Doppelbock Dunkel | Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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Brewed by:
Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Austria
schloss-eggenberg.at

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by tavernjef on 02-18-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
250
Reviews:
155
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
12.63%
 
 
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9
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15
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Ratings: 250 |  Reviews: 155
Photo of mishi_d
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, mahogany color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong sweet malt, strong alcohol, strong caramel malt, adjunct, and pale malt. Fits the style of a Doppelbock. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, strong alcohol, strong caramel malt, adjunct, hint of wheat, hint of raisin, hint of floral hops, and pale malt. Overall, weak appearance, decent aroma, good complexity and feel, and a decent blend, but the body is lacking due to the adjunct.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark amber hue for color paired with a soft malt aroma. Following this is a caramely flavor accompanied by an extremely smooth body. Overall this is a really great traditional doppelbock, first of which I have ever had from Austria.

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Photo of RochefortChris
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bitterbill
3.36/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice looking beer. Very dark brown with an inch of slightly off white foam. Minimal lacing.

Smells of toffee, bread, dark fruits. It's not all sweet. There's more than a hint of bitterness.

The taste is bready, has toffee with some mild pitted fruit, kinda sweet but not when compared to the brewer' s other offerings. To me, this is sort of bland.

Medium body, fairly light carbonation, feeling all of the 8.5% abv.

Not my favourite from this brewery.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dinglehacker
4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into dimpled seidel. Fizzes, no head. Dark ruby brown.

Nose of dark fruit, sweet bread. Malt.

Taste: A little smoky, but not very roasted. Dark fruit. Dried cherries. Clovey hops.

Bold but not overbearing mouth feel.

A heavy, masculine beer. For fans of Eisbock, Dunkelweizen, Weizenbock, Imperial Oktoberfest, scotch ale, and doppelbocks.

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Photo of AngusOg
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fountainofyouth
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drtth
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a dark, slightly reddish brown with a 1/4" light than head that soon recedes to a ring of foam and a think layer of foam. Sipping creates some scattered patches of foam that slide down the side leaving a few small speckles behind.

The aromas include some carmel and a dark fruit like plum or fig.

The flavors include a rich sweet caramel, some of that dark fruit and a bit of grassy, herbal character from the hops.

The mouthfeel is on the full side of medium bodied with light carbonation. The finish begins as the intitial caramel sweetness faces to let the dark fruit emerge. The fruit then begins to fade as the slight herbal bitterness moves to the back of the palate before fading away.

For me this has been an OK beer, but is not one I'll be seeking out again. There are other doppelbocks I prefer, including some brewed locally. In particular this one has, at one point, too much sweetness and the flavors don't seem particularly well integrated.

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Photo of buzzy
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnTurano
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shradical
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown with a ruby tinge. A little fine stream of carbonation. Topped with 1 fingers of light beige head.

Caramelized sugar, malt, creme brulee, egg yolk.

Malt, toasted malt and burnt caramel. Quite sweet with a lightly burnt finish.

Heavy, syrupy body, little fine carbonation.

Got at Cent Fest in Chiang Mai. Quite good for the style. Not super well rounded, but fair.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mncoinman
3.2/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Initial aroma indicates a mix of a traditional doppelbock with an off smelling, deep metallic additive. Mild head, quite dark brown color, average carbonation. A little bit sweet for a doppelbock...stick to the back of the palate a bit (syrupy). Not sure I understand all the differences between doppel and dunkel to get a gist for the flavor mixing, but they both are based primarily on Munich malt with little hop presence (YEA !, Take that all you hop heads !).

An OK beer, a but little too sweet to become much of a favorite.

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Photo of TravisMason
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Brewers haven. Rich and roasty with some molasses sweetness. Appearance is lacking, dull head, but that’s the only bad marks against this brew. Classic doppelbock.

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Photo of GSS
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timothy_Scott_Goeft
3.04/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a redish hew, small tam.head leaves quickly. Dark brown body. Smell is malty bit roasty. Mouthfeel is dry light nice carbonation. Flavour is complex, small alcohol taste and a little roasty.do taste a slight bittering almost like that of a coffee to the end. Overall a great social beer that ill look to enjoy again. Session dopplebock will be a yes to me.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Deep mahogany brown, with dark walnut edges and reddish almost ruby hue but far darker body color. Creamy one finger head only a faint tan appearance, but settles to a very creamy thin crown puck and collar.

Sticky black licorice, hints of alcohol rum like and booze, with a nice thick toffee rich aroma. Clove spicy qualities, a brittle kind of tree bark and woody tone, fairly dry surprisingly but not at all hot either. Real nice smelling doppelbock.

Palate hits with good sweetness but manages to push the right buttons. Sticky toffee in the front, with thick caramel sweetness in the mid palate. Slightly dense clove notes, but with a light body that balances and coats the palate with ease. Clean finish, with a muted sticky quality that makes for easy drinking. Aftertaste hints a little mild licorice, even some plum like fruit just a bit too.

A real nice solid doppelbock and definitely on the sweeter edge, but very tolerable.

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Photo of jrob21
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.63/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Interesting, strong and complex beer. Looks flat and unappealing but aroma and taste are very good. Pours deep brown with almost no foam head. Smells malty, fruity and alcoholic. Taste of alcohol is dominant, some cellaring would work well to balance this beer.

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Photo of aasher
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brilliant deep rerddish chestnut with some chunks floating around – probably a sign of age. No bottle date, billowy off-white thick creamy head, nose has some chocolate, more chocolate on the palate, not a lot of hops – might have something to do with both the style and the age, there is some faint coffee on the nose and on the palate. Very creamy, very faint licorice to anise, lingering malty toffee chocolate flavors, excellent lace, soft carbonation. Even with the chunks and age, it is very very good.

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Doppelbock Dunkel from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
3.72 out of 5 based on 250 ratings.
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