Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Rye Doppelbock | The Lucky Monk

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
The Lucky Monk
Illinois, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TMoney2591 on 01-14-2013

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
Reviews by barnzy78:
Photo of barnzy78
3.38/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a goblet, the beer is a coppery brown with a thin off-white foam on top. Malty nose with caramel, brown sugar, spicy rye, faint maple. Tastes are sweet with brown sugar, caramel, toffee, spicy rye, grassy hop, slight maple, and cinnamony spice. Mouth-feel is creamy and smooth, while being lower on the carbonation. Overall, not a bad doppelbock. I was hoping for a more pronounced rye character. I was definitely not happy about the $8.86 tab for it either. What a rip. Definitely not worth that price. Might even inhibit me from ever stepping foot in the Lucky Monk again.

 586 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of TMoney2591
3.06/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a chalice at the brewpub.

I love the mixed-race flow chart from Domino... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear topaz-amber topped by a half-finger of dusty cream foam. The nose comprises light maple syrup, very light rye bread, red apple skin, very mild barley, and a hint of cinnamon. The taste holds notes of mild rye spice, red apple, very light biscuit, and very light dried maple syrup. In short, it tastes like a lightly bready, even more lightly spicy red apple beer. Thankfully, the apple becomes less pronounced as time goes on, but it never really goes away entirely. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, I can't say I'm the biggest fan of this d-bock. For one thing, the apple character is far too pronounced, and, regardless, the remaining doppelbock character is kinda minimal, rye or not. Still, it's not all bad, just not all that great.

 926 characters

Photo of Buster
3.57/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Rye Doppelbock from The Lucky Monk
3.29 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer Fest® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!