Rauch Doppelbock
Dovetail Brewery

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Lager - Rauchbier
Ranked #19
Ranked #14,600
4.22 | pDev: 4.03%
Dovetail Brewery
Illinois, United States
Very Good
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Notes: A strong version of our Rauchbier, to warm your heart a little more during these last days of winter. This Rauch Doppelbock went through an extended lagering period; showcasing a balance of complex chocolate malt flavors and beechwood smoke.
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barnzy78 from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can
date stamped 01/28/21
L: dark brown body with a tall & foamy tan head
S: smoked malt, caramel, peat, earthy hops
T: heavy smoked malt makes sure you know this is a rauchbier; toasty grain, caramel, burnt caramel, brown sugar, molasses, earthy hops
F: fuller body, ample carbonation, malt, hops, and smoke are all excellently balanced
O: I only got the one can of this in their “Pack O’ Smokes” mixed 4 pack. I’ll be buying more if I see it, but I might have to wait til next spring

Jul 31, 2021
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thank you FBarber for this
16 oz can poured into a pint glass

A- Dark brown with a huge tan head.

S- Campfire smoke, caramel malts, earthy, some dark chocolate, hints of dark fruits.

T- Caramel malts, some chocolate, smoky campfire, touch of licorice, dark fruits, earthy.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A wonderful balance of smoke and sweet malts.

Jul 04, 2021
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Super dark brown with a finger of beige head. Smell captures the smoke wonderfully with complimenting toasted caramel, cherry wood, dry earth, and light herbs. Tastes as it smells, but with more flavors from the malt: caramel, earth, smoke joins licorice, slight bacon, and light cocoa. Feel is smoked and malty with wonderful harmony, great balance, medium-light bodied. Goes great with pizza. Would love this on a cool fall night

Feb 11, 2021
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eppCOS from Colorado

4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Dark, malt, near-porter darkness - light brown edge, good lacing with its 7.6% ABV. Good head for a few seconds.
S - Have you had their Rauchbier? Good, like a toned-down version of that; stick a nose into a glass that has just been over a campfire and you get the idea. Woodsy, malty smoke tones. Also clear on the
T - more of that woodsy campfire, malt goodness; roastiness as well, full flavor on the palate start to finish. Marvelous.
F - Great, not overly carbonated, still lively, gets better in the mouth as temp increases, this is good stuff people!
O - Another fantastic "rauch" from the Dovetail folks - they really know how to smoke 'em. !

Apr 01, 2020
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4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz tallboy can poured into HF wine stem.

Appearance: dark brown bodied beer with a light khaki brown colored head. Scant yet present lacing on the glass.

Smell: This smells like the sweet smoke that comes from a campfire when you burn cherry wood. Meaty / bacon smoke aromas and an earthy peat smoke note as well.

Taste: Big earthy peat smoke with a hint of toasted malts leading the way. Hints of meaty smoke and liquid smoke fade in and out of the middle of the beer. As the beer warms hints of caramel and brown sugar emerge. Light smoke finish.

Mouthfeel: This beer drinks extremely light for the style and for its ABV. Its on the lower end of medium bodied beer. Carbonation is right where it needs to beat. Light dry finish. Extremely drinkable beer at 7.6%abv.

Overall: This is a really innovative creative beer and I like the idea of it a lot. A doppelbock and a smoke bier combined. I get the exact same smoke flavors from Dovetails Rauchbier as I do with the Rauchdoppelbach.

Mar 24, 2020
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark chestnut color, light tan foam with good clarity.
Toasty malt aroma, vague smoky sweetness and licorice spice.
Flavors follow suit, big toasted malt base, licorice and chicory.
Medium bodied with ample carbonation, finishes semi-dry.
Overall it’s interesting, and has an Underberg-esque twist to it.

Feb 09, 2019
Rauch Doppelbock from Dovetail Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 11 ratings