Icelandic Doppelbock | Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
Iceland
einstokbeer.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
The 2015 version of this limited-edition seasonal is only available through the holiday season, but this winter celebration brew is worth the wait. Malted barley and chocolate tones define the traditional style, while the robust aroma and long, mellow finish make this the perfect companion for holiday adventures. Get it while you can.

Munich malt, pilsner malt, crystal malt, chocolate malt, bavarian hops.

Added by thepeter on 01-02-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
128
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
12.32%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
43
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Photo of LakerLeith
2.25/5  rDev -37%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Wasn't the worst beer I've ever had, but it was a terrible doppelbock. Really displeased with this one

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of BobMessina
2.52/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of evianIPA
2.66/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

330ml bottle served at Hotel Búdír January 2015

This doppelbock is Einstok's Christmas Beer, but isn't spiced like other Icelandic Julbjor's

A - Rich carmine red with a semi sticky tan head that quickly recedes to a thin cap

S - Very light Munich malt and toasted malt

T - Light again, Munich caramel and toasted malts with a distracting metallic note

M - A touch too much carbonation and a bit light overall with soft bitterness

O - A good foundation, but needs more complexity, especially at this ABV and spoiled by brewing flaws

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Photo of Fatehunter
2.7/5  rDev -24.4%

Pours a finger of off-white head on a clear dark red colored body.
The aroma is grains and caramel. Nice.
The taste starts mild and goes super caramel sweet with a slight metallic bitter finish. An abrupt profile.
The texture is crisp.
I didn't enjoy it. Too sweet too long.

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Photo of mpenske
2.75/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Lare453
2.75/5  rDev -23%

Photo of Bix
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of yeaprolly
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Amerikon
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of defect_
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of jodybrutal
3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.08/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jgeddis
3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of AgentMunky
3.14/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a Koningshoeven chalice. Stamped "171011-14:28." Best before October 2012.

A: I'm hoping this will be the first Icelandic beer I've enjoyed, but I'm not holding my breath. Still, it's in a bottle, which is unusual, and I like the label...It pours a rich, nutty auburn, with a finger of creamy head. We're off to a good start.

S: Alas! A grainy-sweet lager, which I suppose is what I should've expected. A touch of caramel malt gives the nose depth and complexity enough to merit an 'average' score. Smells like an amber ale.

T: Hrm. It takes like an average American amber lager. Given the strength, I suppose I can justify the 'doppelbock' moniker. Still, it's not really my thing. Grainy, lagery-sweet -- especially on the endtaste -- and generally uninteresting. A touch of carmelized sugar is welcome, but is too little too late.

M: Malty and round. Substantial.

O: An impressive effort by Icelandic standards (do keep in mind the country has only been legally brewing for 22 years), but not an objectively excellent beer. Not recommended. Worth trying, but won't have again.

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Photo of moose1980
3.14/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

2016 bottle.

Copper-colored and quite clear. Two-finger, off-white head with decent retention. The smell is off-putting: vomit with a hint of soap. It is not a strong aroma per se, thankfully. None of the traditional toasted, caramel aromas of the type come through, nor any chocolate. Although the unsavory aromas did not come through in the taste, it is lacking depth. A noticeably thin mouthfeel doesn't help the lack of sweet maltiness associated with Doppelbocks Unfortunately, just bland and boring, though certainly easy to drink.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.16/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

...and the second Iceleandic beer had at Beachwood BBQ, on to the beer:

It's a mix of orange ruby brown color in the glass. The head has solid retention and dots a little lacing around the glass. Like its Toasted Porter sibling, the nose is its weakest point. There is some smoke, also some indifferent grainy notes that don't do much good.

Hope arises in the taste. The stereotypical notes of bready and sweet malt are is reasonable quantities. The balance of the beer seems to get better with more sips, as at first it seemed a little one-dimensional. It is medium bodied, and overall a decent effort at the doppelbock style.

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3.17/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WunderLlama
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a chalice

Brown like a dark brewed iced tea, off white foam layer with lacings

Aroma of malts

Malt taste, metallic, tin?

Low sudsing, smooth,

Can't get past the metallic taste which is off putting

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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Icelandic Doppelbock from Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
3.57 out of 5 based on 128 ratings.
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