Kartäuser Doppelbock Dunkel
Memminger Brauerei

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Style:
German Doppelbock
Ranked #122
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #25,281
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 8.66%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
66
From:
Memminger Brauerei
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  6
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews by Bottek007:
Photo of Bottek007
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Volor caramel, rust. Mild foam. Taste sweet but at end metallic mild metallic taste. Overall fine, at least A different type of beer for last of advent 24 beers

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Photo of mattreitz49
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours deep copper color with a one finger head just off white foam. The head fades rather fast to leave just a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of molasses, brown sugar and lots of dark fruits of cherry, prune, raisin and plum. Along with these aromas comes a little bit of bread and yeast as well as a touch of hay and herb. Overall it is a very inviting smell.
Taste – the taste begins with a nice smooth and sweet flavor with tons of dark fruit tastes of cherry, plum, and prune. Along with the sweeter fruit comes a god hit of a very bready taste with the bread being a mix of a wheat bread and slightly doughy taste. Sugar tastes of caramel and molasses are lighter upfront, but join the fruit tastes in big style as the taste moves onto the end. All the while some very light yeast tastes as well as some very light herbal tastes join the tongue to leave one with a very sweet and malty, but still quite smoot taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – For a doppelbock of its strength I was anticipating something slightly thicker in nature. While said the feel and slightly lower carbonation were nice for the brew and made it a very easy drinking and approachable, yet still very flavorful brew overall.
Overall – This was a very approachable and fruity rich doppelbock. I rather enjoyed this one and would suggest it to anyone wanting something robust and fruity doppel without having as much of a heavy feel as most doppel’s have.

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Photo of Impetuous
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of roadhouse
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pegasus
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Large and dense off-white head, with good persistence, Belgian-style lacing adorns the glass walls. The carbonation is slight and slow-rising.

Aroma: A profound dark bread notes and caramel dominate the aroma, though there are hints of dark fruit, as well. Earthy notes are present, and a slight spiciness.

Taste: The taste begins with a strong note of caramel and dark bread. As the taste progresses, a wave of dark fruits present, plum being the most notable. The relatively high ABV of 7.5% goes unnoticed, appearing neither in the taste, or as warmth. Finishes with a lingering note of dark caramel.

Mouth feel: Soft and full, excellent.

Drinkability/notes: Very nice and drinkable, a treat in the cooler months.

Presentation: Packaged in a 500 ml, 16.9 ounce steel can, served in a standard Pilsener glass. Beer number six (December 6th) from the 2017 Costco Advent Beer Calendar.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Atlas1
3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A friend gave me this tallboy can from a 25 beers of Christmas set that he got at CostCo. The fact that Kartauser includes their dopplebock in a 25 beers of Christmas box set makes me appreciate it that much more.

Pours a dark amber color with a small one-finger head an no lace. The nose is earthy but muted. Faint banana, with a dull bread scent. Maybe a hint of apple or pear, it's hard to tell. The taste is better, though, with a sweet malty flavor, banana, plum, maple and faint clove. The mouthfeel is smooth, but not as textured as I'd expected it to be.

Overall, it's an underwhelming beer in my opinion. Not bad, but nothing exciting here. Perhaps my expectations were too high, although I'm not sure why thy would have been. A nice enough beer, but I don't see myself revisiting this one in the future. Cheers.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33 cl.), tasted in 2010.

Appearance : red-brown color with tan foamy head (some lacing).
Smell : roasted malty and caramel aromas.
Tasted and mouthfeel : toasted caramel with malty notes, and alcohol presence.
Drinkability : a good beer in the German style doppel bock.

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Photo of Kahlerbock
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

500ml can, from the 2017 Brewer's Advent Calendar, shared by a friend on his birthday.

This beer pours a clear, medium bronzed amber colour, with one zaftig finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves a bit of mitochondrial lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of bready and doughy caramel malt, some muddled dark orchard fruitiness, a hint of indistinct spice, and plain earthy, leafy, and herbal noble hops. The taste is bready and grainy caramel malt, a lesser biscuity toffee sweetness, bruised apples and pears, and more understated earthy, leafy, musty green hop bitters.

The carbonation is quite understated in its wan-seeming frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and generally smooth, with a wee airy creaminess arising as things warm up a tad around here. It finishes sweet, and definitely fruity.

Overall - this is merely a run of the mill version of the style, mostly sweet and saccharine. Ultimately forgettable for me, but it looks like other people like it a lot, so what the hell do I know?

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Photo of Apellonious
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500 ml can poured into a standard pint glass. Day 6 of the advent. Pours a clear dark brown with orange highlights, with a thin sliver of lace. It sizzled as I poured it. The aroma is nuts, vanilla, doughy yeast, and something I can quite place. The taste is right in line with the nose, with some caramelized malts and sugars. The mouthfeel is medium light, at times creamy but not heavy, and level of carbonation is medium low. I never quite determined the line between doppelbock and dunkel (the former being one of my favorite winter styles) but this seems to sit right where that line should be.

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Photo of TheEpeeist
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brenn79
3.31/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

16 oz can, thanks bro- Pours lightly hazy dark orange with minimal head. Aroma is sweet, syrupy, caramel, malty. The flavor is sweet, sticky, syrupy, caramel malt, some bitterness to try and balance out the malt, boozy Definitely a sipper.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cb8282
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crobinso
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a pint glass from the can.

Appearance: Extra foamy Amber to brown body with extra bubbles. Off-white head rising just about one finger's length at the very least.

Smell: light toated bread with hint of malt scent. Dissipates quick but not too bad.

Taste: Sweet taste consisting of maple and malts. Smooth raisin bread like feel minus the cinnamon but with wheat notes.

Mouth: Smooth finish close to dessert but slightly dry. Semi sticky feel is nothing to complain about.

Overall: Nice touch to a somewhat busy day. Normally not my cup of tea but that is the reason why I love beer. Always in a glass, Salud!

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Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hman43
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: It pours amber with an off white head. Head retention is good.

Smell: There is a nice caramel aroma. There are very low toast notes and very low dark fruits.

Taste: There are some caramel flavors and moderate toasty elements in the flavor. There is a very low dark fruit elements.

Feel: It has a medium body with smooth alcohol warming.

Overall, the malt is where the balance is from beginning to finish with medium bitterness.

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Photo of fishguyac
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the Costco Beery Advent Calendar. From the can, it pours a ruby-brown color with a nice head. Definite Caramel Malt in the nose. The mouth gets the rich malty flavor of yummy goodness. Yum!

One of the better cans in the Advent Calendar. Still goes in the 2017 Calendar.

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Photo of DKHNOVA
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Kartäuser Doppelbock Dunkel from Memminger Brauerei
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 66 ratings