Doppelbock Dunkel
Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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From:
Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
 
Austria
Style:
Doppelbock
Ranked #120
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #24,285
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 12.4%
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
107
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 17, 2022
Added:
Feb 18, 2007
Wants:
  11
Gots:
  18
SCORE
84
Good
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Rated: 3.71 by einman from Minnesota

Jan 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.3 by jason_nwx from Oregon

Aug 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.68 by DruC4 from Michigan

Dec 21, 2020
 
Rated: 3.78 by OregonGrown7 from Oregon

Nov 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.48 by Insomniac from Canada (ON)

Aug 05, 2020
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
From the bottle, it pours a reddish brown color with a modest head, soon reducing to an island and thin ring. In the nose, it is malty with roasted notes. In the mouth, it is roasted and caramel malts, slightly sweetish.
Jul 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.93 by Manta200 from Kentucky

Apr 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3.79 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

Dec 29, 2019
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
$ 17.58 (Including tax and discount)/four-pack of 11.2oz bottles ($ 0.392/oz) from State Line Liquor, Elkton, MD. Reviewed 7/16/19.
Undated bottles. On shelf in store. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 58 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Amber, clear.
Body – Dark brown/black, opaque. When held to the light, red-amber, translucent.
Head – Average (Maximum four cm, aggressive center pour), light tan, medium density, average retention, diminishing to a three to four mm crown and rocky complete cap.
Lacing – Fair - Narrow bands of tiny bubbles with an occasional arch.
Aroma – 3.5 – Strong toasted caramel malt aroma.
Flavor – 4.25 – Light, slightly caramel, maltiness with moderate coffee taste and bitterness. No alcohol taste or aroma (8.5 % ABV), no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, bordering on syrupy, soft carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 3.75 (-0.25 point for unmarked personal container.) – Pleasing doppelbock with an unexpected coffee taste.
Jul 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.53 by Blasphemus-Maximus from Canada (BC)

May 25, 2019
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Reviewed by octortus from Canada (ON)

3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
330 mL Bottle. ABV 8.5%
Appearance: Deep red-brown, Less than a finger of off-white head, Subtle lacing.
Aroma: Dark fruit, Malt, Bread, Molasses, Yeast.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, Smooth, Syrupy/Sticky.
Flavour: Molasses, Dark fruit, Bread, Pleasant alcohol, Sweet malt, Hint of hops.
Overall: It fits into its style, but it's definitely too sweet. You'll feel the alcohol. Something seems to be lacking.

Review: 12
Apr 06, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Deep purple color.

Nice white head; strong lace. Very loud as it dissipates!

Smoke and dark plum in the nose; enticing. Unique.

Medium mouthfeel.

Dark fruit flavor; plums, dark cherries. Slight metallic taste; I wonder if this is old. Tart.
Mar 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by goalie35 from Canada (AB)

Feb 20, 2019
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Reviewed by Themorg826 from Rhode Island

2.77/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Look- quite dark, zero clarity. Little head; faint white lacing when first poured

Smell- Sweet sweet sweet! Malty and alcohol scent. No hop smell

Taste- Sweet alcohol taste- tastes like it smells. Light toffee, cane sugar and caramel tones on the aftertaste

Feel- Very little carbonation, strong and pleasant alcohol taste along with the malts

Overall- Strong and dark . Not great
Jan 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.56 by darktronica from Indiana

Dec 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.31 by dandy14 from Brazil

Nov 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Hopfenpeter from Maryland

Nov 12, 2017
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Reviewed by stephens101 from Oklahoma

3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Dark reddish-brown with a thin and fizzy tan froth.

Aroma of faint gum, grain and black grape.

This one is super sweet with molasses, black grape and burnt sugar. Almost cloying, but not quite.
Medium with noticeable alcohol heat but not overwhelming.

Always love to come upon a new Doppelbock on the shelf, but might pass over this one next time. Then again, I might not.
Aug 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.53 by mishi_d from Romania

May 15, 2017
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
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.
Mar 24, 2017
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Reviewed by HopsForBrains from North Carolina

4.32/5  rDev +16.4%
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.
Mar 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Mar 07, 2017
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
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.
Jan 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Nov 25, 2016
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Reviewed by Dinglehacker from Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +18.1%
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.
Nov 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by AngusOg from North Carolina

Nov 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4.27 by fountainofyouth from District of Columbia

Oct 08, 2016
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Reviewed by drtth from Pennsylvania

3.32/5  rDev -10.5%
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.
Jul 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.44 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Jun 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.57 by JohnTurano from Florida

Jun 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by Shradical from Virginia

May 18, 2016
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
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.
Apr 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.59 by Red5StandingBy from Maryland

Mar 19, 2016
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Reviewed by mncoinman from Florida

3.2/5  rDev -13.7%
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.
Mar 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by TravisMason from Indiana

Jan 02, 2016
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.45/5  rDev -7%
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.
Dec 24, 2015
 
Rated: 3.89 by GSS from China

Dec 13, 2015
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Reviewed by Timothy_Scott_Goeft from Taiwan

3.04/5  rDev -18.1%
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.
Dec 10, 2015
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
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.
Dec 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by jrob21 from Georgia

Oct 21, 2015
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