Deviator Doppelbock | Cameron's Brewing Co.

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Deviator DoppelbockDeviator Doppelbock

Brewed by:
Cameron's Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Doppelbocks are Teutonic-inspired dark lagers that feature imported German malt and were served by the Bavarian monks during times of fasting as “liquid bread.”

It features imported German malt and has a deep dark amber colour. Its aroma is full of sweet toffee and caramel and its body brings out hints of coffee and freshly baked bread. The finish is deliciously complex with a full mouth feel, followed by lasting sweetness. Perfect if you’re hungry or if you simply love a rich, flavourful beer!

Added by liamt07 on 12-03-2011

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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by evil_liver:
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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Photo of Zonian1
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown bodied,a whisp of a head, above average creamy mouthfeel, nice balance of solid malting, a good and significant roasting, and good bitterness. Great drinkability, I would have this regularly if readily available.Thanks for hooking me up Jon!

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from the bottle in a snifter, this very nice doppelbock pours an intense muddy brown with a decent head of light tan foam that dissipates to a thin ring and slight pool with decent lacing. Nose of chocolate, rich rum soaked fruitcake, dark brown sugars, and strong booze. Flavors exceed the nose with strong raisin, brown sugar, and chocolate notes all dancing about a touch of coffee and dates and finishing with a touch of oak and fresh baked dark breaded malt. Excellent. Medium carbonation makes the slickness and sweetness not so cloying----keeps the chewiness down. Strong booze comes in on the back. Excellent for the style. An excellent oaken version of this fantastic style.


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Photo of Bung
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

8.6% abv according to my bottle.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the LCBO for around that $10.00 mark or so. Served at 4deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high light brown head that lasts for a couple of minutes before film out. Very dark brown colour and unfiltered

S- Good malt base with some heat

T- Dark, rich and malty. Has some good hops but not a lot. Decent dopplebock all around

M- Dry and tart

O- Pretty good brew. Not a favorite nor will I buy it again but was enjoyable as a one off. Will not buy again based upon value of taste to cost

Food Pairing

This pretty good brew went well with........ Curry chicken! This brew bit right through the heat of the curry easily.


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Photo of StormAles
4.69/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from the brewery poured in to Founders tulip.

A - Poured medium brown with a copper glow and settled dark brown with half a finger of bubbly light brown head.

S - Sweet molasses, some chocolate, smoke and bready malt aromas dominate the nose. Lighter notes of brown sugar in the background. The alcohol is slightly noticeable.

T - Brown sugar, molasses, raisins, toffee and some warming alcohol create a big robust palate. The background adds some caramel and a hint of cocoa.

M - Medium body, slightly creamy; light to moderate carbonation.

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Photo of ikidunot
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Giggy
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liamt07
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Volo, 400ml pour into a tulip.

Poured a deep violet, almost black-ish. Some burgundy tones in the light. Small offwhite head that only leaves thin collar behind, and only a wee bit o' lace. Nose has some toasty dark bread, dark caramelized fruits, a bit of roast and a hint of chocolate. Got an interesting not of some black cherries too I believe. Taste has some toasty if not lightly charred bread, bitter dark chocolate and a touch of roastiness. More bready notes that generate some immediate parallels to some highly rated doppels (Celebrator?). Only a touch of alcohol, with a fairly smooth feel. Farily full but not completely, low carbonation. Certainly a quality doppelbock, and something I certainly hope that Cameron's doesn't limit to a tap offering.

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Photo of SebD
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice dark brown/amber color to it. It has a nice thick tan head that dies down moderately fast and leaves no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of roasted caramelly malts, molasses, dark fruit (raisins) and bready malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has an upfront roasted coffee taste (almost burnt) with some molasses, caramel, black licorice, bready malts and some dark fruit.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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Photo of mikemands
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of Derek
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep, deep mahogany, light tan head, no retention or lace.

S: Christmas cake, caramelized raisins, dates, rye bread, light pepper and hints of herb.

T: Plenty of melanoidin character here, maybe a bit too much. Dark, caramelized raisins, demerara, roasted nut, rye bread, bakers chocolate, slightly peppery and herbal, alcohol is really well hidden.

M: Moderate to full body has a slight residual sweetness.

O: Very well done. I'd probably cut back the melanoidin & roasted malt a bit, but I like it.

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Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fizzyted
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of korguy123
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into pint glass. Courtesy of TheSevenDuffs.

A- Almost completely opaque brown pour with a VERY short lived two finger beige head. Lacing is almost non-existent.

S- Dark roasted malt, slight char, molasses, burnt toast, medium roast coffee and a bit of stone fruits.

T- Burnt toast, dark roasted coffee, brown sugar, slight licorice and a stone fruit.

M- Light to medium bodied, low carbonation slightly chewy.

O- You really can't go wrong with a good Doppelbock. This one is done right with everything just falling into place nicely.

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Photo of BBickle
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer was fantastic and I will be buying more, if I can find it. All elements worked well together from the smell to the taste. They have a winner here.

The only change I would make would be to add a little more carbonation for more mouth feel.

I would love to taste a hopped up version of this.

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Photo of DrJay
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tyler_V2
3.15/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bf_89
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of BigGruntyThirst
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of seand
3.47/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark translucent brown with a small amount of tan head. What's there dissipates to nothing fairly quickly, leaving no lacing.

S: Chocolate milk, molasses, and a touch of whisky.

T: Strong molasses and malt, with some booze towards the end. Finishes dry with malt notes.

M: Full body, medium carbonation.

Overall, not bad, though a bit overwhelming on the molasses. A pretty decent strong beer.

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Photo of nhaimes
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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Deviator Doppelbock from Cameron's Brewing Co.
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