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Thunder Canyon Nothin' Greator Doppelbock | Thunder Canyon Brewery

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Brewed by:
Thunder Canyon Brewery
Arizona, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerBeing on 03-31-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 3
Photo of xymyl
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Note: I considered adding a new listing for this beer under "Canyonator Doppelbock" but I'm betting that it is essentially the same as the "Nuthin' Greator". If it isn't the same it still probably doesn't matter much because the beer is not interesting. But if anyone tells me different, I will promptly delete this review and place it under its own title. Thanks.

Appearance: Very dark amber with a thin off white head.

Smell: This does not seem to have been brewed at a lager temperature. Some phenolic notes in the background. But overall, the aroma just doesn't represent.

Taste: Not very complex, almost tastes like wort, as the alcohol doesn't even come close to the surface. Caramel sweetness, little smokiness which may be a phenol as well, but it helps the flavor.

Overall: A pleasant enough beer if you think of it as an ale, medium bodied and sweet, not to style, I drank it, but it isn't really very drinkable.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.48/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Sampled March 2007
This beer has a deep, clear, reddish amber color and is topped by one-and-a-half finger thick, frothy, amber tinged tan colored head that is quite good for a draught beer. The aroma is malty, but really quite non-descript for a Bock, much less a Doppel Bock. I get some aromatic notes of light caramel and a dry toasty note in the finish.

The beer is fairly well carbonated, which accentuates a sharp, carbonic bite. Rich and chewy without being very sweet (basically made up of lots of complex, residual malt sugars). This beer has a spicy-herbal hop finish and quite a solid hop bitterness for a Doppel Bock. The bitterness adds a balance not usually found in this malt focused style of beer. Rich, bready, caramelized crust flavors add to the layered malt character that is found in this beer. This is definitely thick bodied, but ample carbonation helps to lighten the overall sensory effect of this beer. This is thick enough to be contemplative though, and it is definitely a sipping brew. Ultimately this beer is somehow lackluster and I can't quite put my finger on it. There seems to be missing a certain richness and flavor depth that I would require in a Bock, thought he body is definitely spot on.

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Photo of Crosling
3.64/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draught @ the 5th Annual Strong Beer Festival in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dark orange in color. Typical, non-expressive Dopplebock aroma with fruity malt (plum), caramel and herbals hops. Malt accented, buttery, grainy feel with notes of bread, cookies, caramel and toast and a small hop presense that brings forth a distinct dryness and grass flavor.

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Thunder Canyon Nothin' Greator Doppelbock from Thunder Canyon Brewery
3.29 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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