Incinerator Blonde Doppelbock | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Incinerator Blonde DoppelbockIncinerator Blonde Doppelbock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by murrayswine on 03-26-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
74
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
11.5%
 
 
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Reviews: 58 | Ratings: 74
Photo of falloutsnow
2.48/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

From: Friar Tuck, Savoy, IL
Date: "2A191622" stamped on bottom
Glass: Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock Glass

I was excited to see Two Brothers re-release their doppelbock, which I hadn't the opportunity to try in the past. My expectations were not met, as the Incinerator is a fairly weak-bodied hellesbock with an equally faint aromatic and flavor profile, mostly dominated by peppercorns (and even these aren't particularly powerful. In general, I'd consider this a miss, maybe it needed more time to lager.

Pours a 1.5cm head of marignally off-white foam that has about average retention for the style, lasting about a minute as it collapses to a thin ring around the glass with some thin islands of foam atop the body. Head leaves no lacing along sides of glass. Body itself is a copper-orange color, transparent, with light bringing out brighter orange and yellow hues. Carbonation is very active and visible along all sides of glass.

Aroma features noticeable black peppercorn on top of some sweetish honey-like aromas and very mild graininess. In general, a very subdued set of scents, also missing out on a number of key caramel and/or fruit esters commonly found in helles doppelbocks.

Opens with light syrup and honey-like malt sweetness, with light biscuit and bread undertones. Sweetness remains through mid-palate, but the presence of the peppercorns used increases noticeably. Back of palate sees a slight amplification of malt and bread-like flavors and sweetness, with a drop-off of the peppercorn influence. Aftertaste is rather slight, with some grain, light honey, and modest flowery notes present. Ethanol content isn't noticed at all. In general, rather timid in flavors for a malt-heavy beer; rather surprising.

Beer's body is medium to medium-light in weight, with mid-level carbonation that peters out fairly quickly. The result is a mouthfeel that is crisp and slightly prickly at first, but which gradually reduces to a mildly carbonated, smoothly flowing feel. The weight of the body itself is overly light for a doppelbock, rather surprising and disappointing. Closes out with a semi-dry character and some residual stickiness around edges of palate.

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Photo of ultralarry2006
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 0z. bomber. Left a one finger head that quickly receded. Color is a medium amber, and most certainly not blonde.

Smell - bready malt, barely hint of citrus.

Taste - bready, douhgy malt, and a little hint of the peppercorns which do not provide heat but rather counterbalance to the malt.
A little citrus at the end. The 8.2 abv is entirely hidden ( which I always think is a good thing), it in no way makes itself known from the taste.

Mouthfeel - full, smooth.

Drinkability - this goes down easy, has a pleasant taste, but not a great one. This is nice, would have another if offered, but would not go out of my way for it.

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Photo of Duster72
3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

22oz bomber. Pours a hazy orangey golden with one finger of off white head. Aroma is sweet with some butteryness and green apple/pear. Taste is sweet malts with ripe apples and pears. Very fruity. Slightly sour and slightly alcoholy. I did not find the combination to be pleasant. Not one I would buy again.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.13/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz bottle, #8 of 15 in the 15 Beers for 15 Years Anniversary Series

Pours a reddish copper with slight chill haze, thin white head does leave some lacing on the glass. Aromas are muted and never really develop as it warms. Sweet honey, faint caramel and biscuity grain, the pepper maybe comes through a bit in the aroma as it warms, but it might be a forced from my imagination. Tastes are unfortunately muted as well. Some honey, grass, faint biscuit, and hardly any black pepper as I was hoping for. There's a bit on the finish as it warms, but if I wasn't told there was black pepper in it, I probably wouldn't have noticed. Mouth-feel is medium-full, smooth and very creamy, seems low on carbonation. Alcohol is well concealed. Overall, I was really hoping for expecting more black pepper with this one. It's barely detectable, and even the qualities of the doppelbock are quite faint. I asked my wife to taste it and tell me what she tasted. She said, "nothing". Usually she's good at pulling flavors out of beers. Disappointing, but still glad I got the chance to try it.

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Photo of stouty1
3.27/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Caramel hints in ruby red wine. No head with absolutely no lace. Shaken it builds a little foam and then disappears quicker than it a toilet being flushed.

edit: second pour gave me a 1/4" creamy head which laced around the rim. Hmm?

