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Sudwerk Hübsch 2008 Doppel BockSudwerk Hübsch 2008 Doppel Bock

Brewed by:
Sudwerk Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by WeisGuy on 12-20-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of IntriqKen
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark amber almost black with a smallish head of white that disappeared leaving nothing in it's wake.

Aroma was dark burnt malts, tobacco, lightly dark fruits.

Flavors of very burnt amber malts, leather, a little tobacco, bitter hops, and burnt sugars.

Aftertaste is surprisingly clean but with biting burnt malts.

Mouthfeel is 'comfortably' moderate...slightly thin but not overly so.

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Photo of DogFood11
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well its a beauty to look at thats for sure. A dark ruby red with a shiney outer shell and rich deep dark core. Meaty tan head is uniform and fades to a solid cover. Ring lace.

It has a nice mouthfeel and the drinkability is decent but where this beer falls short in my opinion is depth of flavor. There is a mild caramel malt bill and very little in the way of fruits or candied type flavor. It does draw enough bitterness off the toasted bread edge to give it a nice kick. Finishes pretty clean compared to its fellow dopples.

Notes: Price per value its easy to beat. A decent bottle to swallow once a year but thats about it.

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Photo of jbsteiny
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this when I was out in SF on a BevMo run the morning I flew out. The swingtop liter bottle is very cool and perfect for homebrew! The little card that they'd written up had said that it would be a good choice to age, but I had to pop it open at a recent holiday gathering to try out this CA brewery's take on the doppelbock (which has become one of my favorite styles).

Poured a bit like cola -- dark brown and fizzy -- with a bit of tan head that left a little sticky lacing on the wineglass. Smelled and tasted largely of burnt caramel -- hops were not very present. Slight root beer flavor. Sticky mouthfeel with a slightly dry finish. I felt this beer was tasty, but a little one-dimensional. Maybe it will grow more complex with age? I have to say that it certainly went down easy, belying its 8% ABV. A good American doppelbock, but it doesn't stand up to the German classics.

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Photo of Solomon420
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to IntriqKen for this nice bottle.

Appearance (4.0) - dark brown, mahogany hue against the light
smallish tan head with moderate lacing

Smell (3.5) - bready, malty, burnt smoke aroma, strong fig smell

Taste (3.5) - malty up front, smoky bread with fig thickness. leaves slight residue of smoky figs on the tongue and cheeks

Mouthfeel (3.5) - medium body, light fizziness carbonation. the mouthfeel leans towards the malt, with little or no indication of hops anywhere in the profile. Which is what the beer style is known for.

Drinkability (3.5) - Overall a pleasure to try and drink. Plus it comes in cool 1 L flittop growler bottle.

Overall Score: B

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Photo of WeisGuy
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to SwillinBrew for this 1L flip-top bottle via the '07 Secret Santa BIF.

a - pours a very dark brown with burgundy highlights, one-finger tan head with decent retention and not so good lacing

s - caramel maltiness all the way on the nose and not much else, very assertive

t - strong sweet caramelly maltiness up front and in the midpalate, the finish has a prominent bitterness that evolves into a nice mildly sweet maltiness that lingers for quite awhile, spot on for a doppelbock

m - medium-bodied, moderate carbonation, fairly sweet on the finish, slight warming from the alcohol

d - pretty drinkable, easy on the palate and the alcohol is not that prominent

Very nice doppelbock all around. Well worth seeking out or grabbing a bottle if you have access. Thanks again to SwillinBrew for the opportunity to try this beer.

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Sudwerk Hübsch 2008 Doppel Bock from Sudwerk Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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