Scheyern Kloster-Doppelbock Dunkel | Klosterbrauerei Scheyern

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Scheyern Kloster-Doppelbock DunkelScheyern Kloster-Doppelbock Dunkel

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Klosterbrauerei Scheyern

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Bierman9 on 10-07-2007

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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 30
Reviews by Bix:
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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Photo of pastramionrye7
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
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

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
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

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Photo of pchalk
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of BlackHaddock
4.35/5  rDev +11%
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.

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Photo of FreshHawk
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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Photo of TheSarge
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of crnipeter
4.72/5  rDev +20.4%
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.

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Photo of seanyfo
4.35/5  rDev +11%
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.

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Photo of Zimbo
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
3/5  rDev -23.5%
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

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Photo of GClarkage
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of StJamesGate
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Photo of warrior02a
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Carolvs
3.23/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Great head & smell but taste fell a bit flat... maybe that trip across the Atlantic worked some funk on it.

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Photo of clarknova
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of millelacsmark
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of swizzlenuts
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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Photo of Moretta
4.34/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psm90
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of thatsmyspot
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bierman9
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
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


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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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Scheyern Kloster-Doppelbock Dunkel from Klosterbrauerei Scheyern
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