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Leinenkugel's Big Butt Doppelbock | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.27/5
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557 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-05-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
244
Ratings:
557
pDev:
16.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
167
Trade:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 557 |  Reviews: 244
Photo of skriv
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tjsmith910
3.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

5 rating on look bed of label. lol. pour was nice too

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Photo of gopherguy31
3.84/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Suds
3.06/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew is a rich chestnut color with a nice off-white head. The aroma is toasty, with a little malt. Mould be more intense. Same for the taste...sweetness and some mealtimes, but not the strength of flavor that I expect from the style. Medium in body and underwhelming.

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Photo of Wasted_Youth
3.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It's alright, it isn't a typical dopplebock, it has a creamy caramel favour to it. However it has a tart after taste.

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Photo of JVan
3.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GermanAggie
3.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mrose78
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It was ok but did have that macro brew feel.

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

Photo of sagefool
3.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good...just not typical of what I've come to expect from the style. Don't buy it as a Doppelbock. Maybe inbetween a brown ale or bock.

I've had both the Ayinger Celebrator and Spaten Optimator. This doesn't come close.

It's better than a Shiner Bock...more filling. Some may deduct points because Leine's are an SABMiller product. I'm not going to do that.

A nice, filling beer which is above your average beer (even some craft stuff I've had), but is in no way indicative of the style.

I wouldn't be embarrassed to bring it to a gathering, but It doesn't even rate as a Doppelbock.

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Photo of Elaineblo
4.24/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer was around a couple years back and has sense been re-crafted, I must say I rather enjoy it. Taste's like it is mixed with a new castle and oatmeal stout very rich in flavor. You can't drink more then a couple because its really filling, but the taste is good if you like strong beer.

Dark beer
Strong flavor

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shaverandrew15
2.56/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I had hoped this was going to be a good beer from Linenkugel's. It tastes like some adjunct junk.

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Photo of supervike
2.86/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

It's a gorgeous light brown transparent color. The smell is sharp and metallic, maybe coppery and the tang of yeast. There is a nice hint of malt, but that metallic taste overpowers it...but overall the taste is thin and not complex. I'm not too well versed in Doppelbock style, but I can't imagine this is a shining example. I wouldn't turn down a free one, and it goes well with some beer nuts....

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Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.1/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Shandycan
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.77/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent doppelbock but not my favorite style.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.33/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle. This brew pours a crystal clear brownish red with a nice off white head of tight beaded foam that settles to a thick ring and light lacing. Nose of some of the usual suspects. Rich caramel malts, a hint of toffee, a little bit of nuttiness, and a hint of raisins. Absent would be the bread notes. Flavors follow the nose with sweetly roasted malts, a light raisin flavor to the rear, and a light nutty aftertaste. Still absent is the liquid bread goodness known in the style. Finishes lightly sweet and roasted. Makes a decent enough session brew, but a little lacking in the doppelbock category.

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Photo of Phar0s
2.91/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mrbseward
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a beautiful dark brown color with a finger width light brown head. Smells of malts, some roasted caramel, maybe a hint of nuts. Taste is nice and smooth, has a warm caramel taste, very smooth feel. Overall a very good, easy to drink beer.

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Photo of BrianLC1990
3.51/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DesMoinesMike
2.92/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I have to admit being a Leines beer I did not have sky high expectations and I'm sad to report I was not disappointed. I knew something was up with the light-medium caramel color. He aroma was sweet with malt and bread. The taste made me conjure one thought "My ass this is a dopplebock"! If this was labeled as a marzen that would make sense, but the taste just doesn't match the style. I don't think I'll go back to this one.

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Leinenkugel's Big Butt Doppelbock from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.27 out of 5 with 557 ratings
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