Riegele Speziator Dunkel & Stark
Brauhaus Riegele

Riegele Speziator Dunkel & StarkRiegele Speziator Dunkel & Stark
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Style:
Bock - Doppelbock
Ranked #152
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #30,566
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 7.67%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
20
From:
Brauhaus Riegele
 
Germany
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  5
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews by samEBC:
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samEBC from Belgium

4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jul 05, 2020
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aztraz from Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 11, 2021
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seanyfo from Scotland

3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

50cl bottle poured into my Spaten Seidel. Best before Sept 2011.

A -Extremely dark mahogany ruby body, with 3 finger creamy head that has excellent retention and lacing considering the style. Excellent clarity.

S - Wholemeal breads, a little metallic, some milk chocolate.

T- Fresh wholemeal bread with a little toffee caramel note, some prune fruitiness, balanced nicely with a lingering bitterness,quick clean finish however. Flavours are definitely subdued.Alcohol well hidden.

M- Moderate carbonation and medium body.

D- A great looking, clean tasting dopplebock, but lacks any real depth of character, albeit still very drinkable.

Dec 10, 2010
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BlackHaddock from England

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle: poured twice into my 'La Chouffe' stemmed tulip on 16 Mar 2013.

Looked special in the glass: rich deep ruby red when held up to the light, on top a full and lasting crown of tanned foam.

Alcohol soaked fruits (plums, raisins, dates) with malty molasses fill the nose when you take a sniff. It's like a drunken fruit cake sort of smell.

Those fruity and sweet malty esters carry on into the taste: the flavours are added too by dark chocolate and caramel notes, we are talking some seriously hefty notes here though.

The body is both rich and somewhat oily in nature: suits the flavours though, too sweet for some, but it really hit my sweet tooth in the right place. Couldn't drink this all night but I'd have managed another if I'd had one. Although the alcohol isn't hidden as much as I'd like, it is a very good example of this style.

Mar 16, 2013
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jmtpi from France

4/5  rDev +5.8%

Aug 03, 2012
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bmaggot from Lithuania

4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 02, 2017
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Evil_Pidde from Sweden

3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 28, 2015
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Dentist666 from Russian Federation

3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sep 12, 2018
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FLima from Brazil

3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Brown reddish color with a one finger beige head with short retention, but leaving some laces.
Bold malty aroma with notes of caramels, dark fruits, molasses and licorice.
Similarly, flavor of molasses, prunes, raisins, earthy hops, mild charred wood and licorice. Dry aftertaste and mildly bitter.
Medium body with low carbonation and a sticky feeling. Alcohol of 7.5% abv just contributes to its flavor.
This is a bit too sugary for my taste, leaving it with low drinkability, but still a good beer and true to style.

May 26, 2014
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Oidmoe from Austria

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Aug 09, 2014
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aleigator from Germany

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown, almost black color with a huge, spongy beige head.

Smells of toasty toffee malts, licorice and a whiff of lighter caramel.

Drinks utmost soft, with a medium body, showcasing the silk richness in this perfectly.

Tastes of fudgy molasses with a glazed caramel note to it. Features a perfect amount of sweetness, balanced by roasted malts, amped up by a tingling spiciness. Finishes with a astonishing softness, bakers chocolate and additional molasses.

Great Bock, producing a fantastic depth of flavors, while exhibiting a fantastic smoothness.

Feb 16, 2019
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Flavio_Gama from Brazil

3.72/5  rDev -1.6%

Sep 13, 2014
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SayBoom from Ukraine

4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dec 21, 2014
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Fabianno from Brazil

4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jul 16, 2015
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drmeto from Germany

3.29/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

L:
-pours a dark brown with ruby tinges and a medium,foamy,beige head
S:
-plums,raisins,pumpernickel,chocolate
T:
-brown sugar,syrupy,chocolate,raisins
F:
-medium carbonation
-medium body
-slight alcohol noticable
O:
One of the more chocolate-y Bocks.On the tongue it goes flat really quick and it needs more hop bitterniss to balance this thing out.

Feb 15, 2019
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der_meister from Ukraine

3.09/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Jul 20, 2015
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123321123321 from Alabama

3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 09, 2018
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Robertas from Lithuania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 24, 2017
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Steve555 from Wales

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with a tinge of red. One finger tan head. Malty aroma with toffee and dark fruits. Taste is fruity but with touch of liquorice and sweetness. Body is medium with light carbonation slightly sweet on the palate. I liked it enough but not one not the best DBs in my opinion de to a liquorice taste and a little too much sugar. But it's still pretty good.

Aug 25, 2020
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Silke_Neryn from Sweden

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 19, 2020
Riegele Speziator Dunkel & Stark from Brauhaus Riegele
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 20 ratings