Leinenkugel's Big Butt Doppelbock | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Big Butt DoppelbockLeinenkugel's Big Butt Doppelbock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
leinie.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
558
Reviews:
245
Avg:
3.2
pDev:
17.5%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
167
For Trade:
0
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Photo of briandschorr
4.04/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am starting to really enjoy some of the beers that Leinenkugel is putting out and this one was a bit of a treat for me. The beer is a medium brown color with a large foamy head with a thick lace on the glass. The nose is that of caramelized malt, fruit, hops and brown sugar. The taste follows the nose, which is something that I like. However, from time to time it is interesting when the taste does not follow the nose as in some of the beers from The Dude's Brew. Anyway, this is not a great Doppelbock, as in the Tröegs Troegenator, but it is good. There is a medium body as well as carbonation. If you are new to the Dopplebocks then give this one a try.

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Photo of Hackattack
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is not bad. As a bock, it has the thick dark roasted malt background. Doe this compete with other craft brewed dark beers I have tried? Not so much.

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Photo of tvenne
4/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
3.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.84/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Nose of biscuity malt, light caramel, nuttiness & hay, faint cocoa. Taste thin roasted malt, caramel, & chocolate, faint nuts, medium bitterness, thin body and watery.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
5/5  rDev +56.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark beer that pours perfect in a beer mug, i suggest mug and nothing else besides straight from the bottle. This beer is dark and tastes caramelly, molasses, and has a kick of harsh alcohol bite. This beer should only be consumed in Feb-Apr. When snow is melting. You see grass but there's still patches of snow and ice. You feel spring but not quite there yet, too early for a canoe paddler. This beer is brewed in Wisconsin where lots of snow pours so if you live in a climate where this weather doesn't happen then you more than likely will not appreciate this beer. But these brewers brewed this beer perfectly for what it is so I give it a 5.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.62/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 12/8/2016 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a medium brown color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, caramelized malts, brown sugar, some fruit and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of brown sugar, caramel and some fruit. Then some breadiness comes in from lager yeast and a hearty malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of jp32
3.72/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scootercrabb
3.73/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoshWiningear
2.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of porters4life
3.24/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tone77
3.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark chestnut color with amber highlights and a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, dark breads. Taste is the same, malts, dark breads, a bit mild for the style. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but didn't have that malty punch I expect from this style.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dag1991
3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeardedBeer1169
3.7/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I thought it was a rather enjoyable beer, Light Crisp, sweet, Carmel & molasses overtones. Drinks smooth, Bottom line it's a happy little beer that makes you feel good. For those of you looking for a rich head that's not going to happen with a Bavarian style dark bock, stick to your Stouts or IPA's. Thanks

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Photo of mwar
4.19/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nyrblue2
3.42/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.67/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Lots of black oily slickness that doesn't form a head, much like oil on water. Aroma was boozy, thin prune impact, bitterness.

Taste was like alcohol, dirt and tobacco. Not sweet, really the dark fruit booziness and bitterness seems to dominate, drinks as if it was twice as strong as it really is. Anise. Decent artwork but not a beer I'm down with. Doesn't do anything good really.

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Photo of cunning_stunt
3.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Samputnam14
4.21/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hazen
3.41/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Libeertarian
3.82/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From notes taken 05/11/16:

Quite clear, medium dark brown. Two finger, beige, loose, foamy head of lower moderate retention. Legs that slowly sink back down into body. Toasted grain, caramel, brown sugar, soil, minimal dark fruit aromas. More dark fruit to palate, but still very toasty and sweet with caramelized sugars, somewhat like dark corn syrup or maple syrup. Light smokey-tartness to it as well. Distinctness of hops mostly lost in the balance, although background bitterness makes their presence known. Quite good, true to the style, even, albeit not on par with many others of the style (in part due to lower ABV). Medium-bodied, sloshy, spritzy, sudsy, and velvety. Seems to melt in the mouth like hard candy or a glob of syrup. I may have over-rated this by most people’s standards, but I put my blinders on for macro, and I am extremely biased toward dark beers.

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Photo of thoglund
3.18/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jjd315
3.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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Leinenkugel's Big Butt Doppelbock from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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