Schlafly Doppelbock | The Schlafly Tap Room

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The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by maxpower on 03-01-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by cousineddy:
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4/5  rDev +9%

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jwerner23
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of hotstuff
3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dopplebocks are one of my favorite beer styles, but unfortunately this one was off the mark to be considered a good Dopplebock in my opinion.The head was small sized, tan and it contained fine-large sized bubbles that mostly dissipated.The body was uncarbonated and mostly clear with a brown hue.The nose was lightly malty, sweet and fruity.The flavor was lightly bitter with an aftertaste.The mouthfeel of this beer was a little tingly, smooth and medium bodied.

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Photo of CRJMellor
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

served from 64 oz. growler that the bro-in-law brought direct from the brewery.

Pours a dark ruby color. No head develops but minor lace clings to the glass.
Aroma of brown sugar, roasted, hint of peat with minor bitterness hiding in the background.
Flavor of brown sugar, sweet malt, chocolate, hint of scotch. Oversweetened to be honest, very malt and sugary.
Mouthfeel is very smooth but almost too sweet and cloying on the palate.
Drinkability is good, bro-in-law polished the growler off in about 2 hours.

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Photo of carln26
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown in color with some beautiful ruby highlights. It’s very clear and topped by a thick tan colored head. The nose has a lot of malt. Figs, dates, and caramel apples come across. There is just a hint of hops, a touch of citrus. The flavor has tons of malt. More dates, caramel toffee, but there is a pronounced hop bitterness. It’s just there to balance the malt. Nicely done. The mouth feel is just a little thin. Too bad as that, and a bit of heat hurt the drinkability. This beer has been hit and miss with Schlafly in the past., and this time it’s a near miss. Too bad. They came real close.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of karst
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from cask conditioned and served at cellar temp of 54° F at the Schlafly brewery.

Pours a deep brown with ruby highlights in the clear fall afternoon sunlight. Little head - expected with this type of serving.
Aroma of brown sugar, chocolate and roasted malt. Aromas were light but satisflying - the result of aging? (Bock's aroma came through much stronger to my surprize)

Similar flavors of brown sugar, sweet malt, chocolate and some fruity esters in background. Mouthfeel is full, dextrinous and nearly syrupy from sweet malts. Lacking complexity that I had hoped for but still balanced by good tasting hops and not cloying. The cask - level of carbonation emphasizes the sweetness.
This cask has undergone 8 months of aging and the flavor and drinkability of this Doppelbock seem on the downside IMHO.

I will be looking forward to the 2006 release.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ruby-brown and clear with a nice head and good lacing. Powerfully and overwhelmingly malty!! Smells great! Very tasty too, with a blast of sweet, toasty, extra-smooth caramel malts, plus light fruits and a touch of light brown sugar. Hops were not a major factor. Body was good but a bit light for the style, but incredibly drinkable and high on deliciousness! Surely try this one if you're at the taproom.

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Photo of Tone
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark amber color. 3/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, yeast, grain, earthy hops, and slight citrus. Fits the style of a Doppelbock. Mouth feel is smooth and slightly thick with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, yeast, slight grain, slight roasted malt, hint of hops, and slight earthy malt. Overall, a good drinkability, but the blend is definitely malt heavy and lacking in lager flavor.

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Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of DCon
4.24/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on-tap @ The Schlafly Tap Room in St. Louis, MO for $4.25. Tapped from a Non-Labeled Stainless Steel Tap Handle into a 16oz Hefeweizen Glass.

Aroma- Extremely rich and strong malts hit the nose first. Some barley and light hops hit the nose also. Slight caramel aroma too? Nice to smell!

Appearance- Received with a .5 finger head that has average retention time (wish this was a bit more!). Has a dark amber colored body but great clarity. Leaves a good amount of suds behind.

Flavor- The flavor is very rich and surprisingly nutty. Has a slight toasty note and clean with a malty finish. Very close to a "no hop taste" in here. Light-medium bitterness and semi dry on the end.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Smooth, and has a nice caramel finish on the palate.

Overall Impression- Impressing! I could compare this one to the Celebrator Doppelbock. Will be enjoying this MANY more times on-tap before it runs out. Wish they bottled this one... May have to add another Growler to my collection!

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very thick dark beer that is a deep bronze with lovely red hues when held to light. The beer lacks much of a head and does not lace with much gusto, still the overall presentation is quite good. The aroma is strongly malty and full, and this is carried through in the richly textured flavor that is full and smooth. Lacks crispness that might be expected here; a bit limited in drinkability due to the fullness.

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Photo of KI9A
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A: poured a clear, reddish-brown, good head, some lace chunks.

S: What smell? Some light malts.

T: Sweet malts, some slight sweet apple/pear. Not traditional dark fruit flavor. It's very good beer, more like a bock thats pumped up a bit.

M: Way light for a doppelbock. Not the normal thick, chewy, filling beer, that pretty much dictates the style.

D: Wow! Dunno what the ABV is, but, I dropped 2 of these in quick fashion.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at a local beer bar, beer is brown and hazy with nearly no head, haloed, no lacing and low carbonation.

Aroma is mildly roasty and really sweet, mild alcohol.

Beer is medium to thin in body with a definite malt roast late flavor to it, mild toffee, mild malt, beer doesn't have much on the front end, not super interested in finishing this beer but I do.

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Photo of beeroclock
3.32/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was on tap at The Tap Room (Schlafly's brewery in St. Louis). It had a nice amber/copper color. It had a fluffy head on it that lasted through much of the tall glass. It was a bitter taste w/ some caramel hints. The aftertaste was nice. I couldn't get much smell out of it, but I thought there was a faint flower type smell. I really picked up the caramel taste though. This beer is ok, the bartendar said it was a stronger ABV than most they had on tap.

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of Dogbrick
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample at the brewpub. Pours a dark brownish-orange color with a thin dark beige head that dissipates slowly. Patches of lacing on the glass. Sweet toasted malt and caramel in the nose, along with a touch of almond. Medium-bodied with bready malt, caramel and hops flavors. The finish is moderately sweet with a malty aftertaste. Above average overall.

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Photo of maxpower
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear light amber-copper color with a nice foamy lasting white head, sweet fruity and flowery aroma. Sweet and malty with a strong hop presence in the finish, medium body with a sticky mouthfeel, pretty hopped up for a dopplebock, I will have to try it again after things settle down and maybe re-rate.

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Photo of ajs4bd
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of kingjohnh
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Schlafly Doppelbock from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 23 ratings