Thomas Creek Deep Water Dopplebock | Thomas Creek Brewery

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3.52/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thomas Creek Brewery
South Carolina, United States
thomascreekbeer.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
30 IBU

Added by aracauna on 10-26-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,274
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
230
pDev:
15.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of poppopintheattic11
3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanielMB
4.45/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I know that most people consider this a relatively average or even mediocre example of the style, but I like it more the more times I drink it, especially in my German glass stein at home. It pours a dark brown with copper notes, with--if you do it right, at least-- a huge, dough-like, tan head that takes a little while to fade and leaves some nice lacing. The beer smells of dark fruit, raisins, bread and plums, with some brown sugar--in short, everything you'd expect of the style. The taste follows it, but with a big robust, malty, chocolatey backbone that really gives this beer a big body and a heavy, very warming, satisfying feel to it. One of the most distinctive aspects of this one, I think, is that it is sweet, like most doppelbocks, but not TOO sweet, pulling off a more subtle flavor that I think makes it better. It really is perfect for sitting by the fire, or watching a movie with family and/or friends, especially during the holidays.

When I went on a tour at the Thomas Creek brewery some three and a half years ago, the owner himself gave the tour and said this was his favorite beer that he brewed. I wasn't so sure I agreed with his high estimation of the beer when he said it then, but now, I concur wholeheartedly.

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Photo of yuenglingfan101
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown and very malty. Has somewhat of a haze to it. Decent beer to drink not to hoppy or bitter. Maltiness gives it a good beer for summer. First beer from South Carolina i have tried

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Photo of IronLover
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep brown with amber hues and a deep haze. Poured with a short, light beige foam with low retention. Medium high dark malty aromas with notes of milk chocolate, toasted malt, and dark fruits. No hop aromas. Medium bodied with a light carbonationd, a light creaminess through the middle, and a light warmth near the finish. Medium high dark malt with toasted bread and light dark fruit flavors. Medium light hop bitterness through the middle that trails to the end along with dark malt flavors. Finished with a light toffee note and dark malt sweetness followed by light hop bitterness. Body was a bit on the thin side for the style. Malt character was good, fresh, but lacked complexity. Flavor was a bit out of balance with bitterness through the middle over ran the maltiness a bit.

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Photo of jeschaefer
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nate2034
3.57/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheDogHouse
3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Njrayzor
3.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
4.27/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a growler into multiple pint glasses. The appearance is a clear, dark brown color with a small white head. The aroma is mostly toasted malt with some caramel malt thrown in. The taste is a match for the aroma. A very nice doppelbock.

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Photo of stevoj
3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

More reminiscent of a dunkel than a doppelbock. Sweetish brew that pours flat (no head, minimal carbonation) with a very malty taste that leaves a sugary taste in the mouth. Was expecting more. I wish the American brewers were more truthful to the German styles....

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Photo of metter98
3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GregStoner
4.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Drewvel
4.06/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psmith161
3.42/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TonyLema1
3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Some caramel, and malty sweetness, thin to medium body, not a bad beer for the style

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Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wrigfen
3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WVHillbilly
2.56/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Something different but seemed to be watered down.

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Photo of AngusOg
4.34/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic American dopplebock. Really tastey. I could definitely see purchasing this one again.

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Photo of Thirstygoat
3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nickpd
3.96/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lager_stout_87
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JamesBondGA
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pours a very dark brown, kind of reddish, dark brown. Smell is toffee with some hints of caramel and coffee. Taste is of roasted coffee . Smooth flavor, easy drink, but not an overly complex flavor.

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Thomas Creek Deep Water Dopplebock from Thomas Creek Brewery
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 230 ratings