S: WOW, this one really brings it! Caramel, fruity goodness, and malt. Pear and apples tint the background.

T: Just as the smell, fruit is overwhelming. I have a hard time distinguishing between this and a Barleywine. Sweet and fruity with a small bittery finish. Slight warming effect as it travels the esophogus. Minute peppery finish.

D: Not so much. It's ok but defintely not preferred.

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Photo of benjathelion
3.33/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy copper-blonde with light head that soon dissipates to gentle, lingering swirling. Light but noticeable lacing.

Aroma is fresh, piquant grapefruit and grassy bellpepper that subtly, deftly shifts to citrusy hops and back again.

Mouthfeel is satisfyingly full but surprisingly light with gentle carbonation; very refreshing and juicy.

Taste is very unusual and corresponds to the aroma- the advertised black peppercorn shows up on the palate as sassy sweet/sour bell-pepper much more so than spicy/hot pepper. Lots of grapefruit and citrus zest notes that blend well with the hops but have a dissonant sort of harmony with the pepper which many will find off-putting (but which I enjoyed thoroughly). Hops also complement notes of tea-like grassyness in the pepper. Bready-sweet, faintly caramel-ish malts are the backbone for it all.

One major caveat with this beer is it's lack of easy drinkability- the intense, unorthodox and competing flavors make for a taste that is somewhat difficult to acquire and most people will dislike, probably strongly so. This is a wild beer for the adventurous or the slightly daft. However, it should be noted that the label advertises it as "extreme or unusual", so don't say you weren't warned.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in an Imperial strange)

A- This beer has a clear deep golden amber body with a gentle carbonation of big bubbles. The creamy off-white head soon fades to a thin film floating in the middle of the beer.

S- The aroma is very light and clean with notes of pale malt that have been caramelized in the pot.

T- The faint sweetness starts the fresh crisp pale malt flavor with a pot caramelized not to it. The finish has a smooth soft hop bitterness. There is a very subtle sulfur note but also some fruitiness to the caramel note. The finish has a very faint pepper note but I don't think I could have detected it without reading the description on the bottle.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a watery texture. There is no alcohol finish until the beer warms quite a bit.

D- There is nothing really exciting about this beer. The flavors are soft and one-dimensional with the caramelized taste standing out. The addition of black pepper intrigued me enough to buy the beer but the fact that they had to add the pepper in an attempt to salvage a bad beer was set my expectations low.

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Photo of ypsifly
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Undated bomber purchased at Merchant's in Dearborn and poured into a pilsner.

Clear copper with just less than a fdinger of light tan that shows fairly weak retention and leaves minimal spotty lace as it goes down.

The nose is pretty much by the numbers with its sweetness, grassy hops, and butterscotch but I found the overall sweetness to be a bit too much.

Again, sweet but it turns dry with some grassy flavors before a bit of heat and butterscotch. I'm still loking for the peppercorns. Perhaps they were lost under the peppery warmth already present from the abv.

The mouth is a bit slick and overall I'm not impressed by this beer. Too sweet for me.

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Photo of kawilliams81
3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a clear golden with a 2 finger off-white head. Small blotches of lacing cling to the glass.

S- caramel, bread, dark fruits.

T- sweet caramel, nice dark fruit flavors, and some vinous notes.

M- medium body and carbonation. Slightest syrup feel but drinks below its abv.

O- another ok beer from Two Brothers. Nice sweet flavors but nothing that gets me excited.

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Photo of
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz. bomber.

Crystal clear amber color with a small white head.

Aroma was very fruity and estery, with melons and apples being what I picked up on. Some light notes of plums and raisins were mixed in, as well as a background of caramel. No hop scents that I could find.

Big malt flavor, rather bread like is what hits you first. Alcohol steps up next. For the finish, a mix of hops and pepper. A not so pleasant aftertaste showed up, hard to describe.

Medium in body and lightly carbonated (felt like it could have used more). Seems acidic in that there is a "bite" to the finish. Not sure if do to the alcohol, hops or pepper, but it was a bit sharper than I cared for, and seemed out of place.

A "light" dopplebock? Flavor is good, but aftertaste and bite in mouthfeel kept me from really enjoying this one.

