Seeyoulator Doppelbock
Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Style:
Bock - Doppelbock
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 10.66%
Reviews:
154
Ratings:
205
From:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  14
Gots
  22
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: Doppelbock was first brewed in Munich around 1700 by the monks of Saint Francis of Paula, to sustain them through the Lenten fast. They called their full-bodied brew “Salvator.” Today it is customary to pay homage to the good brothers by giving doppelbocks names ending in “-ator.” Our version bids a fond aufwiedersehen to tradition, charting a flight path into bold new territory. Medium amber in color, it offers a heady, estery banana aroma. Rich maltiness predominates, with cedar aging lending just a hint of spice to the finish.

35 IBU
Reviews: 154 | Ratings: 205 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Mora2000:
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Mora2000 from Texas

4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my favorite Smokestack beers.

The beer pours a medium brown color with a tan head. The aroma is great. I get a mix of toffee and caramel along with some hints of cedar and bananas. A little bit of raisins and other dark fruit also comes through in the aroma.

The cedar is more present in the flavor than it is in the aroma. A nice, dry cedar characteristic melds very well with the dark fruit and toffee. There is also a little bit of alcohol present in the flavor, as well as a little bit of grass.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice spin on the doppelbock style.

May 07, 2011
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MbpBugeye from Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Part of an awesome box of Boulevard Smokestack beers sent to me by Onion. Awesome trade!

A- Im picking up on a trend with all of these Smokestack beers. That trend is a fantastic head and overall stellar appearance. This one is just like its sisters. A big everlasting egg shell colored head. There is a really nice cascade effect as the beer sits in my pilsner glass. The beer is a light color for a doppel in my opinion. Its a moderately hazed rusty red.

S- Aged on cedar and it shows. It smells like a hope chest full of bread dough. Some hops are perceivable through all the lovely wood and rich malts. The cedar gives this beer a wonderful and very unique smell.

T- This doppel has a little bit more hops than its German grandfathers. Lots of wood but the cedar doesnt impart as much vanilla as oak seems to do. Its more bitter and earthy. It teams up with the hops to combat the malts. Hops come out as a grassiness and a nice floral taste. There is still plenty of bread dough, toffee and caramel.

M- Smooth with little carbonation. The body is right around medium. It goes down smooth.

This isnt one of my favorites of the style but Celebrator is hard to beat.

Jul 29, 2010
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Freethyhops from Montana

4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

half a 750ml bottle was poured into a DFH tulip

A- pours a near opaque ruby color. not as dark as most dopplebocks, almost looks more like a barleywine. very unique. produced a 2 finger white head. not a ton of lacing. the head reduces to a thin film after a couple minutes.

S- smells almost like a strong ale or an imperial read. almost a little hop aroma on the nose. maybe it's the cedar adding some earthy tones. a very unique aroma. it's subtle though and difficult to pin point certain things out.

T- definetely one of the most crisp and most hop driven dopplebocks I've tasted. I will state that I am not very familiar with how cedar affects flavor so, some of these flavors could be attributed to that. All the flavors are very enjoyable. some other standout flavors include a load of caramel malts and a pleasant breadiness. the only fruit like flavor i can pick up is maybe a hint of banana

M- for a dopplebock I feel this one is quite thin and overcarbonated. it fits the beer well but it actually seems too off for the style and takes a little bit away from the beer. I can't deduct a ton of points as it's still very enjoyable

D- no problem taking down my 12ish oz's my buddy shared with me, and I'm sure either of us could have put the whole bottle down in a sitting. Very good stuff. The smokestack Series has yet to disappoint.

Oct 15, 2009
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csiewert from Oregon

4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 2010-1

A - slightly hazy nutty brown color with a finger of off white thick head that retains and laces very well

S - bready malt, some green fruit and slight woody and earthy hops

T - holy wood! You can really taste the cedar. Also lots of smoke and bready malts. Some spicy hop finish as well.

