Scheyern Kloster-Doppelbock Dunkel
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Bock - Doppelbock
Ranked #70
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3.91 | pDev: 10.49%
Klosterbrauerei Scheyern
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aleigator from Germany

3.44/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear dark brown color with a huge, beige head.

Smells of slightly boozy toffee malts, smoked barley, a note of earth, bakers chocolate and a whiff of licorice. Has an interesting spiciness going on aop its rather complex malt foundation.

Has a lower, soft carbonation, revealing the bigger body of this very well, while at the same time making this drinking quite easily.

Tastes of surprisingly bitter malts, which manage to develop a prominent toffee sweetness at the same time. Turns sweeter after that, with a slight boozy edge to it among old hazelnuts and almonds, entangled into a well rounded bakers chocolate quality. Turns quite spicy during the finish, peppery and bitter from cardamom, with a sweet rock sugar ending.

This isn‘t bad even though it lacks a bit in balance. It got a unique spiciness though, making this memorable.

Nov 24, 2018
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Twal from Colorado

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Post diner beer in Bamberg . Venison stew in creamy mushroom sauce with dumplings and Rotkohl.. This beer with apple strudel and ice cream go great together and will put you to sleep as fast as you can get to a bed.
This beer was made for this meal. Perfect dessert beer !

May 30, 2018
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Dodger75 from England

3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a strange one. Nice to sup however looks like coke and has no head or lacing whatsoever which lets it done hugely. Not their best beer but still highly drinkable if you can get past it looking nothing like a beer.

Jan 01, 2018
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OlaB from Norway

3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark copper color with a medium top off creamy beige head with some nice sticky lacings on the side off the glass. The aroma is off roasted malts,caramel,tofee,bread with some hints off raisins and prunes as well. The flavour is off roasted malts and caramel upfront with a nice sweetness balancing in the back, alcohol is quite hidden in the flavour. In the finish it gets some bitterness as well. The aftertaste is long with a malty and bittersweet flavour. Is medium carbonated with a full body. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. A solid doppelbock with a rich flavour, definetelly a sipper. I would sure drink this again.

Sep 23, 2017
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a clear brownish color with a small tan head, which stays awhile as a thin layer. Roasted malt and toffee in the nose. The mouth gets some well balanced toffee, roasted malt and even some prunish qualities. Nice finish in the mouth. Yum!

Note that in 2018, they referred to this as "Poculator"

Apr 24, 2017
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stcules from Italy

3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark red, bright appearance. Beige foam, two fingers, creamy and delicate.
At the smell toasted malt, caramel, and a touch of nut. Quite pleasant.
Similar taste, toasted and caramel in the foreground, a very light balancing bitterness, again nuts, and almond.
Full centered style, maybe just a bi too liqourous, but ok.

May 10, 2016
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diegominach from Italy

5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the most amazing bock I've ever drank. It's just perfect! The alchol is quite high but you don't feel it when drinking, the flavor is rich and sweet.

Feb 12, 2015
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charlatan from Scotland

3.15/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This 6.5% abv cask version was brewed in conjunction with Wadworth Brewery for the recent Wetherspoons festival. I had a half pint at the 'spoons in Helensburgh.

A red to chestnut coloured beer witha typical mottled 'spoons head. The nose was of brown sugar and caramel, which somehow always reminds me of apple. This is not as sweet as I would have expected with a rather earthy, nutty flavour backed with a slight bitterness.

Apr 19, 2014
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IchLiebeBier from Virginia

3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Dark chestnut; small tan head; dissipates quickly

Aroma: Malty; roasted grains; dried fruit; coffee

Taste: Creamy malt with warming alcohol on start; finishes slightly bitter with sweet nutty finale; a little thin, though; zippy like cola

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Jun 15, 2013
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StJamesGate from New York

4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Leathery oxblood with fluffy beige head that fades fast. Cherries, prunes, brown sugar, brandy barrel and a bit of leather, actually, on the nose.
Ryvita, red currants, and bread crust before a decent dose of spicy hops.
Birch beer and anise finish and cherry stone linger. Medium-full, round, chewy.

Lots of dark fruit; more to chew on than some other doppels. Plenty of malts and some port-like depth, never cloys. Fine example of the style.

