Low And Slow: Doppelbock
Westbrook Brewing Co.

Low And Slow: DoppelbockLow And Slow: Doppelbock
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From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
Style:
Doppelbock
Ranked #30
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
90
Ranked #8,737
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 4.16%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
30
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 05, 2023
Added:
Mar 28, 2019
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  0
Doppelbock lagered in horizontal tanks. Rich and malty with a touch of noble hop aroma.
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16 ounce can into a pilsner glass. Had 9/5/23.

Big head of spongy foam on an average pour, with a good amount of foamy lacing. When that reduces, it’s a cloudy darker brown color. Active carbonation. Aromas of caramel, malt, brown bread, chocolate, some dates. Flavors of caramel, malt, brown bread, chocolate. Smooth, a good but thinner for the style medium body, appropriately carbonated at first- seemed to fade a little throughout.

This is a good and fairly classic take on the style. Has a great aroma. The thinner body is a slight negative, the fading carbonation is more so. Certainly enjoyable overall.
Oct 05, 2023
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Reviewed by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance - The beer was dark brown with foam clinging to the sides of the glass.

Smell - The nose was sweet with bready malt notes.

Taste - The initial taste was malty, but also very sweet. Was simple simple syrup added to the mash. There were caramel notes and a light bitterness at the finish.

Mouthfeel - The body allowed the sweetness to linger.

Overall - For the style, this one was a bit too sweet for me.
May 13, 2023
 
Rated: 4.5 by RBorsato from Virginia

Mar 31, 2023
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Reviewed by Grax from Iowa

3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Aroma of maple-soaked bread. Taste follows immediately with a smooth, satisfying wave of honey and malt backed by faint, bitter hops. Lingering rich sweetness. Solid
Mar 31, 2023
 
Rated: 4.17 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Mar 19, 2023
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Mar 05, 2023
 
Rated: 4.18 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Feb 28, 2023
 
Rated: 3.96 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Apr 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.05 by Furlinator from California

Apr 16, 2022
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.62/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
16oz can from Tavour. Dark brown pour, opaque, wispy head. Sweet, nutty aroma, light roast. Taste adds light tannic notes, woody, raisins, sweetness fades.
Mar 30, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Opaque medium brown with a finger of tan foam, spotted lacing. Taste has great potency and richness with big caramel malts, brown bread, date, toast, plum, and light earth. Nose is blander, more focused on toast, caramel and dark fruit. Feel is malty and so smooth, no sign of booze as it is dangerously drinkable. Definitely new world with a sweet palate, but man it is delicious
Mar 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Mar 22, 2022
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is clear but dark brownish red in color (dark brown when viewed from afar) and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high light tan head that died down but never completely faded away, leaving a short head covering the surface, a narrow collar around the edge of the glass and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of toasted malts are present in the nose along with notes of raisins.
T: The taste has flavors of raisins and brown bread with notes of toasted malts.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a good representation of the style and isn't that difficult to drink.

Serving type: can
Mar 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by SouthCrescent from Pennsylvania

Mar 12, 2022
 
Rated: 3.83 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Mar 09, 2022
 
Rated: 3.94 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Dec 22, 2021
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16oz can stamped 02/17/21 (5 months ago) poured into a half liter mug at fridge temp 8.2% ABV. The beer pours mostly bright medium brown in color with mahogany highlights and light brown head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is rich and features heavy toasted malt. The taste is semisweet toasted malt with minimal earthy and mineral notes. Minimal bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium plus bodied with average carbonation and a semi dry finish. No sign of the ABV in the taste or aroma. Not cloying, but rich throughout. Overall, very good.
Jul 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Apellonious from North Carolina

4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16 oz can , 02/17/21, poured into a Guinness pint glass, a dark brown amber, with amber and red highlights that vary based on the angle of the surrounding lighting, and just a thin ring of lace. The smell is toasted grains, malt, and car,el and banana notes. The taste is right in line for the style, very much malt forward with hints of camel,cola, and bread . The heft is on the medium low side, a touch thin, and with a slightly above medium amount of carbonation. Overall, a very drinkable and good rep of the style.
Jun 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.19 by oberon from North Carolina

May 03, 2021
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Started out looking like a nearly ideal doppelbock and tried hard to get there. The look was spot on, the aroma was as one would expect for the style, and the taste followed the aroma. Very nice so far! The feel was where this one left me wanting just a little. Thinner than expected, not necessarily a bad thing, I just expected some viscosity. Makes the 8.2% too easy to drink, and if I had more than one to drink I would have certainly opened it up.
Not perfect, but few beers are. Still darned good and worth a try. Who knows, may flip all your switches!
Apr 16, 2021
Low And Slow: Doppelbock from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 30 ratings