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Innstadt Doppelbock Extra | Innstadt Brauerei

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Innstadt Doppelbock ExtraInnstadt Doppelbock Extra

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Innstadt Brauerei

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by DoubleJ on 06-11-2008

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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of JoelClark
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of beergoot
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear, brownish-orange body with a thick, creamy off-white head. Deep, sweet malty nose; estery. Thick, creamy, sweet flavors; toffee and charred brown sugar; faint hop bitterness at the finish. Medium-heavy body.

A very solid doppel bock. Rich with a robust malt backbone and deeply sweet without being cloying. Nice interplay with the alcohol and hop bitterness to balance out the malt profile. A well-done job for a traditional styled beer.

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Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of pkalix
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very nice creamy head. nice color of brown, dark mahogany.
smell is of sweet "doppel-ly" malts.... typical doppel, indeed.
slightly roasted, syrup-y and a bit bitter. typically sweet but with a twang of bitterness seemingly a bit beyond the normal of this type. decent but not spectacular.

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Photo of imbibehour
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the capped bottle into a pilsner style tall glass.

A real creamy light tan colored head is the first thing I notice, and a super dark mahogonay body. When the glass starts to fill it gets just blood deep red nearly with lots of dark brown hues. Light rising carbonation. Whipped up like chocolate ice cream looking topping and some rings of lace. A very nice looking doppelbock.

Classic aromas of toffee and sticky yeast abound. Not as grand as some others but very solid, with a little bit of nutty character to match with it also.

Mouthfeel is interesting, a good licorice like coating through the palate and teeth, but not much sticky malt presence and a light touch in feel. There's some sharp carbonation on first sip but then get's quite moderate. It's a bit distracting to enjoy the palate. Some sticky malts and light toffee, a good amount of stinky yeast on this also.

Overall enjoyable and some great qualities, but I probably would prefer some of the classics, but this is no slouch and can do nicely.

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3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, biscuit, and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and dark fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some nice toast and roast characteristics to it.

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Photo of AltBock
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle with a simple black and gold label. No, this beer is not from Pittsburgh. Inside the gold part is the name of the beer in large ass silver letters. Above the name of the beer is the name of the brewery in a red banner on top of a blue oval. Inside the blue oval is a tiny drawing of the brewery. The back label contains all the mandatory US info and some weird notch date system on the side. Out of numbers 1-5 and letters A-D, mine was notched 1D.

When poured into a Paulaner Salvator Pilsner glass, this straight up German Doppelbock was a clear cherry amber with some faint orange highlights along the side. The initial head of foam was a good 1/2 an inch in height and dirty white in color. It wasn't white, beige, or tan in color. This head of foam had fast retention, but it did manage to leave behind a tiny string of rings and small blots of lace now and then. The color was nice to look at, but the head of foam wasn't much to talk about.

The aroma was on the sweet side of things. Not candy sugar sweet. It was more roasted and sweet. Up front in the aroma was the roasted malts. It was after the malts when the aroma got sweet on me. This part of the aroma was sweet with caramel, molasses, figs, and black cherries. After all the sweetness, the aroma then finished up with some yeast and wheat bread. The aroma was a little unique.

The taste wasn't as sweet as the aroma suggested this beer might be. It was more dry and roasted than sweet. The taste was dry and roasted with roasted malts, a drop of molasses, a pinch of caramel, a subtle black and here and there, and then it finishes up with a bitter wheat bread taste. I know I mentioned a few sweet flavors in there, but the sweetness just wasn't there. The sweetness was quickly covered up by the beer's roasted overtone.

This was a medium bodied German Doppelbock that a pretty good level of carbonation and a dry and slightly roasted aftertaste. There wasn't much going on in the aftertaste. My taste buds found some dry roasted malt, black cherry, wheat bread, and yeast. This aftertaste didn't bother to stick around. That would be too much to ask.

Overall it's pretty much a standard run of the mill German Doppelbock. It won't knock your socks off, but it won't offend your tastebuds either. Would I buy another bottle? Probably not.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a solid doppelbock, but perhaps a bit light on everything for the style. While not a bad tasting beer, it misses a bit on each rating category.

A light brown, ruby pour just shy of brownish. Tan head, some sticky lacing.

