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Dictator | Revolution Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
revbrew.com

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
An auburn-hued traditional German bock that showcases German specialty malts and lager yeast. Crisp, balanced bitterness and layers of toasty malt flavors.

Added by MasterSki on 06-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
11
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
6.91%
 
 
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 11
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3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip glass at the brewpub.

Bachelor Party-Palooza 2013 finishes its fun at Revolution with a blonde doppelbock. It pours a clear golden-brass topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises French toast, honey, sweet flowers, and a twinge of vague fruit (the second time this phenomenon has happened here tonight...). The taste brings in more of the same, though the French toast is more a lightly-toasted sweet biscuit now, sorta like a cornbread that was left in the oven a smidge too long. Moreover, there is a stronger grassy component near the end, bringing a bit of chlorophyll to the sweetness party. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a pretty nice bock, one that pours on the sweetness without overdoing it, but one that ends up being kinda forgettable.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of homebrew311
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at the brewpub. Appearance is slightly hazy and blond with tons of lacing and decent retention. Nose is malt forward with toast, bread, and a bit of ripe fruit. Taste is similar with moderate sweetness that gets stronger towards the end. A touch of spicy character is present for the hop profile as well. Strong toasted malts are present as well. Nice balance and clean flavors. Mouthfeel is smooth and mildly carbonated. Overall, a blond doppelbock is new for me, and this one is pretty nice. Now I just need to try a blonde stout!

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

On-tap at Revolution. Served in a tulip.

A - White foam settles to a thick collar, wisps, and splotchy lacework. Transparent amber-orange body that is surprisingly pale for a Doppelbock, but quite attractive.

S - Not at all what I was expecting from the style. Seems like more of an Helles Bock or Euro Strong Lager. There's a mix of tasty malts and spicy, earthy hops, with perhaps a faint note of biscuit. Alcohol comes out as this warms up; this is way stronger than the 5.5% listed on Revolution's website.

T - The taste is surprisingly hoppy, with a bit of earthy and pine bitterness that lingers. Bready malts, cereal grains; not particularly sweet. Quite spicy, guessing it's from either hops or fusels.

M - Some alcohol warmth - I'm very confused as this was listed as 8.5% on the menu (and on Untappd), but is now listed as 5.5% on Revolution's website: seems more like the former to me. Viscous, chewy, medium-full body. Creamy and soft texture. Other than the excessive warmth it's quite nice.

D - Very confused by the misinformation from Revolution - this was advertised as a Blonde Doppelbock when I had it, but now the Revolution website calls it an amber bock. It took me a long time to work through 14oz of this and I certainly wouldn't order it again, even though I like high-gravity lagers.

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Dictator from Revolution Brewing Company
3.62 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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