caramel, toffee, brown sugar, grain, spicy aromatic hops
T - sweet toasted grain, brown sugar, burnt caramel, spicy grassy hop
F - creamy and smooth, finishes dry with a bite of pepperiness
O - very good American brewed doppelbock. A bit rough around the edges as I find the finish a bit more harsh than I'd like, otherwise it's solid.

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Photo of jrallen34
2.65/5  rDev -29.1%
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 Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Photo of Zuidman
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of stortore
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of AgentZero
2.9/5  rDev -22.5%
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 jsh420
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elNopalero
2.24/5  rDev -40.1%
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 mychalg9
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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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Generator Doppelbock from Metropolitan Brewing
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