Elevator Doppelbock | Harriet Brewing

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Brewed by:
Harriet Brewing
Minnesota, United States | website

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by feloniousmonk on 02-14-2012

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Ratings:
15
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
16.41%
 
 
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Photo of garymuchow
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A nice smooth drink. Less rich than many of style but that enhances the drinkability nicely. The alcohol is well hidden so it could be dangerous, I would think (I only had one on tap at the brewery). Nice smooth malt taste. Aroma was a little more tame than I expected. Looked as it should but poured with a small head. Nice brown color and mostly clear. A little lower on carbonation, which is fine with me, gave it closer to an ale feel.
Solid.

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Photo of jera1350
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Harriet Tap Room.

Served in a tall cylinder. Root beer brown with a lovely cap of tan foam.

Cocoa, sweet malt and some grassy hops.

Malty sweetness, cocoa, brown sugar and some dark fruit. Surprisingly solid amount of hop bitterness with some grassy notes.

Medium bodied and very clean feel and finish.

I did not know this was eight percent. It drinks very well and is overall a very nice beer. I would have this one again.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Harriet's Elevator Doppelbock. I'm surprised no-one else has taken this name. How can it be that there are still some legitimate -ators out there. (Just so you know, the tradition of ending a doppelbock with "ator" started with Paulaner's Salvator, which means "savior." These malty lagers were brewed by German monks for consumption during Lenten fasts, liquid bread to sustain them.)

(Hey, do you remember an episode of the Simpsons, where the B-story was Lisa's addiction to a "Cory hotline", back when Corys were all rage for the little ones? I forgot what the A story was, probably something to do with Bart and Homer. Anyway, one of the messages was Corey reading "some words that rhyme with Corey. Allegory...Montessori"...etcetera. So, read this in that voice: Celebrator...Curator...Consecrator...Liberator...Optimator...Detonator...Instigator...Illuminator...Navigator...Animator...Captivator...Procrastinator...
Wait! Stop the presses! There is an Elevator doppelbock, but it's the Elevator brewery in Columbus, Ohio, but their doppelbock is the Procrastinator.

This one is a lovely reddish brown, shimmering crimson highlights at the edges. With a creamy tan head, beginning full and creamy, turning slight, but long-lasting.

Aroma: grassy/herbal/bitter hops up front, then cocoa takes center stage. Sweetness, however, does not dominate at all, and a dry toastiness rounds out the caramel and banana tones.

Taste: richness, smoothness, balance. Everything all in place. Delicious. All those same flavors in aroma return on the palate, except for hops, that's not an important factor in the flavor. Full bodied, earthy, chocolatey, good texture, good heft, good play on the palate. All around tasty. Some dark fruit flavors as well, a bit of raisin and fig. Black berry, maybe. Just a bit, though.

Overall, a very likable, quite substantial, really spot-on interpretation of the doppelbock. Full flavored, good and malty, without any overt sweetness, nice and dry, with just enough hops.
Good job, I say, to the German-trained brewer and the German lager-loving owner. Nice work.

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Elevator Doppelbock from Harriet Brewing
3.96 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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