M - nicely balanced carbonation... No lingering harsh effects.

O - unique beer! Pissed it has been retired... I do not enjoy its replacement.

Feb 19, 2012
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kwjd from Canada (ON)

3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful copper colour with thick off-white head. I'm getting a faint ceder smell, but I am not sure if it was the power of suggestion from the bottle or not. Taste has some caramel sweetness with a bit of bitterness from the hops. The alcohol does come through in the taste, yet it is still smooth.

Mar 16, 2010
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HopStoopid120 from Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Nov 18, 2011
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dbossman from Nebraska

3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Redish brown and amber; hazy with a nice head and pretty good retention and lacing

S: There is a strong sweet aroma that reminds me of cherries; there is also a woody smell and subtle raisin

T: Pretty sweet with subtle raisin and cherry flavors

F: Pretty carbonated and it dissipates quickly

D: Good for what it is but the sweetness does wear on you

Nov 18, 2009
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GeezLynn from Colorado

3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my Warsteiner stein.

Cloudy shade of amber with a full white head. Good retention.

Aroma is brown sugar/sweet caramel malt with a strange perfume smell. Guess that must be the cedar. Different from the cedar-aged stouts and IPAs I've had in that the past as the effect of the wood is much lighter here.

Lots of sweet brown malt and some spice, some of which seems to come from the wood and some from the alcohol. The lager yeast is pretty evident along with a touch of roasted malt. Definitely a little more edge to it that most doppelbocks. As things warm up, I get vanilla along with the caramel. Finish is long, sweet, and shows a little of the cedar spice.

Mouthfeel consists of a solid medium body with ample carbonation. Fairly clean feel to it, despite sweetness.

Overall, a tasty doppelbock. The cedar is light but adds a nice touch.

Sep 19, 2010
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drummermattie02 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

May 31, 2013
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OakedCanuck from Washington

3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into Trois Pistoles goblet.

A - Dark brown with some cherry red edging when held up to light. Large tan head, good retention

S - Semi sweet, begian smelling yeast, bready malt and kind of an earthy smell probably due to the cedar

T - Dried dark fruits, i.e. currants. estery, fruity sweetness and noticeable, but not overbearing cedar accents.

M - Medium and smooth, a touch tacky, good carbonation

D - More of an American version doppel. I liked it.

Nov 15, 2010
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RedBrewer83 from Oregon

3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750 into tulip...

A: Huge frothy head climbs to four fingers easy, falls slowly leaving behind thick lacing, not quite as creamy as I hoped for. Body is light amber and slightly translucent, not very reminiscent of the doppelbock style...but the appearance is still pretty impressive.

S: Sweet bready caramel notes greet you first, very faint floral hops and just a hint of alcohol in the background. As it warms it develops a little more woodiness on the nose, I think the cedar blends very well with the caramel.

T: Wow, tons of flavor, yet not very similar to most doppels I have had in the past...definitely on the lighter side yet higher in abv. Lots of sweet caramel malt, almost a little too sweet, bready yeast profile mid palate along with just a slight hop crispness on the finish. Alcohol lingers in the throat along with the cedar...

M: A little too much carbonation for my palate, I like doppels a little smoother and with a little more body. I think I was expecting more from 8.5%...but not bad.

: Too sweet and too much alcohol presence to be very drinkable, but will enjoy sipping this one for awhile...overall not bad, but i've had better offerings from Boulevard.

Nov 06, 2009
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Grebdioz from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Dec 28, 2011
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smithmd4 from New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

Dec 21, 2011
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Josievan from Iowa

3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Seeyoulator Dopplebock pours a rusty orangish-brown. Its head is decent but unremarkable.

Smell: There is the aroma of caramel malt, also a definite woody scent.

