Sudwerk Doppel Bock | Sudwerk Brewing Company

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3.76/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sudwerk Brewing Company
California, United States
sudwerkbrew.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by xlperro on 07-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,545
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
81
pDev:
11.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Tone
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear brown color. One inch head of an off-tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong caramel malt, alcohol, sweet malt, hint of raisin, hint of ester, yeast, and a hint of citrus hops. Fits the style of a Doppelbock. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight dryness and a hint of metallic notes. Tastes of strong caramel malt, alcohol, sweet malt, slight wheat, yeast, hint of roasted malt, and a hint of citrus hops. Overall, good appearance and aroma, but metallic notes are troubling and body lacks complexity and blend of aroma.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into Pilsener Glass. No date.

L: Deep mahogany. Ruch ruby hues shine through when held up to the light. Half finger beige head has minimal retention.

S: Faint aroma, some malt and some molasses like notes.

T: Good malt presence, less molasses and more charred bread like body.

F: Full, creamy, crisp.

O: Not a bad doppelbock but I have had far better.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of joberlander
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheOakKing
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rclangk
4.44/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very handsome dark reddish brown with a modest beige head. A somewhat sweet aroma. A pleasant mix of flavors; bread, caramel, roasted coffee detected.

I would would drink this brew again.

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Photo of KatyBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into pint glass. 2 inch head disappeared relatively quickly. Nice.

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Photo of liam_mcnulty
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattdy
3.15/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zeff80
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeCorleone
2.25/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

On tap at Woodstock's in Davis. I wouldn't call it a doppelbock...I thought it was too watery. To be fair, it may have gone bad.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.16/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark auburn draft pour with beige head. Sweet cherry nose. Flavors of cherries and dark chocolate. Medium lite mouthfeel. Very good overall - compares favorably to Celebrator.

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Photo of mig100
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdaschaf
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mactrail
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sudwerk calls this "Doppel Bock Ulimator" now. Really a great example of the Doppelbock style, a less than common appearance in California. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Bottlecraft - Little Italy.

Dark, dark color-- not exactly brown-- with a deep ruby tone in the Crooked Line tulip plus an exuberant foam. Plenty sweet but also a lighter, sudsier body than might be expected for such a malt bomb. Flavors are seriously roasted grain.

Hints of walnut and figs with a bitterish finish. The sudsy mouthfeel is in keeping with the German style. Sweet aftertaste is appealing as well.

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Photo of Wildepi
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Furlinator
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Ajjonesy11
3.24/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of PaulWaters
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of KevMo84
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone restaurant pint glass
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $2.19
Purchased: Feb. 22, 2014
Consumed: Feb. 28, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a dark mahogany color with two fingers of bubbly tan head. Minimal foggy lacing along the sides of the glass. Below average retention.

Smelled roasted nuts, sweet caramel sauce, toffee, chocolate, wintry spices, cocoa nibs, slight bitter coffee beans and peppery spices.

Tasted cocoa nubs, chocolate, caramel, toffee, wintery spices, roasted nuts, slight crayon and faint bitter aftertaste,

Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Long, smooth, warming finish.

A pretty decent beer overall. Great for the winter months. Would definitely have it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Sudwerk Doppel Bock from Sudwerk Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 81 ratings