Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Weathertop Doppelbock | Martha's Exchange

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
8 Ratings

Brewed by:
Martha's Exchange
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-24-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by Longstaff:
Photo of Longstaff
4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had a snifter of this at Martha's today and immediately ordered a growler of it. First time I had this was at GABF during a round of dopplebock tastings and the complexity of this one blew the rest away - even the number one ranked dbock on this site.

Snifter was topped with a light tan, dense head full of tiny bubbles. A little light in color for dopple with its cloudy, maroonish brown body. Initial aromas are complex with nuts, caramel, and a spicy fruitiness of alcohol dominating. First sip was also complex with caramel, toffee, and toasted malt flavors soothing the senses. A little sweetish and unbalanced when cold, but later when it warmed, you could detect a nice hop balance of walnut skin character. Creamy mouthfeel and less cloying when warm coupled with earthy noble hop flavors make this extremely drinkable. Just polished off a liter and I am anxiously awaiting the next.

 895 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of goz
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pour was a deep red mahogany color, small white ring of a head, and small amounts of lace on the way down the glass. Aroma is malty-sweet, some caramel, and some hints of roastiness in there. Flavor is quite sweet, caramel, mild roastiness sneaking in at the end. Body was a bit thin and watery feeling to me, hints of alcohol showed through towards the bottom of the glass.

 374 characters

Photo of StevieW
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz draft at the brewbup during my Memorial Day visit '03. Shiny clear chesnut brown with garnet hints. Tight, fizzy off-white head. Lots of aromas here, sweet malt, alcohol, some faint licorice smells and tastes as well. This one is less full flavored than some other dopplebocks I have had. Nice bready malt to it. Slight alcohol burn, makes it a taste a touch medicinal for a minute. Sweet toasted malt flavors linger, stick to your tongue. Just a touch off of full bodied. Very good, solid dopplebock.

 507 characters

Photo of barleywinebrewer
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rather than desert I ordered this brew after dinner. Well worth worth waiting until after dinner to enjoy over conversation.

A Ruby brown color, medium carbonation and a nice tan head.

S - Robusty malty sweet smell with a balance of caramel. Just a touch of hops floral boquet to style which balances out this brew.

T - Robust wonderful malt in the flavor, with a strong caramel/toffee presence. Not syrupy sweet, but what I would expect from a good doppelbock.

M - Medium bodied with a rich swirling flavor feel as you drink it.

D - Very nice! Drinks easier than expected - hides the ABV well. I hope this lasts long enough for me to make it back with some friends and enjoy on the tables outside.

 715 characters

Photo of Brunobstyle
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of AllThingsNinja
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This draft is currently served in a 10 oz serving. It pours a hazy garnet with a modest off white head. There's little retention or lace formation. The aroma is faint and sweet, with hints of alcohol. The flavors are delicate with fruit notes and malt sweetness dancing on a stage of alcohol burn. It?s a pleasant brew that is a bit light ion body. It's a surprisingly drinkable interpretation of the style.

 407 characters

Photo of Sycodrummer
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presented from the tap in a tulip glass the beer was a ruby red -- boardering on brown -- color. One half finger of head sat atop the beer with small stream of carbonation running up the sides of the glass. Some moderate lacing during the sample.

The nose strongly of hearty malt with a bready almost pizza dough like aroma. Sweetness pervades as well; caramel and candy sugar aroma.

The taste has a moderatley robust malt backing to it, but nothing to bready. Hints of sweetness float over the top of everything. Some brown sugar, carmel, toffee, and candy flavors.

A medium firm body with about average carbonation. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Light enough to be enjoyed with your meal, but enough body to fit the bill for a dopplebock. Well balanced and a solid offering.

 785 characters

Photo of Bierman9
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

30MAR05 - Had more with Alewife tonight at M's... Pours a smooth, dark, tawny brown color, with a bit of cloudy opaqueness. Head was tan, creamy, about 1/2" and lacing up a storm. Lots of caramel in the nose accentuating a great malty sweetness. Creamy smooth mouthfeel, with a medium body. Wish it were a tad fuller, but really nbd... Lots of malt in the flavor, with a strong caramel/toffee lean. Very nice, without being cloying. Slight floral hop finish, though well-covered by the malt. Has improved with later batches as well as time in the tanks...
Zum Wohl!!

overall: 4.25
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4.5

*** ***

(02APR02) A decent offering in this style... Deep chestnut color, with a thin head, leaving lace down the glass. Mild, malty-sweet nose, with some caramel attributes. It has a medium body (at most) and tongue. Semi-sweet malt in the taste, with a slight hint of alcohol. More caramel in the flavor, as well as some roasty, bitter notes. This is a "good" bier, albeit nothing like my faves, Sammy and Salvator.... Unsure if "4's" across the board are representative, or because of a "home-town" edge... Guess I'll have to try more... (4.0/4.0/4.0/4.0/4.0 = 4.0)


 1,239 characters

Weathertop Doppelbock from Martha's Exchange
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 8 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.