Impulsator
Privatbrauerei M.C. Wieninger

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From:
Privatbrauerei M.C. Wieninger
 
Germany
Style:
Doppelbock
Ranked #53
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #13,966
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 9.77%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
4
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 18, 2021
Added:
Nov 04, 2009
Wants:
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Gots:
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SCORE
88
Very Good
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Blind-tasted except for the beer's name and brewery/country, zero reviews below read (yet!)...
L- Deep ruby-chestnut brown. Pours clear with a 2mm pale tan head.
S- Deep roasty-toasty + the smell of raisons.
T- As per^ + deeeeep malts.... pungent, toasty mmm, just let them sit on your palate for a few seconds. In the background if a light hoppy zing (compliments the malts well).
F- It's deep and rich but the ABV% is surprisingly subtle and I like that. Some 7.5%s blare it, here I just get a tiny ABV%-zing around the malt+hop note in the finish, easy to miss altogether.
O- I took this from the fridge to open, I realise that beer like this has more than average complexity and would benefit from serving a touch less chilled. -- It's big and malty, for me one to sip on a cool evening. Oh to be able to home-brew this!
Review/scoring all done, now the reveal, I get to read the bottle lables to see what I missed! ==> No, no added there.
500ml bottle BB: 26/10/2021 £2.70 Bought from TremblingMadness, York/UK as part of a large pick-your own consignment to London.
Apr 18, 2021
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
De Labirratorium. En copa de hefe de Bavaria. Jugando a Spiderman Miles Morales. Con caña de lomo de bellota de Mercadona. Doppelbock brutal, mucho mejor que la afamada celebrator, con un perfil maltoso absolutamente delicioso que invita a trago largo sin que se note para nada el alcohol. Los 50cl saben a poco
Apr 14, 2021
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the flip top bottle, it pours a clear reddish brown with a large, long lasting light tan head. In the nose, it is a bit of caramel malt and other malts. In the mouth, it is solidly malty with caramel a bit stronger than others. Overall, a decent double bock.

2022 update: yum!
Sep 22, 2019
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Rated by safaricook from Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Great Doppelbock with a caramel goodness to it that makes me drizzle.
Apr 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.83 by samEBC from Belgium

Oct 23, 2015
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Reviewed by dcmchew from Romania

3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Pours clear amber witha two finger tan bubbly head, good retention.
Smells of toasted grains, faint chocolate, some low dark fruit and metallic hops.
Surprisingly sweet malts, with some caramel and whole lots of fruit/maple syrup. Sweet overripe plums and dark grapes, bit of a citrus zing too. Hint of nuts. Some metal in the finish, mildly bitter hops.
Medium carbonation, goes down quite smooth, alcohol well hidden by the extra sweetness.
Not bad, probably forgettable on the long run (got a whole case of German bocks and rauchs). Nice tasty sweetness.
Apr 11, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

May 04, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by millelacsmark from Minnesota

Aug 15, 2012
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Gorgeous beer, dark brown with a thick, fluffy beige head. Aroma is lighter than taste, but the smell of roast grains come out. In the taste, the grains are even stronger, with a snappy bitter bite. This is great beer.
Jan 03, 2012
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Reviewed by rinhaak from Massachusetts

3.17/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Bottle purchased at Maruhn in Darmstadt, Hessen (Germany).

Pours a clear, ruby red with loads of carbonation. It pours like a cherry coke: a big, airy head fills the top of the glass and it quickly dissipated leaving nothing behind.

The nose is very sweet with aromas of plums, grape jelly, and a hint of metallic copper.

The taste is a bit too sweet and imbalanced, and the flavor is like malted grape jelly. There is a slight roasted nut finish, and as it sits I can pick up more of the raisin flavors I often expect with the style. No hop presence; the beer has both hops and hop extract.

While the roasted undertones are nice, they are tucked so far into the background that it doesn't balance out the intense sweetness of the grape jelly. It's a rather undistinguished beer with little character that drinks far too much like a soda. A disappointment from a brewery that boasts being in operation since 1666.
Jan 02, 2012
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Reviewed by crnipeter from Slovenia

4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Garnet body with good clarity, capped by mid-sized yet very persistent light-tan head that clings to the walls as slowly recedes.
Aroma is rich malty sweetness with pumpernickel qualities, deep chocolate and caramel, dark fruits and restrained alcohol that increases as the beer warms.
Smooth and nearly full bodied with moderately-low carbonation; flavor is rich malty sweetness with profound chocolate and caramel qualities while hops, although entirely subjected to the sweet malt, contribute faint spicy notes. I pick up some dark-fruit tartness from specialty malts. Finish is medium with mild hop-bitterness and smooth, warming alcohol. (500 ml, BB 06-07-2012, into tulip)

In short, a plentiful Doppelbock with pronounced chocolate-caramel character.
Dec 09, 2011
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Reviewed by TheSarge from Virginia

3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Makes a good finger an a half thick head of light tan foam. The retention is great, and laces quite nicely to my seidel's wall. The body is dark and ruby red in color with pure clarity.

The aroma is very metallic upfront, with a maple back up.

The taste is rich in chocolate and maple goodness. There's even a hint of coffee here.

Mouth feel wise, it's got a very oily slickness, and is wetting to the palate. This has a warm alcohol finish to it as well.
Nov 04, 2009
Impulsator from Privatbrauerei M.C. Wieninger
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 12 ratings