Fässla Bambergator | Brauerei Fässla

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Fässla
Germany
faessla.de

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UncleJimbo on 02-08-2004

BEER STATS
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
16
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
15.12%
 
 
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3
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 16
Photo of Bierman9
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fässla is a great little brewery/brewpub in Bamberg....they have some tasty offerings, like their dark Zwergla... I have never been in Bamberg at the right time, though, to happen upon the introduction of any of the Bock Biers offered by the Bamberg breweries (known as BockBier Anstich, around the first week of Oktober). So I am very thankful to UncleJimbo for bringing me a bottle of this dark gold.
This bock pours a medium copper color...well actually more of a crystal clear, medium bronze...lighter than copper... It is a lighter hue than many D-Bocks that I've seen/sampled. Head is a creamy tan shade, with a very fine bead... top layer sticks well, too. Nose is a decent caramel/sweet malty aroma. Is there is a hint of smokiness there? Hmmm... Bamberg is reknowned for their smoked malt biers.... I wonder... Bambergs strongest (stärkste) Bier, at 8% abv, has a medium-plus body, and a real nice smoothness on the tongue. Alewife wandered by around this point and stole a sip, and almost stole my glass of Bier!! She is a well-known D-Bock lover, so this Bier must have something going for it! It has a lovely maltiness upfront, with caramel sweetness taking a leading role. Mmmm... As the bier goes across the palate, it turns dry, with another hint of smokiness, though very subtle, imho. Nice stuff!! The alcohol is hidden quite well. Very tasty, and thnx again to UncleJimbo!! Zum Wohl!!!

overall: 4.05
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4

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Photo of UncleJimbo
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

0.5 Liter, brown, re-usable bottle, capped. BBE date stamped on the label (04.05.04). Purchased at the brewery in Bamberg, Germany.

This beer poured a clear, amber color with creamy, bubbly, light tan foam that clung to the glass a bit. The smell was a characteristic sweet bock aroma with notes of grain, biscuit, floral hops, and a hint of vegetable. The taste was a tangy malty flavor up front but finishes sweeter. There was a good shot of hop bitterness that lingers in the mouth. The alcohol was detectable. The mouthfeel was smooth and malty with medium body and good, sharp carbonation. This bock was somewhat warming. The lingering flavor was malty and very hoppy. This was a pretty good doppelbock and fairly drinkable for an 8.0% abv bier.

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Fässla Bambergator from Brauerei Fässla
3.77 out of 5 based on 16 ratings.
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