Ettaler Curator Dunkler Doppelbock (US Import Version) | Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH

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Ettaler Curator Dunkler Doppelbock (US Import Version)Ettaler Curator Dunkler Doppelbock (US Import Version)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 01-12-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
291
Reviews:
197
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
11.51%
 
 
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Photo of dmberger
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bobgentzler
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Loved this dopplebock!

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4.65/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice, sweet, malty doppel. Hints of fig and banana. Very solid tasting. I think this is my 2nd time and I liked it both times. Passes the test.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sixpoint
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fastwalker19
4.49/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of George2744
4.44/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mikebogs33
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smakawhat
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Practically perfection in a glass. Deep red chestnut brown, dark but crystal clear. Even lines of fine carbonation slowly rising to the top to meet a supper creamy three finger head. Light tan and soupy a bit with meringue like retention, minor details, but with a glowing piece of antique furniture the beer looks amazing, dark, mysterious, bloody almost, and just alluring as all get out.

Excellent interesting aroma. Dry and airy grain. Mild milk chocolate but very powdery. A real nice sense of hazelnut and nutty character to this too. Slightly creamy mild very tiny vanilla on the nose, but the dryness really brings out a grainy and clove lightness with a bit of nut. Very interesting.

Woah… who invited the sugar police? First palate sip brings classic toffee malt thickness that comes with a bit of caramel and then just takes over. Huge rushes of maple syrup and sugar. Thick coating malts which surprisingly aren't that bad, even hinting a little cream like texture, but boy do the sugars on this just go overboard. A boozy character really starts to develop just making the sugars emphasis this like crazy. Much of the diversity on the nose is completely gone in the taste.

It's one of the best looking German doppels I've ever seen but it's just far to sweet for my tastes. Still drinkable, but if you are into that thing you'll dig this one for sure.

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Photo of Craigory
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler fill from Green's PG. Poured into a Cigar City snifter.

A: Pours a deep ruby body, approaching cola; forms a quickly-dissipating beige head. Looks like a good doppelbock should.

S: Strong aroma of figs and prune juice, with some bready malt and booze accompanying. Dark and fruity, even for the style.

T: Follows the nose, with deep and juicy fig and prune flavors. Sweet, bready malt back it up--reminiscent of banana bread, almost. Striking.

M: Full-bodied, but seriously lacking carbonation. Almost flat. Apart from the carbonation issue, each sips feels nice across the palate.

O: A nice sipper, with standout fruit flavors--even for a doppelbock, this is complex and rich. I will seek it out again.

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Photo of JayQue
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Impressive Doppelbock. Pours a clear dark amber/mahogany color with a medium size beige head that fades fast. Strong aroma of roasted malt, and dark fruit.

Taste is very good. Rich malty presence with sweetness coming from dark fruit (plums and raisins) and a molasses flavor. No alcohol taste.

Mouthfeel is rich and smooth. There is a warming presence from the alcohol but no "burn". A smooth very inviting beer.

I would seek this one out again!!!

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bubseymour
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of ari32
2.25/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of ordybill
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from A 50cl bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- A great nutty malt aroma.
Appearance- Pours a reddish tinted brown with a large off-white head.
Taste- A sweet malty flavor that I really enjoyed.
Palate- An almost heavy bodied brew with mild carbonation. It has a real creamy texture that lends its self well to the flavor.
Overall- A thoroughly enjoyable beer, this is hard to find in GA so if you can find it, give it a try.

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Photo of Jrockerboi
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Hrodebert
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of cj8311
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of Johannalee
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Bitterbill
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A deep brown golden brew, nice head of foam that shrinks quickly but not all the way. Good lacing.

Strong grainy and caramel malt nose. Some choco.

Tastes just like it smells, big malt monster that's perhaps a tad too sweet, but it is a joy to drink none the less.

Creamy mouthfeel, over all, a very nice Doppelbock.

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Photo of Sphinks
4.88/5  rDev +24.8%

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Ettaler Curator Dunkler Doppelbock (US Import Version) from Klosterbrauerei Ettal / Ettaler Klosterbetriebe GmbH
3.91 out of 5 based on 291 ratings.
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