Jun 30, 2012
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stevoj from Idaho

3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Catch up rating from notes, 2012: .5l bottle from Wasana's. Nice dark amber pour, small creamy beige head, streaky, clumpy lacing. Looks great! Aroma is caramelly malts, brown bread, toffee, prunes. Taste follows the aroma, deep and rich, sweet and heady, hints of alcohol add some warmth. Thick, sweet, tasty.

Jan 03, 2012
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seanyfo from Scotland

4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

50cl bottle poured into Seidel

BBE 16 Sept 2011

A- Mahogany body with excellent clarity. 2 finger tan head reduces instantly to nothing with no lacing, poor.

S- Malt sweetness, even a hint of coconut amongst the toffee and toasted malts

T- Malt domination, not overpoweringly sickly sweet. Toffee and toasty malt qualities are in good quantity resulting in a full body, retaining a clean lager finish.

M- Moderatea carbonation, full body, clean lager finish.

D- The appearance really let it down, looked like cola. Otherwise the nose and palate are spot on. Malt domination without being overbearing. Maybe my glass was dirty, not sure. Will get a fresh sample soon to compare. Excellent stuff appearance aside.

Oct 01, 2011
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crnipeter from Slovenia

4.72/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle without the freshness date but brought straight from Germany, into tulip. Pours seemingly opaque, deep dark brown body with ruby hue and good clarity provided by lagering, overlain by mid-sized, creamy, persistent beige head leaving walls of lace as it slides down the glass-sides. The nose is caramel-sweet and utterly complex with very strong malt aroma exhibiting significant melanoidins and toasty qualities, intense chocolaty notes and moderate plum-like fruitiness (originating from the malts, not esters). Low alcohol perceptible. Very faint noble hop like spiciness.
Rich and strong melanoidin-malt flavor with evident, almost rum-like warming alcohol and strong toasty, chocolaty and caramelly notes. Sweet on the palate yet not sticky or cloying finishes rather dry with a balancing touch of noble hops, bitter-roasted aftertaste and lingering alcohol warmth. Full bodied with moderate carbonation.

In short: A robust, toasty, chocolaty, sweet and warming Doppebock to be classed with the best of its kind.

Mar 15, 2011
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Zimbo from Scotland

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Keeps a consistently level smooth quarter inch head this looks very dark brown with an orangy crystal sparkle. Dry nose, slightly carbonic to start this takes time to open up. Could really do with more richness and dimension though considering what it promises. In my experience the problem with doppelbocks is their tendancy towards hardness and their almost tannic quality that just imprisons all that sweet morish juiciness.

Nov 27, 2010
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BlackHaddock from England

4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brown 500ml bottle. Poured into my lovely 'Wolnzacher Brauhaus' Hopfenperle half litre glass mug.

Cracking looking beer, a deep, dark brown colour with a fantastic cream coloured foaming head. The foaming head soon became a collar and wisp, still looked fine though.

The smell was of lightly roasted malts and sweet licorice roots.

The taste and heady mix of chocolate malts, licorice and coffee hints.

Rich, creamy and a depth of body that only good DoppelBocks seem to have. The alcohol was evident, but not enough to put you off, just in the background reminding you the beer is 7.4% ABV and not to be messed with.

This is one of my favourite styles and this bottle is up there with the best in class.

Jul 09, 2010
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PeprSprYoFace from California

4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a bottle from Digita7693. Thanks man

Pours a Dark brown with a very nice light tan head. Nice lacing

Aroma of caramels and lager roasted grains a bit. Standard dopple bock.

Tastes pretty good. Very standard dopple that has the normal caramel, sweet roasted grains.

Mouthfeel is a little heavy for my tastes. Little heavier than I think others are.

Overall a pretty solid Dopple Bock. Try it when your in germany

May 31, 2010
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FreshHawk from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep ruby mahogany with a full, thick, creamy tan head. Decent retention with a decent lacing left over.

S - Dark caramel malt with some nuttiness. A hint of dark fruit and alcohol.

T - Has a slightly roasted malt with some grainy and caramel flavors for a base. Also some dark sugar and molasses taste. Good amount of rum soaked raisins and dark cherries. These provide a tangy finish along with a slight hopped (herbal) finish. Overall, somewhat sweet taste with a bit of a tang. Alcohol is fairly present.