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Photo of BeerBelcher
3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Consistent with the description on the label, this beer struck me as more of a "super-maibock" than a doppelbock. It was light and golden with plenty of super-sweet malty cereal-ness. While I'm not a big fan of that sweet grainy flavor, I did enjoy this beer. It has a spirited booziness which makes it somewhat complex, and had a bit of bitterness as it warmed up in my mind. Bock beers are not my style; but if I were to choose one this would be pretty high on my list.

A bottle from Discount I split with SurlySober.

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Photo of Redrover
3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz brown bomber with an informative label. No freshness dating or lot code.

The beer pours a medium copper with a tight eggshell head.

The aroma of the beer is hard sugar, some grass and a bit of raisin.

This is sweet even for a bock. There alcohol is right behind the initial sweetness. As advertised there is some subtle pepper accents and they add some nice balance to the sweetness. There is some also some light caramel . The taste grows on me as I work through the bottle. There is some decent complexity here.

The mouth is a bit brittle. Drinakabilty is a tougher call. While I’m glad to have tried this, I think the brothers are much more capable than this one shows. Still, it has enough interesting facets that make me recommend at least a bottle of this to almost anyone.

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Photo of Brenden
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

They may not be brewing it anymore, but for now this beer is still being distributed...

Interestingly, it really is blonde, along with some slightly darker highlights. It develops a foamy sort of near-white head that, while it doesn't grow particularly large, holds itself well. There's some substance, as it leaves behind a reasonable amount of lacing with moderate cling to it.
Honey and sugared fruits are on the nose, surprisingly sweet. Something about it reminds me a little of DFH 120, minus the alcohol and sheer intensity. Black pepper does add a touch of spiciness.
The flavor actually is more akin to a doppelbock, and it's understandable what they were going for in blending two radically different styles. It's not as sweet as the smell, does have that peppery kick, and even has a nice little smokiness in it. Grains do come out a bit as an underlying but consistent taste.
Well, seince it's not going for straight doppelbock and is belnding a lighter beer, points shouldn't be docked for having a lighter (barely, and I means just barely, medium) body. It has a solid crispness into a fairly, but not completely, clean finish.

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Photo of nlmartin
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was purchased at Jungle Jims for $5.99. The beer was served in a pub glass.

Appearance: The pours a clear amber coloration with minimal head and carbonation. The head was less than one finger on a hard pour and was a light honey white coloration. No lacing was noted on the glass.

Smell: The beer has a ok caramel maltyness. Bits of unidentifable spices drift through the smell.

Taste: Nothing super special noted in this beer. The beer has an upfront hop kick of bitterness. Then the beer goes into a roasted caramel malty taste. The beer finishes briefly peppery in the back of the mouth.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: The beer is full bodied. The beer is ok in smell and taste. The alcohol is well covered up. The beer is an ok beer drinking experience. I will not buy this one again but you could do far worse.

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Photo of giblet
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this was tasty! i will get some more of this when i can. easy to drink. good ABV.

i am impressed enough to try more from this brewer. if you like to try new tastes then give this one a go.

the peppercorns were an interesting twist. i have a feeling that this would go very well with food!

recomended!

suckem up and movem out!

giblet

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Photo of cokes
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shimmery copper with a fleeting ochre head.
Kero syrup and candied caramel nose.
Washes in sweet with caramel nougat and Dole heavy peach syrup. Ebbs grainier, along with ripples of nuts. It goes still at this point, with a misty, lingering honey essense, and it rides out much the same. There is no real semblence of discernable hops or peppercorns.
Medium heavy in body, and generally on point for a bock.
Even by dbock standards, it teeters on opressive sweetness.

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Photo of schenked
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I am typically not one to buy a dopplebock, but the peppercorn addition intrigued me enough to give it a try. Good dark amber hue, thin head. The pepper did a nice job of playing off both the alocohol and the carmely malty quality of the beer. The body was lightto medium with next to no carbonation. If I were to get another dobblebock, I would go with this one.

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Photo of WesWes
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a gold color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a slightly sour aroma. It's pale malts and lager yeast, but it's also warm and a bit sour smelling. The taste is average. It has a bold, pale and Munich malt taste that is smooth going down, but warm on the finish. It does have a slight peppery taste, but nothing too crazy. This is a pretty good tasting beer. It's a bit spicey, but I like it. There is a mild sour aftertaste. The mouthfeel is good. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a decent beer. I like the concept, but it fails to deliver. It's got flavor. It's got spice. I'm just not sure that's a combo I'm 100% behind, All in all, not a bad drinker.

