Doppelbock Dunkel | Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

Doppelbock DunkelDoppelbock Dunkel
BA SCORE
3.72/5
251 Ratings
Doppelbock DunkelDoppelbock Dunkel
BEER INFO

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

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by tavernjef on 02-18-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,496
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
251
pDev:
12.63%
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Photo of arabianknights1
1/5  rDev -73.1%

Photo of DaftCaskBC
1.96/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: 1/4" white head that left a slight lacing over cola brown liquid.

S: Sweet, malt, and a hint of a metallic smell.

T: Metallic and somewhat malty.

M: Thin and low level of carbonation.

O: Hopefully this was just a bad bottle, and I could not particularly tell, but there are much better Doppelbocks that exist.

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Photo of cfalovo97
2/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of barnzy78
2/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of TubaDan
2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

Photo of meatyard
2.34/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a clear mahogany color with a 2" light tan head that leaves some lacing and decent head retention.
The smell is something, not much of something but something unidentifiable to me.
The taste is a little banana but more so a blah nothing good taste.
Mouthfeel is medium..
Drinkability is not so great.
Maybe there's something wrong with this bottle but it doesn't taste like any decentdoppelbock that I've had. I don't recognize any of the things that point to a poorly kept bottle. I couldn't finish it, preferring to use the calories on something I enjoyed.

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Photo of seand
2.39/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a nonic pint glass.

A: Pours a clear dark reddish brown, with 1.5 fingers of bubbly light tan head. The head fades pretty fast, but leaves a thin layer on the surface. Looks pretty nice.

S: Not too strong, mainly malty with hints of fruit.

T: A bit odd. Sweet, with a bitter aftertaste and touch of astringency that just doesn't work for me. The alcohol is reasonably well masked.

M: A little overcarbonated. Finishes almost syrupy.

D: It's not really hard to drink, but I didn't enjoy it enough to wish I had another to crack open.

This beer was OK, but just OK - I doubt I'll ever pick it up again.

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Photo of Kopfmeister60
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of TheBrewo
2.85/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

We pour a brew of a warm nut brown color. It holds a bubbly one finger head of tannish bubbles which recedes at a medium pace. Little lacing is left as it goes, but the voracious carbonation leaves a tiny crown of bubbles around edges of the glass. Big cylindrical flecks of yeast are noted throughout. When the pour settles it looks like a watery cola. The aroma is bright with metallic notes off the bat. These are lent by the deep, crystal and caramel malts. There is also a sugary sweetness to it, and a hint of adjuncty grain. The faintest esters soften the hard edges around the nose, without the help of much else. As did the aroma, we begin with metals and a dark and sweet graininess. This quickly transitions into a sweeter, toffee-like vibe as we peak through the middle. There is a slight bittering of black coffee beans, lighting quick, with another ping of metallics from the yeast. Moving to the conclusion brings about robust, slightly bittered, and toasted malts. This is their darkest appearance in the tasting. This mixes with a fine saltiness at the very end. The aftertaste breathes with clean malt, slight booze, black tea leaves, and white sugar. The body is medium to full and the carbonation is medium. The lips are left on the stickier side, smacked with the sweetness, while the mouth’s interior is cooled, and only mildly coated. The abv approaches the higher end for the style, but is relatively hidden, assisting this beer in drinking easier.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was how the malts don’t really fade out through the finish. While the beer may appear on the watery side, and look more like a soda, the malts in the flavoring made up some lost ground. They actually became more robust as the flavoring wore on, becoming the most intense by the end of the tasting.

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Photo of Derek
2.92/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Brown/black, light tan head, very little retention or lace.

S: Root beer? Dark caramel, brown sugar, slight breadyness.

T: Dark caramel, cola, dark bread, slightly burnt (similar to a swartz).

M: Moderate body & carbonation, some residual sweetness.

D: Fairly average.

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Photo of aforbes10
2.98/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

bottle from Beertopia in Omaha, NE. Pours a deep, dark purple with a slight yellowish white head on top. lacing is moderate. smells vinous and boozy, with hints of grape, coffee and caramel. Toffee and used bitter coffee grounds in the flavor. also some dry alcohol and old fruits. cough syrup taste and feel on the finish. Alcohol and bitterness are a bit over the top. mouthfeel is somewhat creamy.somewhat syrupy. I dont know about this one overall...it tastes unblanaced and with flavors that i dont really expect from a dopplebock. Not overly impressed and i don't think i'll be having this again.

