Ettaler Curator Doppelbock (Original German Version) | Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH

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Ettaler Curator Doppelbock (Original German Version)Ettaler Curator Doppelbock (Original German Version)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
Germany
klosterbrauerei-ettal.de

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by paterlodie on 02-25-2005

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34
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
12.99%
 
 
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Photo of TheSarge
3.26/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This Doppelbock produces very little head, but has a richly carbonated appearance. The body is dark and cola like. Also it is quite clear.

There is not much fragrance here, but I can detect a slight sassafras characteristic.

The taste is quite good. It is sweet, with overtones of cola and finishes with an herbal bite.

Even with the moderate amount of alcohol, this feels very wet and refreshing, definitely not complex. This could easily sneak one up on you.

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Photo of barleyman
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 1/2 liter brown glass bottle into my cold mug. Appearance is a little thin for the style. Smell is quite nice, and more complex than the sight would indicate. The taste reveals malt, date, raisin, clove, and a slight hop finish. Mouthfeel is light for the style, as is the drinkablility. Wonderful medium bodied doppelbock.

Just a thought.

barleyman

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Photo of thierrynantes
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer bottle (50cl), tasted in 2004.
One of the Germany's remaining monastic brewers.
Appearence : Dark bock
Smell : Dates, toffee, liquorice aroma
Taste : lots of fruit, dark malt and swetness but balanced with bitterness
Mouthfeel : bitter finish with chocolate
Drinkability : Absolutely delicious, like a doppel bock should be.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A dark, brown beer with a thin head and no visible carbonation.

Smell is full of sweet caramel and has a strong malt smell. The yeast adds a spiciness which has some clovey notes.

Taste is very strongly malty with some husky astringency. There is caramel and mild dark chocolate. The taste reminds me of dark canesugar, which also has a earthy and 'unrefined' taste. Very little hop presence, at least not notable, with this big maltiness. Body is medium to full and mouthfeel is slightly sweet, less sweet than other doppelbocks I had. Also some stickiness on the lips, but again not to the extent I had with other doppelbocks.

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Photo of JulieRFoster
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer has a beautiful color, which I would describe as a rich raspberry iced tea that was surprisingly translucent. The lovely vanilla head is quite robust when first poured, and then falls to about 1/5 cm.
The nose is very malty; slightly burnt but distinctly sweet deep malts. This deep malt comes through on the taste, which has a slightly bitter aftertaste. There is also a hint of vanilla or even caramel. The taste is smooth and round with a good balance of bitter and sweet flavors.
The carbonation consists of pixie-sized bubbles and is very well done as it perfectly complements the almost-chewy mouthfeel.
To be honest, I am not very well versed in this style, but I would certainly order this beer again.

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Photo of Beertracker
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Ettaler Curator (Dunkler Doppelbock) is best served at traditional cellar temperatures (45-50F). This one pours up with a thick creamy, mousse-like head that generously tops the deep reddish-brown body. The sweet toffee, almost brown sugary aroma is envitingly rich with lots of melanoidins & toasted grains. Hints of fruitiness (e.g. black licorice, dried cherries & chocolate pudding) and Kahlua-laced alcohol interplay nicely at the rim of the glass. The flavor starts off very sweet & bready with a cloying malty sweetness upfront which gives into some slight underlying bitterness from the Noble hops that add some balance to this fine doppelbock. There's just a touch of cheek warming in the bittersweet, chocolate finish. The body is very full & rich with just the perfect amount of carbonation.

This is a wonderful classic doppelbock from one of Germany's remaining monastic breweries. Try pairing Curator with some traditional spit-roasted Schweinshaxn (pork knuckles) seasoned with caraway seed & white pepper, served with a plate of red cabbage sauerkraut, mushroom-gravy covered spätzle and thinly sliced sweet onions & radi (white radish). How about some cinnamon glazed apple dumplings for dessert? "Dem Himmel so Nah!" (So close to heaven!)

PROST! Beertracker

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Photo of Sigmund
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(500 ml bottle, bought in Germany). Another traditional Kloster Dunkler Doppelbock, ABV is 7%. Colour is dark brown to ruby, good light tan head. Fine aroma of oak, coffee and cigar box. Heavily roasted to burnt malty flavour, alcohol shines through. Roast bitterness in the aftertaste. Not quite as good as the Weltenburger Kloster Asam Bock, but still very good.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a few bottles of this at a shop across from the Kloster. Cost 1.50EU for a 0.5l bottle.

A rocky tan head of 1" tops a clear, richly-hued mahogany liquid. Head thins but lasts well at about 1/4", leaving lovely lace behind. Has a bold, malty sweet aroma with caramel milling around. Mmmm. Body is medium-plus, almost chewy, and this is a very smooth bier.

Malty sweetness is all over, yet not cloying at all. Caramel and toffee riches coat the tongue and linger oh so well. Floral hops cut the sweetness at the finish, but are more an afterthought than something up front. A verry nice DBock! Those Klosters do them quite well!!

Prosit!!

overall: 4.4
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4.5

837

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Photo of paterlodie
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best before 24-03-05. Poor in fine with nice yellowwhite head thats thick and solid. Beercolor is very darkbrown but clear.
Nose is sweet, litle burnt and malty. Taste is sweet, malty with litle yeastspice and lilte roast. Aftertaste is sweet and misses hops in my eyes. Runs down your throat like oil though and no off-tastes noticeable. Good beer but litle too sweet for me.

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Ettaler Curator Doppelbock (Original German Version) from Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
3.85 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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