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Photo of Slynger
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber

Pours a pinkish red / orange color with a minimal haze to go along with a minimal off-white head.
Black pepper spice and pale malts in the nose. A sweet and slightly sour strawberry presence as well.
The taste follows the smell. I get the taste of those strawberry candies that come in the strawberry looking packages. Next is a bit of sour pear / apple with a slight black pepper spiciness.
Intriguing medium / full mouthfeel. Definitely tasty yet unlike any other d-bock i've had. It's balanced and a good beer, but I'm not that high on strawberry's so this beer puts me off a little bit. Worth a try.

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Photo of Westsidethreat
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to UncleRandy for this one.

A: Reddish copper with a lot of bubble activity. Head began very fizzy but has chilled out to a decent creamy, raw oatmeal colored mass atop the body.

S: Lightly sweet, reminds me of corn pops. Also some raw cinnamon rolls and fruity hops.

T: Interesting brew . Begins outright tutty fruity with loads of cantelope, red plums and bubble gum. From there a sourness is introduced to the tip of the tongue. A gentle maltiness presides over this beer with hints of honey, minor vanilla, apricot, white peach and some lemon moments. Finishes lightly spicy, the first hint of black pepper to come across this brew.

M: Medium body with a full mouthfeel across the tongue.

D: This beer almost tastes like some sort of fruit juice. Can get a bit over bearing after a while. Better on short bursts.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a light amber with about a half finger of white head. The foam fades quickly but leaves a solid ring along the edges of the beer.

S: Honestly... this beer smells like an American Adjunct Lager with just a slightly elevated spicy kick. But it's very subtle.

T: It starts out wet and a bit spicy. There is a solid amount of pepper up front. As it moves towards the middle, it gets sweeter like an adjunct lager. The finish is back to spice. It actually has a nice kick to it.

M: Light bodied beer. It's light, but packed full of flavor. The spice starts strong, fades a bit, and then returns with a punch. It's smooth, but the spice detracts from it's "pound-ability".

O: Decent beer. I love pepper beers, but this one is just OK. The spice is there, but I was left wanting more crisp/clean flavors. The lager sweetness works well with the pepper, but it's overpowering at points. I'd drink this beer again if I had the chance, but it's not on the top of my list to try again.

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Photo of weeare138
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to dickinsonbeer for this…
Appears a light transparent orange with scattered spots of white lacing left around the glass.
Smell is of grepeskins, funky flowers, and caramel.
Taste isn’t bad. Same aromas swirling about the palate.
Mouthfeel is mildly creamy with some corn syrup and caramel hanging onto the tongue.

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Photo of Franchise
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a maroon body with a small tan head that leaves the brew quickly. The aroma is malty sweet caramel, lime citrus, hop presence and nice fruity esters in the nose. The taste is sweet syrupy upfront, followed by a bitter hop balance of grapefruit and caramel. The finish is weak somewhat watery in the body leaving you wanting more. Decent brew but nothing spectacular.

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Photo of TasteTester
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22-oz bomber into a wide-mouth mug.

A-Deep amber color. 1 finger head that didn't last. Little bits of particulate suspended throughout.

S-Sour fruits, bitter. No real peppercorn aroma.

T-Peppercorn is definitely in there! Fruits as well. Spicy and bitter combination.

M-Overall good, not much to say.

D-Would pair well with a piece of meat. Not interested in having more than 2 in a sitting.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not sure where I got this one. Reviewed from notes.

This beer was clear, an amber body topped with a half finger head that subsided far too quickly for my liking. However, as it was indeed relatively blonde on color, light for a doppelbockit good marks.

Aroma started out sweet and fruity, mostly dark fruits such as raisins and prunes but sweeter. Smelled like a darker beer than it was. I liked that, also that I didn't get any kind of funk in there.

Taste was sweet, with medium malts mostly prominent. A slight pepperiness came in at the finish, which seemed a little out of place. But it was easily recognizable as a doppelbock.

Mouthfeel was good, full bodied with subdued carbonation.

Drinkability... that spiciness kind of put me off. One bomber was OK, and I am glad I tried it, but the fact that it was a one-shot and is now retired won't cause me to lose sleep.

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Incinerator Blonde Doppelbock from Two Brothers Brewing Company
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