Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock | Jack's Abby Brewing

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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
Ratings:
374
Reviews:
68
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
8.71%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
40
For Trade:
0
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3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
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4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
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3.21/5  rDev -20.1%
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3.46/5  rDev -13.9%
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Very, very dark - but translucent and sparkly - brownish-coppery brew, topped with a sizable light beige head. Fantastic retention.

Very nice Doppelbock aroma: subdued, but strong up close, yielding notes of pepper and dark bread; figs and raisins; caramel and toffee; banana esters.

Flavor follows: fruitbread in a glass. Prunes and brown sugar up front; banana, vanilla, and bread in the middle; cloying sweetness, cola, and alcohol tinge on the finish.

Sharp, lively mouthfeel. Long, sticky wet finish. Medium thickness, but full bodied flavor.

This really is an excellent Doppelbock, one of the only US versions I'd say are worthy of pairing up against the German stalwarts of the genre. There are zero unpleasant flavors; the entire thing comes together smoothly, easily incorporating a high ABV recipe into a very drinkable package.

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4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock from Jack's Abby Brewing
4.02 out of 5 based on 374 ratings.
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