Vetter's Doppelbock | Vetter Alt Heidelberger Brauhaus Neuenheim

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Vetter Alt Heidelberger Brauhaus Neuenheim

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rinhaak on 03-15-2011

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of opieo
3.71/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I found this to be a brew for satisfying masses of tourist. Not a bad thing, just if you are looking for something special, this isn't it. This is a great drinking brew. Not sure what happened for the other reviewer that had the skunky version of this brew. I found the aroma to be malty as was the taste. It was smooth and balanced. Easy drinking. A good winter brew. Get it with the goulash soup. Yum.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rinhaak
3.09/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had on tap at the Vetter Alt Heidelberger Brauhuas Neuenheim. This is not to be confused with their other doppelbock on tap: Vetter's 33.

Pouring an amber-brown color with a moderate head, this doppelbock packs a very strong nose. Lots of caramel malts and a bit of hops, the aroma was a little sweet, but also rotten smelling. Although this was a complex nose, it was so off putting it was downright unpleasant.

The taste was quite complex and well balanced with a hoppy mouth. This is much less malty than I usually expect from a doppelbock; there were no discernable traces of the sweet plums flavors or the German malts I traditionally associate with this variety. Considering the strong malts in the nose, this surprised me. In place of the strong malts was a greater hop presence, as well as the flavors of potato chips.

A fairly drinkable lager (if you don't spend too much time smelling it), this is a well made doppelbock, but if you are visiting Vetter's, there are enough other exceptional beers on tap that sampling this doppelbock should not be a priority.

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Vetter's Doppelbock from Vetter Alt Heidelberger Brauhaus Neuenheim
3.37 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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