Dopplebock | Morgan Street Brewery

11 Ratings

Brewed by:
Morgan Street Brewery
Missouri, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our version has a very strong maltiness, with very little to no hop aroma. There are very toasty notes in this darker bock version. The mouth feel is full bodied, with moderately low carbonation. This beer is available late in the year until early spring. It is definitely a winter warmer. Doppelbock is brewed especially for those that love a nice roasty beer, through and through.

25 IBU

Added by UncleJimbo on 01-06-2003

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by Vancer:
Photo of Vancer
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Donno who came up with the thought that this is a 12% hammerbeer. Just a regular dopplebock, closer to bock than dopple.

I mean, she look good with the clear deep mahogany pour, lacey ivory head on top. Good aroma of malt and caramel.

But the quaff is standard bock - only a semi-sweet malt bomb, touch of chocolate with those hints of caramel. Light bodied, easy going, but just a bock. Ordered several 20 oz mugs, never felt a thing. Still, a tasty brew to enjoy.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MTNboy
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I can honestly say this was my favorite beer that I had sampled at Morgan St. It was closest to being true to its style.

Appearance- Dark brown but somewhat transparent with some nice bubbles. There was also a very nice off white head and lace.

Smell- Thick malt smell and surprisingly there is not much for an alcohol smell.

Taste- Rich malt flavor but not overdone. I was surprised about ABV because the it was so light in flavor.

Mouthfeel. Light for this style but full and a little syrup like.

Drinkability- This is the best beer I tried here.

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Photo of Ahhdball
4.53/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dange danger danger! Says me says I! This is an exceptional beer and with a 12%ABV highly prone to quick intox! "Oh I onluy had one oshiffer, jes one". I loved this brew. I've never had Dopplebock on tap before but after this I will again. Vey smooth to drink with a slightly sweet after taste. It went perfectly with my meal.

Unfortunately I believe it to be one of the seasonal brews so I may not be able to enjoy this one the next time I go back. If it is there I will though.

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Photo of karst
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice aroma from the Morgan St. pint glass as I hold up the glass and look under the creamy ivory head for color and clarity.
The bar is a little far from the E facing windows and a quickly moving angry bank of Cumulonimbus clouds on the Illinois side of the river blocks any strong sunlight I am hoping to produce the typical ruby glints of garnet from the Vienna, Munich and Carafa malts in a long boil. No strong melanoidins from long decoctions or overuse of Melanoidin malt.

Find the alcohol is very well hiden in the clean malts with just enough noble hops to let the malts dominate the flavor. I would be surprized if the ABV is nearly as high as stated above. Very drinkable and pairs well with the roast beef sandwich.

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Photo of Tone
3.23/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, dark brown color. One inch head of a tan color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells grain, pale hops, hint of citrus, sweet malt, and pale malt. Fits the style of a Doppelbock. Mouth feel is smooth and clean with an average carbonation. Tastes of slight chocolate, roasted malt, sweet malt, grain, pale hop, and pale malt. Overall, the grain dominates, the body in general is slightly weak.

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Photo of GossageBrewery
2.8/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served this Doppelbock on tap at the brewery in a pint glass. It poured a clear dark brown color. Produced a small tan head, poor head retention and minimal lacing. The aroma is comprised of grain, pale hops, and a slight trace of citric hops. Taste is light in body, hints of roasted malt and a slight trace of chocolate. Decent session beer, overall its a little thin.

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Photo of DeVriesC-LR
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KI9A
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Part of a sample bunch, prior to the Packers/Rams game ( GO PACK!) My favorite of the bunch from these guys. Poured dark, with creamy head. Aroma smelled of fresh roasted malt. Tastes sweet (which I like in a dop), with more honey than the honey wheat I sampled. Didn't notice the high carbanation others have said. Finishes with just a very,very slight taste of hops. A bit thinner than German dops, not a Celebrator, Optimator, or Maximator threat, but, is a nice, easy to drink, but, with a 12% ABV, it will cut your evening short! NIce job!

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Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of UncleJimbo
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a strong dopplebock (12% abv according to the bartender). The beer was a dark brown color with weak white foam that left a trace of lace on the glass. The aroma was very, very faint. The taste was good with the flavor of sweet malt dominating, but with some low hop character. The mouthfeel was first dominated by the carbonation (though moderate), but with a rich, sweet, malty finish. The drinkability was OK.

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Photo of 1fastz28
4.28/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

went to morgan street for a late lunch with the old lady first time here while sober, first up is there dopplebock
on tap it is very very dark very little color to it other than black, no foam what so ever
smell is coffee-like with a strong roasted oat aroma its good
taste is good, roasted malt and caramel flavor are strong, but this does not taste like a 12% beer

really hits the spot on a cold day though

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Dopplebock from Morgan Street Brewery
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 11 ratings
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