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Photo of beerhunter13
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of PorterLambic
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a coppery brown with a nearly non-existent head.
Smell is malt, hops, wheat and a metallic note not unlike Newcastle Brown in the bottle.
Taste is very similar with malt, a watery metallic note, wheat and light hops.
A light-medium body with light effervescence. A plain, middle of the pack brew. Not worth searching for.

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Photo of StaveHooks
3/5  rDev -19.4%

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 mintjellie
3.05/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Chestnut brown with a fast receding head that doesn't lace. A delicate toasted bread note is difficult to pick out from behind it's powerful ethanol aroma. Tastes malty and sweet upfront with bread and brown sugar flavours before a note of watered down coca-cola comes through midway. Finishes a little boozy with some light bitterness. Just shy of medium-bodied with low carbonation. Lightly syrupy. Lacks weight. This is an enjoyable enough beer, but it doesn't hold a candle to Celebrator, Salvator, Weltenburger, or Optimator.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brentk56
3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a hzy dark amber color with a very meagre head that fades quickly to a ringlet but leaves a few dots of lace

Smell: The caramel is there along with some fig and apple, but there is also a herbacious quality that seems misplaced

Taste: Opens with a rich caramel flavor that also brings along some apple, fig and herbal tea qualities by mid-palate; after the swallow, the sweet flavors stick and are joined by an herbacious bitter element that just seems out of place for the style

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and viscous; low carbonation

Drinkability: At the end of the day, this is a real disappointment for a doppelbock; it's on the bottom of the list for me

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.12/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No noise or gunsmoke visible when I pop the cap. Pours a deep garnet color with a non-existent head and just a touch of lace on the glass and floating on the surface. The aroma is of prunes, christmas cake and sherbert. Malty sweetness and a prominent alcohol kick mix with a bread dough and field berries in the taste. The mouthfeel is medium-full and lightly carbonated. Sweetness and alcohol spice make up the longish finish.

This is an OK doppelbock. The alcohol is too strong and its a little too sweet, but its not undrinkable.

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Photo of hoser
3.14/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This bottle is not the best of shape as lover of dopplebocks I will have to try this on tap some time. Underneath the smell of oxidised cardboard there once was a nice beer. Chocolate malt with nutty, toffee coffee backbone to this beer but as stated before the beer is not of the best of shape.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep coppery brown color, with a medium off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramel, lager yeast, some roasted malts and touches of dark fruit and hops.

T: The taste starts with flavors of caramel and dark fruits, but there's a strong burst of alcohol during the first few sips. The malt character isn't quite as bready as other beers I've had in the style. The hops presence is mild and provides a little balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, it's a decent beer I guess, but I don't think this is really the right beer for me to drink too many of. Something just didn't strike me right and I didn't like it too much.

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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 Tilley4
3.2/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a single of this earlier today... Its cold here and I need a warmer..

This looks and smells very much like Coca Cola... Clearish ruby brown with a thin head... Aromas of sweet malt... Maybe a little booze... That's about it..

Whew... While this isn't a drain pour or anything, its a VERY average dopplebock... Its sweet and malty and there might be a touch of fruits and a little booze but this is MILES away from the elites of the style... Very average..

Well, glad I got to try this but not something I will be picking up again...

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Photo of jmc44
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a deep copper color, with slightly offwhite head. Not much lacing.

Surprising unaromatic. Faint odors of coffee, roasted malt, and earth. Nothing special here.

Flavor is fairly standard. Its quite sweet, with coffee and caramel, and a noticiable metallic tasting finish. Sort of like a light version of Samiclaus. Not unpleasant, although I thought the metallic taste was a bit too much.

Fairly smooth for the content, not as heavy and thick as would be expected for the style. Slightly disappointing in this regard.

It is pretty drinkable to to it being only medium bodied; of course the abv presents a problem.

Overall, a decent brew, but not something I am likely to try again.

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Photo of tobyandgina
3.24/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'd have to go with OK on this one.

An average head, a bit frothy, off-white and diminishing. Not much lacing. A dark amber in color.

A heavy caramel smell with a bit of perfumey hops - even a slight plum taste.

Mouth feel was soft, oily and a little metallic.

All in all, it was interesting, but the metallic-ness kind of ruined it for me.

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Doppelbock Dunkel from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 251 ratings
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