Taste: This beer is not as sweet as many doppelbocks, but still has caramel and brown sugar flavor. There is also a distinct woody quality I've never encountered before, even from oak-aged beers. This can only be attributed to the cedar aging. There also seems to be some subdued citrus flavors, maybe orange peel. The alcohol is noticed when sought out, but doesn't get in the way.

Mouthfeel: Seeyoulator is less creamy than its Bavarian counterparts, but the bite is on par with the American doppelbocks I've had.

Drinkability: The unconventional flavor of cedar combined with the relatively high ABV makes this one to sip.

Notes: I always look forward to trying Boulevard Smokestack Series beers. Seeyoulator did not end up being one of the better entries of the series, but as a Smokestack fan and a doppelbock fan, I'm glad I had the chance to try it.

Aging a beer in cedar barrels was a valuable experiment. It didn't quite work out with this beer, but I think cedar-aging has potential. It may never catch on like oak-aging, but Boulevard should still try it with some other beers. As for Seeyoulator itself, I can't see myself choosing it over other Smokestack beers, or other doppelbocks.

Mar 26, 2010
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seth72104 from Missouri

5/5  rDev +26.9%

Nov 14, 2011
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calebroberts811 from Oklahoma

3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 1, 2010

A - Three-finger khaki, off-white head.

S - Bananas, dark caramel, toffee, alcohol.

T - Dark bread, rum, raisins, bananas, cedar spice.

M - Light carbonation makes for a full-bodied, syrupy brew, quite enjoyable though I wish I was drinking it around Thanksgiving instead of the dead of summer.

Jul 02, 2011
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Cubsfan1087 from Iowa

3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Seeyoulator wasn't my favorite beer, I've had better Doppelbocks. It looks great, lingering head and dark amber color. Smells similar to other doppelbocks I've had, but a little more cedar smell in this one (being how it's aged in cedar). There is a taste that's hard to pinpoint. Aftertaste is strong, bitter, and not very appealing. Not great overall drinkability. Not a terrible beer, but I would probably pick other doppelbocks over this.

Mar 21, 2010
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brewerburgundy from Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

25.4oz bottle, "Batch Number 1-2009 7/10", pilsener glass.

The body is a brown sugar brown - not too red, not too brown - with an enormous custard consistency head. Rocky on top and a brown sugar butter cream frosting color, the head fades, but not quickly, with ultimately a thick half inch of staying power and big blotchy lacing. This beer is a bit hazy from the bottle conditioning.

Clean solid doppelbock nose: lager yeast, saltine, brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, bread, nuttiness, all with a sneaking spice from cedar and hops. Prunes.

Brown sugar again and fairly sweet, but also moderately dry, hitting a sweet spot. Saltine cracker balances well against a heated spice of cedar which is almost a peppery type of heat; herbal, earthy, woody of course, and shifting; teamed with noble hops that provide a moderate bitterness. Scotch soaked raisins, not smoky, but the wood, the vanilla with a bite.

Edging syrupy with enough bubbles and prickle to stand up. This hovers between dry and sweet; alcohol spikes coupled with shots of brown sugar body.

This is a great American example of a Doppelbock. Personally, I would guess that the base beer measures up to a number of German beers. The twist of cedar is delicious.

Sep 27, 2010
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Soilworker from Idaho

4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Orange/red hued with a 1.5 finger thick off white head. A very beautiful appearance especially when held up to the light.

S: First thing I notice are a fruity (berry and prunes), estery character with predominate notes of cedar. Quite caramely sweet overall with minimal hop presence.

T: Very interesting beer. The fact that it is aged on cedar really comes through with this one. The cedar presence seems to stick on your tongue right from the start. Some slight roasted malts play a part in the malty sweet part of the beer which is most prevalent. The finish is a lingering cedar woodiness with a dry, malty, fruit character.

M: Moderately carbonated with a medium body overall.

D: This is a pretty strong beer and I could have a few of these but not many more after that. It's a very good beer but the strong abv and complex palate would become tiresome after awhile.

