Blonde Doppelbock | Capital Brewery

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289 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Capital Brewery
Wisconsin, United States
capitalbrewery.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Spring

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
289
Reviews:
192
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
10.91%
 
 
Wants:
18
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15
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0
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured 12oz bottle into snifter.

A - Dark golden honey in color with an 1.5 finger off-white head. Retention is fair, no lacing.

S - Sweet malts, caramel, honey, sweet biscuit and corn muffin. There are also some light fruity aromas, maybe some orange peel.

T - Sweet malts, caramel, honey, sweet biscuit and corn muffin. Very light bready orange and fruit make an appearance later.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and sticky.

O - I have not had this in about 15 years, so it was interesting to revisit. A bit too sweet for me, but within the style of doppelbock.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

So, do gentlemen prefer this kind of doppelbock? Regardless, this stuff pours a clear golden-brass topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises sweet biscuit, honey, a hint of vanilla, sweet flowers, and a twang of candied orange peel. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a pinch of clove, a hint of sweet corn, and an extra tad of breadiness. There's a definite sense of booze in there, but it doesn't have all that much effect. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a mostly smooth feel. Overall, a solid doppelbock, as per usual when Capital is involved, though I'm not sue the blonde-ness was all that effective in the final execution. I mean, I like this beer, but their other d-bocks just hold up a bit better in my eyes.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer was poured into a goblet from the bottle with a golden appearance. It had about 3/4 inch head with a slight yellow tint to the white bubbles. The beer smelled like a good German beer. One can smell the grain as well as the alcohol. Even in the aroma one detects a certain measure of creaminess. On the initial taste, one detects buttermilk biscuits, earthy grass notes, a hint of spiciness, and perhaps a hint of corn to lend the creaminess of the beer. As is traditionally the case, a doppelbock is a meal in itself. The thickness allows the taste to stick to the back of the throat as the biscuits turns sour and fade. In terms of the style, I miss the darker notes of a regular doppelbock. The blonde version is solid, but leaves something to be desired.

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Blonde Doppelbock from Capital Brewery
3.85 out of 5 based on 289 ratings.
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