M - Medium to full body with average carbonation. Smooth and creamy. Fairly sticky.

D - Pretty good drinkability. It goes down smooth and feels nice in the mouth and the flavors are fairly balanced. ABV is a bit high.

Notes: Pretty warming beer with a good amount of alcohol taste (rum like flavors) and a good amount of sweetness (but definitely not cloying) that is balanced by a tangy flavor. Good solid beer, but nothing amazing that is really worth seeking out. I would drink it again though.

Mar 12, 2010
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MuenchenerKindl from Germany

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a stubby .5L bottle the liquid is brown, slightly hazy and has ok carbonation. The head is very good looking yellow custard, small bubble creamy. The leaves good lace.

The smell is nice caramel, dark fruit, a hint of espresso and semi sweet cocoa flacks. A big malt bomb but as interesting hopy finish that adds some spice and exposes just a hint of alcohol.

The taste is very good a slightly sweet brew interestingly tangy but not sour at all. Dark fruit and caramel with a touch of pepper in the finish.

The mouthfeel is great the kind of brew you just keep sipping. Nice body with a carbonated bit that is just a bit prickely.

The drinkability is very good this is a brew you take to quickly and are sorry it is gone.

Prosit MK

Aug 31, 2009
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TheSarge from Virginia

3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With a stiff pour, the brew produces a good two finger thick tan head, with a body that is dark ruby red and copper in color, and is well filtered. Head retains decently, and lacing lasts pretty well for the style.

Aroma is copperish/metallic up front, hints of sassafras and other herbs.

The taste is sweet and metallic up front: a vanilla presence, which turns to slight cherry, and finishes with a leathery and herbal finish.

This feels on the creamy side, as well as slight oiliness. Prickly carbonation is detectable too. Alcohol warmness is slightly detectable, and could sneak up.

Overall this is a strong example of the Doppelbock style, and a pleasure to drink. Totally well balanced.

Jul 26, 2009
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dasenebler from Maine

3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A solid doppelbock, better than some, but not the best I've had.

Poured dark ruby/brown. Satisfactory head formed but did not stick around. Aroma of alcohol and ripe, tart fruit.

Taste is malty and salty. Like the Weihenstephaner Korbinian, this doppelbock has a bit of the soy sauce thing going on, and I'm starting to dig it: a salty and sweet beer. But I'm not getting as much of the chocolate and coffee tones that I love to taste in a dark bier. Good carbonation. Can taste the alcohol, but overall very drinkable for a starkbier. Not bad at all.

Oct 07, 2008
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swizzlenuts from Wisconsin

3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark dark red, almost brown. The head is small and goes away fairly quickly

S: Malty with the doppelbock smell

T: Slightly roasted malts with the doppelbock flavour. The flavour is very balanced and tasty. There is a bit of a sweetness that hides underneath the roasted malts. Pretty tasty dunkel doppelbock.

M: Creamy with the right thickness

D: Yep, just right.

Apr 07, 2008
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Bierman9 from New Hampshire

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a couple of bottles of this in a store in Rothenburg last week. Had never seen nor heard of it before. Cost was 1.00EU for a 0.5l bottle. Label says it was brewed and bottled by Tucher in Nürnberg, under control of Kloster Scheyern. Also has best before markings available, though nothing was notched.

I poured it into the available glass I had in my small Gästhaus - a 0.25l rock... Came out a clear, deep mahogany. Head is thin and russet-colored; just a thin layer making the obligatory cover of the liquid, with some stick here and there. Has a sweet, sugary, brown-bread like aroma, with no hoppage evident. Medium-bodied, it is fairly smooth, though with some prickliness.

Comes onto the palate with malty, brown-sugary sweetness, and some raisiny, rum cake alcohol making an appearance. It's not overly sweet, but does leave a decent coating on the palate. As in the aroma, hopping is at a minimum here, with a smidge of florality present. Pretty good, overall, but still a middle of the pack DBock when all is said and done.


overall: 3.8
appearance: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 3.5


Oct 07, 2007
Scheyern Kloster-Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Scheyern
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 39 ratings