Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock | Jack's Abby Brewing

Saxonator Dunkles DoppelbockSaxonator Dunkles Doppelbock
BA SCORE
3.98/5
374 Ratings
Saxonator Dunkles DoppelbockSaxonator Dunkles Doppelbock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
jacksabbybrewing.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
A dark strong interpretation of a double bock. Full bodied with a raisiny, dark fruit, slightly roasted and chewy malt character. Lagered for two months, a smooth malt character balances the high ABV of this strong beer.

25 IBU

Added by taez555 on 12-16-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,573
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
374
pDev:
8.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
41
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 374 |  Reviews: 68
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of dar482
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a dark reddish mahogany color.

The aroma is very fruit forward and different for the style. It has rummy raisins, plums figs, cherries. An obvious lager yeast. A breadiness and candy sweetness as well.

The flavor follows with those fruits in the front. There’s a light brown sugar and caramel sweetness in the middle. It’s not a sweet beer for the style, nor is it big on toasty bready notes that is familiar of other doppelbocks. There’s a mineral lager yeast note throughout. In the finish, there’s a huge breadiness of rugbrød. It has this substantial, dense rye and whole wheat breadiness instead of doughiness that most Americans are familiar with.

It is different for the style without the big sweet bready and toasty malts, but instead with lots of fruit flavors. The alcohol is dangerously well hidden and it is still delicious.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a lighter brownish color, with huge ruby highlights. extremely clear and bright. a finger of an off white head that fades very quickly and leaves nothing behind

Smell: raisins, caramel and some light roastiness. noticeable noble hop character but not overwhelming. over all is malty and dark without being overly roasty

Taste: opens up with raisins and caramel. a very light roasted character in the background. more raisins and maybe some prunes. ends with a moderate noble hop character. Occasionally some alcohol but never overpowering. lots of clean lager yeast character.

Mouthfeel: chewy and full. balance leans sweet but does have some bitterness to it. a little bit of warmth to it.

Overall: Probably the most spot on interpretation of the style that ive seen in an american brewed doppelbock, only missing a better head retention. But overall I prefer less hop character and an overly sweet balance. I think ill save my other bottle for a while and see what happens

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4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful toasty copper brown with perfect clarity and a faint ruby blush. Fat head of tan foam that fell quickly to a thin ring. Not much lace. Nose very tempting. There's bread, sweet chocolate,caramel, dark fruits and a touch fo brown sugar. Taste is delightful with layered malt complexity on a medium body. Rich and rowdy malt shows itself off in a way that's frolicsome and fun. Caramel, bread, dark fruits, raisin, date and fig, a touch of brown sugar and a bit of soft faint chocolate and it even hints at nuts. It has laid a malt feast before you and then , like placing a single flower in a bud vase on a table, there is a touch of warmth from the alcohol to finish this crisp and dry.

Simply excellent. The body is a bit thinner than some of the german dopplebocks but with impeccable balance and with flavors that captivate this beer is contemporary and stylish.

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Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 374 ratings
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