Donator Heller Doppelbock | Brauerei Zoller-Hof

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Brauerei Zoller-Hof

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by patre_tim on 11-23-2016

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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of metter98
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear amber yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving just some delicate wisps of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of golden raisins are present in the nose along with hints of toasted malts and apples.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of fruity esters—figs and golden raisins seem to stand out in particular—along with hints of toasted malts. Some faint bits of spices also become noticeable as the beer warms up.
M: It feels a little more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation with a touch of warming sensations from the alcohol.
O: This beer seems to be more fruitier and less maltier compared to other beers in the style. It does a very good job at hiding its alcohol and is quite easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Tcsox
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LagerMeister107
5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I included the yeast sediment in my pour, of which there was only a little. Malt, leather, floral hops, and German yeast in the aroma. Notes of wild honey, caramel, raisin, vanilla, lightly roasted malt, and light hop bitterness in the taste. Maybe a bit of banana as well. Definitely a big fresh fig taste on the back end. Sweet but not cloying. A bit of a warming alcohol in the stomach (great on a cold night), although the 8.5% ABV is still pretty well-concealed in the flavor and on the nose. Medium body. Very balanced, refreshing, drinkable, and addictive.

All the lagers from Zoller-Hof that I've had so far have been fantastic, and this one is no exception. One of the finest examples of the style I've had. Highly recommended for doppelbock fans.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.16/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia, PA.

This one pours a surprisingly light gold, completely clear, with a small head, a good bit of lacing.

This smells like rich toffee, wheat, vanilla, dried raisin, and bready malt.

The colors throws me off, but the flavor is definitely doppelbock all the way through. There's lots of toffee and dark fruit, and a nice doughy sweet breadiness. There's basically no hop flavor. There's also a little bit of vanilla and wheat, which is a nice unique flavor profile for the style.

This is medium bodied, fairly creamy, with a normal level of carbonation for the style.

A blond doppelbock was unexpected, but highly enjoyable for this drinker.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two finger white head that fades quickly leaving traces of lace. Golden straw color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Malty nose and flavor is sweetish with hints of toffee. Higher ABV, 8.5% is hidden. $3.00 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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Photo of FZR23
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear, gold in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is vanilla, grain, and butterscotch with noticeable alcohol on the finish . Heavy bodied, moderate carbonation and sweet. Makes for an above average sipper. Sweeter and more vanilla forrward than most beers of this style.

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Photo of qrazvan
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear pale colour, medium carbonation, pouring with a decent head.
Floral aromas. The taste is immediately dominated by sweetness combined with a relatively high alcohol content. Dried fruits and vanilla are also felt. Pleasant and long-lasting aftertaste.
A verry good beer, pretty different than other standard doppelbocks.

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Photo of flek
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BergBeer
2.83/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JTuomi
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mishi_d
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brandonld23
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sk8sean86
2.02/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of VoxRationis
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Decanted into a standard conical pint. Pours a hazy orange amber with a light head and minimal lacing or legs. Sweet, apple nose; refreshing flavor, almost like a mild IPA. Light bodied given the ABV. Really a delightful experience; I could see myself drinking this on a beach with a good novel.

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Photo of Jacobier10
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 7/26/2018.

Pours a beautiful deep gold color with great clarity and a tall, white, creamy head. Rich toasted malt aroma with some faint noble hops in the background. Heavy malt flavor that comes across as sweet in the beginning but actually finishes pretty dry. A slight kiss of warming alcohol at the end, but it's not hot at all. Full bodied, smooth, rich, and clean.

I wasn't sure what to expect going into this beer but it turned out to be a really well-made beer and a nice change of pace from your typical dark doppelbock. The best thing I can compare it to is a Maibock on steroids. Prost!

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Photo of Latarnik
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjjn
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Light golden and hazy, little carbonation and topped with a finger of off white head.

Smells of banana candy and cloves.

Lightly sweet, a little creme brulee, and some slightly bitter notes.

Light but syrupy body, little carbonation. Really covers the alcohol.

Got at Rimping Market, and drinking in Chiang Mai Nov 23rd, 2016. Covers the ABV well, and looks good in the glass.

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Donator Heller Doppelbock from Brauerei Zoller-Hof
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 19 ratings