Eliksir | Pivovarna Laško

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Pivovarna Laško

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by crnipeter on 09-24-2010

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 13
Photo of crnipeter
2.12/5  rDev -24%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330 ml into tulip. BBE 20.July 2011. The beer is advertised as doppelbock so lets see how it meets the requirements of the style.
Off white bubbly head overlays a coppery brown body with good clarity. The short lived head quickly fades to a sheet of loosely agglomerated bubbles that persists.
The nose is strong maltiness, caramel with some melanoidin-toasty notes, hints of dark chocolate and evident hops. Likewise the aroma, the flavor is dominated by malts and caramel with melanoidin-toasty notest. Hops provide dry finish. A bit less than average carbonation with watery texture. Boring.

In short: sweetish, watery imitation of doppelbock.

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Photo of djura
2.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got it from Slovenia,0,33 l

A - Oak reddish color,white thin foam and some bubbles at the beginning, but after minute in the glass,nothing left.
S - Almost nothing,some caramel malt.
T/M - Burned taste,caramel,warm aftertaste. Medium carbonation,low bitterness. Not so balanced,sweeter.

O - Nothing special,lack of taste.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours amber-brown, small head, fast to a poor lace.
Very hard to get a whiff of anything, weird: a bit of caramel, faint dark fruit esters.
Taste starts spicy-sweet, with some clear caramel, a bit of toffee, some faint raisin, pinch of vanilla and prickly pepper. Malts get felt later on, sweet, not syrupy, some toasted grains, but i do get a bit of corn there. Some metallic oxidation in the finish, quite bitter, with some green grassy notes.
Medium to light body, just a tiny bit sticky, rather fizzy. Alcohol pinches from time to time, otherwise it brings just a bit of heat. Aftertaste is a bit unclean, some cloying malt sweetness and a bit of bad bitterness.
Not as close to a doppelbock as it'd like, but definitely better than many Euro strong lagers. Decent, which is to say on the border of being good.

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Eliksir from Pivovarna Laško
2.79 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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