Doppelbock | Prost Brewing Company

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85
very good
25 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prost Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
prostbrewing.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by denver10 on 01-24-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
25
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
10.18%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
2.97/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Regrettably brief impressions from an 18 month aged bottle:

APPEARANCE: Clear amber body. Pale khaki colour head of 7-8 minute retention.

AROMA: Wonderful. Fresh baked bread, sourdough (probably from the yeast), deep malts. Definitely evokes the "liquid bread" moniker for doppelbocks. The kind of aroma you'd expect of a beer in a style known for sustaining monks for 40 days at a time.

Does seem a bit simple for a doppelbock, though.

TASTE: Follows the aroma for the most part, though a blip of buttery character does kick in towards the back end.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, bready, filling, and unrefreshing.

OVERALL: An approachable almost-to-style doppelbock with likable characteristics. Andeschs this is not, but it's worth trying.

High C (2.97) / AVERAGE

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Photo of KLHBB
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yummy. I found it in a four-pack at a liquor store, poured the bottle into goblet. Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights when I hold it up to the light. A blast of raisin bread smell hit me when I opened the bottle. Taste follows with malt, figs, caramel, molasses, tiny bit of hop bitterness. A creamy feel, altogether wonderful. I won't share the rest of the four-pack. Get your own.

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Photo of V1per41
4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of okono
4.46/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rkarimi
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattmarka1
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Todd
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CCutch
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SalukiAlum
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigotecircus
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of maltlikker
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Marshall_ofmcap
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of brett_arneson
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of ste5venla
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Weas
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of MinorThreat
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hiphopj5
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Haybeerman
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of beergoot
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

An interesting buy: sealed growlers in a retail store (i.e., Coaltrain Wine & Liquor in Colorado Springs)...

The beer poured out a deep, ruby-red color with a thick, sticky head; plenty of spidery lacing down the glass. Robust, rich malt aroma makes up the bulk of the scent with additional hints of dark fruits; figs and prunes. The taste comes across delightfully full of caramel malt goodness with hints of fruity esters and a nice balance of hop bitterness. Full-bodied with a vinous character.

This beer appears to be a classic take for a classic German beer style. It's definitely a full-flavored beer and packed with a dynamite malt presence and well-tempered alcohol warmth.

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Photo of denver10
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a mahogany-chestnut with a dirty creamy colored head. Aroma is super malty; bready, even a little doughy, raisons, and some kind of spiciness. Flavor followed suit with some nice doughiness, raisin bread, what reminded me of some maple, and some molasses. Not familiar enough with the style to be able to identify all that I tasted to be honest. Mouthfeel was medium bodied, creamy. Overall, a really enjoyable beer. I never let it warm to see how it might develop though.

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Doppelbock from Prost Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 25 ratings.
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