Notes: Overall I really enjoyed this doppebock and thought that aging it on cedar was a real nice touch. If I was more fond of doppelbocks I would definitely buy this one again. Very interesting interpretation of the style.

Jun 01, 2010
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NCBeerFan from North Carolina

4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this from sgsmfdoom/John as one of several bottles traded at the BA Sexual Chocolate release. It's been awhile since I've had a doppelbock, so I was really excited to try one that isn't available in NC.

Pours a beautiful dark amber, with a fluffy two-finger tan head and a latticework of sizzling bubbles that quickly dissipate from the sides of the DFH snifter. Wonderful aroma of overripe bananas, toffee, caramel, a touch of clove, and a hint of the cedar. Oh man, this is a really tasty brew...the banana, toffee, and spices blend into a not-too-sweet, creamy mouthfeel, with a pleasant spicy tingle on the finish, courtesy of the cloves and cedar. And the bananas and spice linger around just long enough to make you want to immediately have another sip!!

After having this, I wish I had another bottle to try later...I haven't had enough doppelbocks to accurately compare this one to the style, but this is one solid brew from the folks at Boulevard, and one that I'd try again in a heartbeat. Thanks again John for passing along this treat.

Jul 25, 2011
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rfabian from Texas

3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass it forms a 1 inch head with good retention and lacing. The appearance is amber brown and clear. The aroma is of toasted malt with slightly more hops than the usual bock. The taste is plainly bockish with firm maltiness and very slight bitterness. The feel is medium heavy with a clean finish.

This is a nice doppelbock.

Jan 07, 2011
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zestar from California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Jul 24, 2014
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FosterJM from California

4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

137th review on BA
750 ML C/C
Bottle to Chalice

App- A very crimson brown with a two finger very flat head that lasted quite awhile. The retention was very nice as well.

Smell- Like the label says its aged on cedar but I don't get the smell. It's very estery with some banana to it but I don't have much scent recognition with cedar so hard to get big scents off this.

Drink- A big drinking double. It's a malty spiciness. It's not over powering at all but has a heavy taste to it but very palatable.

Mouth- Med/Full, low carb with a smooth beer. Without having a cedar aged beer before like I mentioned above the taste/feel is throwing me off. It's quite good though.

Drink- A great way to start off Christmas Eve. So far Blvd hasn't made a bad beer in the smokestack series.

Dec 26, 2010
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FreshHawk from Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice deep ruby, copper color. Average sized, foamy, rocky, fizzy, off-white head. Disappears pretty fast leaving some patchy lace.

S - Spicy sweet malt is strong. Also getting a good amount of smoky and woody aroma. Some slightly tart date, raisin and plum. A bit of cherry and grape as well.

T - Smoky and woody cedar flavors are pretty strong actually. Also a strong malty flavor with some spice, almost reminds me of a Scottish ale. Some plumy, date and raisin present with a jamy type of flavor.

M - Lighter side of medium body with average carbonation. A little thin but smooth.

D - A little strong, definitely a beer to sip. Wood and spice characteristics are strong,

Notes: Batch 2010-1, Best Before 05/2011. Pretty nice beer. I definitely picked up on the cedar flavors. That makes it pretty different from other doppelbocks I've had. Kind of like a mix of a doppelbock and a Scottish ale. Interesting beer. Worth a try, but I probably won't get it again unless it is on sale.

Dec 18, 2010
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Snow81 from Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a dark orange to a amber haze

Head: Big frosty tan head that lasts the life of the beer

Smell: Toasted malts with a hint of a nut and a small amount of heat

Taste: Big cedar right up front with a bit of a Carmel, hints of nuttiness and a very small hint of heat on the back, after the beer comes to room temp the heat pulls up more upfront

Weight: medium to heavy body with a medium carbonation

Finish: Little stickiness on the lips and caramel lingers with that nuttiness in the back

May 26, 2011
Seeyoulator Doppelbock from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 205 ratings