The caramel aroma is a bit stale, perhaps some oxidation going on. Semi sweet, but not sticky. Faint apple and raisin. If there were more of everything this would be a great beer. As it is, it's a solid one. Nothing wrong with that.

Nice feel to it, could use some more sweetness and stick. Nice with some smoked cheese.
The price point is great, at $3/bottle.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A half finger of tan head on a dark copper colored body.
The aroma is fresh bread, caramel, burnt wood and licorice.
The taste is mild bitterness with a ton of malt sweetness middle to end. Rye bread and licorice too. Good but fairly sweet.
Crisp texture with moderate carbonation. The finish is a little sticky.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Theheroguy
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep mahogany and full bodied, my first venture into dopplebocks and this one was great. This beer has a cream colored head which thin but persistent. The smell is one of caramel and malt and molasses. In terms of taste the molasses and malt dominate the caramel, almost too much so. Carbonation is mild but noticeable. Overall this was a great beer I would buy it again.

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of LoadedSchells
2.18/5  rDev -42%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- Pours a dark caramel amber with minimal head and not much retention.
S- Typical German bock. Lots of malt, sweet bread, and a bit of toasted nut.
T- Kind of dissapointing. It's kind of bland for a doppelbock, you get a dose of sweet malt, a mineral quality similar to beers where the wart is boiled with hot granite stones, and thats about it. A little more sweetness and some chocolate and toasted nut flavors would be nice given its a doppelbock. Alcohol is pretty invisible.
M- Thin for even a standard bock. I like my bocks to be just on the light side of chewy and creamy, this does neither. Slammable, which is the best thing it has going for it.
O- A very disappointing doppel, give me an Ayinger Celebrator any day over this.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Ruby-brown andhazy with the faintest head and lacing.

S - A very sweet and malty nose. Candy sugars, malt syrup and twizzlers candy present.

T - A rich, chewy mouth of malt. Metallic and mineral flavors present paired with sweet bread and honey tastes.

M - A sweet medium body, slightly viscous with a warming finish. Sturdy and supports the abv and big malt bite.

O - A traditional doppel, with lots of malt and sweet chacracter.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a swing-top bottle.

I got a finger of deep-tan head with moderate retention. It has become more and more humid as the night has progressed. Color was a deep brown with ruby highlights and NE-quality clarity. Nose was richly malty, like caramel or toffee, underlain by a pleasant nuttiness, like walnut or chestnut, perhaps. I am not big on nuts, so I do not have a wide range from which to choose. Mouthfeel was approaching creamy, certainly very smooth with a caramel nut flavor on the tongue. This was dangerously smooth and easy-drinking, leaving some nice lacing in its wake. Finish was sweet with that caramel-nut flavor continuing, but I also caught some alcohol heat at the extreme finish. This should come with a yellow "Caution" tag at least and maybe a red "Danger" tag for the uninitiated. Zounds!

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Photo of largadeer
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt.

Rust red, muddy and opaque. The head recedes to a thin collar pretty quickly.

Smells very good, raisins and brown sugar, cocoa, bit of molasses. Little vinous, too. Smells pretty rich and sweet.

Definitely sweet for the style, pleasantly so. Most of Innstadt's beers are on the sweet side, so this comes as little surprise. Raisins and brown sugar are the first thighs that come to mind. Sweet red grapes, molasses and carob round things out. Pretty full-bodied, not the most quaffable doppelbock around, but displays some great flavors. Ends on a clean malty note, leaves some lingering caramel and brown sugar flavors sitting on the tongue.

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3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The pour is a slightly muddy dark brown color with some reddish notes and a finger or tan head that settles down to a thin layer.

S: A surprising amount of chocolate on the nose. Sweet milk chocolate and caramel along with plenty of dark fruit and a touch of cola. A mild roast and a nice creamy vanilla smell. Nice and sweet, really quite good.

T: The flavor doesn't quite match up with the quality of the nose. Sweet and malty, but there's a little bit of an astringency. Lots of raisins and some other fruit flavor I can't quite pinpoint. Mild toast and roast qualities, and a hint of alcohol.

M: Medium to full in body with a creamy carbonation.

O: Good nose and great mouthfeel, but slightly lacking in flavor.

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