Leinenkugel's Big Butt Doppelbock | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Leinenkugel's Big Butt DoppelbockLeinenkugel's Big Butt Doppelbock
BA SCORE
3.27/5
557 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,019
Reviews:
244
Ratings:
557
pDev:
16.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
167
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 557 |  Reviews: 244
Photo of calcnerd
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAK
2.96/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz brown bottle.

Poured a deep brown color, appeared to be clear. Nice head that dissipated quickly leaving a small ring around the outside of the glass with some lacing. Strong malt backbone, nutty, coffee, syrupy sweet. Its been a while since I had one fresh in Europe, but I think this misses the mark by being a bit to sweet.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, APR2516 printed on the bottleneck. Acquired a single bottle of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - Dark brownish red pour, ruby when held to the light. One finger of thin khaki-tan froth. Doesn't leave much lacing to speak of. Appears well carbonated. Looks okay.

S - Aroma is all malty / bready / nutty. Subtle notes of chocolate malt, cream, alcohol esters, brown bread / bread crust.

T - Taste brings more of the same: lots of nutty, bready malts. Brown bread, bread crust, some cherry cola-esque flavors; not spicy. Smooth & creamy, with lots of nuttiness & subtle chocolate.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, creamy, light-bodied, & sweet. Mildly nutty / malty finish.

Overall, an average to slightly below average offering from Leinenkugel's. Good for the mixed sample pack, and as a beer to offer up to macro-drinking friends.

Leinenkugel's Big Butt Doppelbock -----3/5.

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Photo of stevoj
2.82/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Bottle from Albertsons. Decent looking pour, dark, clear brown with a soft foamy beige head. Sweet, nutty aroma and taste, but kind of watered down. Finishes sweet, like a root beer barrel candy, and painfully dry.

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Photo of OrestesMethuon
2.92/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A good example of how some mediocre beers, though not terrible, can—even at a cut-rate price—come to be something that tastes terrible to you. Picked up a case of this at one of my local beer stores, at $10 a case—obviously something they want to move as spring rapidly heats to summer.

It looks great poured into the glass—good cappuccino head, which settles into a firm ring at the edge of the tulip, along with a pleasing dark-maroon mahogany tint—but most of the remainder of this beer's expressions are quite disappointing. The bouquet lift up subtle hints of molasses and smoke, but those elements are overrun by this very metallic, flinty, tang of an aroma. The flavors, too, start out alright—some charred wood, smoked malt, and burning sugar elements that give good depth—but are likewise overwhelmed by the cloying extremity of the aforementioned burning sugars; the result is an all-too-sticky, all-too-shallow impression. It's ultimately a facile brew, and this—while inoffensive, even almost unassuming, at first—grows to a mawkish pitch with each successive sip.

I think the "okay" grade is about right—and, as another reviewer notes, better than you might expect for a big-brand's stab at a doppelbock—but it has way too much of the saccharine and way too little of the nuance to transcend that level. Not an effort I'd rush to re-visit, even at steep-bargain prices.

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Photo of bendukes86
3.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
3.56/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RHVC59
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foyle
3.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pilsner glass

Appearance: a 1" pillowy cream colored head falls quickly with a minute amount of lacing. Color is clear reddish-brown with moderate streaming bubbles.
Aroma: very malt forward -- barley sweetness and ripe fruit, with earthy hops.
Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, prickly carbonation with a somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, chocolate, caramel, dates, raisins, earthy and herbal hops.
Overall: pleasant and drinkable, maybe a tad too much carbonation.

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Photo of Squire123
3.32/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Good effort, closer to a doppel than one might think from a major AAL producer. I believe this is all malt (website) but no matter, taste is what counts and this one tastes good. Color is right, malt in there aplenty, hops enough to be noticed, some underlying bitterness and overall impression is less cohesively put together than the European model. Certainly worth trying.

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

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

Photo of beertraveler08
3.61/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nicksamuelson
3.99/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fargrow
2.18/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of BigRizz62
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TerryMatt
3.46/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Good beer but more pricey than it should be. Easy to drink and mixes well with fruity beers for a more robust taste.

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Photo of LizT
3.02/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beer4Mike
4.5/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Bjm94
3.58/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jimlikesbeer
3.17/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's an ok beer. Nothing special.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.06/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance.
Body : Actually pours much darker than anticipated with mahogany and walnut browns dancing together. A touch of copper also shines through when the light hits.
Head : Very creamy, very dense, lasts awhile. 3 fingers, recedes to a creamy ring, stable. Lace sticks to the head and follows it down.

Aroma.
Initial : Darker grains, mostly stale and then overbaked; light plum and tobacco.
With agitation : More bavarian influence with some persimmon and various fruits.

Taste.
Front : Malt assault with rye and caraway. Some tobacco starts to fade behind.
Back : Figgy notes faintly creep in and the smoke and kiln comes out here, ending with a high malt note with some dusty wheat.

Feel.
Creamy and a touch overcarbonated, but still very enjoyable. A distinct dryness on the finish.

Overall : This one surprised me. I like Doppelbocks if they aren't overdone on bubblegum or burnt by alcohol. This one does neither and manages to be sessionable on top of it, therefore nominating this one a winner. Will have again.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.57/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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