Doppelbock | Fordham Brewing Company

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Fordham Brewing Company
Delaware, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dark & rich with a big beer taste, Doppelbock is an exceptionally smooth, full-bodied dark lager with a bold character that is sure to brighten your spirits.

Added by sinistrsam on 01-17-2008

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4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Knapp85
3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a very dark brown color. The head was a cream color, the retention and lacing are minimal. The smell of the beer had a slight roasted aroma along some earthy yeast and hop aromas. The taste of this beer had some caramel notes as well as the subtle grassy and roasted flavors. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a dry carbonation to it. Overall the beer is good, I would like it to be a little fuller in body. It's a good brew though and glad I tried it.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of woodychandler
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My man, local in-person trader, Tone77 brought this by for me and I see that his review will be right below mine. Many thanks!

From the bottle: "Dark & rich with a big beer taste, Doppelbock is an exceptionally smooth, full-bodied dark lager with a bold character that is sure to brighten your spirits. Doppelbock is brewed with strict adherence to the Reinheitsgebot, the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516."

I got a finger of fizzy, mocha-brown head from my pour, but alack and alas, it did not hold up for very long. Color was a deep dark-brown with ruby/garnet highlights. Nose was rich and malty, very caramel and chocolate. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was initially hot, followed by a rich caramel flavor that I began to doubt my sanity at having begun the day with this one. Warming, it took on more of a toffee/molasses flavor. The heat remained evident on the finish and I was beginning to contemplate lying back down after this. Proceed with caution at your own risk!

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Photo of tone77
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty, some sweetness. Taste is also big on malts, bready, some caramel, alcohol is present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall makes for a quality beer.

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Photo of DrJay
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear and brown with a slight tawny collar and a skim of fine bubbles coating the surface. Grainy aroma with notes of caramel sweetness. Low bitterness up front with significant sweetness and a hint of hops in the background. Full bodied and decent texture. Overall it's pretty good.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of tempest
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The label says 8.4% and bottled on 11/14/11. It has some of the traditional dark fruit and caramel malt aroma, with a licorice edge. But the flavor is a little more American and clean, with toffee and a little cocoa barley over a hint of cherry. As the beer warms, I taste some higher alcohols, but otherwise this is a fine stab at the doppelbock style. I'd drink it alongside a Spaten Optimator any day (though this has more body.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of djbow
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Medium dark reddish brown with 1-1/2 finger head of tight off white quickly dissipating bubbles. Some lacing and minimal alcohol legs.

S - Sweet malty caramel flavor with a slightly tart finish and an alcohol kick.

T - Malty, sweet, with caramel, prunes, spices and figs.

M - Medium carbonation, with a medium-thin body. Could be a bit fuller.

O - This no Ayinger Celebrator but it is a decent representation of the style. Annapolis is my hangout and I do like the Ram's Head and Fordam beer. Give this one a try at the brew pub in December on tap if you are in town. It is better than its bottled version.

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3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of RappAttack
2.95/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: pours a dark brown with a fading head

s: smells of caramel and kinda bready

T: pretty much the same caramel out front fallowed by some bready stuff

M: decent carbonation med body

O: not to bad but i have had much better ones, got this free on a trip to the brewery i would not bya sixer

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.68/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a moderate brown color with a thin head and not too much in the way of lacing. The nose carries some light caramel malt and a bit of bread. Quite tame. The flavor is really quite blend with none of the deep maltiness I expect from a good doppelbock. Medium body with adequate carbonation. Nothing special here.

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3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of CuriousMonk
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into dimpled glass. Deep dark brown coloured body with a slightly ruby tinted body and a nice sized, fast-dying tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, metal, nuts, cherries and some nice subdued oak. Full-bodied; Robust malty and nutty flavours come through with some raisins and pit fruits along with a touch of metal near the end. Aftertaste is rather sweet, with some bitter malt and nuts. Overall, a good dopplebock, more on the sweet side, but the alcohol comes through and some nutty flavours dominate at the tailend. Perfect after a cold day of riding.

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Doppelbock from Fordham Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 45 ratings